We made one resolution for 2019 it has absolutely nothing to do with eating less lobster mac & cheese. As the ball dropped commemorating a new year, we vowed to experience as many things in the new year as we can. We're starting with this lineup of exciting things to do this month. Are you in? 

 

NEWPORT POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
JANUARY 1 , 12:00 PM

Where: First Beach
Admission: Donations 

Every New Year's Day the Newport Polar Bears Club invites anyone crazy enough to join them for a swim in the frosty Atlantic Ocean for charity. All proceeds from the swim go to A Wish Come True, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Rhode Island.

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TWELFTH NIGHT AT MOUNT HOPE FARM IN THE BARN
JANUARY 5, 7:00 PM

Where: Mount Hope Farm
Admission: $25

What Cheer, Shakespeare? has been performing at venues for the last 15 years. The company is known for bringing Shakespeare to life for everyone, using modern costumes, simple scenery, topical references, but keeping The Bard's words intact! This is a great chance to see a classic comedy with the whole family.

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FILM SCREENING: THE HUMAN ELEMENT
JANUARY 10, 6:30 PM

Where: Jane Pickens Theater
Admission: Free; Suggested $5 donation

In this riveting and visually rich drama, blending art and science, follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air supply. 

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FIRESIDE SERIES: BIRDWATCHING THROUGH THE AGES
JANUARY 10, 6:30 PM

WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: $12

In Victorian times, bird enthusiasts studied these amazing animals up close—which unfortunately meant stuffing specimens as “study skins” or taxidermy. NBS Educator Rachel Holbert will offer a rare guided tour of the Sturtevant Collection of Birds of Rhode Island from 1899, as we learn about the role of modern natural history research collections.

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CANDLE MAKING 101
JANUARY 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Styled by Jenna
Admission: $85

Join Jenna for this hands-on workshop creating your very own customized candle. Learn the how-to's of candle making and walk away with two custom candles made by you.

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NEWPORT WELLNESS WEEK
JANUARY 19 - 25

Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: Deal prices vary

January is universally a time to refresh and renew. With health and wellness resolutions looming, we're harnessing more and more ways to improve our bodies, minds and spirits. Newport Wellness Week returns January 19 - 25 with a lengthy lineup of events, experiences and special deals throughout our Classic Coast, all specifically tailored to help you become the best version of yourself. 

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NEWPORT WELLNESS MARKETPLACE
JANUARY 20, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WhereNewport Marriott Hotel
Admission: Free

The Wellness Marketplace is a vendor-style community event in the Atrium at Newport Marriott. Peruse local health experts & vendors featuring an array of products & services to support your natural, healthy lifestyle & New Year's resolutions. Free & open to the public. First 100 attendees will get receive a special gift. This event kicks off Newport Wellness Week, a week-long celebration of mind, body & spirit featuring an array of wellness events and offerings throughout Newport. 

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POP-UP SUNDAY FUNDAY BRIX BRUNCH
JANUARY 20, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WhereBrix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards

Cozy up near the fireplace with a glass in hand. Enjoy Executive Chef Andy Teixeira’s expansive bunch menu, wine or beer flights, seasonal cocktails and more. After brunch head downstairs to the winery and brewery for live music from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

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THE TEST KITCHEN AT MOUNT HOPE FARM
JANUARY 26, 6:00 PM

Where: Mount Hope Farm
Admission: $10

Head to Mount Hope Farm for a five-course innovative dining experience. Your $10 eventbrite ticket acts as your dining reservation. The remainder of your bill, $50 + alcohol purchases will be paid the night of your dinner. 

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SALT WASH 101: FAUX IRON
JANUARY 27, 11:00 AM

Where: Styled by Jenna
Admission: $85

Join Jenna for this advanced hands on workshop. Learn to use Saltwash™ to create a faux aged iron effect on a planter for your home.

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