Schedule of Events
Mark your calendars for a week full of fun events to commemorate Jamestown's 350th birthday. Week long events • The historic Land Agreement among the purchasers of Conanicut Island will be on display in the Wright Museum in the Jamestown Philomenian Library. • Jamestown Historical Society Museum open 1 to 4 p.m. This summer's exhibit: The Jamestown Bridge, 1940-2007: Concept to Demolition. • Memories for the Future - Jamestown Historical Society Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. Add your memories to a time capsule to be opened in 2057. 12 and under: $10; Over 12: $25. • Narragansett Avenue, Then and Now. DVD of Narragansett Avenue's history and directions for the future, produced by Barry Cook and Nick Schaus of Sitarg Productions, on sale at the Jamestown Museum. • Jamestown 350 display - Jamestown Philomenian Library. Artifacts from the 1957 celebration of Jamestown's 300th anniversary • A time line of Jamestown history will be posted along Narragansett Avenue. • Jamestown 350 buttons for sale for $3.50 benefits the organizations sponsoring the events and the Jamestown Historical Society. Daily Schedule Saturday, Aug. 11 • Night for the Light - 6 to 11 p.m. - tickets $65 per person. Dinner and dancing under the tent at Fox Hill Farm featuring food by Chopmist Charlie's, music by Dr. Joe England and Forty Steps, and a silent auction. Proceeds donated to Dutch Island Lighthouse Restoration • Old Jamestown Windmill open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 • Parade - Starts at 1 p.m. Form at 12:15 p.m. at Lawn Ave. School. March to Narragansett Ave. Stop at town hall for dedication and short speeches and a tree planting. Everyone will be invited to stop back after the parade to see the interior of the town hall and have refreshments. The parade will continue down Narragansett Ave. to East Ferry. • Greg Abate concert - 6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Ferry Square • Old Jamestown Windmill open 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 • Quononoquott Garden Club Tea and Delicacies - 2 to 4 p.m. - tickets $3.50. Featuring floral design demonstration by Candace Morgenstern at the community center. • Bands at the Bunker Family Picnic - 2 to 7 p.m. At Fort Wetherill with live music by Abbey Road and two teen bands. Children's games will be run by teens from the teen center. Participants will bring their own food and drinks. • BankNewport Historic Sunset Cruise - 6 to 8 p.m. - tickets $10. Cruise the shoreline of Jamestown at sunset and see the historic sites from a new perspective. Boat boarding at East Ferry. Tickets on sale at BankNewport in Jamestown. All proceeds will go to Jamestown Fire Department for new equipment. BankNewport will match proceeds. Tuesday, Aug. 14 • Old Jamestown Windmill open 1 to 4 p.m. • Agricultural history of Jamestown walking tour - 4 p.m. Tour of Watson Farm, by Don Minto, will focus on the continuum of agriculture from pre-settlement to current efforts to preserve the remaining farmland. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy scenic vistas and a short hike through farm fields, pastures, and rocky coasts. • BankNewport Historic Sunset Cruise. See Monday, Aug. 13. Wednesday, Aug. 15 • Chalk Around the Block art contest - Noon to 3 p.m. Participants will draw on the sidewalk around the recreation center. Entry fee is $5 per artist or group and includes a set of pastel chalks. • Our History: Quest and Questions - Registration all day - $3.50 per booklet. A self-guided hiking, biking or driving hunt through Jamestown's history. Sponsored by the Teem Center, Rolling Agenda, and the Jamestown Historical Society. Registration at the Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Avenue. Answers due by 5 p.m. Saturday. Prizes awarded at Sunday's concert. • BankNewport Historic Sunset Cruise. See Monday, Aug. 13. • Teen Movie night - 6 to 9 p.m. Teens can attend a free movie at the community center. Thursday, Aug. 16 • Historic Walking Tour of Narragansett Avenue - 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jane Bentley will conduct a fascinating tour of historic downtown Jamestown. Tour will start at the Jamestown Museum and walk to East Ferry. • Our History: Quest and Questions. See Wednesday, Aug. 15. • BankNewport Historic Sunset Cruise . See Monday, Aug. 13. • Historical Society Annual Meeting - 7:30 p.m. Presentation on Jamestow Bridge, 1940-2007: the Demolition by Peter A. Healey, P.E., Supervising Civil Engineer for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and Project Manager for Jamestown Bridge Demolition. Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting room (following the Jamestown Historical Society Annual Meeting at 7). Friday, Aug. 17 • Skate Fest 2007 - Noon to 7 p.m. Nationally known skateboarders, BMX stars and top skateboard and bike manufacturers will put on a day long event at the Jamestown Skatepark. Admission is $5. • Island Farm tour - 2 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Featuring a two-hour trolley tour of the eight Jamestown farms with a short stop at each farm and a brief explanation by each farmer on the history and type of farming done. Trolley donated by Jamestown Land Trust. • Our History: Quest and Questions. See Wednesday, Aug. 15. Saturday, Aug. 18 • Fool's Rules Regatta - 9 a.m. Participants have two hours to build a boat from non-marine materials and then sail it in a race. • Conanicut Island Art Association Craft Show - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will feature hand made items including jewelry, handbags, baskets, glass, pottery, and other attractive items. The show will be held at the community center. • Kid's day at the Fire Department - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fire trucks will be out for the kids to explore and climb on. • Ice Cream Social - 1 p.m. The Central Baptist Church will distribute free ice cream in front of the church on Narragansett Avenue. • Our History: Quest and Questions. See Wednesday, Aug. 15. • Old Jamestown Windmill open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 19 • Community Band concert - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A rousing concert by the Jamestown Community Band will close out the week's events.