The New Year is here, let the resolutions commence! The festive parties have dwindled and the streets and houses are starting to return back to their wintery coverings. While you are planning your years activities, take a second to enjoy all of the fabulous events that are happening this week! 
 

DAILY:

JANUARY 2

NEWPORT SEAL TOUR WITH SAVE THE BAY

Where: Bowen's Ferry Landing
When: Check tour times & purchase tickets here! Recurring through the month of January.
Price: $22 non-members; $17 members, seniors & children ages 3-12
Details: Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. 

 

JANUARY 5

8 BELLS LECTURE SERIES

When: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Seamen's Church Institute
Admission: FREE
Details: Between 1817 and 1898, New York City evolved from a vital Atlantic port of trade to the center of American commerce and culture. With this rapid commercial growth and cultural development, New York came to epitomize a nineteenth-century metropolis. Although this important urban transformation is well documented, the critical role of select Union soldiers turned New York engineers has, until now, remained largely unexplored. In Designing Gotham, Jon Scott Logel examines the fascinating careers of George S. Greene, Egbert L. Viele, John Newton, Henry Warner Slocum, and Fitz John Porter, all of whom studied engineering at West Point, served in the United States Army during the Civil War, and later advanced their civilian careers and status through the creation of Victorian New York. Dr. Logel is an Associate Professor in War Gaming Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

 

BEERTASTING
 

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When: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Recurring weekly on Thursdays
WhereChristie's
Admission: $15 per person
Details: Every Thursday Christie's will feature a flight of local craft brews that will be accompanied with a light food pairing

 

JANUARY 7

DRIFTWOODS - BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE

When: 9:00 PM 
WhereNewport Grand Casino
Details: THE DRIFTWOODS “Still Riding the Wave of A Lifetime” RI’s Rock ’n’ Roll scene has roots. The first big wave took place early 1964 when that 1st group of young musicians strapped on guitars, plugged in keyboards with mopped head drummers banging out a driving backbeat. Commonly called ‘garage bands’, many at that time in this area actually had their beginnings in basements. These guys were there then and they broke out big. What set them apart from the rest was their 4 & 5 part vocal harmonies layered above those rock rhythms. From 1964-67 they ruled this area music scene, winning eleven of fifteen ‘Battle of the Bands’. Highly sort after for high school and college dances, radio station events and local tv appearances, they also performed for the Newport ‘jet set’, opened for national acts and were considered in 1965 for an appearance on the late night Johnny Carson Show. They set the musical bar high and are still regarded today by musicians as well as the casual listener as vocally unequaled and always a fan favorite. The Driftwoods, RI’s longest running active rock act, are still going strong adding new fans with each new performance.

 

MAGNOLIA CAJUN BAND

When: 7:00 PM 
Where: Sandywood Center for the Arts
Admission: $12 in advance/$15 at the door
Details: Since 1989, Magnolia has been New England's hometown Cajun band. Learning their music form Louisiana's finest has earned them a solid reputation at home and recognition in the Cajun heartland. Their dance lessons and music have helped build a strong sense of community at festivals and fais-do-dos all over the Northeast. Their monthly Saturday night dance has been New England's hottest ticket for more than twenty years!

 

NEWPORT SEAL TOUR WITH SAVE THE BAY

Where: Bowen's Ferry Landing
When: Check tour times & purchase tickets here! Recurring through the month of January.
Price: $22 non-members; $17 members, seniors & children ages 3-12
Details: Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE NEW PRESIDENT - DARRELL M. WEST

Art Museum

When: 2:00 PM 
WhereNewport Art Museum
Admission: $10 member adult, $15 non-member adult and $6 for students
Details: Mr. West will present the priorities of the next administration, what the campaign taught us about that individual, and likelihood of success on various domestic and foreign policy fronts.

 

JANUARY 8

NEWPORT SEAL TOUR WITH SAVE THE BAY

Where: Bowen's Ferry Landing
When: Check tour times & purchase tickets here! Recurring through the month of January.
Price: $22 non-members; $17 members, seniors & children ages 3-12
Details: Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. 

 

NATURE'S KALEIDOSCOPE, LEAF ROTATION: PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN WOOD

When: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
WhereThe Audubon Environmental Education Center
Admission
Details: Discover nature's magnificent hidden patterns and soothing layers through camera rotation photography. Trees provide heart and home to us all – and their leaves are more than just an essential part of life on earth, they are also extremely beautiful. This style of foliage photography unlocks a hidden world of beauty and breathtaking geometry. 

Meet the photographer at the opening reception on January 8 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

 

THE HOTEL VIKING PRESENTS AFTERNOON TEA WITH HARPIST ARILYN MITCHELL

When: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WhereHotel Viking
Details: Join the Hotel Viking for Afternoon tea between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM and listen to the AMAZING sounds of Harpist Arilyn Mitchell!

 

ON GOING:

CHRISTMAS 2016 AT LINDEN PLACE MANSION

When: Recurring Daily until January 7, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WhereLinden Place
Details: The Linden Place Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful hostess gifts and a broad range of Rhode Island history books as well as an extensive collection of gifts for children and babies. Join us for an unforgettable evening music concert with perennial favorites tenor, Michael DiMucci, and famed singer Robbie O’Connell. Dimucci, a hugely popular tenor in the style of Josh Groban, performs fireside on Friday evening, December 9th at 7:30 and on Sunday December 11th at 2:00 p.m. O’Connell on vocals and guitar and Rose Clancy on fiddle perform Celtic classics as well as little known carols and Irish American songs which celebrate Christian and pagan traditions and the winter solstice. O’Connell and Clancy perform fireside in Linden Place’s historic ballroom, on Friday December 16th at 6:30 For more information on these perennial sellout concerts, hours of operation for museum tours and the museum shop consult www.lindenplace.org or call 401-253-0390. 

 

SECOND ANNUAL MINI ART SHOW AT BLINK GALLERY
 

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WhereBlink Gallery
When: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Recurring Daily until January 8
Admission: FREE
Details: Please join us from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, at Blink Gallery for another fun and creative evening of art!
Staying true to the first Mini Show, this year’s show curates work from an all-inclusive pool of artists, with no requirements to enter. Each artist has a connection to Newport, however they all have varying styles and approaches to their work. This allows our show to exhibit a close-to-home feel while simultaneously offering a wide variety of artistic flavor. In the spirit of a ‘mini’ show, the pieces are scaled on the smaller side, and have been priced under $150.