Calendar of Events





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.


Wednesday, October 4, 8:-00 a,m to 10:00 a.m , 40th Anniversary of  the Women's Resource Center.  Featuring Pete Brock, former offensive lineman and president of the New England Patriots Alumni Association.  At the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave, Newport.  RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 25, please. tickets are $45.  Go to , or contact Greg Thompso,, 401.846.5263


Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., Brad Read, Executive Director  of Sail Newport speaks at The Seamen's Church Institute Bowen's Wharf Newport.  Event is free, please register by calling (401) 847-4260 or by emailing Leslie Streuli at


Saturday & Sunday, October 14 and 15, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Bowen's Wharf 27th Anual Seafood Festival.  Free, and open to the public. Hours extended to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday

How t Talk About Race in 2017


Wednesday, October 25th, 3:00 p.m. Lecture, "How To Talk About Race in 2017.Ray Rickman holds a conversation about race, and will discuss how to talk about race with peers and people outside your own cultural group.  In the Salon Series at The Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30 pm, followed by the salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members, $15 for guests.  Go to to register.

Sunday, October 29, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 34th annual Taste of Newport, benefiting Child & Family Services.  At the Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown. For 150 years, Child & Family has dedicated its work to preserving and celebrating the strength of family in Newport County and all across Rhode Island.Tickets are $125, tables for 8 may be book.For tickets and information, go to

Thursday,  October  31,  All day, HALLOWE'EN




Saturday, November 3, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Celestial Gala at Pennfield School. Vendors, food and wine.  Go to


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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