April school vacation week is here and Newport and its surrounding coastal areas are the perfect places for family-friendly fun all week long. Head over to Norman Bird Sanctuary for self-guided scavenger hunt bingo, hop aboard a Daffodil Days scenic bay cruise, or make your way to Audubon Nature Center in Bristol for a week-long roster of hands-on activities. From museums and tours to special events, it's about to be the best spring break ever. 

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The indoor mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been temporarily reinstated, local businesses may ask you to wear a mask or show your vaccination card when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

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Jan 25-Mar 31

Festive Igloo Pop-up

Cozy up in one of our igloos located on The Lounge & Firepit Deck. Enjoy our special igloo…

Jan 25-Mar 31

Gurney's Ice Skating Rink

Join us this fall and winter to skate by the sea. The Gurney's Newport skating rink is coming back…

Jan 25-Jan 31

Onne van der Wal

For the past 30 years, Onne has traveled between tropical destinations and icy reaches of the globe…

Jan 25-May 29

The Newport Biennial 2022

January 8, 2022 - May 29, 2022 The juried exhibition is one of the Newport Art Museum’s longest…

Jan 26-Mar 23

A Smart Phone Photo Exhibit

A Smart Phone Photo Exhibit. A juried community exhibit at Roger Free Library. On View Jan 26…

Jan 26-May 25

Adult Ballroom Dance Class

Adult Ballroom Dance Class held on Wednesday evenings from 7:45PM - 8:45PM. Couples are preferred…

Jan 26-Mar 5

Artistic Interpretations

Perspectives from Our Young Artists January 15 - March 5, 2022 Curated by Erica Connolly…

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

MINI GOLF AT THE LIBRARY

When: Tuesday, April 20 - Wednesday, April 21; 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Newport Public Library
Ages: All

Families with children of all ages are invited to try out a library-themed mini-golf course held in the lower-level program room. Registration is required, call the Children's Desk at 401-847-8720 ext. 204. 

 

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VIRTUAL ART STORYTIME

When: Wednesday, April 21; 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Virtual Event
Ages: 2 - 4

Join Newport Public Library virtually for a special art storytime. 

 

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SCHOOL VACATION WEEK AT COGGESHALL FARM MUSEUM

When: Thursday, April 22 - Sunday, April 25; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Coggeshall Farm Museum

Celebrate the spring and nature during April School Vacation Week. Help prepare Coggeshall’s Kitchen Garden for the upcoming seasons by turning beds and planting onions, peas, and parsnips and take home your own “plant a seed” kit. Be sure to also check out textile demonstrations and meet the pigs and chickens.

 

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HOP INTO SPRING ACTIVITY BAGS

When: Monday, April 19 - Friday, April 23, while supplies last
Where: Tiverton Public Library
Ages: 3 - 10

Each kit contains a variety of fun paper activities, a treat, and a craft. No registration needed. Activity bags will be available in the children’s room April 19th - 23rd while supplies last.

 

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Audubon nature center school vacation events

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Jan 25-Mar 31

Festive Igloo Pop-up

Cozy up in one of our igloos located on The Lounge & Firepit Deck. Enjoy our special igloo…

Jan 25-Mar 31

Gurney's Ice Skating Rink

Join us this fall and winter to skate by the sea. The Gurney's Newport skating rink is coming back…

Jan 25-Jan 31

Onne van der Wal

For the past 30 years, Onne has traveled between tropical destinations and icy reaches of the globe…

Jan 25-May 29

The Newport Biennial 2022

January 8, 2022 - May 29, 2022 The juried exhibition is one of the Newport Art Museum’s longest…

Jan 26-Mar 23

A Smart Phone Photo Exhibit

A Smart Phone Photo Exhibit. A juried community exhibit at Roger Free Library. On View Jan 26…

Jan 26-May 25

Adult Ballroom Dance Class

Adult Ballroom Dance Class held on Wednesday evenings from 7:45PM - 8:45PM. Couples are preferred…

Jan 26-Mar 5

Artistic Interpretations

Perspectives from Our Young Artists January 15 - March 5, 2022 Curated by Erica Connolly…

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