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Outdoor Movie Series To Explore This Summer

Outdoor film screenings are a key component of summer on The Classic Coast. From spacious historic parks to oceanside lawns next to Gilded Age mansions, these outdoor film series take place in some of the area's most beautiful outdoor…

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Outdoor Concert Series Happening This Summer

Live outdoor music and summer go hand-in-hand, especially on The Classic Coast where waterfront parks and historic venues set the stage for open-air performances. As live events started their great comeback last year, many of the area's…

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Celebrate the Gilded Age in Newport

During the Gilded Age, America’s wealthiest families flocked to Newport, turning the area into their summertime playground. The popular HBO series, The Gilded Age, has peaked the public’s curiosity about this era of high society. From the…

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The Sailing Museum Opens in Newport

The Sailing Museum opened its doors May 10, 2022 to the anticipation of sailors and non-sailors alike. The museum’s 8,500 square feet of exhibits will chronicle the history of sailing as a sport, along with galleries that honor the…

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A Royal Experience with Lady Carnarvon in Newport

"If the Crawley family of Downton Abbey were American, they'd summer at Newport,” wrote Associated Press contributor Michelle R. Smith. Now is your chance to welcome Summer in Newport with Lady Carnarvon of Downton Abbey's unforgettable…

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Iconic Movies Filmed in Newport

Film has always had the power to momentarily transfer us to scenes around the world. As we stay home to flatten the curve together, don't forget to look for scenes of Newport on your screen. Take a look at the following movies filmed in and…

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The History of Irish in Newport

In the years since Newport was founded in 1639, people have arrived here on the doorstep of the Atlantic from every corner of the world. First, it was the English dissenters seeking religious freedom. Then came the Quakers and the Jews in…

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