Arts Guild of Woonsocket

68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI  02895   Open to all artists, artisans, performers and musicians or anyone with a love for the arts. It is the mission of the Arts Guild of Woonsocket to create a fraternity among the artists living and working in northern Rhode Island, in turn stimulating and fostering the arts in all forms and mediums. By presenting a unified vision of the performing and visual arts, the Guild will create public awareness of the variety of arts and entertainments available in the area, helping to reestablish a vibrant artistic community Google Map
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Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Audubon Society of Rhode Island12 Sanderson Rd. Smithfield, RI 02917 401-949-5454 Environmental organization that manages the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, dedicated to the preservation of bird life. The refuge is the headquarters for the Society and offers a library, gift shop, teacher’s resource center, and bird-feeding station. Google Map
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Blackstone Heritage Corridor

John H. Chafee National Heritage Corridor1 Depot Square  Woonsocket,  RI 02895   401-762-0250   Promotes the region from Pawtucket to Worcester that runs along the Blackstone River in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Historical walking tours, bus and evening tours with National Park Rangers. Activities include: spectator sports, theater, wildlife refuge, nature center canoeing, freshwater fishing, hunting, kayaking, lake or river access, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, freshwater swimming, bike trail, bird watching trail, hiking trail, jogging trail. Self-guided walking and driving tours and detours. Google Map
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Blackstone River Bikeway Association

Blackstone River Bikeway AssociationBlackstone  Heritage Corridor or National Park Service   The Blackstone River Bikeway will ultimately extend forty-eight miles from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI, the length of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, running, where possible, alongside the Blackstone River and/or Canal. When completed, the bike path project will result in a mostly off-road alternative transportation facility passing through the historic Blackstone Heritage Corridor. Google Map
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Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

National Heritage Corridor Commission One Depot Square Woonsocket, RI 02895  (401) 762-0250  Fax: (401) 762-0530  The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America’s first successful cotton spinning mill. This creative spark began the nation’s transformation from Farm to Factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park – a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures. Google Map
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Blackstone River Watershed Association

Blackstone River Watershed Association 271 Oak Street  Uxbridge, MA 01569 508-278-5200 Played an instrumental role in cleaning up what was described as an “industrial river” in the 19th and 20th centuries. Although still threatened by industrial and increasingly residential pollution sources, the health of the Blackstone’s river system continues to improve. The BRWA’s mission is to engage, educate and advocate to improve water quality in the Blackstone River watershed.
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Blackstone River Watershed Council

Blackstone River Watershed CouncilP.O. Box 8068 Cumberland, RI 02864 Dedicated to making the Blackstone River fishable and swimmable by 2015. Our mission is to restore, enhance and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system, through public advocacy, education, recreation, stewardship and the promotion of our unique Blackstone Valley resource. Our programs are dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural habitat of local river wildlife and creating recreational programs for the local residents to enjoy.
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Blackstone Valley Paddle Club

Blackstone Valley Paddle ClubRI Canoe and Kayak Association., Inc. P.O. Box 163 Wood River JCT, RI 02894  Formed by the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association.Join us when we explore a different waterway every Tuesday night in the Blackstone River Valley. Improve your paddling skills, find the best paddling locations in the valley, learn about water quality, and enjoy a relaxing evening on the water. We launch at 6:15 PM each Tuesday night May through August.
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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Develops and promotes tourism, economic development, and environmental cleanup activities and sustainability in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, including the development and operation of several ongoing and special events, projects and activities. Events include the Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Train Excursion through the Blackstone Valley, American Girl Train Ride,  Blackstone Explorer Riverboat Tours, Bike Tours, Dragon Boat Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Culinaria Food Tours, Heritage Golf Tournament, and Annual Tourism Council Celebration. Google Map
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Eastern Mountain Sports Kayaking Tours & Rentals

Eastern Mountain SportsLincoln Woods State Park 1 Les Pawson Loop Lincoln, RI 02865  800-310-4504 x4
401-595-1525 (local) In Rhode Island we offer both flatwater (lakes & ponds) and ocean paddling adventures from a number of different locations across the state. Most basic kayak lessons are held at our boat house and kayak rental facility at Lincoln Woods State Park. Here we offer kayak lesson and rentals seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our most popular basic kayak class at Lincoln Woods State Park is Kayak Strokes and Rescues. This comprehensive full day class is perfect for anyone who has never had formal kayak instruction. For our more advanced paddlers we offer a wide variety of open water programs on Narragansett Bay and off the coast of Newport, Jamestown and the South Shore of Rhode Island. These programs range from two day open ocean classes to single day rock hopping and kayak surfing classes. All lessons are prescheduled at the beginning of the season (calendar of dates available online); but private, group and family paddling days are also available upon special request. Google Map
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Machines with Magnets

Machines with Magnets400 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860 401.475.2655  A 2000 sq. ft. multipurpose space that is easily integrated into recording sessions and can accommodate large ensembles. The space is available for rent for live performances and art exhibitions and is zoned tax-exempt on the sale of original artwork. Machines with Magnets sells classic cocktails, beer, and wine at all events. The space is fitted with a Yorkville Elite EX2 system (consisting of a 1200-watt 1×18 subwoofer and dual 450-watt 1×12 full range speaker enclosures), dual Yorkville 100KW powered monitors, a Soundcraft GB2R 16/2 mixing console, outboard time-based effect processing, Shure SM57/SM58s, Sennheiser e602, Audix drum miking kit, and DIs by Radial and Groove Tube. 16 lines connect the stage to mix position while 32 lines connect the venue to the recording studio. The space is currently curated by World’s Fair. MWM’s thirteen foot walls are perfect for accommodating large format piece Google Map
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New Dawn Earth Center

75 Wrentham Road Cumberland, RI 02864-1109 401-333-1341 Offers programs and activities dealing with nature and the environment that are both educational and fun for children, adults and families.  Google Map
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Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Rhode Island Watercolor Society825 Armistice Blvd.  Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-726-1876  One of the oldest watercolor organizations in America. It provides artists and the general public the opportunity to view, purchase, exhibit and learn about watermedia art. RIWS offers classes, workshops and demonstrations by nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. RIWS also organizes educational trips to art exhibitions. Located in a historic lakeside “boathouse” in Slater Memorial Park, RIWS features an art gallery, library and studio space. The gallery hosts 15 shows per year, including a National Watermedia Competition. Google Map
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Riverzedge Arts Project

Riverzedge68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895  401-767-2100 Social enterprise that provides talented underserved teens hands-on work experience in graphic design, digital photography, screen-printing and visual arts. RiverzEdge creates positive educational and economic outcomes for youth and their communities through artistic expression, disciplined effort and self-reliance. Google Map
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Woonasquatucket Watershed Council

27 Sims Ave. Providence, RI  02909 401.861.9046 Encourage, support and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed as an environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic asset of the State of Rhode Island. The group, organized by staff of the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project, is composed of residents, representatives of local and state government, and local non-profits and works to improve the environmental, recreational and economic assets of the Woonasquatucket watershed. The Council works with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and other state and federal agencies to design and implement projects in the watershed. The watershed has been chosen as a pilot for the RI DEM’s Watershed Approach. The Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project is now a program of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has monthly meetings that are open to the public. Interested people are strongly encouraged to participate.
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