Calendar of Events

 

 
 

 

June

  

Saturday, June 3, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Annual Fundraiser for

Ballard Park.  Wines selected from Les Ballard's cellar, fine hors d'oeuvres,  and silent auction at Edgehill, 31 Beacon Hill Road.  For tickets and information, e mail info@BallardPark.org, or go to www.BallardPark.org

 

Sunday, June 4,  3:00 p.m., Piano Four Hands, Piano Performance with  Clemens Teufel for an encore performance with accompanying pianist Angela Kim. The rare technique of two pianists performing on one piano will be presented in our historic Harrison Room. The program will feature pieces from classical composers, such as Mozart and Shubert. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations.

 

Wednesday, June 7, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Price of Illusion with Joan Juliet Buck former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue discusses her new memoir, The Price of Illusion. Her Book tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose
Free for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations.

 

Thursday, June 8, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,  Opening Reception for "Forget Me Not" , exhibition of mixed media by Caleb Cole. Part of the Museum's late night programming, Art After Dark. Art After Dark and the Opening Receptions are free for Museum members, $10 suggested donation for non-members, cash bar. Visit www.newportartmuseum.org or call 401-848-8200 for event details.
 

Friday, June 9, from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., Third Annual Redwood Library History Seminar. Discussing Colonial Classics: The Redwood Library & American Architecture in the 18th Century. The symposium is devoted to the art, architecture and material culture of Colonial America Top experts on colonial architecture will present a wide range of lectures exploring the Redwood Library as Temple of the American Enlightenment, to the anxiety of influence in Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Giambattista Piranesi's heroic vision of ancient Rome as an inspiration for American architecture and furnishings, and the legacy of Enlightenment architecture today. $60 per person.  For tickets and information, go to www.redwoodlibrary.org

 

Saturday, June 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. SVF Foundation Annual Visitors Day.   At Swiss Village, 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport. Learn more about the Smithsonian & SVF Biodiversity Preservation Project. Look atacilities and meet our laboratory, veterinary and animal husbandry staff. Attend live cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations.

 Julian’s Omnibus food truck serving local heritage breed burgers and munchies!  For information, call .(401) 848-7229, email for info@svffoundation.org.No parking available at www.svffoundation.org

 

Saturday, June 10, 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m.. St. Columba's Annual Garden Party featuring Devonshire Cream Tea seatings, children's events, The Ladies of the Rolling Pin performance, live and silent auctions.  At St. Columba's.. 55 Vaucluse Avenue, Portsmouth.  For information, go to www.stcolumbaschapel.org
 

Saturday, June 17, 4;30 p.m.,  Pierre Cardin: A Gala Celebration, a fashion show which will feature nearly 90 looks from Mr. Cardin's prolific career.  Following the runway show, guests will enjoy a champagne reception on the loggia of The Breakers, including a birthday cake to celebrate Mr. Cardin's imminent 95th birthday. Guests will also receive a commemorative program, and tickets to view the new Pierre Cardin exhibition at Rosecliff. Spoonsored by The Preservation Society of Newport.

Tickets are $500 for VIP seating, $250 for general admission.  For tickets and information, go to www.newportmansion.org/events/pierre-cardin

 

Monday, June 19, 6:00 p.m -8:30 p.m. "Keeper of the Dream", the Martin Luther King Center's Annual Meeting. Report on 2016, look forward to what's ahead and celebrate our wonderful honorees:Keepers of the Dream: Walter & Eileen Jachna, Keeper of the Dream - Business:Newport Harbor Corporation, and Volunteer of the Year:Lisa McWilliams. For more info: Alyson Novick, Director of Development,(401) 846-4828 x102 or  anovick@mlkccenter.org 

 

Wednesday, June 21, 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,.  Flashbacks to Modernism, or Where Does Contemporary art Come From and where is it Going, 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  

 

Wednesday, June 21,  5:30 p.m., "Make Music Rhode Island", Concert featuring the very talented young singers and musicians Joseph and Thomas Burdick At the Guild Hall of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar Street in Newport. Sponsored by the Opera House,Newport.  Free, but RSVP is requested.  E mail  rsvp@operahouseri.org or  call the Opera House Theater Office at 401-619-4599 if you plan to attend.
 

Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25,  The Newport Flower Show Transport your imagination to the place that has inspired generations of artists and gardeners - France.  The Opening Night Party, the unofficial “kickoff to summer in Newport,” will take place on Friday, June 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a cocktail buffet, live music and dancing, a seaside supper, and other entertaining surprises. The show will continue through the weekend with unforgettable garden exhibits, horticultural entries, floral designs, and children’s programs, all staged throughout the elegant reception rooms of Rosecliff, its oceanfront terrace and lawn.

 

Friday, June 23, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Redefining Newport Style: The Interwar Years 1920-1940. Opening Reception at the Redwood Library's gallery, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Curated by Paul Miller, the event is free, and reservations not required.  For information, go to www.Redwoodlibrary.org 

 

Saturday, June 24, Annual Summer Solstice fundraiser, Fort Adams Trust, at Fort Adams,  Ocean Drive, Newport.  For ticket and information, go to www.fortadams.org

 

Sunday, June 25, 5:00 p.m., A Novel Evening at the Beach for the Newport Public Library.  Featuring free rides on the Merry-go-round. At Easton's Beach rotunda.  For tickets and information, go to www.newportlibraryri.org 

 

Wednesday, June 28, 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,.  an in-depth analysis into the history of the contemporary arts movement. Mapping the Spaces of Global Contemporary Art: 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, June 29, 6:00 p.m., "Lost Newport", a talk by Paul Miller, Curator the Preservation Society of Newport County.  At Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.Reeption and book signing to follow.  Members $10, General public $15. Go to www.Newportmansions.org/learn/lectures

 

Thursday, June 29, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., "Music on the Porch"  Series debut of musical performances at Eisenhower House, Fort Adams, featuring the Lois Vaughn Quartet. The concert is free. AAttendees should bring a blanket or beach chair to sit on the lawn and enjoy the music.  Parking is free and refreshments are available to purchase from Newport Storm Breweries as well as tidbits from Blackstone Caterers’A Fork in the Road food truck.  concerts are for all ages and attendees can enjoy the views of Narragansett Bay as they listen to upbeat jazz and Latin music. Other concerts are scheduled for July 12th and August 17th. No coolers please.

For infrmation on all events, go to  http://www.FortAdams.org

 

Friday, June 30. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m, Jamestown Art Center’s Annual Summer Soirée. Savories, raw bar, cocktails & live auction, with an exclusive Viewing of “WORD: Text in Contemporary Art” . Champagne Preview & Curator’s Talk at 6pm.  Live music and dancing with Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People.  Tickets for non members $175.  Go to www.jamestownartcenter.org

 

 

July

Saturday, July 1, 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 . silent & live auctions, . dancing under the tent at the Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  For information, go to www.NewportArtMuseum.org

 

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 www.jessicahagen.com/events

 

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. 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 www.newportmansions.org

 

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 www.Islandmovingco.org  or call 401.847.4470

 

Friday, July 7,  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 https://giving.lifespan.org/NH-SummerSoiree-Tickets

 

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 www.iyrsgala.com

 

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 www.Newportmusic.org

 

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 www.Newportmansions.org/learn/lectures

 

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 https://childandfamilyri.com

 

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

www.RedwoodLibrary.org .

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 www.TennisFame.org  

 

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 www.Potterleague.org

 

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

 

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 www.AILT.org

 

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 www.NewportAntiquesShow.com

 

August

 

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 www.Newportmansions.org/learn/lectures


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 www.sailnewport.org 

 

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 www.NewportMansions.org
 

September 

 

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.
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October

 

 

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 www.risdmuseum.org 
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

 

November

 

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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