Saturday, July 5, 2014

Newport Antiques Show July 25th - July 27th 2014 - Newport R.I.

The Newport Antiques Show will celebrate its 7th anniversary in the summer of 2014. The Show runs Friday July 25th through Sunday July 27, 2014 at St. George’s School in Middletown, RI. It opens with the elegant Gala Preview Party on Thursday July 24, 2013.

In addition to antiques from esteemed dealers, the 2014 show will feature a loan exhibit entitled Fifty Objects That Shaped Rhode Island History. The exhibit strives to tell the state's story from its founding through the 20th century via such items as Roger Williams' compass-sundial and the shirt Governor Garrahy wore during the Blizzard of 1978.
The 2014 loan exhibit, Fifty Objects That Changed Rhode Island History, will be co-presented by the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society.

Since 2007, the Newport Antiques Show has culled some of the most elegant and important Americana antiques for its massive annual shows. Show manager Diana H. Bittel, a distinguished antiques dealer in her own right, carefully selects the dealers to be featured, eventually inviting a lucky 40 to showcase their wares. With paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and other one-of-a-kind pieces, antiques aficionados are sure to find an item that complements their home decor, appeals to their sense of history, or gives them a convenient shortcut to Narnia. The show also gives back by benefiting the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Go Newport (R.I.) Entertainment!

Fancy a bit of mystery? “Murder at the museum” will be going on at the Newport Art Museum, on 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, at 7pm. A local theatre company is presenting “Ballgowns, Bling and Betrayal”, an all interactive, all ages murder mystery. Its $30 dollars for adults ($20 for museum members), $25 for seniors and active military ($15 for museum members), and $15 for youth 17 and younger ($10 for museum members). Call 324-9436 or for more details.

Love fireworks? Be at East Ferry in Jamestown to enjoy music at 7pm and a fireworks display at 9pm on Saturday, July 5th.

“Rock the Fort”, Fort Adams located at 90 Fort dams Drive, Newport is hosting live entertainment, food and drinks from 6-9pm on Thursday, July 10th.

Take advantage of our seaside location by heading down to the Newport Regatta- Sail Newport, Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive, Newport. Call 848-5777 or visit

Friday, June 27, 2014

Polo or Jazz? August 1st - Newport R.I.

If you love Polo, socialising or getting dressed up for a good cause then you might want to check your diary because on August 1st you can join guests of honour, The Kenyan Polo Team of the social highlight of the summer. The Newport Polo Clubs annual black tie gala, dubbed the Safari Ball, is planned for Friday August 1st at Rosecliff, one of the cites famed Gilded Age mansions, on the eve of the city’s USA vs. Kenya polo match, a highlight in the Newport International Polo Series XXIII.

How about getting your dancing shoes on and heading out in the fun seaside community for some great music? The Newport Jazz Festivals 60th Anniversary is coming up August 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This is the perfect opportunity to have some fun with friends and family! Different artists play different days, so to find out who you would prefer to see go to or go to the Newport Vistiors Centre to get more info! A $55 discount on tickets is available through the end of May only at the Visitors centre in Newport.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cliff Walk Newport R.I.

Journal Staff Writer

NEWPORT, R.I. — Cliff Walk, touted as the state’s most popular tourist destination, is nearing the end of a repeatedly delayed $5.2-million project to repair damage from superstorm Sandy in 2012. It’s expected to be completed in July.
On Tuesday, city and state officials gathered where the walk begins on Memorial Boulevard for the ceremonial unveiling of a plaque to pay tribute to those who supported the Department of Transportation project.
Sandy damaged the southernmost portion of the 3.5-mile walk, which runs alongside the cliffs of Easton Bay and the iconic mansions of Bellevue Avenue. It’s a National Recreational Trail in a National Historic District.
The project involved removing destroyed sections of sidewalks, filling voids and pouring new concrete sidewalks. The $3.2-million original contract with John Rocchio Corp., based in Smithfield, increased by an additional $2 million to cover the repair of a wall near Rough Point, the estate of the late Doris Duke, and install a stone wall on the edge of the Miramar mansion property, according to DOT spokeswoman Rose Amoros.
The work is being financed with federal Sandy relief, with a 20-percent state match.
The section of the walk from Bailey’s Beach to Ledge Road reopened in the fall. A stretch north from Marine Avenue to Ruggles Avenue opened Saturday. The final portion, near Miramar, is scheduled to reopen in July, Amoros said.
State officials had hoped for all of the work to be completed by Memorial Day for the peak tourist season. But they encountered unexpected construction delays. Prior to that, the project was pushed back to revise original engineering plans after surfers complained about temporary, and potentially permanent, changes to the renowned point break at Ruggles.
Another problem surfaced during Tuesday’s ceremony: the plaque — which honored members of the state’s congressional delegation, Newport representatives in the General Assembly and the City Council — misspelled Governor Chafee’s name. A second “f” was added.
The plaque, produced for the city’s Cliff Walk Commission by Rocchio and dedicated to “the vision and support of those committed to the preservation of this historic resource,” will be removed Wednesday, said Amoros. A new one will be made and installed, probably in July, she said.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Newport History Tours 2014 Schedule - Newport R.I.

Newport History Tours 2014 schedule for June- October are knowledge filled adventures into the past to enjoy. For more information on the tours call 401-841-8770 or visit

10am: Discover Colonial Newport
10:30am: Rogues & Scoundrels
11am- 3pm: Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House & Wanton- Lyman- Hazard House Site Tours

10am: Golden to Gilded
10:30am: Road to Independence
11am-3pm: Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House & Wanton- Lyman- Hazard House Site Tours

10am: Discover Colonial Newport
10:30am: Souls & Stones
11am-3pm: Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House & Wanton- Lyman- Hazard House Site Tours

10am: Golden to Gilded
10:30am: Road to Independence
11am- 3pm: Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House & Wanton- Lyman- Hazard House Site Tours

10am: Discover Colonial Newport
10:30am: Souls & Stones
11am-3pm: Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House & Wanton- Lyman- Hazard House Site Tours

10am: Golden to Gilded
1030am: Rogues & Scoundrels
First Sat of the month at 11am: Rum & Revolution
11am- 3pm: Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House & Wanton- Lyman- Hazard House Site Tours

June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20 & Oct 18 at 11am: Tour of the Month

10:30am: Discover Colonial Newport
11am-3pm: Colony House, Great friends Meeting House & Wanton- Lyman- Hazard House Site Tours

Open Daily at 10am: Museum of Newport History
Thurs- Mon, 11am- 3pm: Whitehorne House Museum/ Guilded Tours offered at 10:30am &3pm

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Solstice Celebration Newport R.I.

Summer Solstice Celebration on Rose Island

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Let your spirit be filled with peace and harmony as you watch the sun setting on this longest day of the year.
To purchase tickets visit  $25 members $30 non-members includes transportation via the Jamestown/Newport Ferry, celestial treats and one ticket for a tipple!


June 21, 2014
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rose Island
Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Fire & Ice; Combat Art from the Korean War" June 25th - Newport R.I.

The Naval War College Museum recently opened a new Korean War Exhibit, “Fire and Ice: Combat Art from the Korean War,” featuring 27 pieces by combat artists Herbert Hahn and Hugh Cabot.

Often called the “forgotten war,” the Korean War started on June 25, 1950 and ran until July 27, 1953. In all, five million soldiers and civilians died, including over 36,000 Americans. Pictured is “Poison Charley” by Hugh Cabot. While Korean winters took their toll on frontline troops, summers brought their own misery in the form of monsoon rains that could continue for weeks at a time. Outside of the cities there were few paved roads, and the dirt roads that did exist quickly turned to mud once the monsoons began.

The exhibit will be on display through December 2014. For more information, call 401-841-7276.