The Discovery Deck, an interactive, educational exhibit showcasing the maritime industry of Newport and Narragansett Bay, is just a few short weeks from opening at the Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place during the Seaman’s Church Institute‘s Annual Meeting on November 12th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

“All are invited to join us for an evening of reflection and celebration, as we look towards the future and prepare for our 100th year of serving the community,” Seamen’s wrote in a press release announcing the event. The evening will kick off with an open Board meeting at 6 pm followed by guest speaker, Perry Raso, Founder and CEO of Matunuck Oyster Bar and Farm.

Seating is limited for this portion of the evening, so those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by visiting: The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Discovery Deck takes place at 7 pm with refreshments and reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information on The Discovery Deck, visit

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