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Warm in winter, cool in summer, and filled with amazing acts in every season, the Big Apple Circus's pair of Italian-made big tops contains the best of several generations' worth of circus traditions. A look at any show's cast finds a complex network of venerable European circus families passing the arts of juggling and trapeze artistry down through the years, while the tents' motors and seating make for a comfortably modern spectator experience.

You might never guess that the troupe started small in 1974, when American circus artists Paul Binder and Michael Christensen joined forces as a juggling act on the streets of Europe. They moved from streetlights to spotlights in a hurry, appearing on the stage of the Nouveau Cirque de Paris, before returning to the U.S. and creating their own not-for-profit circus in 1976 and raising their first tent in New York's Battery Park.

Rt. 1 A
Charlestown,
RI
US

BoldrDash adds variety to the traditional 5K run, peppering their courses with more than two-dozen obstacles. But they don't want participants running between a few sparse obstacles, they want them climbing, swinging, sliding, and swimming all the way to the finish line. They even offer boot-camp training classes to prepare runners for the event. More important than providing a solid workout, Bold r Dash's events donate proceeds to local charities, schools, and community organizations.

257 Atlantic Avenue
Westerly,
RI
US

The experienced instructors at Nicholas Villa Stables guide burgeoning riders on equine experiences within the rustic charms of their pastoral farmstead. During each one-hour lesson, the well-honed horse hobbyist team of Nicholas Villa and Sharon Ellingwood immerses saddle straddlers in general care, riding preparation, and ring-bound English riding. Spend the initial 30 minutes learning how to lovingly groom a steed while bracing it for relaxed roaming, trotting, and horse-led rounds of croquet. Follow each mammalian meet-and-greet with a 30-minute trek that allows riders to unplug from modern technologies while engaging in agrarian contemplation.

75D Reutemann Rd
North Stonington,
CT
US

Lunch is served 11 a.m.–3 p.m. all week. Dinnertime lasts from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday–Thursday, and until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

149 Franklin St
Westerly,
RI
US

We are an exclusive by appointment only private membership facility so we can get to know you and your specific needs. We design full body fitness programs based on your needs and abilities. We will build up your lean muscle which will rev up your metabolism and melt off fat.

37 S Broad St
Pawcatuck,
CT
US

Adare's Boutique keeps shoppers chic with an array of fashions, accessories, and jewelry from name brands such as Sorrelli, Ayala Bar, and Detra Kay. Customers can accent colorful summer dresses and drab scuba suits with the kaleidoscopic sparkles of an abalone flower brooch by Detra Kay ($115), before bobbing head-first into Adare's jewelry selection to wreathe necks in the amethyst crystal necklace by Sorrelli ($110). The boutique's free parking and a seven-day exchange policy, customers have plenty of time to model their new looks for their friends, family, and discriminating stuffed animals.

4000 Old Post Road
Charlestown,
RI
US