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Newport Symposium will present ‘Great Collectors’ with new weekend schedule and venue, April 26-29

The 26th  annual Newport Symposium, Great Collectors: Taste, Passion & Patronage, will be held Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29, 2018, debuting a new weekend schedule, new venue and, for the first time, a one-day registration option.  The Newport Symposium, presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County, is New England’s preeminent convening of national and international

Historian and author Glenn Knoblock will discuss ‘Hidden Presence: God’s Little Acre and Beyond’ on March 8th

Evidence of the history of African Americans in New England from the 18th and 19th centuries is found in many historic burial grounds and cemeteries in the region, with the most significant and extensive of these sites being God’s Little Acre in Newport.   On Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 5:30 pm, historian and author Glenn Knoblock will


40+ things to do this weekend (Feb. 15 – 18)

The 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival and 2nd Annual Newport Burger Bender Friday, February 16th Feb. 16 – 25 – Newport Winter Festival Feb. 16 – 25  – Newport Burger Bender 12 pm & 1 pm – Newport Seal Tours 2 pm & 7:30 pm –  I Tonya at Jane Pickens Theater 3 pm to 9 pm – Polar Pineapples at

Polar Pineapples set to return to Goat Island for Newport Winter Festival

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will once again transform Pineapples on the Bay to Polar Pineapples during the Newport Winter Festival! Polar Pineapples will offer the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a signature infused cocktail or specialty hot drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) while enjoying views of the bay, ice sculptures, and more. “We’re excited

Common Fence Music will kick off its Winter/Spring 2018 season with shows featuring Latin artists

Continuing to celebrate their 25th year of presenting folk and world music concerts to Aquidneck Island and East Bay communities, COMMON FENCE MUSIC kicks off its Winter/Spring 2018 season with shows featuring Latin artists at both their Portsmouth and Warren, RI venues. On Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8pm, Boston-based Brazilian/American folk group SÓ SOL bring their vintage Tropicalia-meets-Americana sound to the CFM Warren Sessions

13th Annual Illuminated Garden set for February 22 – 24 at Ballard Park

The 13th Annual Illuminated Garden is scheduled to run on Thursday, February 22nd Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Newport’s Ballard Park.  The free event features thousands of lights displayed on the trees and unique features of Ballard Park’s three-acre quarry meadow. Each year Friends of Ballard Park (FBP) hosts monthly hikes,

Newport Seal Tours

February is most active month for seals in Narragansett Bay, Save The Bay is celebrating with seal themed activities and tours

Narragansett Bay’s favorite (and official) marine mammal is most active in February,  and with the Newport Winter Festival later this month, Save The Bay is celebrating “Sensational Seals” with a host of seal themed activities. Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium will feature crafts, stories and a scavenger hunt highlighting the harbor seals’ unique

Meet an 18th Century Doctor: Newport Historical Society to host a living history talk with Dr. Hunter

Newport is a city known for firsts. Between 1755-1756 the first anatomical and surgical lectures in the Colonies were presented by Dr. William Hunter at the Colony House. On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society will recreate aspects of Dr. Hunter’s talk when they host an 18th-century medical lecture. Dr. Hunter,

Rhode Island Waterfront Events will kick off 2018 concert season in East Providence with PRIMUS and MASTODON

Rhode Island Waterfront Events and music promoter, Live Nation, announce the hard rock bands PRIMUS/MASTODON will kick-off the concert season at its Bold Point Park outdoor venue on the East Providence, Rhode Island waterfront this Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26th with the gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the music starting at 7:00 p.m.

Ballard Park

12+ events happening in February that you shouldn’t miss

Newport, RI – Discover the best events, activities, and things to do during February in and around Newport, RI (besides Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day). 1 – Preservation Society of Newport County’s Lectures – February 1, 8, 15, 22 February 1 – The Evolution of The Breakers Landscape Lecture Series: Amazing Groves: Landscape and Memory at Bristol’s

Newport Art Museum presents Ten Tiny Dances during Art After Dark

Newport Art Museum’s Art  After Dark, which recently received the 2017 Editor’s Pick Award for Best Artsy Social Event by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, is back on Thursday, February 8 from 5 – 9 pm. Each Art After Dark has unique programming for the whole family. This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Ten

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