13 Places To Get Your Halloween Penny Candy Fix in Rhode Island

Halloween is almost here. Instead of running to the closest corner store chain, visit a locally-owned candy shop in Rhode Island. What might surprise you is the greater variety of nostalgic penny candies like Smarties lollipops, gold coins, Warheads, and Super Sour Drops. Better yet, these stores have sweets year round to satisfy your candy…

EatDrinkRI Serves Up Plan to Launch Rhode Island’s First Food Hall

A former manufacturing building on Smith Hill in Providence could become the home of multiple restaurants, a brewery, and other culinary businesses if a campaign launched this week by Rhode Island food advocacy group EatDrinkRI bears fruit.

Exhibit Celebrates Immigrant Impact on State

A photography exhibit, “Ethnos,” running through Nov. 6 at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University transports viewers to some of the nations and cultures of origin of Rhode Island’s 170,000 immigrants. Admission is free. Photographed by Dr. Peter Snyder, professor of neurology and senior vice president for Research at Lifespan, the images celebrate those…

Flavor of Fall in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a summery place for sure, but traveling to and around here is pretty action packed as well. One of the most colorful is the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, with more than 5,000 artistically carved and illuminated pumpkins on display from Oct. 5 to Nov. 5. You can…

Children’s Museum Celebrates 40th Year

If you were a kid when the Providence Children’s Museum was new, you may have brought your own kids there by now. On Sunday, June 25, the museum celebrates its 40th anniversary with a birthday bash, a free, daylong community party with hands-on activities, membership discounts and giveaways and a whole bunch of fun –…

Roald Dahl’s Matilda Waltzes Into PPAC This Weekend

It’s girl power time in the city this weekend as the Providence Performing Arts Center presents Matilda, the musical stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel about a mischievous but intelligent girl who uses her powers of telekinesis to get revenge on her neglectful parents and cruel schoolteachers. 

From London to RISD: Museum To Host “Lines of Thought” in Fall

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum will host “Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the British Museum” from Oct. 6 through Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibit is one of only two U.S. presentations for this show. It features a selection from the British Museum’s collection of drawings, and spans more than…

Circus XTreme Puts an Xtraordinary Cap on a Century Plus of History

The Ringling Brother & Barnum & Bailey’s Circus held its last-ever performances as “The Greatest Show on Earth” in Providence last weekend. After over a century of history in showbiz, the circus, at last, has had its final act.

Serenity Found Downtown at the Providence Biltmore Spa

Downtown Providence has a lot of hotels, but only one of them has a spa: the Providence Biltmore. And while it’s not a destination spa in the conventional sense, it has become a magnet for Providence visitors and residents alike who are looking for an hour or two of serenity and pampering in Downcity.

Seastreak Expands Providence-Newport Ferry Service for 2017

Why choose between a Providence or Newport vacation when you can have both? Thanks to the seasonal Seastreak high-speed ferry service, you can easily combine the seaside charms of Newport with the vibrant cultural and dining scene of Providence with a scenic, one-hour ferry ride across Narragansett Bay.

Party for the Planet at the Zoo

Kids getting a little restless toward the end of school vacation week? Pack ’em off to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, where the Earth Day celebration “Party for the Planet” runs now through April 21.