The first official day of summer has us dreaming of all the warm, relaxing, fantastic moments we'll be savoring this season. To kick it off, we're celebrating with a day filled with excitement to make the most of the longest day of the year. 

 

 

ROSE ISLAND SUMMER SOLSTICE

When: 5:23 - 8:23 PM
WhereRose Island Lighthouse
Admission: $25 members, $30 non-members
Details: Let your spirit be filled with peace and harmony as you watch the sun setting on the longest day of the year. Pack a picnic and enjoy refreshments from our cash bar. Music provided by Jamestown's Fred Bartlett. 

 

 
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DRINKS WITH DESIGNERS

When: 5:30 PM
WhereNewport Art Museum
Admission: Free
Details: The Newport Art Museum and DESIGNxRI invite you to join us in a collaborative design event, “Drinks with Designers.” Come mingle in the historic Griswold House, have a drink, and be inspired by art and design in Rhode Island! We’ll spotlight two industry professionals, from two different design disciplines, who will present their work and share their inspiration.

 

YOGA ON THE DOCK

When: 5:15 PM
Where: Newport Shipyard
Admission: $5 per person
Details: Wake up your body and clear your mind while overlooking Newport Harbor at Newport Shipyard's dock. You'll flow through breath-centered poses that target core strength, balance, and flexibility, all while making a connection to mind, body, breath and nature. Classes are led by instructors from Newport Community Yoga every Wednesday at 5:15 PM. Don't forget your mat and water. 

 

 

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LECTURE: FLASHBACKS TO MODERNISM, OR WHERE DOES CONTEMPORARY ART COME FROM AND WHERE IS IT GOING?

When: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
WhereRedwood Library
Admission: $20 per lecture or $50 for series
Details: Explore the general shape and time of contemporary art, charting its continuities and breaks with modernism. We rewind to several key moments in the history of modern art to home in on two core impulses – expressionism and abstraction – both of which have long defined non-Western art. Then we jump from Paris to New York to observe how these practices unite in the form of Abstract Expressionism, and in the figure of Jackson Pollock. Finally, we fast forward to the present for a brief look at the current stakes of expressionism and abstraction as they continue to structure current painting.

 

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SPIRITS & STOGIES

When: 6:00 PM
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking
Admission: $65 per person
Details: Curated dinner experiences showcase a weekly spirit and cigar selection paired with a three-course menu created by Chef Barry Correia. Special guest hosts share expertise and encourage interaction. Dinners begin at 6:00 PM. A full menu for each week is available!

 

NEWPORT AQUIDNECK GROWERS MARKET

When: 2:00 - 6:00 PM, recurring every Wednesday 
Where: Memorial Boulevard
Admission: Free
Details: Newport County farmers and artisans gather every Wednesday to bring the freshest of nature's bounty, including: fresh meat products, farm-raised eggs, coffee beans, herbs, sweet and savory bakery products, an assortment of fresh seafood options, and fresh-cut flowers and plants. 

 

 
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FERMENTATION CLASS

When: 6:30 PM
WhereForty 1 North 
Admission: $35 per person
Details: Head to the Oval Bar at Forty 1 North on Wednesday evening to taste a variety of wine from the region of Rhone. One of the world’s most diverse wine regions, the Rhone is known for producing excellent offerings ranging from rich reds made with 100% Syrah to whites crafted from Marsanne, Roussane, and Viognier. Explore the vast variety available in one of our favorite regions. Each wine will be accompanied by a light food pairing. RSVP.

 

YOGA ON THE BEACH

When: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereFirst Beach
Admission: $15 per person
Details: Awaken your mind, body and spirit by the sea, sun and sky with Innerlight Yoga. Classes an hour and all levels, and cost $15 for drop-in or $50 for a 5 Class Beach Yoga Pass. Bring a towel in place of your yoga mat. 

 

NEWPORT GULLS BASEBALL HOME GAME

When: 6:30 PM
Where: Cardine's Field 
Admission: $5 adults; $2 children 13-18; $1 children 12 and under
Details: The Newport Gulls are a wooden-bat, summer collegiate baseball team.

 

 

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RED'S FOOD TRUCK

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereResidence Inn by Marriott
Admission: Prices vary depending on menu options
Details: Red's sources all of their ingredients from local farms and purveyors to craft an eclectic selection of gourmet street fare. Their sandwiches, salads and sides reflect the best flavors of European and Pan-Mediterranean cuisine.

 

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FLIGHT NIGHT

When: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, recurring every Wednesday 
WhereBrix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
Admission: $10 per person
Details: Book your wine – OR – beer flight each Wednesday and enjoy your own personal tasting of 4 wines or 4 draft beers for $10. Sip and savor your stay-cation when you pair with our Chef’s Selection Bite Board, changing weekly.