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Discovering Block Island: The Island Bans Balloons

by kelly / April, 25 2018 01:30
Block Island’s town council unanimously voted to ban the sale and use of balloons. Yup, you read that right; on April 2, 2018 the vote went down. While a ban might seem odd at first, it’s actually a measure to protect the island’s wildlife and coastal ecosystem. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: Winter Relaxation, Romance and Fun

by kelly / January, 17 2018 01:30
Need to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just slow down? Then hop on a short ferry ride to Block Island right now. It’s winter on the Block and you can enjoy some peace, quiet with a bit of romance and fun thrown in. Here’s is a bit about what the island has to offer this season… [More]

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Discovering Block Island: Fall on the Block

by kelly / September, 13 2017 01:30
Fall is one of my favorite times on Block Island. The traffic slows down but the weather remains warm enough that I can dip my feet in the ocean and get a spot on the beach all to myself (with some sunscreen in tow). Plus there’s still so much fun to be had on the island. So book a ticket to the Block and check out one of these fall happenings. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: The Island Gets Its Own Quarter!

by Will / August, 9 2017 01:30
The Nature Conservancy calls Block Island “one of the last 12 great places in the Western Hemisphere.” With 17 miles of gorgeous beach – be sure to bring your sunscreen - and almost half the island protected for wildlife, Block Island goes to great lengths to guard its beautiful environment. It’s no wonder the United States Mint decided to make the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge part of their America the Beautiful Quarters Program. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: Race Week 2017

by Will / June, 15 2017 01:30
Block Island Race Week is a big event on the island. Taking place every two years, this year the action starts on June 18th and if you love boating it’s not one to miss. With over 150 sailboats participating the island really comes alive with racing all day and festivities each night. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: 2017 Block Island Music Festival

by Will / June, 13 2017 01:30
Started in 2001, this year marks the 17th annual Block Island Music Festival. It’s a six day event starting today that features free music, over 40 acts and free food too. Plus this week on The Block is also the island’s annual Restaurant Week and the bi-annual Race Week - a sailboat race from the mainland, around the island, and back. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: Restaurant Week 2017

by Will / June, 12 2017 13:00
It’s a busy week on Block Island with three major events kicking off. Restaurant week is the first one and definitely the tastiest. Here’s all the details plus check out the Block Island Chamber of Commerce and the Block Island Restaurant Week Facebook page for more info. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: The Best Ice Cream Spots

by Will / June, 7 2017 01:30
When you think Block Island you think summer fun and when you think summer fun you can’t not think ice cream! I looovvve ice cream and from the Ice Cream Place to Aldo’s to Ben & Jerry’s to Mia's Gelateria, Block Island has great spots to take a cone (or two) for a spin. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: Summer’s Here on the Block - Memorial Day Weekend

by kelly / May, 24 2017 01:30
The official start of the summer season on Block Island kicks off with Memorial Day weekend. I can’t wait! Block Island comes alive in the summertime. There’s so much to do from clamming to concerts to eating my face off with the best donuts. Oh and let’s not forget enjoying the 17 miles of beaches on the island (and don’t forget your sunscreen!). Here’s a list of some of the fun events planned on Block Island this weekend. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: These Amazing Videos Show Why It Is a Must Do

by Will / April, 26 2017 01:30
Block Island is a beautiful place. It has white sand beaches, craggy cliffs, miles and miles of hiking trails, and more activities than you’ll know what to do with. Some of my favorites are Mohegan Bluffs and clamming in the Great Salt Pond. That’s why these videos are wonderful. They showcase the magic of the island. Words alone can’t do it justice. [More]

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