Island Events & Attractions

What's open on Block Island?

It's officially the Shoulder Season on Block Island.  While most places were open this summer, with Covid-19 restrictions, some have started closing for the season. Here we will attempt to keep you updated on what is open. Block Island, like the rest of Rhode Island, follows regulations on mask wearing and social distancing.

This list was updated on September 16, 2020.


Beaches: Open

Town Beach Pavilion bathrooms, lifeguards, consessions and rentals: Closed

Town Beach Pavilion showers: Closed

Greenway Trails: Open

Mohegan Bluffs Overlook and Stairs down to beach: Open

Southeast Lighthouse and North Lighthouse: Grounds open.  Buildings closed.

1661 Inn Animal Farm: Open

Ball O’Brien Park (Tennis, basketball, skate, picnic pavilion): Open

Ball O’Brien Park (Swings, play structure): Closed

School: Closed

Library: Building closed.  Grounds open for fast wifi.  Online and outdoor programming available 401-466-3233

Post Office: Open

Bank: Open

Block Island Grocery: Open

Block Island Depot: Open

Block Island Ferry (Point Judith): Running.

Block Island High Speed Ferry (Point Judith): Running.

Block Island/Newport Ferry (Fall River): Not Running

Block Island Express Ferry (New London): Running.

Block Island Montauk Ferry: Running

New England Airlines (Westerly): Running.

Moped/Bike/Car Rentals: Open

Kayak/paddleboard/surf rentals: Open

Harbors: Moorings/pumpout/dinghy dock/launch: Available

Town Old Harbor Dock/Marina: Open


Restaurants and Cafes on Block Island that are  open offer outdoor and indoor seating as well as take-out options.  Capacity is limited so reservations are recommended. Please call business or visit their website for hours and menus.

This link will take you to an updated list of Chamber of Commerce Member's hours post Labor Day:


Café’s: Open

Aldo’s Bakery and Ice Cream

Cracked Mug 401-466-2233

Dune & Bluffs (coffee & gelato) 631-487-4510

Odd Fellows Café 401-466-2250

Old Post Office Bagel Shop 401-466-5959

Persephone's Kitchen 401-499-1005

Smitty's Ice Cream

The Ice Cream Place (Closed)



Shops on Block Island are open.  Masks are required and the number of people per store is limited.  Most Block Island shops added an online store as well this year!   


Hotels/Inns/B&B: All open


Private Marinas: Open

Block Island Boat Basin

Payne's Dock

Champlin's Marina


Taxi Service:

McAloon's Taxi Service 401-741-1410
Payne's Cab  401-466-2878
Monica's Taxi -401-742-0000
Clark's Cab 401-466-5839

Mermaid Taxi 401-902-0053

Swell Taxi 401-466-5496

Harbor Taxi 401-500-6726


September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Block Island
Block Island, RI 02807