Island Events & Attractions

BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Just because you’re enjoying the beautiful views and fresh breezes of Block Island doesn’t mean you have to put your brain on hold. The Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) has put together a whole series of Tuesday night lectures by historians, scientists, authors and researchers on all things related to seafaring and the sea from June 27-August 22 (except July 4.)

The first lecture of the series begins June 27 at 7:00pm, featuring Bob Oberg, Vice President for Development at The College Crusade, discussing "Kayak Fishing For Big Stripers." Other dates include: "The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates' Wives, Families and Communities," by Daphne Geanacopoulos, Author (July 11), "Exploring Rhode Island's Largest "Ship Graveyard" and its Block Island Connection" by David S. Robinson, Marine Archaeologist, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography (July 18), and a Gift to Block Island from BIMI - "Songs sailors used to sing -- Sea Chanties and Their Origins" by Bonnie Milner and Jon Campbell on (Wednesday, July 20.) Fun for the whole family! Check out all the lecture dates & more at

Seating is limited and space fills quickly.

Bring your curiosity and appetite, because you’ll have a chance to enjoy lively Q&A, discussion and free refreshments and snacks after each presentation. While the Lecture Series is geared to adults, the Institute also has fun programs all like harbor tours of the Great Salt Pond, Sunset Photography Cruises, a weeklong Dolphin program for teens and art programs for kids. 

Admission is free for all lectures in the series, but donations are always welcome. For more information, call 401.500.3501 or visit the website at

July 25, 2017 - August 22, 2017
Block Island Maritime Institute
216 Ocean Avenue
Block Island, RI 02807