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Now that we’re on the otherside of Labor Day, the Summer Of 2015 is  unofficially over. Truth be told, Autumn doesn’t arrive until September 23rd and there’s still plenty to keep you busy, smiling and entertained in the City By The Sea!

Don’t put those summer shades or your fun pants away just so soon, there’s plenty of great things to do this week in 02840!

Of course, don’t miss our full guide to live music and entertainment in Newport, RI this week!

Things To Do In Newport, RI

Tuesday, September 8th – Friday, September 11th

1 – Salve Regina’s Convocation | Tuesday, September 8th

Barbara LoMonaco, Salve Regina’s new vice president for student affairs, will present the keynote address when the university community gathers on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to celebrate Convocation, an annual ceremony to welcome new students and officially open the academic year. Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. on the lawn of Wakehurst Student Center, Ochre Point Avenue. The public is welcome. MORE INFO

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2 – Tour Rough Point | Tuesday, September 8th – Friday, September 11th

The 2015 exhibit, Fired & Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point, examines the diverse ceramic collection of Doris Duke, as well as features newly commissioned work by seven contemporary clay artists inspired by Rough Point and Doris Duke. MORE INFO

3 – Forever Love Tour | Wednesday, September 9th

If you missed award winning modern roots reggae group High Hopes Band at the Waterfront Reggae Festival in Providence, here’s another opportunity to hear them locally locally. With special guest reggae jam rock band TreeHouse! MORE INFO

4 – newportFILM Outdoor Screening | Thursday, September 10

After an amazing, busy and very well attended outdoor film season, this is newportFILM‘s last outdoor screenings of 2015! Make plans to Great Friends Meeting House Lawn for a free screening of The Mask You Live In. MORE INFO

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5 –  Newport Gallery Night | Thursday, September 10

Newport Gallery Night on September 10th encourages those who might not regularly go to an art gallery, museum or cultural institution to participate in the monthly free shows in the numerous member galleries, museums and cultural institutions. MORE INFO

6 – Newport Fall Secret Garden Tour | Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13

Enjoy self-guided walking tours of private gardens located in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Each tour features about a dozen beautiful gardens. The tours run daily from 10am-5pm and tickets are good for any or all days of the tour, allowing for inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or just a late start. MORE INFO

Come back on Thursday for a look at the best things to do this weekend! 

REMINDER – Free Preservation Society Of Newport County Tours

The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering all Newport residents and their families to enjoy all regularly scheduled tours of the Newport Mansions for free in 2015. Any resident member of your family is welcome to enjoy any regular tour, any day of the week, just by showing proof of City of Newport residency at the ticket station at any one of the Newport Mansions. Free admission for Newport residents is available at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, and Green Animals Topiary Garden.

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