Events Calendar

    Events

    There Is No Longer Any Safety in Business': Lies & Profit in the Rhode Island-Cuba Circuit- Virtual Lecture

    Monday, June 28, 2021, at 7:00 PM

    Stephen Chambers is a managing director at The Winthrop Group, a top history and archival consultancy. He has published numerous works of business and peer-reviewed scholarship, including in Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) and No God But Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the United States (Verso Books, 2015). He received his Ph.D. in History from Brown University.

    While this virtual lecture is a free event for all to attend, a suggested tax-deductible donation of $5 will help the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society and Linden Place continue to serve our missions and allow us to host more virtual events to connect you with our history. For more information and to register, please visit the Linden Place or Bristol Historical & Preservation Society website or call our office at 253-0390 e-mail jvelleca@lindenplace.org .

    Linden Place's Slave Trade Walking Talk & Tour

    June 17, July 1, 15, 22, August 12, 26 & September 9

    Linden Place Museum will host walking tours of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. The DeWolf family, Bristol's notorious family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest slave traders in New England.

    The two-hour guided tours take place on select Thursday afternoons at 1:30 PM and begin at Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol's lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade.

    Additional dates may be added as the season continues. The tour is $20, $15 for Linden Place members, and includes a complimentary self-guided tour of Linden Place Mansion. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 15 people. For more information and reservations, please call 401-253-0390 or visit www.lindenplace.org .

    Newport Nautical Timbers: Largest Live-Edge Wood Sale in New England

    May 17, 2021 through June 4, 2021
    Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

    Description:
    Visit Newport Nautical Timbers at 60 Buttonwood Street in Bristol, Rhode Island for the largest live-edge wood sale in New England! There will be sales on wood slabs and other lumber and timber from May 17th through June 4th!


    Location: 60 Buttonwood Street, Bristol, RI 02809


    Contact:
    Contact@NewportNauticalTimbers.com
    (401) 253 8247

    Becorn! Art, Nature, and Play Come Together in David Bird's Becorns

    April through October

    Description:

    Tuesday –Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
    Sundays, 10 AM – 3 PM
    David Bird is a photographer based in Danielson, CT. He makes characters out of acorns, sticks, and whatever else he finds in the backyard, and then photographs them in the wild with real animals. Most of these photos are the result of a careful study of animal behavior, patience, and a lot of birdseed. Prints will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop. Included in the price of General Admission.

    https://www.blithewold.org/event/becorn-weekends-art-nature-and-play/
    Contact Info: Jillian Cleveland

    Bristol Art Museum Classes: Spring and Summer 2021

    "Tapestry Weaving on a Small Frame Loom" with Linda Rhynard

    Intermediate Class: Monday, June 14, 21 and 28
    1 to 3:30 p.m.

    Description:
    These classes are available to established students who have completed the Beginners and Beyond sessions at Bristol Art Museum.
    Class availability is limited to established students and at the discretion of the Instructor.


    Fee:
    Members $165 / Non-Members $175


    Contact:
    lrhynard@yahoo.com

    "Tapestry Weaving on a Small Frame Loom" with Linda Rhynard

    Advanced Class: Monday, June 14, 21 and 28
    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Description:
    These classes are available to established students who have completed the Beginners and Beyond sessions at Bristol Art Museum.
    Class availability is limited to established students and at the discretion of the Instructor.


    Fee:
    Members $165/ Non-Members $175


    Contact:
    lrhynard@yahoo.com

    "Plein Air Water Colors in Bristol" with Mary Ellen Dwyer

    June 15, 16 and 17
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Discover the joys of Plein Air painting! There is nothing like painting directly from nature. Your work will have more conviction and speak with authenticity not found when working from a photo. You will learn to focus and eliminate unnecessary detail with the opportunity of being right in front of the inspiration that attracted you in the first place! Join us for a three-day plein air watercolor workshop painting the lovely vistas in Bristol. Some experience is preferred. This class is limited to 10, with social distancing. Bring masks. Mary Ellen is a Signature Artist of the RI Watercolor Society and has enjoyed a long and successful career teaching art and as an artist.


    Fee:
    Members $175 / Non-Members $185


    Contact:
    dwyermaryellen@gmail.com

    "Art Studio for Kids K-3! Illustrating Animals" with Elizabeth O'Connell

    June 22 to July 27
    10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Description:

    In this class, students will discuss and view famous artists' work with animals. Then they will sketch, plan a background, and add color to their illustrations of live animals using watercolors or colored pencils. Classes will be held outdoors in the Linden Place gardens, under a large tent. Appropriate COVID precautions will be followed. All materials are included!


    Fee:
    Members $180 / Non-Members $210


    Contact:
    eoconnell401@gmail.com

    "Art Studio for Gr. 4-6 Kids-Outdoors! Illustrating Animals" with Elizabeth O'Connell

    June 24 to August 5
    10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Description:
    "All children are artists...! " Picasso
    In this class, students will discuss and view famous artists' work with animals. Then they will sketch, plan a background, and add color to their illustrations of live animals using watercolors or colored pencil. Classes will be held outdoors at in the Linden Place gardens, under a large tent. Appropriate COVID precautions will be followed. All art materials will be provided.


    Fee:
    Fee: Members $180/ Non-Members $210


    Contact:
    eoconnell401@gmail.com

    "Monoprints from Drawings in the Garden Workshop" with Kirsten Sorensen

    July 9, 16, 23 and 30
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Join us for our outdoor monoprint workshop in the gardens and patio tent surrounding Bristol Art Museum. (We will be socially distant throughout the workshop. Masks are required.) Make-up dates in case of inclement weather will be determined.
    We will produce several different monoprints using a Plexiglas surface, acrylic paints and your drawings from the beautiful sculptures, architecture, and natural surroundings in the gardens. General drawing skills, proportion, perspective, and composition will be discussed and practiced.
    We will investigate the techniques and processes of monoprints, color and line. Your drawings and photographs will lend a personalized creative element to your prints.


    Fee:
    Fee: Members $85 / Non-Members $95


    Contact:
    kirstensorensen83@gmail.com

    Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop with Kirsten Sorensen

    August 3, 10, 17 and 24
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Join us for our Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop in the gardens surrounding Bristol Art Museum and Linden Place. Make-up dates in case of inclement weather will be determined. We will draw from the architecture, sculpture, plants, and flowers in our surrounding environment. We will focus on learning more about proportion, perspective, foreground, middle-ground, background, composition, and color. Gesture and contour drawing will be used to build on drawing skills. We will also investigate the technique of collage using rice paper and various other papers. Your drawings and collage will lead to finished artworks. Art materials will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair and cellphone for taking photos.


    Fee:
    Members $95 / Non-Members $105


    Contact:
    kirstensorensen83@gmail.com

    Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop with Kirsten Sorensen

    August 6, 13, 20 and 27
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Join us for our Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop in the gardens surrounding Bristol Art Museum and along the water in Bristol. We will be socially distant throughout the workshop. Masks are required. Make up dates in case of inclement weather will be determined. We will draw from the architecture, sculpture, and landscapes in our surrounding environment. We will focus on learning more about proportion, perspective, foreground, middle-ground, background, composition, and color. Gesture and contour drawing will be used to build on drawing skills. We will investigate the technique of collage using rice paper and various other papers. Your drawings will lead to finished color collage artworks.


    Fee:
    Members $95 / Non-Members $105


    Contact:
    kirstensorensen83@gmail.com

    3-Day Abstract Immersion Workshop - Intermediate to Advanced with Sally Cooper

    August 23, 24 and 25
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Description:
    This class is for those who would like to learn to paint with acrylic paints and to learn new painting skills. The class provides an understanding of the fundamentals of color theory and composition needed , to create successful original paintings. Each student will use a personal photo as inspiration for painting. Each class will begin by looking at master landscape paintings followed by demonstration of how to work creatively with a photo as a starting point. . The class will provide an opportunity to experiment with a variety of acrylic painting techniques; painting in layers, creating glazes, creating impasto, painting with a painting knife and using different mediums. Finally, each student will receive individual mentoring as the instructor , learns about student goals, allowing each student to progress at his or her own rate.


    Fee:
    Members: $225/ Non-Members $235


    Contact:
    sallycooperart@gmail.com

    Audubon Nature Center

    Edible Plants Walk

    June 17, 2021
    4:00 - 6:30 pm

    Description:
    Learn a four-step process to overcome your frustration when capturing nature either when working en plein air or in the studio. Convert ordinary pieces into slightly abstracted, colorful, more interesting paintings that feel alive. When paintings are overworked, the struggle is apparent, and the life of the painting is lost. Discover a process that is simple to follow and keeps you from losing your way.

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Sea Glass Workshop

    Three Dates Offered:
    June 6, July 18, August 22, 2021

    Description:
    Come design and create a beautiful pendant with sea glass found on local beaches. Learn how to choose the right piece of glass and transform it using quick and easy wire wrapping techniques. Program includes all materials. Find something special on the beach? Bring that too! This class fills quickly so don't wait! Advance registration is required. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Beecology: Pollinator Workshop

    June 26, 2021

    Description:
    Come discover the world of pollinators with Dr. Rob Gegear, biology professor at UMass Dartmouth. The Beecology workshop will focus on pollination system diversity rather than pollinator abundance. Participants will leave with the knowledge and skills to assess the quality of habitats in gardens, parks and conservation lands for biodiversity conservation. Learn how to identify bumblebee species, particularly those at risk. Become a citizen scientist and learn how to enter data into Dr. Gegear's Beecology App. An indoor presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by two hours exploring the Audubon Rose-Pollinator Discovery Garden. Advance registration is required. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Drawing and Painting: Herons and Egret

    June 17, 2021
    4:00 - 6:30 pm

    Description:
    Join local watercolor artist Elizabeth O'Connell for a Sunday afternoon of art on our covered patio. She will guide participants through each step of drawing and painting herons and egrets. No experience needed and all materials provided. Advance registration is required. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Ceramic Pot Painting for Adults

    July 22, 2021
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

    Description:
    Join Audubon in painting a nature-themed ceramic pot for your summer flowers! We will provide the ceramic pots, paint and brushes, and even flowers to plant in your new pot when it is dry! Adult beverages and light snacks will be provided to enjoy while you work. Advance registration is required. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Shore Hike with Audubon

    August 11, 2021
    1:00 - 2:30 pm

    Description:
    Take a guided walk to the seashore and use nets and buckets to look for sea life. Come dressed in sturdy shoes that can get wet, wear sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Adults must accompany children. Program is weather dependent. Advance registration is required.

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Bird Banding with Audubon

    Three Dates Offered
    June 12, July 10, august 14, 2021

    Description:
    Join Audubon for a bird banding demonstration in which experts capture, band, measure and release songbirds in order to gather data on their movements. Birds will be gently removed from tall "mist nets" set in Audubon's shrubby habitats. The techniques of identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding the birds will be demonstrated before they are released. The migratory habits and life history of each captured species will be discussed. Bring a camera and binoculars. Please register early. Advance registration is required. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Wetland Waddles

    July 6, 2021

    Description:
    Take a journey to the wetlands with Audubon and discover just how important this habitat is. Watch for turtles, frogs and ducks. We will explore the water with nets and basins, and then use magnifying glasses and guide books to identify what we find. Will it be a tadpole? A dragonfly nymph? Snail eggs? Wear clothes that can get dirty. Adults must accompany children. Advance registration is required.
    Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Audubon Coloring Book Workshop

    August 17, 2021
    1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Description:
    Have you seen the new Audubon coloring book? Would you like to learn how the artist created these beautiful illustrations? Kids join artist and author Jerry Shippee and learn how to draw, ink, and watercolor images of local birds! Coloring books will be available for sale during this program. Recommended for kids ages 9 - 13. Face masks and social distancing are required. Advance registration is required.
    Register thourhg the events calendar at www.asri.org

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Talk with Lou Perrotti

    July 8, 2021
    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Description:
    Roger Williams Park Zoo Director of Conservation Programs Lou Perrotti will discuss the ongoing contributions to wildlife and habitat conservation happening here in Rhode Island and around the globe! The talk will feature international projects from elephant conservation, to amphibian rescue efforts in South America, as well as highlight RWPZ's captive breeding and reintroduction efforts. These efforts aid many local threatened and endangered species like the American burying beetle, New England cottontail rabbits, and timber rattlesnakes. Advance registration is required. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org

    Location:Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
    1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Contact:
    Anne DiMonti
    adimonti@asri.org

    Painting Nature in Watercolor:Two Session Program for Kids

    August 4 & 11, 2021
    9:00 - 11:00 am

    Description:
    Children explore watercolor techniques, learn to mix colors, and enjoy painting from nature with Mary Ellen Dwyer, a Signature Artist of the RI Watercolor Society. This is a perfect opportunity for children to observe and create art from sea life, insects, birds, reptiles and mammals. Create special watercolor paintings while learning about nature through observation. Recommended for children ages 5-10, parents or guardians must accompany children are welcome to assist. Advance registration is required. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org

    Location:1401 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI

    Social Justice Film Series

    Rogers Free Library and Linden Place Mansion, both located in Bristol, RI, invite the community to the Linden Place gardens this summer for a film series centered on the theme of race and social justice.

    The six-film series - which will focus on films exploring issues of race and how it relates to different parts of our society - will take place on select Tuesdays at sundown in the gardens (moved to the ballroom in the case of rain). From films on inequality to the criminal justice system to stories of strength and resilience, each screening features a different and unique perspective.
    This series is part of Linden Place's ongoing programming that focuses on African Americans and the African cultures that have contributed to United States' history.

    For more information, please call Linden Place at (401) 253-0390,e-mail info@lindenplace.org or visit lindenplace.org

    If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

    Tuesday, July 13, 8:30 PM

    Based on the book written by James Baldwin, Directed by Barry Jenkins, and featuring actors Kiki Lane, Stephen James and Regina King. This Oscar award-winning film tells the story of a young woman who embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. 1 hour, 59 minutes.

    Green Book (2018)

    Tuesday, July 27, 8:00 PM

    A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Directed by Peter Farrelly and stars Vigo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali (who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role) 2 hours, 10 minutes.

    Just Mercy (2019)

    Tuesday, August 17, 7:45 PM

    Based on the autobiographical book written by Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy tells the story of the world-renowned civil rights defense attorney as he works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. 2 hours, 17 minutes.

    Thirteenth (2016)

    Tuesday, August 31, 7:30 PM

    Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys. For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

    The Hate U Give (2018)

    Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 PM

    Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Directed by George Tillman, Jr. Based on the book by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby. 2 hours, 13 minutes.

    Harriet (2019)

    Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 PM

    The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Cythia Erivo, Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom, Jr. 2 hours, 5 minutes.