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Welcome to Block Island

Block Island is located 13 miles out to sea. So, get ready for adventure; the only way to travel to the island is by boat or plane. It is certainly worth the trip!  Block Island is spectacular and becomes more beautiful with each changing season.

The island is surrounded by 21 miles of beach.  More than 43 percent of the island has been preserved; twenty-eight miles of walking trails are maintained for your use. There are acres of open space which are a haven for flora and fauna, it’s no wonder Block Island was named one of the “last great places” in the western hemisphere by The Nature Conservancy. Walking and biking are an excellent way to take in the rolling hills and stunning vistas, but that all depends on the visitor; many decide to rent a bike, car or moped, jump in a taxi, or view your surroundings in a helicopter or on horseback.

If you are looking for an activity there is something for everyone. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, parasail, surf, bike, go charter fishing, or relax on the beach. Browse through our unique boutiques and galleries, grab a bite to eat in one of our fine restaurants or visit the nightclubs for live entertainment.

Block Island was settled by 16 farming and fishing families in 1661 and more than 200 years later it became a vacation destination. Block Island in the 1880’s went through a building boom and many of the historic buildings that you see today are from that Victorian Period. Staying in one of these iconic hotels is like stepping back in time.

The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is ready to help you plan your special Block Island vacation. We can assist you in your decision on where to stay on the island, where to eat, where to shop, and what to do! (401) 466-2474 Water Street, Block Island

We are located at the Old Harbor Ferry Landing.  

We hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug
12
Wed
9:00 am Not New Boutique
Not New Boutique
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open every Wednesday with a rain dates on Thursdays.
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents a piano ...
Hotel Manisses presents a piano ...
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dave Lefkin (piano bar) Wednesdays 6:00pm ~ 9:00pm
6:00 pm Wine Down Wednesdays featuring t...
Wine Down Wednesdays featuring t...
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Megan and Jayme Hennessy at Aldo’s Restaurant every Wednesday for Wine Down Wednesday. Featuring 1/2 price bottles of wine.
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Aug
13
Thu
7:04 pm Block Island Club – Rose’ Tennis...
Block Island Club – Rose’ Tennis...
Aug 13 @ 7:04 pm – 8:04 pm
Rosé 105 Tennis   When introduced in 2019, Rosé Tennis was an instant hit. The process is simple: enjoyable and straightforward tennis coupled with a glass or two of Rosé. Easy! Regardless of skill level[...]
7:30 pm Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Block Island Virtual Taxi Tour-take a tour of images from today and yesterday.   Donations graciously accepted. MASKS REQUIRED. Weather dependent. 401-466-5758
Aug
14
Fri
all-day Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts
Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts
Aug 14 all-day
Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts – Changes Weekly! Brought to you by the Block Island Conservancy and the Block Island Nature Conservancy. Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts – Changes Weekly! https://www.natureblockisland.org/weekly-nature-scavenger-hunts Questions?  
5:00 pm Jessie Edwards Gallery-Artist Op...
Jessie Edwards Gallery-Artist Op...
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Heidi Palmer and Stephan Haley – Paintings, Monotypes, and Monoprints by TWO August 14th – August 26th The virtual exhibit will be up online August 15th and we will have the show hanging by these[...]
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents WILDGREENS
Hotel Manisses presents WILDGREENS
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wildgreens play modern jazz on Fridays from 6:00pm ~ 9:00pm
Aug
15
Sat
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Aug
17
Mon
9:00 am Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim Monday mornings at 9:00am – 10:00am Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy’s Naturalist on Block Island, will be hosting brief zoom calls focusing on the Island’s unique ecosystems, flora[...]
5:00 pm Island Bound Bookstore – Art Cla...
Island Bound Bookstore – Art Cla...
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paint with Sharon Lehman outside the bookstore. It is much fun, bring friends or come alone. Paint, brushes, canvases and adult beverages provided.
Aug
18
Tue
all-day Lecture Series at BIMI (Block Is...
Lecture Series at BIMI (Block Is...
Aug 18 all-day
Times to be announced and for more information call 401-466-3501 July 21st: Shelley Brown: “Ocean Conservation – Green Boating” Director – Sailors For The Sea August 4th: Carl Safina: “Becoming Wild – How Animal Cultures[...]
Aug
19
Wed
9:00 am Not New Boutique
Not New Boutique
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open every Wednesday with a rain dates on Thursdays.
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents a piano ...
Hotel Manisses presents a piano ...
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dave Lefkin (piano bar) Wednesdays 6:00pm ~ 9:00pm
6:00 pm Wine Down Wednesdays featuring t...
Wine Down Wednesdays featuring t...
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Megan and Jayme Hennessy at Aldo’s Restaurant every Wednesday for Wine Down Wednesday. Featuring 1/2 price bottles of wine.
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Aug
20
Thu
7:04 pm Block Island Club – Rose’ Tennis...
Block Island Club – Rose’ Tennis...
Aug 20 @ 7:04 pm – 8:04 pm
Rosé 105 Tennis   When introduced in 2019, Rosé Tennis was an instant hit. The process is simple: enjoyable and straightforward tennis coupled with a glass or two of Rosé. Easy! Regardless of skill level[...]
7:30 pm Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Block Island Virtual Taxi Tour-take a tour of images from today and yesterday.   Donations graciously accepted. MASKS REQUIRED. Weather dependent. 401-466-5758
Aug
21
Fri
all-day Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts
Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts
Aug 21 all-day
Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts – Changes Weekly! Brought to you by the Block Island Conservancy and the Block Island Nature Conservancy. Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts – Changes Weekly! https://www.natureblockisland.org/weekly-nature-scavenger-hunts Questions?  
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents WILDGREENS
Hotel Manisses presents WILDGREENS
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wildgreens play modern jazz on Fridays from 6:00pm ~ 9:00pm
Aug
22
Sat
5:00 pm Jan Wampler at Spring Street Gal...
Jan Wampler at Spring Street Gal...
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening reception  from  5:00pm – 7:00pm
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Aug
24
Mon
9:00 am Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim Monday mornings at 9:00am – 10:00am Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy’s Naturalist on Block Island, will be hosting brief zoom calls focusing on the Island’s unique ecosystems, flora[...]
5:00 pm Island Bound Bookstore – Art Cla...
Island Bound Bookstore – Art Cla...
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paint with Sharon Lehman outside the bookstore. It is much fun, bring friends or come alone. Paint, brushes, canvases and adult beverages provided.
Aug
25
Tue
all-day Lecture Series at BIMI (Block Is...
Lecture Series at BIMI (Block Is...
Aug 25 all-day
Times to be announced and for more information call 401-466-3501 July 21st: Shelley Brown: “Ocean Conservation – Green Boating” Director – Sailors For The Sea August 4th: Carl Safina: “Becoming Wild – How Animal Cultures[...]
Aug
26
Wed
9:00 am Not New Boutique
Not New Boutique
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open every Wednesday with a rain dates on Thursdays.
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents a piano ...
Hotel Manisses presents a piano ...
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dave Lefkin (piano bar) Wednesdays 6:00pm ~ 9:00pm
6:00 pm Wine Down Wednesdays featuring t...
Wine Down Wednesdays featuring t...
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Megan and Jayme Hennessy at Aldo’s Restaurant every Wednesday for Wine Down Wednesday. Featuring 1/2 price bottles of wine.
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Aug
27
Thu
7:04 pm Block Island Club – Rose’ Tennis...
Block Island Club – Rose’ Tennis...
Aug 27 @ 7:04 pm – 8:04 pm
Rosé 105 Tennis   When introduced in 2019, Rosé Tennis was an instant hit. The process is simple: enjoyable and straightforward tennis coupled with a glass or two of Rosé. Easy! Regardless of skill level[...]
7:30 pm Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Block Island Virtual Taxi Tour-take a tour of images from today and yesterday.   Donations graciously accepted. MASKS REQUIRED. Weather dependent. 401-466-5758
Aug
28
Fri
all-day Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts
Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts
Aug 28 all-day
Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts – Changes Weekly! Brought to you by the Block Island Conservancy and the Block Island Nature Conservancy. Island Wide Nature Scavenger Hunts – Changes Weekly! https://www.natureblockisland.org/weekly-nature-scavenger-hunts Questions?  
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents WILDGREENS
Hotel Manisses presents WILDGREENS
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wildgreens play modern jazz on Fridays from 6:00pm ~ 9:00pm
Aug
29
Sat
4:00 pm BIMI Chowda Fest
BIMI Chowda Fest
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
If you love Chowder – this is it!!! Cost $15 per person ~ $25 for family ~ children under 10 free
5:00 pm Pam Gelsomini at Spring Street G...
Pam Gelsomini at Spring Street G...
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening reception  from  5:00pm – 7:00pm
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Aug 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Aug
31
Mon
9:00 am Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim Monday mornings at 9:00am – 10:00am Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy’s Naturalist on Block Island, will be hosting brief zoom calls focusing on the Island’s unique ecosystems, flora[...]
5:00 pm Island Bound Bookstore – Art Cla...
Island Bound Bookstore – Art Cla...
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paint with Sharon Lehman outside the bookstore. It is much fun, bring friends or come alone. Paint, brushes, canvases and adult beverages provided.
Sep
2
Wed
9:00 am Not New Boutique
Not New Boutique
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open every Wednesday with a rain dates on Thursdays.
6:45 pm Pond & Beyond – Full Moon Kayaking
Pond & Beyond – Full Moon Kayaking
Sep 2 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Reservations are required, please. Watch the sunset,  then the moon rise.  Not to be missed! For more details and information go to www.pondandbeyondkayak.com Please call to book and discuss your adventure (401) 578-2773
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Sep
3
Thu
7:30 pm Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Thursday Night at the Museum: Pr...
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Block Island Virtual Taxi Tour-take a tour of images from today and yesterday.   Donations graciously accepted. MASKS REQUIRED. Weather dependent. 401-466-5758
Sep
5
Sat
1:00 pm Lion’s Club Clambake at the Narr...
Lion’s Club Clambake at the Narr...
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Block Island Lion’s Club Annual Clambake Lobster, clams, corn, beer and wine just to name a few of the great items to eat.
Sep
10
Thu
1:00 pm Donate Blood at Block Island School
Donate Blood at Block Island School
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donate Blood with the Rhode Island Blood Center.
Sep
12
Sat
all-day Virtual 15K: 45th Annual Run Aro...
Virtual 15K: 45th Annual Run Aro...
Sep 12 all-day
“Run the traditional race course on your own schedule within specific dates. Details, including registration information, TBA. Join our Facebook page “Run Around the Block 15K“ for updated registration information or email runaroundtheblock15K@gmail.com”
Sep
26
Sat
10:00 am Walk to end Alzheimer’s
Walk to end Alzheimer’s
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am
The Walk for Alzheimer’s attendees should plan to meet at the Fred Benson Town Beach.
Oct
1
Thu
6:45 pm Pond & Beyond – Full Moon Kayaking
Pond & Beyond – Full Moon Kayaking
Oct 1 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Reservations are required, please. Watch the sunset,  then the moon rise.  Not to be missed! For more details and information go to www.pondandbeyondkayak.com Please call to book and discuss your adventure (401) 578-2773
Oct
9
Fri
all-day Putting More Emotion in Painting
Putting More Emotion in Painting
Oct 9 all-day
Take an island escape with us! Dig deeper within – learning to create true emotions with paintings. View Judy’s websites, Judy Vilmain Fine Art- http://www.extraordinaryordinaryliving.com For more information please call Sue Black, sueb3@verizon.net or 603-677-2356
Oct
10
Sat
all-day Putting More Emotion in Painting
Putting More Emotion in Painting
Oct 10 all-day
Take an island escape with us! Dig deeper within – learning to create true emotions with paintings. View Judy’s websites, Judy Vilmain Fine Art- http://www.extraordinaryordinaryliving.com For more information please call Sue Black, sueb3@verizon.net or 603-677-2356
9:00 pm Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Oct
11
Sun
all-day Putting More Emotion in Painting
Putting More Emotion in Painting
Oct 11 all-day
Take an island escape with us! Dig deeper within – learning to create true emotions with paintings. View Judy’s websites, Judy Vilmain Fine Art- http://www.extraordinaryordinaryliving.com For more information please call Sue Black, sueb3@verizon.net or 603-677-2356
11:30 am Block Island Half Marathon (2020)
Block Island Half Marathon (2020)
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
For more information please go to recreation@new-shoreham.com or call 401-466-3223  
Oct
23
Fri
all-day Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day
Cindy Wilson will return to the island on October 23rd – 25th for another amazing Black and White Photography workshop. She is a great teacher! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. See that attached flyer for[...]
Oct
24
Sat
all-day Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
Cindy Wilson will return to the island on October 23rd – 25th for another amazing Black and White Photography workshop. She is a great teacher! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. See that attached flyer for[...]
Oct
25
Sun
all-day Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Cindy Wilson will return to the island on October 23rd – 25th for another amazing Black and White Photography workshop. She is a great teacher! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. See that attached flyer for[...]
Nov
5
Thu
1:00 pm Donate Blood at Block Island School
Donate Blood at Block Island School
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donate Blood with the Rhode Island Blood Center.