Christmas is LITERALLY in-the-air!


Have a cool Yule!
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Labor Day Moon Shot

A tradition as old and quaint as The Block Itself:

Were you here?

Block Island’s Fourth of July parade is a hoot.
Again this year, we show you the best part of it…YOU.
Our zaniest street team yet took LOTS of crowd shots.


If you were on The Block for The Fourth, look for your photo here, and download it FREE.
If you don’t see yourself, check back.
We’re feverishly uploading more shots.

Game on!

mopedsPrincess Diana once said “Everywhere I go, I smell fresh paint.”
Block Island is ready for you!
And so you’re ready for us, a quick Rhode Island-to-English tutorial:

7 tips for deciphering the way we tawk in Rhody:

  1. “AL” is pronounced “AW.” Examples: “Talk” = “tawk;” “call” = “cawl.”
  2. If there’s an “R” at the end of a word, drop it. If there isn’t, add one. “Elder Law” is pronounced “Edla Lore.”
  3. “R” at-the-beginning-of-a-word is often “V” in “Vode Island.” “Tell “Vichud.”
  4. Often, “T” is silent. Example: “Written” is pronounced “wrih-en.” “Newport” becomes “Newporh.’”
  5. Years ago, “Warwick” was pronounced “Wark.” Now, it’s “Wo-wick.”
  6. Many — not all — Rhode Islanders pronounce “us” “uz.”
  7. The Presumed Possessive: “Nordstrom” becomes “Nordstrom’s.”

Think the water’s cold in JUNE?

Imagine taking THIS plunge???
Over a hundred do, at EXACTLY 12 noon, on January 1:

FREE poster: “Block Island FAQ”

Click it, then stick-it-up in your cubicle at work…and stare at it when you’re starting to feel like Dilbert.

WHY PAY for parking?

For less than you might pay to park at Point Judith — then spend an hour on the ferry — you could fly-to-B.I., in just 12 minutes, and PARK FREE at Westerly Airport. Call 800-243-2460 for reservations.