Calendar of Events








Saturday, July 1, 6:00 p.m., Newport Art Museum's Artists' Ball.
Gala co-chairs Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Molly de Ramel and John Royall invite you to join us for a festive evening in support of the Newport Art Museum and in recognition of our honorees Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins. Cocktails. dinner at 7:30 p.m., silent & live auctions, . dancing under the tent at the Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  For information, go to


Saturday, July 1, 8:00 p.m., Newport Contemporary Music Series featuring a new work by noted conductor and composer Andre Previn.  At Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd, Newport.  Tickets from $24 to $112.  Go to  for tickets.  For information on upcming concerts, go to


Sunday, July 2,

From A Private Collection: Photos by E.A. Kahane. 
Self taught, camera at her side, Ms. Kahane is instinctively aware of the light.  Taking full advantage of life’s magical moments, framing her view of the world one image at a time.  

At Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art, 9 Bridge St Newport.  For information,

go to


Wednesday, July 5, 6:00 p.m. What is Contemporary Art? A Speculative History in Three Parts, Lecture by Redwood's Contemporary Curator, Leora Maltz-Leca, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at RISD, Keeping Time, or Refusing It: Contemporary Art & the Politics of Time, an in-depth analysis into the history of the contemporary arts movement. When does contemporary art begin? What is its relationship to modern art? And to the post-modern? And the anti-modern...? How do we chart a history of the art of the present and what are the challenges of our proximity? This lecture series maps the broad landscape of contemporary global art, both drawing out its continuities with what came before and articulating the splits that separate contemporary art from its predecessors. Wine & cheese served at 5:30 p.m. Q & A to follow. Tickets are $20 per lecture, or $50 for three lectures. Register here or call 401.847.0295, ext. 117


Thursday, July 6,  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.."A Salute to Health", Newport Hospital’s 2017 Summer Soiree. Put on your sparkle and join in the celebration to honor Ginny and Jim Purviance at Eisenhower House 1 Lincoln Drive, Newport. A Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception featuring a scrumptious raw bar by Open Oyster and live music by the Michael Walsh Group. Following, Dinner of fabulously fun food stations by Russell Morin Catering & Events and a special Fund-A-Need fundraising blitz. Guests are encouraged to wear festive summer attire. Proceeds from A Salute to Health will benefit the most crucial and pressing funding needs of Aquidneck Island’s only hospital. For tickets and information, go to


Thursday, July 6, 6:00 p.m. Taft Museum:  Lecture by Deborah Emont Scoot on the Museum. At Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Reeption to follow.  Members $10, General public $15. Go to


Friday, July 7, 7:30 pm., "Nuit Blanche:Bal de Danse", The Island  Moving Company's Annual Gala.  At Bellevue House, 360 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Outdoor dancing and cocktails, 9:00 p.m., dancing in the tent. For tickets and information, go to  or call 401.847.4470 


Saturday, July 8, 6:00 p.m., IYRS Summer Gala featuring music by Kool and the Gang.  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  annual operating costs the night of the event! Proceeds directly support the school and its programs, funding everything from tools, equipment to instructor salaries. For tickets and information, go to


Saturday, July 8 to Sunday, July 23, The 49th Annual Newport Music Festival, a feast of chamber music and events held in fabulous venues around Newport and Jamestown.  For schedule of concert and artists, and to purchase tickets, go to


Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m., The David B and  Pamela Ford Lecture, "The Frick Collection".   At Roseliff, Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Reception to follow. Members $10, General public $15. Go to


Wednesday, July 12, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Lecture, Chetwode, A visit with the Astors,  first lecture in the three-part series "Newport Summers"  by Paul Miller and Charlie Burns. During the Interwar estate on the west corner of Bellevue and Ruggles Avenue, was completed in 1903 for the William Storrs Wells family and acquired in 1934 by John Jacob Astor III and his bride Ellen Tuck French. The young Astor family then reinvigorated what was once one of Newport’s grandest homes. A wine and cheese reception will be held before each lecture at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $25 per lecture or $60 for the series.Call 401.847.0295, ext. 115. or go to                              

Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16 , 34th Annual Black Ships Festival.  The Black Ships Festival offers a variety of events that emphasize both Japanese art and culture. Events include a formal Gala, Mixology Class at Christie's, Japanese Arts & Crafts such as Origami and Ikebana; Martial Arts, and a Japanese Tea Ceremony.  Gala is Saturday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. at Rosecliff, Newport. For tickets and information, go to


Friday, July 14  7:00p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Au Courant, Designer Fashion Show, Child & Family Services'  signature benefit event following its 150th Anniversary, in conjunction with Styleweek, Providence. return to On the runway on at historic Fort Adams in Newport.  Proceeds will support programs that strengthen the fabric of families in Newport County and throughout Rhode Island, including the expansion of foster care services.  Celebrity stylist, Derek Warburton, known for styling stars like Beyoncé, Miranda Kerr, and Heather Graham will be a special guest and will also debut his fine jewelry line. Cocktails, fashion, music and dancing.  Tickets from $125 to $500 VIP.  For tickets, go to


Saturday, July 15, 6:00 p.m., Annual  Redwood Gala.

Chris Norton and his seven-piece band will be on hand once again this year for the Annual Redwood Gala. At the Redwood, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport Tickets from $350 to $20,000 for a table for 12.  AVaailable on .

For more information contact Alyssa Gaudreau at 401.847.0292.


Sunday, July 16 to Sunday, July 23, ATP World Tennis Tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Inductees into the Tennis Hall of Fame include Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick.  Tickets available at  


Sunday, July 16, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., "Yappy" Hour of The Potter League, at Beacon Rock,  147 Harrison Avenue, Newport.  Cocktails, hots d'oeuvres, dessert bar, live music.  Smart casual attire. Ticket  from $150.00. Go to


Tuesday, July 18,  Aquidneck Land Trust  Golf Tournament.  For information, to to


Wednesday, July 19 5:00 to 7:30 pm, Garden Party, a Summer Fete.  At Rough Point 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. For one night only, Rough Point’s formal gardens are the backdrop to the ultimate summer garden party. Featuring live music, lawn games, garden inspired beverages, and sweet treats from Tricycle Ice Cream. Sartorial prizes will go to the most memorable floral fashions and accessories.  Ticket $25 in advance, $35 at the door. This event will be held rain or shine. Program tickets are non-refundable.Reserve your spot here. For questions contact (401-847-8344) or


July 19th-July 23,  7:30 p.m. each evening.  The Great Friends Dance Festival of Island Moving Company.  At the Meeting House. 30 Marlborough St., Newport.  Tickets are Adults: $27 / Students & Seniors: $23/Flex Pass $125 (only available online) All tickets $30 at the door.


Thursday,  July 20, 6:30 p.m. newportFILM's Take Every Wave: the Life of Laird Hamilton outdoor showing at  Newport Beach House
Food Trucks open at 6:30, Movie starts at 8:30,   Suggested donation $5

For information, go to


Saturday, July 22, 6:00 – 10:30 p.m."Fiesta Verde" of The Aquidneck Land Trust.  At The Paddock at The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth.ALT’s annual fundraiser has become one of the most anticipated summer bashes on Aquidneck Island. A cocktail reception is followed by dinner, music, dancing, a raffle, and a spirited silent auction of artwork, jewelry, gifts and getaway packages. This year’s theme is “Sakonnet Summer.” Music by Roomful of Blues, plentiful hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, dinner and dessert by McGrath Clambakes of Newport,Silent and live auction items. A beautiful Aquidneck Island summer night in support of ALT’s mission to conserve open space on our island. Tickets from $250. For information and tickets,  go to


Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30, The Newport Antiques Show. One of New England's most anticipated  and presitigious events, with a Gala Preview Party Thursday, July 27, 6:00 p.m.  Bringing dealers from all over the world. For full information and tickets, go to




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


Friday, August 4, 7:00 p.m., "Gala la Bamba", 17th annual International Polo Charity Ball hosted by Newport 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.






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 


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



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


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.




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 for 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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