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August 17, 2017

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Island Moving Company Announces Choreographers for Open for Dancing

Newport’s Island Moving Co. presents Open for Dancing 2017, September 20-24, 2017. The company’s biennial festival of Newport’s historic landscapes through site-specific dance features three choreographers working in diverse landscapes with companies of dancers made up of the Island Moving Company dancers plus members of the community. The celebration brings together musicians, choreographers, professional dancers, and dance

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Set to Return for 12th Year, Announces 2017 All-Star Line-Up

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, one of the East Coast’s most sophisticated and anticipated events, returns for its 12th year  September 21- 24, 2017. Signature events include the Burgundy Dinner at The Elms, Wine & Rosecliff Gala at Rosecliff, Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday at Marble House, the Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff, Newport After Dark at Forty 1˚

Guide to 2017 Newport Folk Festival Events and After Parties

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is here and there are more events and after parties scheduled than ever before! The What’sUpNewp Crew has put together a list of all the official events to keep your folkin’ weekend in order, enjoy! Note: We considered anything “official” that Newport Folk Presents, has been promoted by Newport Folk Festival. or that benefits

Newport Art Museum to Present Caleb Cole’s “Forget Me Not” Artist Talk and Closing Party

The Newport Art Museum will present an Artist Talk & Closing Party for exhibiting artist Caleb Cole on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm, in the Museum’s historic John N.A. Griswold House. Cole’s exhibition, Forget Me Not, closes July 30 and showcases a mini retrospective of mixed media works by the contemporary artist.  Cole’s tender and meticulously crafted

40+ Things To Do in Newport This Weekend (July 20-23)

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend! You Might Also Like – This Weekend: Live Music and Entertainment Listings (July 20 – 23) Thursday, July 20th 9 am – Alex and Ani Ladies Day Runway Show and Champagne Brunch at International Tennis Hall Of Fame 10 am – Zumba with Deidre at

35 Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (July 14 – 16)

Discover what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend. The 34th Annual Black Ships Festival takes place this weekend.  The Black Shops Festival celebrates the friendship between Newport and their sister city of Shimoda, Japan and offers a variety of events emphasizing both Japanese art and culture. For more information,

Island Company to Perform at 2017 World Expo in Kazakhstan

Newport’s resident dance company, Island Moving Company has been honored with an invitation to represent the United States in performances at the 2017 World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan to embody the American ideal of “Energy.” The invitation, from United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol, came after last year’s cultural exchange with Samruk Dance in

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Island Moving Company Set to Host 8th Annual Great Friends Dance Festival, July 19 – 23

Island Moving Company will present its eighth annual Great Friends Dance Festival, taking place July 19-23, 2017 at the Great Friends Meeting House in Newport, RI.  Performances, which are unique each night, are at Performances, which are unique each night, are at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for the performances are $28; $23 for seniors and students; all tickets $30

Brody Jenner will DJ at Dockside on Friday Night

Brody Jenner, the son of Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) and Linda Thompson, will perform at Dockside on Waites Wharf in Newport on Friday, July 14th. The tv personality, DJ, socialite and model, announced that he would be performing on Waite’s Wharf on his Facebook account on Monday, July 10th. Jenner has appeared

St. Mary’s Church to Host ‘Sundays In Summer’, a Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

This summer, beginning July 16 through September, 24, 2017, St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island will host a series of Sunday afternoon concerts at 3pm in the historic church where Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy. The musical series is hosted by and features Cody Mead, the Music Director at St. Mary’s plus other guest organists. “We

VIDEO: 2017 Newport Kite Festival

The Annual Newport Kite Festival took place at Brenton Point State Park this weekend and by all accounts, it was a resounding success. Ron Kitt, owner of Kitt Kites and organizer of the annual event, told us on Sunday that RIDEM, who runs the state park, expected more than 6,000 cars to visit the park for the

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50+ Things to Do This Weekend in Newport (July 6 – 9)

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport! You Might Also Like – Where to Find Entertainment and Live Music in Newport (July 6 -9) Thursday, July 6th 10 am – Zumba with Deidre at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 1 pm to 2:30 pm – Butterflies & Dragonflies at Ballard Park

Re-Live Jackie & JFK’s Newport Wedding at St. Mary’s Church

Each Tuesday at 3 pm, beginning July 11 and continuing through October 2017, one can now re-live that special day of September 12, 1953, when Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Spring Street in Newport.   The Return to Camelot presentation features vintage film clips and a live performance of the music and hymns

Newport Historical Society’s Largest Reenactment to Date Will Focus on 1777 British Occupation

The Redcoats are coming! The Newport Historical Society invites the public to join them on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from noon until 5 pm for its largest reenactment to date, the 1777 British Occupation. During this free program, over 75 costumed interpreters will recreate aspects of life during the summer of 1777 in the heart of Newport’s Old Quarter.

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