Calendar of Events





Friday, March 3, 4:00 p.m. through Sunday, March 5, Mother Goose and A Collection of Attitudes.  At Rosecliff.  The Island Moving Company.  For information and tickets, go to


Thursday, March 9, 4:30-6:30pm, Opening event spotlighting the creative work of Newport County students in its galleries.At the The Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.,and will be held on, during Art After Dark. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 401-848-8200 for details.


Saturday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.. "Celestial Gala", A celebration benefiting The America Cancer Society.  At the Country Club at Mirasol,  11600 Mirasol Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens 33418. Tickets are $350.  For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Jamie Bellamy Bartholomew, Manager of Distinguished Events-American Cancer Society, at 561.650.0143, or  


Sunday, March 12, 4:00 p.m.,Music for a Sunday Afternoon” by The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of  new director Lori McDowell, DTC (FMF), USN (Ret),  will present on 2017 at 4 PM at St. Barnabas Church on 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Tickets are $8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors and Children under 12 years of age and under and $20.00 for This concert will benefit the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Newport Navy Choristers.  For more information, please contact Pat McGue, Chairperson, at 849-1135,  Lori McDowell, Choristers Director, at 862-3334, or by going to The Newport Navy Choristers can also be found on  Facebook. 


Sunday, March 12t, 4:00 p.m., ESME String Quartet Concert At St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 455 Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown. Quartet comprising Lly Holgage and Kenneth Trotter, violins, Sarah Hill, viola and Tickets available at the door, $20 Chelsea Bernstein, cello, playing works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. For information go to



Architectural Digest Design Show

Piers 92 & 94  55th Street & 12th Avenue  New York City 10019

March 16 - 19th, 10 - 6pm

Tickets from $30.  VIP events.  For tickets & information, to to


Friday, March 24th,  7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fireside Trivia Night presented by the Norman Bird Sanctuary , a special evening by the fire answering light-hearted trivia questions and battling it out for prizes.Co-hosted by spirited NBS naturalists Matt Schenck and Mark Pagliarini, pitting teams of one or more against one another to answer fun common-knowledge questions about nature,An assortment of  prizes will be rewarded to the first and second place teams including the grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Newport Restaurant Group establishments such as Castle Hill Inn, 22 Bowen's, and more.  a raffle featuring other wonderful prizes such as NBS hiking gear, fine wine from Le  birding, wildlife, and Norman Bird Sanctuary. 

Proceeds  support Norman Bird Sanctuary’s mission to preserve and protect wildlife habitats for the benefit of the environment and for the enjoyment of the community and to provide environmental education programs to a diverse audience of learners of all ages. Register online at:  


Saturday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lovebash for Animals, sponsored by The  Potter League. All proceeds benefit hopeful and homeless animals in our care and the communities we serve. It’s sure to be a howling good time! At the Atlantic Resort, Newport. For tickets and information, call Kara, 401.846.0592 ext. 114 or by email at


lecture by


Dr. Parag Khanna

Global Strategist


Connectivity as Strategy: A Vision for America's Next World Role


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Spruance Auditorium • U.S. Naval War College • Newport, RI

Free, but registration required. For tickets and information, go to



Wednesday, April 5, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m., Lecture, Morgan Grefe Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society.  In the Preservation Society's Cultural Connections Series.  At Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. At Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.  Free, but reservations required.  Go to


Monday, April 17, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Spring Fling. At the Chanler, 117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport.Tickets are $32.64 each, go to www.


Sunday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 26, The Newport Symposium: "Gilded Age Art, Design & Technology", featuring expert speakers and events.For information on program and to register ,go to



Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00p.m., Annual Star Kids Event, "Imagine That." Dancing in the Court, sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, and full cash bar.  Guest tickets are $150 if purchased by April 1st and $175 after April 1st. Funds raised at the  gala will support that program’s work of giving at-risk children in Newport County/Fall River the chance to realize their potential through education. For tickets and information go to, or call 401.848.4187




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.




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


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







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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