Calendar of Events




Friday, September 1, 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight., "Happy Days ARe Here Again", celebrating the end of Prohibition, Gala of the Audrain Automobile Museum.  Guest speaker Jay Leno and author Ken Gross.  At Ochre Court, 16 Ochre Point Road, Newport.Dozens of unique and historic automobiles will grace Ochre Court's front and back lawns, allowing guests to enjoy an elegant cocktail space with a backdrop of magnificent cars overlooking the ocean. Music by the  Marianne Bennett Orchestra, and many other prohibition-era surprises.The inside of Ochre Court will take guests back in time to the night Prohibition was abolished, creating an authentic celebration that even Ochre Court's original owners, the Goelet family, would have enjoyed. Attire: Prohibition Era Inspired Elegance or Summer Glamour  Tickets from $500 to $25,000 for  a table.  Tickets can be purchased on our website or though Crystle Welch at 401-856-4190  

Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. René Silvin, author of Noblesse Oblige: Tslk, The Duchess of Windsor as I Knew Her, discusses the infamous lives of King Edward Vlll and Wallis Simpson. Silvin provides an overview of the Duke and Duchess' life: their formative years, the story of the "scandalous" royal romance, the December 1936 abdication, the couple's duties during World War II and their roles in international society during the post-war years. He will reveal little known facts about the Duke's death and funeral in 1972 as well as the Duchess' years leading up to the onset of her dementia. The presentation will conclude with a discreet description of her 1986 funeral at Frogmore, the British Royal Family's cemetery.
A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30 p.m
$5 Members;$10 Non-members. Seating is limited, call 401.847.0295, ext. 112 forreservations

Saturday, September 9, 6:00 p.m., Sail Newport Gala 

celebrate the opening of the new Marine Education and Recreation Center and the launch of expanded educational programming.At Fort Adams.  Dinner, dancing. and a "Wall of Wine" raffle from Bellevue Wine & Spirits  Tickets and tables from $150 to $10,000 are available at


Saturday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.  Legends Ball, celebrating the greatest champions of Tennis.  With hall of Famers and the ITHF Class of 2017.  At Cipriani Wall Street, New York City.  Cocktails and silent Auction.  With Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band.  Dick Enber, Master of Ceremonies.  Honoring Mary Carillo and Babolat.  Tickets from $900.

For information, contact Nicole Kowalsick, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, or call Ms. Kowalsick at 401, 619.4684


Sunday, September 10, 12:00 noon, ‘Lilly’s Even KEEL’ , First Annual Ocean House Beach Polo Classic.Harvard versus Yale at Historic First-ever Beach Match of Ivy League Teams. Harvard and Yale, whose first game against each other dates back more than 100 yearsThe teams  will take to the beach for this first-ever, historic match on sand. Tickets for the event are by RSVP only and are available to guests of the Ocean House who book an exclusive Beach Polo Classic package, or by contacting Sean Burke, Cavison Polo Group co-founder, at For more information visit:

Sunday, September 10, 7:00am, Orchard Family Run of The Potter League, 4 mile run/walk,Children's shorter course available  At  The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth. 
7:30  check-in begins (join us for Dunkin Donuts bagels)
8:00am fun run for younger children begins
8:30am road race and scenic walk starts. Alpacas will be there to meet and greet! To register, go to

Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.Newport International Boat Show on Bowen's Wharf, Newport.  Display of yachting and events


Thursday, September 14, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m."These Walls Can Talk".  Join Newport Restoration Foundation and Design New England
for a special Design Week RI Event Fine and decorative arts connoisseur, fashion icon, and preservationist, Doris Duke (1912-1993) left an indelible mark on all things design. Design New England magazine channeled her astute taste and style for a cover story at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Tickets are $10, and available at /



Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. City of Arboreta Tour and "Evening of the Arboreta" Reeptions.  Hosted by Newport Treee Society & Friends.  Reception at Hillside, Gibbs Avenue & Catherine Street, an arboretum site.  Afternoon tour from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..  Tickets from $50 to $150, sponsorships available.  Fopr information, go to, or call 401.256.8256.


Tuesday, September 20 to Saturday, September 24, "Open For Dancing", Island Moving Company for a fun-filled week of dance, Performers of all experiences and abilities join with Island Moving
Company dancers to perform with three professional choreographers from around the country! You can be part of the development of a new site-specific dance work made especially for the festival. Three fun and intense days of study and rehearsals lead to two days of performances.Open for Dancing includes:Morning master classes Lunch with the choreographers
Afternoon rehearsals, Performances Saturday & Sunday
Opening Night Party, artists panel and more . For schedule & tickets, go to


Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24, Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, highly acclaimed event with grand tastings, dinners, guest chefs  and special events. At Rosecliff, The Elms & Marble House on Bellevue Avenue.  For tickets, schedules and information, go to


Thursday, September 21, 6:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. "The  Halifax Explosion" presented by Greg Banner, At the  Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol. $10 for Museum Members, $18 for Non-Members.


Thursday, September 21 6:00 p.m.,  Cocktails and Film " A Fine Line", presented by newportFILM and The Preservation Society, in conjunction with the Wine & Fiood Festival .  At Rosecliff,548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  On the Terrace:Wine (provided by Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet) Hors d'oeuvres (provided by Blackstone Caterers) Live Music by The Lois Vaughan Trio.  Film at 7:00 pm. .In the Ballroom:
Film, followed by conversation with director Joanna James (via Skyp
Tickets $40.  Go to

Sunday, September 24 3:00 p.m, A Piano Journey with I-Heung Lee
A special performance in the historic Harrison Roomat The Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Ms. Lee's concert will feature works by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and more.$10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.  Go to





Lines of Thought
Michelangelo to Bridget Riley
Drawings from the British Museum
A groundbreaking presentation of seventy works on paper from the British Museum's collection, alongside highlights from RISD Museum's drawing collection .  For information, go to 
Lines of Thought features a selection from the British Museum's exceptional collection of drawings, renowned fowww.NewportMansions.orgr its depth. The exhibition spans more than 500 years of drawings, creating fresh contexts for historical works and making connections between old masters and modern and contemporary artists. Featuring seventy works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Peter Doig, and Rachel Whiteread, among others, this show provides visitors with an unprecedented opportunity to view many works never before shown in the U.S.


 October 31,  All day, HALLOWE'EN




Saturday, November 7th 10:30 a.m.,  Race for Open Space 5K Run & Walk of  The Aquidneck Land Trust.  start/finish at The Glen,715 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth – Next to Newport Polo).Check-In / Registration: 9:00 – 10:15 AM    Entry: $25 – Ages 19+   |   $15 – 18 & under   |   $60 – Family (limit four per household) Military discount: 50% off for active, reserve, retired and dejpendents. 




 Thursday, November 23,  All day, THANKSGIVING




December 27 through 30, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Christmas in Newport House Tour. Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 46th year,The lights are meant to simulate candlelight, and are the brainchild of Christmas in Newport founder Ruth Myers, who wished to recapture the candlelit holidays of bygoneays. Christmas in Newport raises thousands of dollars for charity each  year.  Go to





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