Block Island Club
The Block Island Club is a non-profit organization focused on Sailing, Tennis and Events. The club is open from May and offers one-week through full-summer memberships. The club offers week-long Kid’s Camps involving Sailing, Tennis, Arts & Crafts and Swimming lessons. These camps run Monday through Friday. Please find more here: https://www.blockislandclub.org/kids. The club has a fleet of sail boats, dinghies and keelboats, 2 tennis courts, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and swim-lanes.
The club’s sailing program comprises sailing lessons, sailing cruises, wedding charters and team building exercises. The club’s tennis program involves several weekly adult clinics, round-robin competitions and weekly tennis events. Throughout the summer, the club hosts numerous sporting and social events for the whole family. The full list of events can be found here https://www.blockislandclub.org/events-1. The club’s facilities, including sailing boats, clubhouse and deck can be made available for private events and parties. For more information, please email.
Address: 136 Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI
Phone: (609) 401-3477
Block Island Community Sailing
Address: PO Box 457, Block Island, RI 02807
Block Island Community Sailing is a member based organization, open to everyone, with a low annual membership fee, which will allow members the unlimited use of our boats, along with member discounts for sailing lessons, and US Sailing certification courses for boating safety, keel boat sailing, coastal navigation, and race committee member certification. BICS promotes sailing with free "introduction to sailing" events for our prospective members, including youth sailors, senior sailors, and anyone who wants to experience the joy and excitement of the sport.
Address: PO Box 457, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone: (401) 741-5136
Block Island Conservancy
The Block Island Conservancy is open to all that share common concern for the preservation of Block Island’s open spaces. The Conservancy’s purpose is to protect Block Island’s natural heritage, rural character, and access to its resources. This is accomplished primarily by preserving land as open space through acquisition or via conservation easement. More than 40% of the Island is preserved as open space in perpetuity; a legacy that will be passed to future generations and will help maintain the heritage and character that is Block Island. The Education Center is generally open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the high season.
Address: 234 Weldon's Way, Block Island, RI
Phone: (401) 466-3111
Block Island Early Learning Center
Originally founded in 1977, the Block Island Early Learning Center is a licensed facility providing pre-school and childcare programs committed to meeting the developmental needs of island children in accordance with early learning standards. It is located at the Old Harbor Meadows.
Address: 91 Chapel Street, Block Island, RI
Phone: (401) 466-9695
Block Island Lions Club
The Block Island chapter of Lions Club International was formed in 1994. In its 25th year, the Lions Club has grown to about 100 members, including the members of the Leo Lions Club for youngsters. Each year the club raises funds to support various community efforts. Through its signature fundraising events golf tournaments and the Labor Day Clambake — the group has helped fund school trips, The Nature Conservancy programs, the kitchen at the Community Center, eye care for individuals, and helping to fund the building of the Rescue Squad building. The group has also helped fund what is almost certainly its signature project: the recreation facilities at Ball O’Brien Park. The Club is always looking for new members. Non-members are cordially invited to learn more about this community-minded organization
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Block Island Residents Association (BIRA)
The purposes of the Association are to serve as a medium for community, cultural, recreational and social activities, to advance the civic interests of Block Island, and to aid the residents in achieving the fullest enjoyment of its unique natural advantages.
Address: Box 456, Block Island, RI
Block Island Tourism Council
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The primary mission of the Block Island Tourism Council is to plan, promote and market tourism beyond Block Island.
The Block Island Tourism Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the town of New Shoreham as a leisure travel destination. The BITC’s promotional efforts include publication of a travel planner; a year-long advertising campaign directed at our leisure tourism market; targeted sales efforts; public relations strategy; participation in numerous trade shows; and a comprehensive website. The BITC is available to assist travel professionals including media, tour operators, and travel agents, aid in planning a meeting or corporate event, and provide information to help visitors enjoy the destination.
Address: 40 Center Road, Block Island, RI
Block Island Free Library
Established in 1875 the mission of the Island Free Library is to fulfill the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of its patrons by providing a full spectrum of library services, including access to print, audio, video, and electronic formats; fostering a lifelong love of reading with programs for children and adults; and promoting computer literacy through appropriate forms of instruction. Nationally recognized for its public library service by Library Journal, the Island Free Library is one of Block Island’s most beloved destinations among islanders and visitors alike, young and old. Open year-round, it provides a central location, holds a unique position of importance within this remote community, and plays an integral part of island life.
Address: 9 Dodge St Block Island, RI
Originating on Block Island, RI, ConserFest is a 501(c)3 organization focused on raising funds and awareness for environmental conservation and stewardship. We are a strictly grassroots effort relying heavily on volunteers for our events and year-round staff, making us a driving force in raising awareness about local environmental issues. The proceeds and donations from all ConserFest events help to support and fund local efforts dedicated to protecting Block Island's natural environment and raising awareness for the conservation and preservation of local land, heritage and culture.
The Nature Conservancy on Block Island
In 1991, The Nature Conservancy named Block Island one of 12 “Last Great Places” in the western hemisphere. This special designation highlights the island’s abundance of rare plants and animals and the community’s unique support for conservation. The Nature Conservancy set up a permanent field office on the island soon after, affirming our long-term commitment to protecting the nature of Block Island. The Block Island Program maintains over 2,000 acres of habitat, offers hands-on discovery programs, and supports groundbreaking scientific research in the Great Salt Pond. For all of this, we thank our supporters and partners -- many of whom have been with us since the very beginning -- for their generosity, trust, and vision for Block Island.
Address: 352 High Street, Block Island, RI
Phone: (401) 466-2129
The Ocean View Foundation educates visitors and islanders on the natural history and beauty of Block Island. We encourage the celebration of its maritime culture, vernacular architecture and preserved open space. The Foundation has preserved four-plus properties on the Island. The most visible and the first project encompasses a little over an acre, on a beautiful site, overlooking the Old Harbor. It was once the grounds of a grand late 19th century Victorian hotel. The Ocean View Foundation is host to annual community events held at the Pavilion: Earth Mother's Day in May and a Community Pot Luck in October. During the summer, the Pavilion is the venue for a weekly schedule of programs that include a Nature Walk around the site, Bird Banding, Bird Census, and an Art & Nature drawing program.
Address: Water Street, Block Island, RI
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is the official full-service, economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island. The corporation works with public, private and nonprofit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the state’s long-term economic health and prosperity.
Scenic Block Island
Scenic Block Island is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that was formed in 1993 to preserve the character, history, charm and uniqueness of Block Island those qualities that make residents and visitors alike value their time here. The group was formed to encourage alternative options to the development of the property around the Spring House. It was successful in negotiating a conservation easement and a historic façade easement that ensured that the building and its beautiful setting remained as it had been for over 100 years.
Phone: (401) 218-5267
Queer Block Island, LLC
Queer Block Island is the Islands one and only LGBTQIA+ organization working to promoter cultural diversity and progress through community events and action.
Phone: (919) 672-1224