📽 2019 Movies Drive-in movies were once an American institution, with 5,000 theaters standing proudly during the 1950s and 60s. Today, fewer than 500 remain, but residents and visitors of Misquamicut are in luck because we can claim one of those exclusive theaters as our own, thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the Misquamicut Business Association, led by Executive … [Read more...] about Nostalgia No More: Making New Memories at Misquamicut’s Drive-In Theater!
“We will offer all kinds of music, from birth to earth, with a focus on jazz, classical, funk, rock, and the blues,” says Mark. The wooden dance floor is empty for the moment as the lights illuminate the black piano, and instruments set before red velvety curtains on the small stage. Music lovers start to mingle in, finding their way to seats and ordering drinks before the … [Read more...] about Knickerbocker Music Center: Stories of the Past, Present & Future
If you're anything like me, Halloween has been on your mind for a while now and you've been hoping to find some new ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year! Well let your fear of missing out subside - we've put together a list of events coming up this month for kids, families, and adults to enjoy!Kids and FamiliesSpooky in the Park: Hocus Pocus & The Sanderson … [Read more...] about Halloween Fun for Everyone!
Over the last few years, Westerly has experienced a steady growth of not only new businesses in the downtown area but also a revival of historic icons that are making a comeback. The United Theater is one such icon that has glimmered back to life with its flashing red lights, like a heartbeat getting stronger and building momentum.From 1926 up until the late 80s, the United … [Read more...] about United We Stand
September is a beautiful time to be at the beach so don’t put away your flip flops and sunscreen just yet! Come to the annual Fall Fest at Misquamicut State Beach. Each year the Fall Fest helps the summer season linger just a little bit longer, and that brings joy to those who are not quite ready to let go of fun in the sun. In September, the humidity is lower, and the days … [Read more...] about September’s Fall Fest Stretches Out the Joy of Summer
Who would love to experience getting sawed in half and live to tell all about it?! Or maybe you just want to be queen of Misquamicut for a night wearing a beach tiara and blowing bubbles on stage? Westerly has its very own Vegas-like magic show every summer at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Windjammer that has thrilled and intrigued audiences for years. Magic is a timeless … [Read more...] about A Magical Match of Magic by the Sea
Summer is such an amazing time to be in Westerly, between the beaches and the shops and the restaurants, there's always something to do and see. With so much going on all around town, we decided to do a quick round up to highlight some really special places and events for kids, families, and adults to check out this season.The Misquamicut Drive In From now through the end … [Read more...] about Westerly’s Summer Bucket List 2018
The 22nd Annual Virtu Art Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 26 with 150 artists coming from nine states to display their art for admiration and purchase across the fourteen beautiful acres of Wilcox Park. The festival's name is Latin for "Love of Fine Arts," and will feature both performance and visual art in a wide variety of mediums.All items featured in the festival … [Read more...] about Virtu Art Festival – Something for Everyone
The 24th International Film Festival of Eastern Connecticut continues this weekend at our very own United Theater with a screening of the film Amen, a 2002 film directed by Costa-Gavras.The process of making the film fest take place is no small undertaking, and it begins with two committee members working with movie distributors to obtain copies of up to 50 films and the … [Read more...] about International Film Fest Screening and Event at United Theater
Spring weather is here at last, which means it's finally time to break out your flip flops and head down to the beach! "The beach?" You might be asking yourself. "Before Memorial Day?" The answer is yes, especially if you want to partake in all the fun of Spring Fest, a three day entertainment experience setting up shop on May 11th, 12th, and 13th!Up through the 1970s, … [Read more...] about Springing Into the Season: Spring Fest 2018