Members' Sunset Picnic
Blithewold wishes to thank you, our Members, for your continuing support by playing host at our 3rd Annual Members' Picnic. Join us for an evening filled with live music, lots of fun activites and great food! There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Member admission to the picnic is free! Non-member guests are $5 per person. Reservations are required.
Bring your own picnic, or purchase food provided by Providence's Rocket Fine Street Food Truck. Blithewold will provide complimentary beverages and Newport Storm will provide complimentary beer, rum and their featured signature cocktail.
Activites will include:
Live music by Matt Hartke
Guided walks through the Gardens
Kite Flying demos
Lawn games of croquet and badminton
We encourage you to bring chairs, blankets and a picnic or money for the food truck!
Register here or call Allan Millora, Membership Coordinator at 401-253-2707 x21
Tuesday, April 05
- Friday, May 13
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Friday, April 15
- Friday, May 06
Daffodils at Dusk
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, May 28
Exploring the Spring Garden
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Monday, May 02
Canceled- Sogetsu Ikebana
A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869
(Apr 27, '16)
In 1869, 16-year-old Israel Pardee left his home in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, for a one-year educational journey through Europe, accompanied by his younger sister Anne. Israel (known in the family as Izzie) was Bessie McKee’s older brother and became Marjorie Van Wickle’s favorite Uncle. Izzie and Anne had joined the family of their father’s friend, Dr. […]
(Apr 22, '16)
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(Apr 15, '16)
This post is written by Gail Read, the Gardens Manager here at Blithewold. She has been here at Blithewold for over 25 years and is a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the property. Daffodils lift our spirits when they bloom each year. They signal the end of our weary winter and the […]