Hey June, slow down! We're halfway through the month with a jam-packed week of things to get you outdoors throughout Newport & Bristol counties. Head to a Newport Gulls game to watch Newport's wooden-bat, summer collegiate team take on teams from around the country. 

Friday brings the return of Newport Secret Garden Tour where you'll have the chance to meander a dozen of Newport's enchanting private gardens, for a good cause might we add. 

Oyster lovers rejoice, Bristol Oyster Festival returns this Sunday with 6+ varieties of oysters, food trucks, live music and more. Plus, all proceeds go to the March of Dimes. 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 12

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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EXHIBIT: SUMMER SAILS

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, recurring through August 31
WhereAnchor Bend Glassworks
Admission: Free
Details: Enjoy the feel of summer with nautical pieces created by Anchor Bend Glassworks. Sailboats, waves, and fish star in this summer's show, inspired by summer in Newport. In addition to all these fan favorites, they're also unveiling a redesign of Seaglass necklaces. These beautiful pieces are a piece of the ocean, wherever you go.

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

TACO-RITA TUESDAY

When: 2:00 - 9:00 PM, recurring weekly on Tuesday
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking
Admission: $11.99
Details: Tuesday is Taco-Rita Day featuring Top of Newport’s take on mouthwatering tacos paired with a specially crafted margaritas.

 

HOUSE SMOKED WING NIGHT

When: Recurring weekly on Tuesdays
WhereNorey's
Admission: $5
Details: Head to Norey's every Tuesday from 4:00 - 10:00 PM for House Smoked Wing Night offering $5 wings (1/2 price) with any beer purchase. Chef Tyler Cullen's wings are smoked on site.

 

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

DRINKS WITH DESIGNERS

When: 5:30 PM
Where: Newport 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.

 

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!

 

 

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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. 

 

RELATED: Aquidneck Growers' Outdoor Market Returns to Memorial Boulevard

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

READ / EAT/ CHAT

When: 12:00 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Details: Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos” by Dominic Smith, bring a lunch and discuss.

 

MIXOLOGY CLASS

When: 6:30 PM, recurring weekly on Thursday
Where: Christie's
Admission: $25 per person
Details: Learn how to shake, stir and strain your favorite cocktails at Christie's. On Thursday you will taste a selection of classic cocktails, receive hands on training while enjoying duck taco, shrimp cocktail, and goat cheese puff.

 

 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 16

NEWPORT SECRET GARDEN TOURS

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, recurring through Sunday 
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Details: The annual Newport Secret Garden Tour opens the gate to a number of private gardens. Primarily designed and maintained by their owners, each gardens is a labor of love shared with the community to help raise funds for the arts education programs at Aquidneck Island’s public schools. 

 

RELATEDNewport Secret Garden Tour Spring 2017
 
START AT THE TOP HALF-PRICE RAW BAR

When: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking
Admission: Prices vary
Details: Kick off the weekend with Top of Newport’s Half-Price Raw Bar, a delectable spread showcasing the freshest seafood including succulent shrimp and locally sourced oysters on the half shell and littleneck clams accompanied by an assortment of condiments.

 

THE BIT PLAYERS AWARD WINNING IMPROV COMEDY

When: 8:00 - 9:45 PM, recurring every Friday and Saturday
WhereFirehouse Theater
Admission: $18 per person
Details: RI's most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players hit the stage ever Friday and Saturday night all year long with their fast paced, high energy hilarity. These improvisation masterminds present hilarious scenes, side-splitting musical numbers, and larger than life characters all inspired by the suggestions of the audience. Every show is BYOB.

 

NEWPORT GULLS BASEBALL GAME

When: 6:30 PM
WhereCardines Field
Admission: $5 adults; $2 children 13-17, military ID and seniors; $1 children 12 and under
Details: The Newport Gulls are a wooden-bat, summer collegiate baseball team based in Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Gulls Baseball Club is a member of both the New England Collegiate Baseball League and the NECBL's East Division.

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

PIERRE CARDIN FASHION SHOW

When: 5:00 PM
Where: The Breakers
Admission: $250 General Admission, $500 Exclusive Seats
Details: Legendary fashion designer Pierre Cardin will personally host a fashion runway show at The Breakers this June, a spectacular intro to a new fashion exhibition highlighting his most iconic work that will be on display at Rosecliff Mansion through the end of 2017. 

 

ULTIMATE LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Narragansett Bay
Admission: $90 Save The Bay and U.S. Lighthouse Society members, seniors and children aged 3-12; $100 non-members
Details: These 7-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See 19 active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. 

 

 

NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY'S 11TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK

When: 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: Registration: $30 / $5 Kids Run
Details: Run, jog, or walk your way past beautiful views of Second and Third Beach and Norman Bird Sanctuary’s rolling fields and rocky ridges while the birds cheer you on! Kids can join the fun by registering for the Frosty Freez Kids’ Run. Don’t miss out on scrumptious breakfast offerings for purchase by Scratch Kitchen & Catering. Join us back at the Sanctuary after the race for music by DJ Butch, refreshments, and the awards ceremony.

 
WALKING TOUR: CREATIVE SURVIVAL: 18TH & 19TH CENTURY AFRICAN COMMUNITY IN NEWPORT

When: 11:00 AM
Where: Brick Market Museum & Shop
Admission:$20, $15 for Newport Historical Society members, active and retired military with ID
Details: Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. This tour looks at the places where slaves lived and labored, along with locations where free blacks built their enterprises and supported a new local industry. It concludes in the country’s oldest intact African-American graveyard, “God's Little Acre.”

 

MIXOLOGY MASTER CLASS

When: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
WhereVanderbilt Grace
Admission: $35 per person
Details: Prepare signature cocktails from Vanderbilt Grace's Spring Menu and enjoy complimentary Small Bites’ as you shake up concoctions beside resident Mixologists. 

 

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL POLO SERIES

When: 5:00 PM
Where: Glen Farm, Portsmouth
Admission: $12 general admission
Details: The Newport International Polo series is back for the season offering 17 action-packed matches every Saturday thru September. Watch as all-star lineups of international competitors take the field. Experience a tailgate party for the optimal experience, or plant your seat in the lawn and relax. Just don’t forget to help stomp the divots.

 

 

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DAY OF RENEWAL: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE & DIVERSITY

When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WhereGreat Friends Meeting House
Admission: Free
Details: Enjoy a celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. This family friendly event was created to connect diverse people and to include all community members and families from across our region with local, national and international artists, performers, guest speakers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets.

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18

BLOODY MARY BAR

When: 2:00 - 5:00 PM, recurring weekly on Sunday 
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking 
Admission: Prices vary 
Details: Top of Newport provides the fixings, you do the mixing. Concoct the perfect Bloody Mary blending vodka with any combination of celery salt, celery stalks, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, horseradish, assorted hot sauces, olives and black pepper.

 

BRISTOL OYSTER FESTIVAL

When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Dewolf Tavern
Admission: Free
Details: 6+ varieties of oysters available with live shucking demonstrations, music, silent auction, food trucks, face painting, additional food items and beverage vendors. 

 

RELATEDFree Event: Bristol Oyster Festival Returns with Food Trucks, Live Music + More

 

CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC

When: 8:00 AM
Where: Rhode Island Country Club
Admission: $10 
Details: The CVS Health Charity Classic will once again kick-off the New England summer with world-class golf for a great cause!. Be sure to join co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade along with 18 elite golfers from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours.

 
SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH

When: 12:00 - 3:00 PM; Recurring every Sunday through June 11.
WhereFifth Element
Details: Join The Fifth Element casual-hip dining hangout populated by locals, destination diners and tourists alike for their weekly Jazz Brunch series. 

 

SUNDAY BLOODY FUNDAY

When: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Recurring every Sunday
WhereO'Brien's Pub
Admission: $50 per person
Details: Mermaid Masterpieces, the area’s leading paint party organizer has teamed up with Newport’s legendary O’Briens Pub and the fastest growing fashion brand, Lularoe, to offer a series of winter paint party socials. The events will be held on Sundays beginning January 29th from 3pm-6pm through March 5th. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite, $50/person and should be purchased in advance. The link to purchase tickets can be found on the event facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/sundaybloodyfunday2017