Off The Block

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:45am
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Food Truck Fridays
Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. Every Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park, Providence. For more information visit foodtrucksin.com/carousel.
 
Newport History Walking Tours
Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. Various venues in Newport. Tours run from Oct. 1, thru Oct. 31. For more information call (401) 841-8770 or visit newporthistorytours.org.
 
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
This illuminating, one-of-a-kind, 'gotta glow' Halloween hot spot returns to the Zoo to transform our enchanting wetlands trail with gourd-ly grandeur! Experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry during this night-time spectacular. Admission charged. Nightly, rain or shine. Oct. 5 - Oct. 31 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. For more information call (401) 785-3510 or visit rwpzoo.org.
 
Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival
Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Free admission, rain or shine. Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowen's Wharf, 45 America's Cup Avenue, Newport. For more information call (401) 849-2120 or visit bowenswharf.com.
 
Lanterns and Legends Tours of the Old Jail
Guides will share local stories of brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires as they show grim artifacts from the PHS collection not usually on display. Learn about South County's ties to Halloween lore, including a connection to the Salem 'witch craze' of 1695, the efforts of one local woman to raise the dead, and the vampire hysteria that swept across the region and affected local families. Tours at 7 and 8pm; advance ticket purchase required. Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21, Begins at 7 p.m. Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. For more information call (401) 783-1328 or visit  southcountyhistorycenter.org.