Extravagant jewels and fabulous interiors are on display in New York for the upcoming season, as we visit the Watch & Jewelry Show and the gorgeous opening night of "Holiday House", the interior design extravaganza. A Paris street was th subject of a talk and a book signing at the Newport Art Museum for Alliance Francaise and drew Newport's francophiles. Over the bridge, the Jamestown Arts Center hosted "Heifetz on Tour", divine classical chamber music performance. All coming up on Newport Seen.
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Bird Ball Soars Back to Norman Bird Sanctuary
After a two year hiatus, the much-missed Bird Ball landed back at the Norman Bird Sanctuary for its 10th year--this time, with a 1950's sock hop: "Wings and Wheels" theme. Long a favorite for those who enjoy dressing up in fun costumes and enjoying a laid-back, creative fundraiser the Ball attracts a wide mix of ages to support its cause: a nature sanctuary for birds and other forest creatures. ... more »
Rock the Docks Became Rock Fort Adams for The Seamen' s Institute
Changing the venue this season from the Newport Shipyards to historical Fort Adams, lobster lovers and mariner supporters reunited for the 9th Annual Seamen's Church Institute "Rock the Docks" fundraiser. In a big white tent on the grounds outside the fort, as the setting sun dyed sky pink and orange, this year's Rock the Docks once again broke the mold of more traditional Newport nonprofit fundraiser gala-type events.
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Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Celebrates 10 years of Gustatory Delight
Two food icons and stars of acclaimed PBS-TV highlighted the 10th Annual Wine & Food Festival of the Preservation Society of Newport, which expanded this year to a three-day extravaganza of tasting, lectures, dinners, and a new "Champagne and Conversation" event with Jacques Pepin and Martha Stewart in the glorious ballroom of Newport's Marble House. Bon Appetit! ... more »
Brazilian Polo Team Fêted at Newport Polo's Sassy Ball Carnaval
Inspired by the costumes of Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnaval, an extravagantly wild celebration each February, the costumes at Newport's Ball Carnaval attained new heights, as the guests dressed in wild colors and enormous headdresses. Host and hostess Dan and Agnes Keating welcomed guests, and the entire event benefited Roger Williams Park Zoo.
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