Calendar of Events






Wednesday, July 4 - Sunday, July 22, Newport Music Festival - 50th Anniversary Season The Newport Music Festival 50th Anniversary Season showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists, and beloved resident artists.  Highlights
include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, and piano virtuoso Charlie Albright. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of  Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others.For tickets and information go to

Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m., "Nuit Blanche: Dance is in the Air,"  Island Moving Company's Annual Dance event. With a Moroccan flavor, a Luminous evening of performance, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres i the gardens of Bellevue Hous. , 304 Bellevue a Avenue, Newport. Dance performances by the Moonlighters, live auction.Tickets from $250 to $10,000.  For tickets and information, go to


Saturday, July 7, 3;00 p.m., Waterfront Manhattan: From Henry Hudson to the High Line, Kurt C. Schlichting tells the story of the Manhattan waterfront as a struggle between public and private control of New York’s priceless asset. Nature provided New York with a sheltered harbor but presented the city with a challenge: to find the necessary capital to build and expand the maritime infrastructure. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the City of New York regained control of the waterfront, but a whirlwind of forces beyond the control of either public or private interests?technological change in the form of the shipping container and the jet airplane?devastated the city’s maritime world. The city slowly and painfully recovered. Visionaries reimagined the waterfront, and today the island is almost completely surrounded by parkland, the world of piers and longshoremen gone, replaced by luxury housing and tourist attractions. Free and all are welcome. At The Redwood Library, 50 Belllevue Avenu, Newport. Seating is limited. Call 401-847-0292 for reservations or register online below



Kurt C. Schlichting is the E. Gerald Corrigan ’63 Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at Fairfield University, where he is a professor of sociology. He is the author of Grand Central’s Engineer: William J. Wilgus and the Planning of Modern Manhattan and Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 6:00 pm.  The 21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala  
featuring KC and the Sunshine Band.At IYRS Campus, Thames Street, Newport.The Summer Gala is the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for IYRS. As one of the main events of Newport in the summer, the Gala attracts a high demographic audience and has been called Newport's largest gathering of exceptional people; a great crowd for a very important educational cause. The Gala raises about 40% of IYRS' annual operating costs the night of the event! For ticket information, go to


Tuesday July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Concert, The Choir School of Newport County presents the Chapel Choir of St. Marylebone School, London, England, along with its own Professional Choristers. At the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow Streets, Newport, The one-hour concert is followed by a reception. Admission $15 general/$10 for seniors and students, at the door (no advance tickets). Each choir sings separately, and several pieces together, including music by Handel, Vivaldi, Fauré Paul Halley and John Rutter.
Wednesday, July 11  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., "Party Like It's 1968 Garden Party", the 50th Anniversary party of the Newport Restoration Foundation.  Come celebrate NRF’s 50th year in 1960s style. Featuring ocean breezes, genteel lawn games, and summer cocktails. Vintage inspired attire is enrouaged, and sartorial prizes will be awarded to the guests who best channel Doris Duke’s ’60s style (Search for fashion inspiration!). Bossa Nova tunes provided by the International String Trio. At Rough Point, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
Tickets:$25 – in advance, $30 – at the door. Purchase advance tickets here:
Thursday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Salute to Health, Newport Hospital Annual Gala.  At the The Eisenhower House, Fort Adams, Newport.Put on your sparkle and join us as we honor Norey Dotterer Cullen at our seaside celebration to benefit Newport Hospital.
specialty cocktails and fabulous food stationsSummer Celebration will support Newport Hospital’s most crucial funding needs directly b
enefiting our patients and their families a s well as advancing the hospital’s mission of delivering health with care.Cocktail music by Michael Walsh Group
Co-Chairs: Holly Bannister, MD, Anne Hamilton, Kimberly Palmer, Sharon Wood Prince.  Tickets are $250.  To purchase, go to
For more information, please contact Kelley Coen at 401-845-1619 or
 Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., Far From The Tree, film presented by newportFILM Outdoors.  At The Elms Lawn,  367 Bellevue Avenue
6:30PM - Venue & food vendors open
, 7:15PM - Live music by Julio Amaro
8:30PM - Film + Q&A with film subject and producer Andrew Solomon moderated by CBS News Anchor Tanya Rivero Warren.  $5.00 suggested donation.  To register, go to


Saturday, July 14, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Annual Redwood Gala Fête de la Bastille, honoring Angela and Garry Fischer.  Tickets from $350 to $20,000  for a table. For further information, please call 401-847-0292 ext. 115.


July 14, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Black Ships Festival Gala
At the Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside St, Bristol, RI 02809, USA

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Black Ships Festival. Enjoy a formal gala honoring the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa and the accomplishments of the United States Navy. Join us as we welcome Japanese Dignitaries, RI Officials and the US Navy. Enjoy a unique evening that fuses both Japanese and American culture. The Gala includes dancing, an Open Bar. Enjoy a exclusive taiko drumming presentation by Brown University Taiko Drummers. For tickets and information, go to


Sunday, July 15,  50th Anniversary Season Gala of The Newport Music Festival,  featuring a performance by Grammy-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, known internationally as the greatest violinist living today. Pre-concert cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a post-concert gourmet dinner catered by Russell Morin, all in a spectacular setting overlooking the ocean, Ochre Court. Your participation will generously support the 50th Anniversary Season as well as the expansion of our audience outreach and programs for families and youth. For tickets go to


Sunday, July 15, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., "Yappy Hour" of The Potter League.  A benefit for the Homeless animals of The League.  At Rock Cliff, 670 Bellevue Avnue, Newport. For tickets & information, go to


Sunday, July 15 to Sunday, July 22, The International Hall of Fame Open Tenis tournament.  The class of 2018 will welcome on July 21 two new champions to its Hall of Famers, Germany's Michael Stich, a Wimbledon champion abd for world no. 2, and tennis legend Helena Sukova, a 14-time major champion in Double and mixed double. At the ITHF, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.   For information and tickets, go to


Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 p.m., The Humorist in Un-Humorous Times, a talk with P.J. O'Rourke.  In the Salon Series at the Redwood Library. New York Times bestseller P.J. O'Rourke discusses being a humorist in these generally unhumorist times. He will also reflect on his thoughts about libraries and their importance. Wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:00pm. $10 for Members; $20 for Non-members. Register Online or call 401-847-0292


Thursday, July 19, 5:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m., "Design the Night"-- RISD Museum Galleries.

Grab a pencil and draw with Julia Rothman, watch Janice Lee Kelly’s aerial installation grow up the Museum’s Benefit Street façade, and experience pop-up shops, performances, and conversations with artists featured in the exhibition From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving.Free, all are welcome!


Providence-based and internationally-acclaimed indie band Arc Iris fills the Chace Plaza with their “soul-satisfying” blend of organic acoustic instruments and layered electronic sounds.

Drinks by The East End and snacks by Easy Entertaining.  For information

and tickets, go to


Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.The Newport Art Museum's Artists Ball, "Art of Fashion" .  6:30 p.m., Cocktails, 7:30 p.m. ,Live Auction, Dinner & Dancing. Attire: Pop Art Color Dance Music by  DJ Mad Marj.  With Guest Artist: Donald Robertson. Tickets from $350 to $35,000.  To purchase tickets by phone, call Joanne Rodino at (401) 619-7277. For information, go to


Saturday, July 21, 6:00 – 10:30 pm, Fiesta Verde of the Aquidneck Land Trust. At Arnow Farm, a gorgeous conserved private property in Middletown. Catering by Russell Morin Fine Catering, music and dancing. Proceeds go to conserve open space on Aquidneck Island. To order tickets, go to Voted the most fun party by readers of Newport Life Magazine.


Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 4th Annual Baby Steps Benefit.  Hosted by East Bay Community Action Program.At The Rotunda, Easton's Beach, Newport. Tickets from $75 to $2,500. For tickets, go to


Thursday, July 26, 12:00 noon, Scholarship Lunch of the BBBSOS of Rhode Island


Saturday, July 28, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Newport Show formerly The Newport Antiques Show, also  on Sunday, July 29,.  At St. George’s School Ice Rink, 275 Purgatory Road, Middletown, RI. Gala preview party on Friday, July 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Purchase tickets to The Newport Show at


July 28, 1:30 p.m., Lecture,  John Howard Sanden Discusses Masterpiece paintings in the NMAI 2018 Summer Lecture Series at the Newport Museum of Illustration Mr. Sanden will discuss ten masterpiece paintings from the Golden Age of American Illustration that shaped and influenced the national culture of the time, as well as the background of the distinguished artists who created them. Sanden’s goal is to provide listeners with a new appreciation for the powerful influence the illustrators’ artworks had on the public, and the amazing artistic and technical skill involved in their design and creation. At NMAI, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Lecture is free with NMAI admission.




 Friday,Aug. 3, to Sunday, August 5 , Newport Jazz Festival  at Fort Adams State Park. Opening night cocktail party Friday at the Newport Casino (International Tennis Hall of Fame) followed by a concert at the Casino with Pat Metheny and Lean On Me (José James Celebrates Bill Withers).

Click here for the complete lineup. Artists include Charles Lloyd, George Clinton, Andra Day, Jon Batiste, and many more. For tickets & information, go to


August 4, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m., 9th Annual newportFILM Benefit cocktail party.  At the International Tennis Hall of Fame Horseshoe Piazza, Bellevue AVenue, Newport. Cocktails & Savories.  For tickets and information, go to


Friday, August 10, 5:30 to 10:30. 5th Annual Yacht Rendezvous, "Club NYR" for The Boys & Girls Club.  Super Yacht Hope, Dinner and Dancing.  Honoring Anne Hamilton.  At  Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street, Newport.  Dinner, Dancing, Yachts!  Chic White Attire. For early registration,  go to www.bgnewport/org/newport-yacht-rendezvous .  Tickets from $500, or contact Erin Wood at 401.847.6927 for information.


Thursday,  August 16 through Sunday, August 19, A Weekend of Coaching

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses visit Newport every three years for a Weekend of Coaching, hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County.  The public can enjoy free viewing of the colorful and historic coaches every day, as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport Mansions, celebrating and preserving a century-old sporting tradition. Sponsored by the Preservation Society. For information, go to

Thursday, August 23, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Camelot vs. The Counterculture. Jackie Kennedy in the White House and Grace Slick at Woodstock represent the tug-of-war in the 1960s between fashion’s old guard, whose fashionable woman wore couture from the Paris runways, and the youthquake that championed an eclectic exoticism. This illustrated talk explores the tangled web of fashion, culture, and society in the 1960s.
This event is sponsored by the Costume Society of America, Northeast Chapter. At Rough Point, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  General admission $15
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Saturday, August 25, 6:00 9:30 p.m., "Dancing Under the Stars, an Evening Celebration" benefiting the Anthony Quinn Foundation. At the.  Anthony Quinn Estate, 420 Poppasquash Road, Briston, RI. Live music and entertainment by
internationally renowned recording artist and performer PAVLO.  Tickets are $250 to $5000 forpatrons.  For information, or to purchase, go to info@anthonyquinnfouyndation,org














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