Calendar of Events




Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 p.m., The John G. Winslow Lecture:  The Morgan Library & Museum by Colin Bailey, Director, The Morgan Library & Museum.  Reception to follow. Members $10, General public $15. Go to


Thursday, August 3, 8:15 PM (sunset)Film,  May It Last:  A Portrait of the Avett Brothers., followed by conversation with director Michael Bonfiglio,moderated by David Fear, senior editor of Rolling Stone. At St. Michael's Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport. 6:15 p.m.Venue & food vendors open, 7:00 pm.. Live music by Lainey Dionne Suggested Donation - $5  A presentation of newportFILM.

Friday, August 4, 7:00 p.m., "Gala la Bamba", 17th annual International Polo Charity Ball hosted by Newport International Polo, supporting the 2017 beneficiary, the Opera House Performing Arts Center on Washington Square in Newport.evening will begin with a pre-gala Cocktail Meet & Greet with the Mexican Polo Team, Gurney's Newport Resort. The main event held the famed Rosecliff mansion,  hors d'oeuvres, specialty themed cocktails, and highly anticipated Silent Auction, dinner and dancing.  Sold out.


Sunday, August 6, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. "Kids Swah-Ray  at St. Michael's Country Day School Lawn, 180 Rhode Island Ave, Newport . Special performance by Tim Johnson, Storyteller & Puppeteer, of "The Rainbow Fish," a children's favorite. Arts and crafts activities and outdoor fun rounds out the afternoon. Bring a picnic, chairs and a blank Pllease RSVP at rsvp@operahouseri.  Bring a picnic if you wish. We will have light beverages for your enjoyment. If you would like to pre-order some food for your family to enjoy, PICNIC gourmet + café has made a special menu for this special family event. When you RSVP we will send you menu options and how to order your food in advance. org or by calling the Opera House Theater Office at 401-619-4599


Thursday, August 10, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Art After Dark, The Newport Art Museum's sparkling monthly late night affair , with unique programming for the whole family. In celebration of Larry Fink's iconic jazz photographs on exhibit in the Cushing gallery, NAM is hosting an evening of Live Jazz performance on the Cushing Gallery steps with John Monllos (guitar), Joanne Rodino (vocals), Stefan Griffin (Drums) and Steve Johnson (Bass). Bring your family and friends, chairs, blankets, picnics and good cheer for a wonderful outdoor musical experience. The concert will run from 5-7pm sharp.  Free, and open to the public.  For more information, go to


Thursday, August 10, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Naval War College Lecture ,The Next Decade: Amplifying the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda by Ms. Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Laureate & Liberian Activist.  Spruance Auditorium • U.S. Naval War College • Newport.  If you are interested in attending the lecture you must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (the U.S. Naval War College reserves the right to close registration early if the event becomes oversubscribed). For information, go to

Friday August 11 to Sunday, August 13, 12:00 p.m., The second Annual New England J/Fest Regatta will be hosted by Sail Newport.North Sails is the Partner Sponsor.   For information, go to 


Friday August 11 , 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., The Newport Yacht Rendezvous hosted by Newport Shipyard, this will be an extraordinary evening featuring a Super Yacht Hop, dinner, and dancing. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of NewportCounty.  For more information abd tickets, go to To benefit: .For more information, contact the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County at: 401-847-6927 ext 117 or send an email to: events@bgcnewport.orgavenue, Newport


Saturday & Sunday, August 12 and 13, 24th Annual Wet Paint at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue.  Live and silent auctions, art created on those days by local artists.  Preview party on Saturday at 6:00 p.m., Live auction on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  For tickets and information, go to


Saturday, August 12, 7:00 p.m.  to Midnight," Portraits & Patrons" Preservation Society Summer Dinner Dance.  At Charteau-sur-Mer, 474 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Ticket from $500 to $1,500. for a patron table.For tickets and information, go to


Saturday, August 12, 1:30 p.m., lecture “Ocean State Women and the Homefront in World War II” by Brian Wallin.  At The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  This lecture is open to the public and there is no additional charge beyond the standard cost of Museum admission. Seating is limited; please RSVP for lectures by calling (401) 851–8949 ext. 18 or emailing

Wednesday, August 16, 6:00 p.m., Tales of France:  A History of the Great Chateaux :Chenonceaux: Chateau of the Ladies, Lecture series by architectural historian John Tschirch.  At the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Tickets are $25 per lecture, of $75 for the series.  Wine and cheess served at 5:30, lecture at 6:00 p.m..  Register online or by calling 401.847.ext. 112


Thursday, August 17, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm., "Music on the Porch” series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park with the Elderly Brothers. The free concert will feature the area renowned group performing for two hours on the House’s porch from,along with refreshments from Newport Storm Breweries as well as special cuisine from Blackstone Caterers’ A Fork in the Road food truck. The concert series is for all ages and children can play on the Eisenhower House lawn as parents enjoy the music.  Free, no reservations required, bring chairs and blankets

Sunday, August 20, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 3rd Annual "Baby Steps" party.At the Chinese Tea House on the grounds of Marble House, 596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Enjoy Newport sunset at the Chinese Tea House on the magnificent grounds of Marble House in Newport, RI. You'll enjoy cocktails, a seafood buffet and Chinese canapés while supporting this worthy cause. Support will help us reach out to parents of newborns and toddlers to provide them with the skills and tools they need to be their children's first teachers. Tickets are $125 to $2, 500.  For ticket and information, go to


  10:00am to  J Class World Championship Regatta.  At

Newport Shipyard 1 Washington Street Newport and on Narragansett Bay.

expected entrants are: JK7 Velsheda, J5 Ranger, JK6 Hanuman, JH1 Lionheart, J8 Topaz and JS1 Svea. For more information, visit: 



Thursday August 24  7:45 p.m. newportFILM presents DEALT, a film about the remarkable blind card musician Richard Turner.  At the Newport International Polo Grounds 5;45 p.m.. - Venue & food vendors open, 6:30d p.m., - Live music by the Little Compton Band. Film followed by Q&A with film subject Richard Turner & director Luke Korem, moderated by Brent Lang of Variety.  Free, $5 suggested donation.  To register, go to





Sunday, August 27, 5:00 p;m. to 7:00 p.m., Annual Garden Party at the The Redwood Library & Athenaeum. Held on on our front lawn with music by the Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio. This event is a favorite with our members and features delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and music in a beautiful setting.  See old friends and make new ones at this lovely and enjoyable event! Funds raised support the garden and grounds of the Library. Tickets from $75 Tonpurchase tickets call Alyssa Gaudreau at 401-847-0295, ext. 115.



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


Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24,Newport Mansion 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, ristol. $10 for Museum Members, $18 for Non-Members.




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






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