Bowen's Wharf

Hope you all had a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving with your friends, family and loved ones.

Christmas and the Holiday Season have arrived and it’s going to be a busy 5 weeks leading up to Christmas, remember to do all that you can to shop, dine and support all things local this holiday season!

Looking for live music or entertainment? Here’s what’s up – Live Music and Entertainment Listings (Nov. 27 – 29)

Friday, November 27th

  1. Black Friday with Brick Alley & Bourbon County Stout, November 27 between 5-7pm. Brick Alley Pub will be tapping their latest Goose Island Bourbon County Stout at Plumby’s. This event is annually anticipated across the nation, but has become a Newport favorite over these past couple of years. As Newport’s official Goose Island partner, Brick Alley Pub and Plumby’s will be one of only two restaurants in the entire state that will have Bourbon County available on Black Friday.
  2. Holidays By The Sea Opens, November 27th and runs through December 31st. Holidays By The Sea encourages folks to dine, shop, explore and stay local during the holiday season.  Visit www.NewportChamber.com/Holidays by the Sea.
  3. Polar Express, The Polar Express Train Ride on the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad runs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 20th through to Christmas. Trains depart each night at 4:30 and 6:30pm. On Saturday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, trains depart at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:00pm. Each trip is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long. All of our cars are heated and protected from the winter elements. www.newportpolarexpress.com
  4. Newport Nutcracker, Join IMC this holiday season for a one-of-a-kind performance of The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Set within the romantic rooms of Rosecliff mansion, you dont want to miss this ballet. https://islandmovingco.secure.force.com/ticket/
  5. Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade, The Newport Illuminated Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season with boats decorated with festive holiday decor and lights. The boats motor through the harbor and compete for best decorated in various categories. The parade begins at 6:15pm and can be viewed from various spots around the harbor. After the parade, the awards are presented at the Newport Yacht Club where light refreshments will be served.
  6. Bowen’s Wharf Block Party, The waterfront at Bowen’s Wharf offers exceptional views of the City of Newport’s Illuminated Boat Parade starting at 6:15pm. The Bowen’s Wharf unique boutiques and restaurants will be offering free hot cider, in-store specials and good karma sales alongside live music while the flotilla motors past. All are invited to meander through the waterfront and local businesses from 5-8pm, rain or snow, just dress the part! More Info
  7. The Wasted Talent Show! Stand Up Comedy!, 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Hope Underground. 3 years running, this is Newport’s hottest monthly stand up comedy show at Hope Underground featuring comedians from Comedy Central, Conan, MTV, VH1, and the best local new talent in New England! The last Friday of every month! For table reservations email us with name and number in party. This show sells out fast! Award winning food and cocktails! Only $15 at the door. 7:30pm-9:30pm.
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Saturday, November 28th

  1. Polar Express, The Polar Express Train Ride on the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad runs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 20th through to Christmas. Trains depart each night at 4:30 and 6:30pm. On Saturday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, trains depart at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:00pm. Each trip is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long. All of our cars are heated and protected from the winter elements. www.newportpolarexpress.com
  2. Newport Nutcracker, Join IMC this holiday season for a one-of-a-kind performance of The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Set within the romantic rooms of Rosecliff mansion, you dont want to miss this ballet. https://islandmovingco.secure.force.com/ticket/
  3. Holiday Lantern Tours Begin, November 28 – December 26thHear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk and learn how colonial Newporters recognized the holidays. Offered on Fridays and Saturdays from November 28th-December 26th; not offered Christmas Day. $15 per person, reservations suggested as space is limited. Presented by the Newport Historical Society. More Info
  4. Newport Seal Watch Cruises, November 28th at 1pm & 2pm. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. One hour tour: $22 non-members, $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12 Two-hour tour: $42 non-members, $32 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $5 children under 3 years
  5. Lower Thames Street Christmas Tree Lighting, November 28th at 6pm at Courtyard on Thames. Duris Studios, located at 476 Thames Street, will host the 1st annual holiday tree lighting at the Courtyard on Thames. It will be a great day to explore the shops on lower Thames, see the fun and lovely new things in the shop and gallery, and to have some cider and cookies with them while we light the tree at 6pm!  Throughout the day there will be opportunities to meet some of the artisans behind their handcrafted items, pick out that special jewel for under the tree, and to share in the spirit of encouraging a season of shopping small, shopping local, and shopping custom.
  6. Coleman Center Faculty & Student Holiday Arts + Crafts Sale, November 28th & 29th at Newport Art Museum. Skip the big box stores Thanksgiving weekend! Instead, buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education. All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum’s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. More information: http://bit.ly/11CyWMF

Sunday, November 29th

  1. Polar Express, The Polar Express Train Ride on the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad runs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 20th through to Christmas. Trains depart each night at 4:30 and 6:30pm. On Saturday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, trains depart at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:00pm. Each trip is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long. All of our cars are heated and protected from the winter elements. www.newportpolarexpress.com
  2. Newport Nutcracker, Join IMC this holiday season for a one-of-a-kind performance of The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Set within the romantic rooms of Rosecliff mansion, you dont want to miss this ballet. https://islandmovingco.secure.force.com/ticket/
  3. Handel’s Messiah, The Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, conducted by Edward Markward, will present Handels Messiah, featuring soprano Katrina Galka, countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf, tenor Jesse Darden, and bass-baritone Erik Van Heyningen. 3pm. Free parking. General Admission: $30, Advance: $27. Seniors $24. Students $10 with ID. http://www.ricco.org/
  4. Newport Seal Watch Cruises, November 29th at 2pm & 3pm. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. One hour tour: $22 non-members, $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12 Two-hour tour: $42 non-members, $32 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $5 children under 3 years

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