Events

Upcoming Events/ Meetings in 2017     

Autumn Cruise to the Lighthouse Raffle

What better way is there to spend a fall afternoon than with family and friends on Pomham Rocks? Our fall raffle offers this one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to bring a party of 10 of your closest friends and relatives to Pomham Rocks Lighthouse for a fun-filled afternoon. Guests will cruise down the bay on the Lady Pomham and Captain Joe Estrella will provide a narrated tour. Bring your own lunch or refreshments for an exclusive fall picnic. A grill, table and chairs are available on the island.

Just print out the tickets, fill out (PRINT name, address and phone number) and send that left part of the tickets with your check, made payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, c/o 81 Harris Street, Riverside, RI  02915.

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The drawing will take place at the Lighthouse booth at the end of The Looff: East Providence Arts Festival at 6:00 p.m. at Rose Larisa Park on August 12. Proceeds from the Autumn Cruise-to-the-Lighthouse Raffle will be used to renovate the interior of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Call 401-433-3463 with any questions.

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August 1: Family Fun Night

  • @Senior Center
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm


August 5: Summer BBQ

  • Al’s on the Waterfront
  • 12pm - 4pm

Enjoy a seaside feast while helping to restore an historic lighthouse. The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will hold a Summer Barbeque at Al’s Waterfront Restaurant, 28 Water Street, East Providence, on Saturday, August 5 from noon to 4 p.m. The menu includes garden salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, barbequed pork ribs, barbequed chicken, cacoila (pulled pork) and fruit salad or flan for dessert. Beverages can be purchased at the restaurant.

Seating is available both indoors on the upper level and on the outdoor patio on the lower level. Both levels are handicap accessible.

As a special treat, guests will have the opportunity to take a cruise on The Lady Pomham to Green Jacket Shoal in Providence Harbor. The 33-acre area in the Providence River, between East Providence and Providence, is the site of 26 ships, abandoned or wrecked over the last century.

A fundraising By the Sea Raffle will feature packages of prizes from Newport, Bristol and Barrington. The Around Town Raffle will offer gift certificates to local restaurants, businesses and entertainment venues.

The cost for the barbeque and excursion is $25 per person. Reservations are due by August 1. Limited seating is available, so guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Mail your check to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, P.O. Box 15121, East Providence, RI 02915. Call 401-434-5711 with any questions.

Proceeds from the Summer Barbeque will be used to renovate the interior of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Built in 1871, Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last surviving lighthouse in upper Narragansett Bay. It is located just 200 yards from the East Providence shoreline and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lighthouse is a New England landmark and a symbol of East Providence's maritime heritage.

August 12: Looff Arts Festival

  • 11am – 6pm
  • Volunteers are needed for 1-2hr shifts at our booth


October 11: David Robinson presentation on Green Jacket Shoal 

  • 7pm at St. Brendans Church Hall
  • Refreshments will be provided 


November 26: Pomham Santa

  • Details TBA


December 3: Annual Meeting

  • RI Yatch Club
  • 1pm - 5pm




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