St. Thomas Episcopal Church

We are a welcoming community following Christ through loving service and joyful worship in the Episcopal tradition.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the country, but it offers the benefits and fun of any other in a small, convenient area. Along with what the rest of New England has to offer, it is sure to make a wonderful place to live for you and the whole family.

Rhode Island – The Ocean State

Smallest state in the United States

  • Distance from North to South-48 miles
  • Distance from East to West-37 miles
  • 400 Miles of beautiful coastline
  • Block Island – 13 miles off the coast of RI
  • Award Winning Fire Sculpture known as Water Fire (Providence)
  • Historic Newport – 32 miles from the town of Smithfield
    • Tour the Mansions
    • Walk the Cliff Walk in front of the Mansions
    • International Yacht Racing
    • Historic Sea Port

Education

Rhode Island offers some of the finest higher education options in the World.  From Ivy League to world renowned Oceanographic Study, Rhode Island institutions are leaders in the field.  Below are some of the state’s world renowned institutions

  • Brown University
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Providence College
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Bryant University
  • Salve Regina University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rhode Island College
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Community College of Rhode Island

Arts & Entertainment

Rhode Island offers a wide variety of entertainment options.  From theater to restaurants to sporting events.

Theater

Providence Performing Arts Center – Providence is home of the Providence Performing Arts Center known also as PPAC.  PPAC offers Broadway plays such as Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Cats and more.

GAM Theatre – The Gam Theatre is located in Warwick, RI and offers a wide variety of performance types.

Stadium Theater – The Stadium Theater is a historic venue located in Woonsocket, RI.  A totally renovated early 1900’s movies house is now the host to many musicals, concerts and other entertainment.

Music

Music and concerts are widely held throughout Rhode Island.  We are famous for many of our music festivals held throughout the Summer.  Below are some of the larger venues.

Dunkin Donut Center – The Dunk, as it is refereed to, is the state’s largest venue seating 14,000 and is the host to many popular concerts and events.  The Dunk is also host to many of the local college basketball and hockey games.

Bold Point Park – Bold Point Park, located on the East Providence waterfront has views of Upper Narragansett Bay and the Seekonk River, and overlooks the Providence skyline.  This new boutique event venue offers a casual, relaxed setting with open air waterfront areas and stunning views.

Twin River Event Center – Located in Lincoln, RI within the Twin River Casino, the Twin River Event Center offers concerts from nationally recognized singers and bands.

Sports

Providence Bruins – The Providence Bruins, or Baby-B’s, are the AHL affiliate of the NHL Boston Bruins Hockey team.  Games are played at the Dunkin Donuts Center from early October through late April.

Providence College Basketball – The PC Fryers men’s and women’s NCAA Division 1 basketball teams play most of their home games at the Dunk.

Providence College Hockey – The PC Fryers men’s and women’s NCAA Division 1 hockey teams play their home games in Thayer Arena on the Campus of PC in Providence, RI.

URI College Basketball – The URI Rams men’s and women’s NCAA Division 1 basketball teams play most of their home games in Kingston, RI at the Ryan Center.

URI Men’s Football – The URI Rams men’s football team plays their NCAA Division 2 home games on the campus of URI in Kingston, RI.

Bryant University Football – The Byant Bulldogs men’s NCAA Division 2 Football team plays at Beirne Stadium on the campus of Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.

Annual Events

Tennis Hall of Fame – The tennis hall of fame is located in Newport, RI and has displays and memorabilia of the best professional players throughout the history of tennis.  Professional Players play in a tournament there each year in July during enshrinement weekend.

Newport Jazz Festival – The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every summer at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Elaine Lorillard established the festival in 1954, and she and husband Louis Lorillard financed it for many years. They hired George Wein to organize the first festival and bring jazz to Rhode Island.

Newport Folk Festival – The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival.