Calendar of Events





Sunday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pianist Virginia Eskin will perfume musical pieces from Mendelssohn to Brahms and more contemporary works. At the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, the Harrison Room.$5 for members; $10 for non-members.  

(please pay at door).


Sunday, March 12,  4 p.m.  “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of  new director Lori McDowell, DTC (FMF), USN (Ret),  At St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Tickets are $8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors and Children under 12 years of age and under and $20.00 for Families and can be purchased from any Choristers member or by purchasing them at the door. This concert will benefit the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Newport Navy Choristers.Music performed will be light fare music that will appeal to the entire family. For more information, please contact Pat McGue, Chairperson, at 849-1135,  Lori McDowell, Choristers Director, at 862-3334, or by going to the Choristers website,


Thursday, March 15, 6:00 p.m., Talk, "The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh, by Kathryn Aalto, author.  At The Elms, 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Tickets are $10 members, $$15 general public.  To order, go to  and click events


Friday, March 23  10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., “Myth, Memory, History and Heritage,” a panel of public historians. at Newport’s Colony House, Washington Square, Newport History Space, a jont panel moderated by Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of the Newport Historical Society, a Jason Steinhauer, Director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University, James Ludes, Vice President for Public Research & Executive Director, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Akeia Bernard, Curator of Social History, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society. The panel will discuss, for an audience of practitioners and the public, questions about how members of a large and diverse “we” perceive the past, and how differences in perspective can have consequences when we try to wrestle with current issues together. Reservations are required, and may be made by e mailing .  Donations are welcome. 


Friday, March 23, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,"Lets Pawty:  Love Bash for Animals", hosted by The Potter League. At the Atlantic Resort, MIddletown.,Tickets Are $100.  Go to


Friday, March 23, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Opening reception for  "Urbanscapes", exhibition of works by artist Nick Paciorek.  In the Hunter Gallery at St. George's School. Free and open to the public.  For 1nformation, email or telephone Karen at 401.413.1467


Sunday, March 25, 1:00 p.m: Cézanne Portraits of A Life: Exhibition on Screen The Redwood Library's Executive Director, Benedict Leca, will present an introductory overview before the screening. Understanding Paul Cézanne's significance is vital to appreciating modern and contemporary art. The film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked, and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least-known of all the Impressionists.

The World is An Apple: The Still Lifes of Cézanne, edited by Benedict Leca will be available for sale.At theJane Pickens Theatre. For tickets visit or call 401-846-5474.


Sunday, March 25, 4:00 p.m., Concert by Ariel & Victor, The Multifarious Project, a cross genre duo that bridges the gaps between many musical disciplines,the duo explores and delights with a wide range of musical genres from classical repertoire, renaissance lute pieces, tango, romantic Spanish songs and lullabies, jazz standards, folk music, pop, as well as original compositions. They will be joined by special guest Virginia Sindelar on the flute. Tickets are $10 for Museum Members and $15 for non-members.  go to


Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 p.m., Lecture. Oscar Wilde in Newport, by Curator of Collections Ashley Householder.  Oscar Wilde famously said "One should be a work of art or wear a work of art."  This concept of art for art's sake was the central theme of his 1882 North American lecture tour, including a stop here in Newport at the Casino Theater.  Ashley Householder will recount the details of Wilde's Newport lecture, and how his message is reflected in three of the Preservation Society's most important Aesthetic interiors: Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote and Isaac Bell House. The Preservation Society's new exhibition opens March 14 at Rosecliff entitled Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde's NewportFor tickets & information, go to 





Sunday, April 1, EASTER SUNDAY


Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. Exhibition opening party, "Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore” and the Newport Restoration Foundation at 50". At Rough Point Mansion, Bellevue Avenue, Newport, to register, call 401-846-4152 ext. 112


Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., 22nd Annual Swing Into Spring. At the Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.  Live and silent auctions, fun.  Tickets $100 in advance, $115 at the door.  Go to for information


Thursday April 5, 2018, 5:30pm, "Grappling with Legacy" Lecture the Newport Historical Society and Emmanuel Church will cohost author Sylvia Brown for a discussion on how she has delved into one of the country’s largest family archives to understand what fuels a multi-generational compulsion to giving:self-interest? A feeling of guilt? A sense of genuine altruism? The Brown family mirrors America’s evolving urge to do good — from colonial era charity, to reformist initiatives in the Early Republic, to the philanthropy of the Gilded Age, to social impact investing today.  Sylvia will focus especially on the Brown family's 20th century contributions to Newport.  “Grappling with Legacy” takes place at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street, Newport, RI. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Book signing to follow. Please RSVP online at or call 401-841-8770.


Thursday 5, 22nd Annual Spring Into Spring benefiting the Martin Luther King Center.  At The Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.Live and silent auctions, fun!  Tickets $100 in advance, $115 at the door. For information, go to


Monday, April 16, Spring Fling Daffodilion with a mission of planting one million daffodils throughout Newport, celebates SPRING with its annual dandy "FLING" at the historic Chanler on Cliff Walk. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast to Mother Nature's bounty, live music, and even S'mores at the Chanler's campfire while overlooking hundreds of daffodils set against Easton's Bay. All proceeds go to purchase bulbs for Daffodillion's annual free bulb give-away in October.Tickets $30.





Saturday, May 5, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,Kentucky -Style DerbyParty "Helping Kids Hit Their Stride", a benefit for Star Kids.  For information go to


Saturday, May 5, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Second Annual Kentucky Derby Party benefiting RhodySquash and the Newport County YMCA.  At Eisenhhower House, Fort Adams, Newport.  Tickets are $75.  Go to  to purchase.




Friday, June 22 to Sunday June 24, The Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Gala opening night party.  For information go to




Wednesday, July 4 - Sunday, July 22, Newport Music Festival - 50th Anniversary SeasonThe Newport Music Festival 50th Anniversary Season

showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists, and beloved resident artists.  Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, and piano virtuoso Charlie Albright.Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others.For tickets and information go to

The July 15, 2018, 50th Anniversary Season Gala of The Newport Music Festival,  featuring a performance by Grammy-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, known internationally as the greatest violinist living today. Pre-concert cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a post-concert gourmet dinner catered by Russell Morin, all in a spectacular setting overlooking the ocean, Ochre Court. Your participation will generously support the 50th Anniversary Season as well as the expansion of our audience outreach and programs for families and youth. For tickets go to

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 6:00 pm.  The 21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala   

Featuring KC and the Sunshine Band.At IYRS Campus, Thames Street, Newport.The Summer Gala is 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 IYRS' annual operating costs the night of the event! For ticket information, go to




Friday, August 10, 5th Annual Yacht Rendezvous for The Boys & Girls Club.  At the Newport Yacht Club.  Dinner, Dancing, Yachts!  For early registration,  go to www.bgnewport/org/newport-yacht-rendezvous .  Tickets from $500, or contact Erin Wood at 401.847.6927 for information.



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