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Address: Block Island, RI
Description:

The Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild’s membership includes photographers, authors, sculptors and jewelers.  Several times each summer, from 9 am to 2 pm, the Block Island Historical Society lawn (Old Town Rd and Ocean Ave) and becomes a showplace and marketplace for guild members.  Stop by, browse and choose a keepsake or a gift from among the many paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, fabric arts, candles, and more.
There’s no charge for admission to the Fair. For more information about the sale or the treasures inside the Historical Society, call 401.466.2982 or go to mmk@marye-kelly.com 10% of all profits fund a scholarship for the BI School students.

Phone: (713) 524-0459
Business Contact Email: info@marye-kelly.com
Address: 136 Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI
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The Block Island Club is a non-profit organization focused on Sailing, Tennis and Events. The club is open from May and offers one-week through full-summer memberships. The club offers week-long Kid’s Camps involving Sailing, Tennis, Arts & Crafts and Swimming lessons. These camps run Monday through Friday. Please find more here: https://www.blockislandclub.org/kids. The club has a fleet of sail boats, dinghies and keelboats, 2 tennis courts, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and swim-lanes.

The club’s sailing program comprises sailing lessons, sailing cruises, wedding charters and team building exercises. The club’s tennis program involves several weekly adult clinics, round-robin competitions and weekly tennis events. Throughout the summer, the club hosts numerous sporting and social events for the whole family. The full list of events can be found here https://www.blockislandclub.org/events-1. The club’s facilities, including sailing boats, clubhouse and deck can be made available for private events and parties. For more information, please email: info@blockislandclub.org.

Phone: (609) 401-3477
Business Contact Email: info@blockislandclub.org
Address: 234 Weldon's Way, Block Island, RI
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The Block Island Conservancy is open to all that share common concern for the preservation of Block Island’s open spaces. The Conservancy’s purpose is to protect Block Island’s natural heritage, rural character, and access to its resources. This is accomplished primarily by preserving land as open space through acquisition or via conservation easement. More than 40% of the Island is preserved as open space in perpetuity; a legacy that will be passed to future generations and will help maintain the heritage and character that is Block Island. The Education Center is generally open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the high season.

Phone: (401) 466-3111
Business Contact Email: info@biconservancy.org
Address: 91 Chapel Street, Block Island, RI
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Originally founded in 1977, the Block Island Early Learning Center is a licensed facility providing pre-school and childcare programs committed to meeting the developmental needs of island children in accordance with early learning standards.  It is located at the Old Harbor Meadows.

Phone: (401) 466-9695
Address: 18 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI
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The Block Island Historical Society Museum, Gallery & Shop is located at the intersection of Old Town Road and Ocean Avenue. It is listed as part of the National Register in the Old Harbor Historic District and was originally the home and farm of Gideon Rose.  The Museum has extensive collections of significant artifacts related to Block Island’s history and several displays.

Phone: (401) 466-2481
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The Block Island chapter of Lions Club International was formed in 1994.  In its 25th year, the Lions Club has grown to about 100 members, including the members of the Leo Lions Club for youngsters. Each year the club raises funds to support various community efforts.  Through its signature fundraising events — golf tournaments and the Labor Day Clambake — the group has helped fund school trips, The Nature Conservancy programs, the kitchen at the Community Center, eye care for individuals, and helping to fund the building of the Rescue Squad building. The group has also helped fund what is almost certainly its signature project: the recreation facilities at Ball O’Brien Park.  The Club is always looking for new members. Non-members are cordially invited to learn more about this community-minded organization

Address: 216 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI
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Founded in 1997 when a group of summer and year-round residents came together to save Smuggler's Cove from a developer, the mission of the Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) is to provide and foster educational programs and maritime activities including marine science and maritime heritage for residents and visitors on Block Island. Located on Ocean Avenue in New Harbor, and on the Great Salt Pond, BIMI offers maritime-related programs for children and adults, including harbor tours and guest lecturers.

Phone: (401) 500-3501
Business Contact Email: bimi02807@gmail.com
Address: Box 456, Block Island, RI
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The purposes of the Association are to serve as a medium for community, cultural, recreational and social activities, to advance the civic interests of Block Island, and to aid the residents in achieving the fullest enjoyment of its unique natural advantages.

Address: 40 Center Road, Block Island, RI
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Your spot for Block Island Information - where to stay, what to do, maps, getting here, special packages, and weddings, If you need information about Block Island - look here!

The primary mission of the Block Island Tourism Council is to plan, promote and market tourism beyond Block Island.

The Block Island Tourism Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the town of New Shoreham as a leisure travel destination.  The BITC’s promotional efforts include publication of a travel planner; a year-long advertising campaign directed at our leisure tourism market; targeted sales efforts; public relations strategy; participation in numerous trade shows; and a comprehensive website.  The BITC is available to assist travel professionals including media, tour operators, and travel agents, aid in planning a meeting or corporate event, and provide information to help visitors enjoy the destination.

Phone: (401)466-5200
Business Contact Email: bitourism@yahoo.com
Address: Attention Commodore or Secretary BIYC
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Our team is providing the management and support for the operation of the regatta and post race parties in coordination with the Duck Island Yacht Club, Block Island Yacht Club and Block Island Community Sailing.
About the regatta
Block Island is often described as the Bermuda of The North. With all due respect we think that helps them more than it helps us.
We understand if you'd rather sail to Bermuda that week, but for the others we're throwing a can't-miss regatta that will give you and your crew a chance to race, a chance to explore, and a chance to let loose. Afterall, it is your vacation.

We will be offering ORC, PHRF Spin/Non-Spin, One-Design, and a Pursuit fleet. 2 Races per day with parties starting at 5 so you have time to go check out the town afterward.

We will have more details in the following weeks.

Block Island's only Yacht Club - members only.

Phone: (401) 466-3000
Business Contact Email: biyc02807@gmail.com
Address: 9 Dodge St Block Island, RI
Description:

Established in 1875 the mission of the Island Free Library is to fulfill the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of its patrons by providing a full spectrum of library services, including access to print, audio, video, and electronic formats; fostering a lifelong love of reading with programs for children and adults; and promoting computer literacy through appropriate forms of instruction.  Nationally recognized for its public library service by Library Journal, the Island Free Library is one of Block Island’s most beloved destinations among islanders and visitors alike, young and old. Open year-round, it provides a central location, holds a unique position of importance within this remote community, and plays an integral part of island life.

Phone: (401)466-3233
Address: 352 High Street, Block Island, RI
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In 1991, The Nature Conservancy named Block Island one of 12 “Last Great Places” in the western hemisphere. This special designation highlights the island’s abundance of rare plants and animals and the community’s unique support for conservation. The Nature Conservancy set up a permanent field office on the island soon after, affirming our long-term commitment to protecting the nature of Block Island. The Block Island Program maintains over 2,000 acres of habitat, offers hands-on discovery programs, and supports groundbreaking scientific research in the Great Salt Pond.  For all of this, we thank our supporters and partners -- many of whom have been with us since the very beginning -- for their generosity, trust, and vision for Block Island.

Phone: (401) 466-2129
Business Contact Email: cherring@tnc.org
Address: Corn Neck Rd, Block Island, RI
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Open Thursday through Monday 10am – 4pm Closed Tuesday & Wednesday and on rainy days.

The present light, a granite keeper's dwelling with a tower attached to the roof, was built in 1867.  It is the fourth lighthouse to attempt the shifting sands on Block Island's Sandy Point.   In 1973 the Coast Guard closed the lighthouse and replaced it with a light on a skeleton tower.   The town of New Shoreham acquired the lighthouse in 1984 and it is now maintained by the North Light Commission.  National Wildlife Sanctuary trails lead to the lighthouse from the parking lot.  There is no tower access and is closed on rainy days.

Phone: (401) 466-3200
Address: Water Street, Block Island, RI
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The Ocean View Foundation educates visitors and islanders on the natural history and beauty of Block Island. We encourage the celebration of its maritime culture, vernacular architecture and preserved open space.  The Foundation has preserved four-plus properties on the Island. The most visible and the first project encompasses a little over an acre, on a beautiful site, overlooking the Old Harbor. It was once the grounds of a grand late 19th century Victorian hotel. The Ocean View Foundation is host to annual community events held at the Pavilion: Earth Mother's Day in May and a Community Pot Luck in October. During the summer, the Pavilion is the venue for a weekly schedule of programs that include a Nature Walk around the site, Bird Banding, Bird Census, and an Art & Nature drawing program. 

 

Phone: (401)466-5211
Address: 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, RI
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The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is the official full-service, economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island.  The corporation works with public, private and nonprofit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the state’s long-term economic health and prosperity.

Phone: (401)278-9100
Business Contact Email: info@commerceri.com
Address: PO Box 622
Block Island, RI
Description:

​St. Ann’s by-the-Sea is a spiritual community focusing on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a prayerful, active & welcoming presence to all on Block Island.

Worship at St Ann's in a relaxed Island Setting while in casual dress and lots of community engagement.

Phone: (401) 466-2911
Business Contact Email: saintannsbythesea@verizon.net
Address: Block Island, RI
Description:

Scenic Block Island is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that was formed in 1993 to preserve the character, history, charm and uniqueness of Block Island – those qualities that make residents and visitors alike value their time here.  The group was formed to encourage alternative options to the development of the property around the Spring House. It was successful in negotiating a conservation easement and a historic façade easement that ensured that the building and its beautiful setting remained as it had been for over 100 years.

 

 

Phone: (401) 218-5267
Business Contact Email: scenicblockisland@gmail.com
Address: Mohegan Trail Block Island, RI
Description:

Tours offered during the summer months or by appointment

Ownership of the lighthouse, completed in 1874, was transferred in 1992 to the Southeast Lighthouse Foundation, which is dedicated to its preservation.  The Block Island Southeast Lighthouse Foundation operates a small museum and a gift shop in the lighthouse, and tours of the tower are offered in the summer.

Phone: (401) 466-5009
Business Contact Email: selight@verizon.net

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