We blinked and February was over. Now we can't stop daydreaming of Spring. There's so much to be excited about in our City by the Sea this month, from kid-friendly events like the return of Mother Goose at Rosecliff and the Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at Rosecliff come the end of the month. Foodie events are abound all month, from Newport Restaurant Week to hands-on cooking workshops, whiskey tastings and more. Not to mention the highly anticipated return of the annual Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade.
Itching to get outdoors? Find plenty of walking tours, guided hikes, bird walks and more throughout the month.
Below are our top picks for the month.
Spring ushers in another rendition of Newport Restaurant Week with an abundant offering of enticing menus and special seasonal offers. Over the course of the 10-day event, diners can experience tastefully-crafted cuisine with special prix-fixe menus: $16 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinner offerings.
When: March 2 - 11
Where: Throughout Newport. Participating restaurants.
Enjoy classic nursery rhymes recounted by Mother Goose and playfully brought to life by Island Moving Co.’s professional dancers. See magical performances of Humpty Dumpty, Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, and Sing a Song of Sixpence. You may get a chance to dance with the famous Old Woman who lived in a shoe.
When: March 2 - 4; Times vary
Admission: $30 adults, children under 12, $20
The Redwood is pleased to welcome back pianist Virginia Eskin, who will perform selections from Mendelssohn and Brahms to the best in Ragtime.
When: Sunday, March 4; 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Redwood Library & Athenæum
Admission: $5 Members, $10 Non-members
On the second Thursday of every month from February through December, art aficionados of all kinds stroll the streets of our bustling wharves and eclectic neighborhoods to experience the work of 25+ galleries.
When: Thursday, March 8; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Throughout Newport
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Capsizing is a pivotal event. Forward motion stops and the outside comes flooding in. Whether a vessel, an idea, or a paradigm, there is an exigent call to action in those crucial moments when the world is overturned. What happens next will set a new course, and determine survival. This year’s TEDxNewport theme – Capsized – promises ideas that embody the resilience and diversity that make the City by the Sea a beacon of hope when the tide changes.
When: Thursday, March 8; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Jane Pickens Theater
Join newportFILM for the best party of the off-season. Ticket price includes cocktails (sponsored by Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet, Nautical Gin, Whalers Brewing Company, & Revival Brewing Company); small bites; flip book photo book (sponsored by Digs Design Company), DJ, Disco dancing & more.
When: Saturday, March 10; 7:30 - 11:00 PM
Admission: $75 in advance, $95 at the door
Join Hotel Viking for a Teeling Irish Whiskey tasting in One Bellevue Lounge with lite bites.
When: Wednesday, March 14; 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
A. A. Milne's classic tales Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have delighted readers for nearly a century. Join Kathryn Aalto, author of the New York Times best-seller, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, for a look at what we can learn from studying the intersection of nature and culture in Winnie-the-Pooh.
When: Thursday, March 15; 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: The Elms
Admission: Members $10, General Public $15. Advance registration required.
Named one of the best St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Celebrations in New England by USA Today and Yankee Magazine, Newport’s first parade took place in 1956. Today, thousands of people line the streets of downtown to enjoy the two-hour parade featuring pipe and marching bands, fife and drum corps, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations.
When: Saturday, March 17; 11:00 AM
Where: Begins Newport City Hall, proceeds down Thames St. to Carroll Ave. the Fifth Ward
Washington state's founding winery features award-winning wines and an unparalleled taste.
When: Sunday, March 18; 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Spiced Pear Restaurant
Admission: $150 (plus tax and gratuity)
Newport Vineyard’s Scratch Series offers an up-close instruction on how they run a 100% from-scratch culinary program. An intimate group of guests will join Executive Chef Andy Teixeira and his culinary team inside the kitchen to learn the step-by-step process of cooking with beer. Learn how to make beer cheese dip, beer hand-cut chili, and beer bread. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of beer before heading into the kitchens for the demonstrations, followed by light fare made from their creations and paired with a second glass of beer.
When: Thursday, March 22; 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: $42 per person
Join the Easter Bunny to share lots of eggs, candy, prizes and scrumptious seated brunch for everyone in the family. Space is limited and reservations are required. Rosecliff, Newport. Rain or shine.