Calendar of Events






Tuesday, May 2 to Thursday, June 1, 45th Annual Kips Bay Showhouse  at 125 East 65th Street | NYC (Between Park & Lexington Avenues).Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. Tickets

are $40 including catalogue.  Go to




Thursday, May 4th, 5:30 pm,What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink? Chocolate in the American Colonial Period, lecture sponsored by  the Newport Historical Society byauthor Deborah Prinz forat the NHS Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI. General admission costs $5 per person or $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with active duty and retired military. Reservations suggested as space is limited; please RSVP online at or call 401-841-8770.


Wednesday, May 24,  The Newport String Project Concert returns to Doris Duke's Rough Point, Bellevue Avenue.  Tickets and details to come.


Friday, May 26, 8:00 p.m., Murder Mystery Night to benefit the Seamen's Church Institute. Step back in time to an era of swingin' jazz for an evening of music, molls, and murder. Join a cast of spurious characters from all walks of life who have gathered for the "Grand Opening Gala of SCI" in 1930.  Dress is 1930's formal. Wine and hors d'oeuvres.  Advanced registration is required. Call 401.847.4260 to purchase your tickets today! $100/per person with all proceeds supporting the mission of SCI Newport!

Call 401.847.4261 for tickets,


?Tuesday, May 30, 5:00 p.m., 104th ?Annual Members’ Meeting of the Newport Art Museum. Guest Speaker: Vin Di Bona will speakon"The Power of one Newport Mom!" in honor of his mother, Jean, who was in his words: "the force behind my life, giving me courage, nurturing me and instilling the passion to march forward."At thevJohn N.A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Light refreshments immediately following.Members: Free, Non-members: $5.Seating is limited. Reservations required. RSVP by May 26 to Joanne Rodino at or 401-848-8200 x7277.





Saturday, June 10, 2017 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.  Enjoy Julian’s Omnibus food truck serving local heritage breed burgers and munchies!  For information, call .(401) 848-7229, email for parking available at


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.  At Rosecliff, modeled after the Grand Trianon of Versailles, you'll travel on a very French adventure, from grand gardens to urban Paris chic.For information, go to 



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

Thursday, July 6, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.A Salute to Health, Newport Hospital's Annual Summer Soiree.  At Eisenhower house, Newport.  For information and tickets contact Lori DeCrescenzo, 401 845 1617 or e mail


Friday, July 7, "Nuit Blanche", The Island  Company's Annual Gala.  For nformation, 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


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

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  


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


Saturday, July 23, "Fiesta Verde" of The Aquidneck Land Trust. our largest and most important event of the year,  We hope you can join us for this terrific evening of fun and friendship. 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 


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 pmNewport 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.




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. 






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