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Friday, February 24, 2017

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50+ Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (Feb. 24 – 26)

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend! The 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities,

Dancing at the Forty Steps Kicks off Irish Heritage Month

The 40th annual Newport Irish Heritage Month kicks off on Sunday, February 26, at 3:00 p.m., with Dancing at the Forty Steps. In addition to dancing and live Irish music, the AOH Men choral group will provide some sing-a-long Irish songs. Weather permitting, of course. This event not only officially begins Irish Heritage Month but

Quahog Week

2nd Annual Quahog Week Kicks Off Across Rhode Island on March 20th

Quahog Week, which made its debut last year, returns to Rhode Island restaurants on March 20 – March 25, 2017. The week-long celebration highlights the importance of Rhode Island’s wild harvest shellfish to the state’s history, traditions, and economy. As part of the week, participating restaurants and markets will feature quahog-inspired menu items and deals,

What’s Up For This Week: Feb. 20 – 24

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend! The 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities,

What’s Up For This Weekend: February 17 – 19

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend! The 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities,

Save the Dates: Secret Garden Tour Announces 2017 Dates

The Newport Secret Garden Tours have announced their 2017 dates. Join the Benefactors of the Arts for the June and September 2017 Secret Garden Tours.  Take a self-guided walking tour through Newport, RI’s historic Point section June 16-18.  From September 8-10, garden aficionados can take a fall tour of some of the most beautiful, prestigious

Newport Eats: Sue AnderBois to Discuss ‘Rhode Island Food Strategy’ at Newport Historical Society

The Newport Historical Society’s current programming initiative Newport Eats aims to provide historical context for present ideas such as food sustainability, community development, and healthy eating. Keeping to this popular topic, the Society is pleased to host author Sue AnderBois for the February 23rd, 2017 talk The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It

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What’s Up For This Week: Feb. 13 – 17

Here’s what’s happening for events, activities, live music and entertainment in and around Newport, RI this week! Monday, February 13th 1pm – City/School Liaison Subcommittee Meeting at Newport Public Library 4:30pm – 20th Century Women at Jane Pickens Theater 5pm – 9pm – Newport Skating Center is open 6pm – Energy & Environment Commission at Newport Public Library 6pm

Coming Soon to Newport: The ‘Newport Burger Bender’ Contest

Discover Newport has cooked up a delicious new promotion to celebrate local dining during our quieter time. The Newport Burger Bender is a simple “best burger” contest taking place Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26, 2017, during the Newport Winter Festival. Restaurants, which are limited to one burger submission, have entered both existing burgers as well

What’s Up For This Weekend: Feb. 10 – 12

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend! Friday, February 10 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Semi-Annual Book Sale at Redwood Library 4:30 p.m. – 20th Century Women at Jane Pickens Theater 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Newport Skating Center is open 6 p.m. – 2017

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Best Places To Go Sledding and Tubing on Aquidneck Island

Where To Go Sledding and Tubing in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth!  (This post was originally published on 1/23/16. Photo of sledding at Fort Adams via Sail Newport Facebook Page) Snow on the way, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors all day!  With the help and expertise of our loyal readers and followers, the What’sUpNewp Crew has

Preservation Society Introduces Beneath The Breakers Tour

The Preservation Society of Newport County has introduced the new Beneath The Breakers Tour, offering guests a never-before-seen look into the working side of the Vanderbilt family’s summer home and what it took to bring a great house like The Breakers (1895) to life. Based on research by Preservation Society staff and period documents, including

14 Romantic Things to Do In Newport on Valentine’s Day

Home to awe-inspiring natural landscapes, cozy nooks and crannies, and the Most Romantic Hotel in the United States, the City-by-the-Sea makes an excellent Valentine’s Day destination. As February 14th fast approaches, we’ve curated 14 romantic ideas to help you make Valentine’s Day plans in Newport. TO STAY The Chanler | Voted Most Romantic Hotel In America

Spring Activities Scheduled at Ballard Park

Friends of Ballard Park will offer home school classes, hikes and other programs during the spring months at Ballard Park. Ballard Park is located at the corners of Wickham and Hazard Roads in Newport RI.  For more information visit www.ballardpark.org or call 401.619.3377.   March 25                    Spring Equinox Hike 2 to 3 pm                     Celebrate the first

What’s Up For This Week: Feb. 6 – 10

Newport, RI – Here’s what’s happening for events, activities, live music and entertainment in and around Newport, RI this week! Monday, February 6th 4:30 p.m. – Jackie at Jane Pickens Theater 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Newport Skating Center is open 6:30 p.m. – Planning Board Meeting at Newport City Hall 7 p.m. – Manchester By

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