Newport Restaurant Week, Wine & Cheese Class, The Newport Nutcracker, Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides. Bring it on November, we're ready for ya.

 
LECTURE: FRIENDS DIVIDED: JOHN ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON

When: Wednesday, November 1; 5:30 - 7:00 PM
WhereRedwood Library & Athenæum
Admission: Free for Members; $10 for Non-members
Details: The 2017 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, November 1 when Pulitzer-winning historian Gordon S. Wood discusses his new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. Their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters. 

 

NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK

When: November 3 - 12
Where: Newport & Bristol Counties
Admission: $16 three-course lunch; $35 three-course dinner
Details: Autumn ushers in another rendition of Newport Restaurant Week with a restaurant roster as full as the harvest season’s bounty. The bi-annual tradition returns this fall with more than 50 restaurants anticipated to take part throughout Newport and Bristol counties. 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.

 

 

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AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST 5K RACE FOR OPEN SPACE

When: Saturday, November 4; 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Sakonnet Greenway Trail, Portsmouth 
Admission: $25 per individual before October 15; $30 after
Details: Enjoy a crisp fall day on our beautiful 5K loop course along the Sakonnet Greenway Trail. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome. 

 

ST. JOSEPH'S HARVEST FAIR

When: Saturday, November 4; 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Broadway at Mann Avenue in Newport 
Admission: Free
Details: St. Joseph's Church annual fundraiser. Enjoy silent auction, raffles, handcrafted items, Christmas table, boutique and all new kid's zone. Lunch from the food court and dessert from homemade baked goods table will be available. Fun, food and prizes for the whole family. 

 

FILM SCREENING: JANE PRESENTED BY NEWPORTFILM

When: Wednesday, November 8; 6:00 PM
Where: Casino Theatre, 10 Freebody Street, Newport
Admission: $15 film only, $25 pre-film reception & film 
Details: Pre-film reception: 6:00 PM; Film screening followed by Q&A: 7:15 PM. Film details.

 

 

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POP-UP MAKERS MARKETPLACE

When: Saturday, November 11; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
WhereNewport Visitor Information Center 
Admission: Free
Details: A pop-up makers marketplace at the Visitor Info Center in celebration of Newport Restaurant Week. Sample delicious local delicacies, coastal inspired gifts and ornaments, and hear from some local authors.

 

MILK & HONEY WINE & CHEESE CLASS

When: Thursday, November 16; 6:00 - 7:30 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: $42 per person
Details: Join Newport Vineyards for an evening where wine and cheese experts take you on a journey through Milk & Honey cheeses paired with Newport Vineyards wines.

 

 

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CHRISTMAS AT THE NEWPORT MANSIONS

When: November 18 - January 1, 2018
WhereThe Breakers, The Elms and Marble House
Admission: Price of admission
Details: The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. 

 

 

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BLITHEWOLD'S WINTER MARKETPLACE

When: Sunday, November 19; 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Free for members, $7 for non-members, $3 non-members, children 6-17
Details: Blithewold welcomes you to its Winter Marketplace where local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists and food companies will be selling their wares on the first floor of the Mansion. 

 

CHRISTMAS AT BLITHEWOLD

When: November 23 - January 1, 2018
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum 
Admission: Price of admission
Details: Enjoy the elaborate holiday decorations around every corner of Blithewold Mansion.

 

THE NEWPORT NUTCRACKER

When: November 24 - December 1; 4:00 - 6:00 PM
WhereRosecliff
Admission: Adults $90 - $110, pillow tickets for patrons age 6-10 $55
Details: Island Moving Co. invites you to join them for their wonderful holiday ballet A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Follow the young protagonist throughout the mansion as she celebrates the holiday season with her family, battles with the Mouse King, dances with the Snow Queen and travels with her beloved Nutcracker to the magical Land of Sweets.

 

NEWPORT HARBOR ILLUMINATED BOAT PARADE

When: Friday, November 24; 6:15 PM
Where: Along Newport Harbor
Admission: Free
Details: The Newport Illuminated Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season with boats decorated with festive holiday decor and lights. The boats motor through the harbor and compete for best decorated in various categories. The parade begins at 6:15 PM and can be viewed from various spots around the harbor. After the parade, the awards are presented at the Newport Yacht Club where light refreshments will be served.

 

 

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HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE & HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT

When: Saturday, November 25 - Sunday, November 26; 12:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $80 for a group of 4, each additional person $10
Details: Enjoy some old-fashioned holiday fun at Blithewold on a horse-drawn carriage ride. A bow- and garland-festooned carriage holding up to 8 people will take a trip down our wooded Lover’s Lane, then cross Blithewold’s Great Lawn. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the Dining Room before or after the ride.