Looking for somewhere new and exciting to take your Valentine instead of the same old cliched date night? Or maybe you just want a place to hang out with friends and get away from the romance of the day. Well, there are some exciting and fun opportunities in Rhode Island that provide a fun and alternative experience. These attractions provide drinks and plenty of entertainment, no matter the occasion or the company you are with.
Shelter Arcade Bar is a 21+ facility that features arcade cabinets across multiple decades along with Skee-ball and pinball. There is no cover charge and all of the games are free to play. This is a barcade, so grab a beer or cocktail to drink as you mash buttons. Shelter hosts many special events, including a pinball league, live music, and theme nights.
For more information, check out their website HERE.
Free Play, is a spacious barcade featuring row upon row of classic games and an extensive bar. There is a cover charge to get in, $10 on Friday and Saturday and $5 every other day, but the name comes from the fact that the games are all free unlimited play. An array of pinball tables offer sights and sounds of many classic cultural icons, while you can also play at the air hockey table, or Skee-ball machines.
For more information, check out their website HERE.
R1 Indoor Karting is a magnificent facility full of unique opportunities. The main attraction is the European-style asphalt mega track. Strap on official helmets and gear as you race against friends, lovers, and strangers alike on this large time trial course. The newest attraction is the astonishing Axe Bar where, yes, you get to throw axes at targets. The Axe Bar provides drink and food service, while a professional throwing coach guides you through the process. For the full bar, head to the Fuel Restaurant and Sports Bar complete with Billiards and Bowling Lane.
For full details, hours, ages, and events visit their website HERE.
Built in the 1920s this duckpin bowling alley is a piece of Pawtucket and Rhode Island history. The restored lanes bring forth a lively history that will keep you coming back. Pinsetters build on the landmark atmosphere as they reset the duckpins by hand, and will even cheer you on and keep score. Breaktime Bowl & Bar is located inside Hope Artiste Village, and as the name suggests, has a bar with a wide selection of brews and food options.
For more information on their history and reservations, please visit their website HERE.
These places are great locations for singles and couples alike. They offer an array of activities to help keep you entertained all night. Spend your Valentine’s Day or any other night at one of these great local businesses.
Let us know if you are going to one of these great places or somewhere else for Valentine’s Day, even if it’s your beautiful home.
Following several days of voting, I am pleased to announce the final results of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest. Before doing so, I would like to thank everyone who made the contest possible, including all of our agents who entered submissions, our wonderful group of finalists, and everyone who took the time to submit their vote and help us with the difficult task of deciding a winner. This year marked the 10th anniversary of our fall contest. We never could’ve have reached this milestone without the help and participation of each of you.
After receiving a large collection of submissions featuring prominent locations throughout Rhode Island, we managed to narrow the contest down to a group of six finalists. Although the finalists each had their own notable qualities, one particular photo separated itself from the rest of the pack, receiving over twice as many votes as any other. I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest is “Moffett Mill (circa 1812)” taken by RPL Sales Associate Paula Work. As a recent addition to our Narragansett Office, this was Paula’s first time ever competing in an RPL Photo Contest. She entered several submissions, but her winning photo was quintessential New England, combining the rich history of the region with the essence of the season. As our contest champion, Paula will receive a free website and video package. Congratulations Paula!
See the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: Moffett Mill (circa 1812) – Paula Work (93 Votes)
Second Place: Bowdish Lake – Sara Heathcote (51 Votes)
Third Place: Roger Williams Park – Rich Epstein (44 Votes)
Fourth Place: Fall Sunset – Ramiro Encizo (18 Votes)
Fifth Place: Tree Swing – Kim Horvath (17 Votes)
Sixth Place: Slater Mill – Claudia Maiorana (16 Votes)
Our Cumberland office recently met with the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, Gary Rebelo, for a tour of the facility and to learn more about all the wonderful programs they offer. The BGCCL has a variety of programs in athletics, aquatics, fitness, after-school activities, school vacation camps, and senior programs year-round.
“We were very impressed.” says Holly Applegate, manager of the Cumberland office. Joining Applegate on the tour were Cumberland Sales Associates Cheryl Davis, Janice Geddes, Debby Smith, Patricia Murphy, Maryann Murphy, Seth Leavitt, Michael Girard, and Robert Williamson. Applegate was impressed with the extent of programs offered and expressed that, “We’d like to thank Mr. Rebelo for taking the time to show us around.”
Originally founded in 1956, the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln promotes community involvement by providing a wealth of both education and recreation activities for those of all ages. During the school year, the club is open weekdays from 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 12pm-3pm. During the summer months, camp activities run from 7am-5:45pm.
For more information on the programs the BGCCL, watch the video below or visit their website.