Hey Summer, slow down! There's so much to see and do this season here on the Classic Coast that we're getting antsy just thinking about it. From weekly favorites like Newport Gulls games, outdoor films and music series to the return of some of our favorite annual events, like the Newport Folk Festival, we are so busy this week. Not to mention plenty of things to do for just $5 and under. We are very busy. Now you are, too.

 

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

REDWOOD STORY TIME

When: 10:30 AM
Where: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
Admission: Free

Take the kids to listen to stories and sing songs together. Playful movement is always encouraged, and no one is ever asked to sit still! After story time, stay to read some more, or play for a while in our Toy Room. This is a multi-age story time best for children ages 0 - 3 years, though older siblings are always welcome. Free and open to the public.

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

BIOLUMINESCENSE NIGHT OUTDOOR MOVIE

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
WhereBeavertail Lighthouse & Museum
Admission: Free

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, next week. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the Disney movie, Moana, stargazing, and illumination jelly fish and local sea creatures. 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

FAMILY FRIENDLY FUNNIES

When: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereFirehouse Theater
Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for kids

Pure improvisation inspired by audience suggestions, your children may even become part of the show.

 

ADDISON MIZNER: THE ARCHITECT WHOSE GENIUS DEFINED PALM BEACH

When: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
WhereRedwood Library & Athenæum
Admission: Free for Members; $5 for Non-members

Addison Mizner transformed Palm Beach and South Florida with his visionary architecture. He introduced the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles to southern Florida, developed the resort town of Boca Raton and designed the exquisite Everglades Club in Palm Beach. In this detailed biography, architect Stephen Perkins and cultural historian James Caughman examine Mizner's life and origins and explore how the events of his life influenced his marvelous architectural legacy.

 

MUSIC AT SUNSET: GUMPTION & GLORY

When: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $8 Members, $12 Non-members

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances.

 

MOVIES ON THE ROCKS: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

When: 8:00 PM
WhereBallard Park
Admission: Free

Seating is on the grass- bring a blanket or lawn chair and arrive 15 minutes prior to the screening to ensure a place to park and time to make your way down to the quarry meadow. Picnic dinners welcome.  Please pack it in, pack it out. Smoking is prohibited in Ballard Park. Enter at 21 Hazard Road entrance of Ballard Park.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

NEWPORTFILM OUTDOORS: CHEF FLYNN

When: 6:00 - 9:40 PM
Where: St. George's School Lawn, 372 Purgatory Road
Admission: Free

  • Venue and food vendors open 6:00 PM
  • Live Music by Lainey Dionne, 6:40 PM
  • Film, 7:55 PM
  • Followed by Q&A with director Cameron Yates and producer Philipp Englehorn


Free Popcorn and water station 
On-site food vendors: Diego's, Binge BBQ, LemonsAid, Tricycle Ice Cream
BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

 

RELATEDFree Outdoor Film Series Are Back for the Summer

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

DEATH AT SEA: A MURDER MYSTERY CRUISE

When: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Admission: $58 per person

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world's governments, known as "The Cabal." This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader's yacht! Something isn't right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you're the next victim! The Sinister Sangria and hor d'oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

 

A WEEKEND OF COACHING

When: Through Sunday, August 19
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: Free

It's a colorful tradition that evokes the spirit of an era. From August 17th - 19th, members of the Coaching Club from around the country will bring their historic coaches and their teams of trained carriage horses to Newport, to display the art and sport of coaching. It happens only every 3 years, so you won't want to miss the spectacle as the coaches drive through the streets of Newport.

 

RELATEDFree Event: Weekend of Coaching Returns to Newport

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

NEWPORT SUP CUP 2018

When: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Newport Shipyard, One Washington Street
Admission: $55

Take part in the 9th Annual Newport SUP Cup: Paddle for Access. Proceeds benefit Clean Ocean Access.

 

5TH ANNUAL BRISTOL HARBOR FESTIVAL

When: 1:30 - 7:00 PM
Where: Rockwell Park, Thames Street, Bristol
Admission: $20

5th Annual Bristol Harbor Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. Enjoy a littleneck boil, stuffie competitions, music and more.

Littleneck Boil:
Tickets are $20 per person and seating is limited to 200 littleneck boils* and 100 steak dinners*. Advance ticket purchase required. 

 

FREE COMMON BURYING GROUND GUIDED TOUR

When: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Newport Common Burying Ground, Farewell Street
Admission: Free

The tour will start at the entrance on Warner Street (at Burnside Avenue). The focus of the tour will be stones carved in the 1700s, many from the Stevens shop. A highlight of the visit will be God's Little Acre, the largest collections of gravestones form people of African heritage in Colonial New England, and a review the recent work of the city in conserving these important historic artifacts. 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

WARREN STREET FESTIVAL

When: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Where12 Meter Charters
Admission

Enjoy great food and drinks, sidewalk sales, local art and music, and much more. Start the day out at the Hope & Main Schoolyard Market from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM featuring 22 vendors, including Pacos Tacos and Matilda.

 

3-HOUR 12 METER RACING EXPERIENCE

When: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Where12 Meter Charters
Admission: $169 per person

Race aboard a 12 Meter America’s Cup contender! Aboard the 12 Meter racing yachts our professional and friendly crew will coach those interested in a “hands on” sailing experience, but participation is not required. No sailing experience necessary. Fun for sailors of all ages.

 

WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards

No tickets required - stop by to enjoy live tunes by the vines with a glass in hand. The Tasting Room is open from 12:00 - 5:00 PM on Sunday with complimentary tours offered at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Tasting appointments only required for groups of 6 or more.

 

SCHOOLYARD MARKET

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren
Admission: Free

Schoolyard Market is a summertime farmers-makers market at Hope & Main featuring a dynamic lineup of Rhode Island and Massachusetts-based food, beverage and artisan vendors! Find hundreds of locally grown produce, coffee, tea, baked goods, confections, meats, seafood, pet treats, body care products, kitchen wares and more. 

 

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