Calendar of Events






Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 31, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.  At 110 East 76th Street, New York City.  Celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegan exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. Mondays through Saturdays, 11:00 a.m; to 5:00 p.m.,

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.  $40 admission.  Gala Preview Party at the New York Armory Monday. April 30.  For information,

go to


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.


Tuesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 20, Volvo Ocean Race at Fort Adams.  The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympics and America’s Cup. For schedue and information, go to www,


Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Onne Van der Wall, Talk.  In the Speaker Series at Seamen's Church Institute, Bowen's Wharf, Newport.  The noted marine photographer talks about his work.  Free and open to the public.


Sat., May 12, 8:00 p.m. -to Midnight, Stars & Stripes Celebration

Hosted by Volvo Ocean Race Newport and Sail Newport.  At Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village. Party with the stars! Experience and evening of festive costumes, ice cold cocktails, dancing to the   "Sugarbabies" and a one-in-a-lifetime experience with stars and local sailing legends.

A fundraiser to benefit Sail Newport's 2018 public access sailing programs.  TICKETS (21+ only): Non-member ticket ~ $95, Sail Newport member ticket ~ $75, Boatload of ten tickets ~ $700 (pre-sale only), Sponsor Boatload of ten tickets ~ $1,700 ONLINE TICKETS SALES NOW CLOSED
Contact to be placed on the waiting list.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,The Mystery of the Newport Tower.  Jorgen D. Kiemonsen, Chairman of Norse Research commintte,   present various creation theories.  In the life of the Mind Salon Seris.  Members free, non-member $15.00 At the Redwood Library 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Wine & cheese  reception at 5:30

Saturday May 12, 7:30 p.m., Island Moving Company in Creative Continuum:An Evening of Dance with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and RI Musicians.At the Vets Auditorium, Providence. Premium SeaCall or email the Island Moving Company Officeting with Post-performance Reception - $125 Reception Only: $50. Call (401) 847-4470 for tickets and information.

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20, 3rd Annual Newport Oyster Festival  12 different Rhode Island oyster varieties at the at historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI. This rain-or-shine event brings together  local growers with craft cocktails & brews, six bands, a shucking contest and evening fundraiser in a family & dog-friendly event that coincides with the only US stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. New this year is that the winner of the shucking contest will be sent to represent Rhode Island at the US Nationals in St. Mary’s Maryland.  At Bowen's Wharf, Newport.

Friday, May 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., John J. Slocum Exhibition Reception for "Modernity vs. Tradition:  Art at the Parisian Salon 1750-1900.  At the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevevue Avenue, Newport.  Free and open to the public.


Sunday May 20, 3:00 p.m.,Music Lecture. Dr, Edward Markward , Director of the Rhode Island Civie Chorale discuss music of Claudio Monteverdi, especially the Vespers of 1610 and the operas.  At The Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Free and open to the public.

Monday, May 21, 6:00 p.m.,   The  2018 Pell Awards. A  creative black-tie event will be held on at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Tickets for the event are currently  available.The evening will begin a 6:00 p.m. twith a VIP cocktail reception. The awards ceremony and seated gourmet dinner reception will begin at 7:00 pm. For inforation on tickets and honorees, go to


Wednesday, May 30,  6:30-10:00 The FricK Collection Spring Garden Party

In  appreciation of the generous support of our Fellows and Young Fellows, The Frick Collection opens its historic Fifth Avenue Garden for the annual Spring Garden Party,a festive evening of art, spirits, and live jazz under the magnolia trees in the beautiful Fifth Avenue Garden. After the sun sets over Central Park, the party continues with dessert and dancing in the Music Room.For tickets and information, please contact Helen Freeman at 212-547-0709 or


Wednesday, May 30,  5:30 pm, 105th Annual Meeting of the
The Newport Art Museum. 
At the Ilgenfritz Gallery, Griswold House
76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Join the Museum in welcoming guest speaker Mira Nakashima-Yarnall, Creative Director of Nakashima Studio and daughter of woodworker and furniture designer, George Nakashima
5:30 pm: Refreshments, 6:00 pm: Annual Meeting & Lecture. Members: Free, non-members: $10.




Sunday, June 3, 2:00 p.m., Newport String Project Performance.  Presenting a sublimely lyrical program of string quartets by Beethoven and Borodin, alongside some irresistably lovely arrangements of Danish folk tunes. At the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Tickets $10.  For information, go to


Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m., Film, LOVE MEANS ZERO.  Presented by newportFILM in partnership with International Tennis Hall of Fame.  At the Casino Theatre 9 Freebody Street, Newport . Doors Open at
6:30 PM - Film followed by Q&A with director + producer Jason Kohn
$15 Film + Q&A. To purchase tickets + watch trailer: http://bit.l


June 20, 12:00 noon. 4th Annual Townsend Luncheon of Child & Family Services. Benefiting the Foster Care program. Go to  events page for ticket information 


Friday, June 22 to Sunday June 24, The Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Gala opening night party, events and events. Guest lecturer Martha Stewart! 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


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


Saturday, July 14 , 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Annual Redwood Gala Fête de la Bastille, honoring Angela and Garry Fischer.  Tickets from $350 to $20,000  for a table. For further information, please call 401-847-0292 ext. 115.


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


Sunday, July 15, "Yappy Hour" of The Potter League.  A benefit for the Homeless animals of The Leauge.  At Rock Cliff, 670 Bellevue Avnue, Newport. For tickets & information, go to


Saturday, July 21, 6:00 – 10:30 pm, Fiesta Verde of the Aquidneck Land Trust. At Arnow Farm, a gorgeous conserved private property in Middletown. Catering by Russell Morin Fine Catering, music and dancing. Proceeds go to conserve open space on Aquidneck Island. To order tickets, go to Voted the most fun party by readers of Newport Life Magazine.





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.


Thursday,  August 16 through Sunday, August 29, A Weekend of Coaching

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses visit Newport every three years for a Weekend of Coaching, hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County.  The public can enjoy free viewing of the colorful and historic coaches every day, as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport Mansions, celebrating and preserving a century-old sporting tradition. Sponsored by the Preservation Society. For information, go to



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