The days are officially getting longer here on The Classic Coast and you better believe we're celebrating with a lengthy list of events and happenings you don't want to miss.

 

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 15

NEWPORT GULLS BASEBALL GAME

When: 6:35 PM
Where: Cardine's Field
Admission: $5 for Adults; $2 for Children ages 13-18, Military ID, Senior Citizens; $1 Children 12 and Under

The Newport Gulls are a wooden-bat, summer collegiate baseball team based in Newport.

 

FREE TOURS AT EISENHOWER HOUSE

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Eisenhower House
Admission: Free

Enjoy a free self-guided tours of Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park.

 
HALF PRICE PIZZA

When: 5:00 - 11:59 PM
Where: Parlor Kitchen + Bar

Enjoy half-price pizza every Monday.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 16

FULL MOON RIDE

When: 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Departs from Bike Newport, 62 Broadway
Admission: Free

Those hot summer nights call for something a little different. Come and have the ultimate Newport experience. Ride with Bike Newport around Newport and end the evening at a bar for a few New Belgium beverages. 

 
FAMILY-FRIENDLY FREE CONCERT

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereNewport Art Museum
Admission: Free

Bring your family (and a blanket) to enjoy a free evening of music on the Newport Art Museum lawn. 

 

THE MYTH AND MYSTIQUE OF DORIS DUKE IN NEWPORT

When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Doris Duke's Rough Point
Admission: $15

Almost every Newporter with a long enough memory has a story about Doris Duke. Special guests, including former staff and friends, recount their experiences, and we hope you bring your own recollections to share at this casual event that examines the legends and lore of Doris’s time in Newport.

 

BEER + BURGER NIGHT

When: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
Admission: $15

Choose from a select menu of burgers and a pint of Taproot Brewing Co. beer (choose from a selection on draft) for just $15.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

OF BIRDS AND BEASTS: NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $45

Of Birds and Beasts is an exciting program that highlights the animal kingdom in music. Vaughn Williams originally composed his Lark Ascending for violin and piano in 1914 and then later orchestrated this stunning work. As a traditionalist, he always had one foot firmly rooted in the past, using old English tunes and forms to guide his work and to create a sense of nostalgia. 

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUNNIES

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

Bring the whole family to see RI's most award-winning comedy group, The Bit Players on Wednesday night as they present a special one hour performance for the kids (with some adult jokes hidden in, much like a Pixar movie). If you are looking for a fun night out with the whole family these shows are for you: pure improvisation inspired by audience suggestions, your children may even become part of the show. 

 

NEWPORT GULLS BASEBALL GAME

When: 6:35 PM
Where: Cardine's Field
Admission: $5 for Adults; $2 for Children ages 13-18, Military ID, Senior Citizens; $1 Children 12 and Under

The Newport Gulls are a wooden-bat, summer collegiate baseball team based in Newport.

 

WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET

When: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Memorial Boulevard
Admission: Free

Featuring both organic and conventionally-grown products that include fresh vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, fruit, plants, eggs, breads, baked goods, meats, seafood, cheese, salsa and prepared foods such as tacos, burritos, and Middle-Eastern foods.

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 18

"BLACK FLAGS, BLUE WATERS: THE EPIC HISTORY OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS PIRATES" PRESENTED BY AUTHOR ERIC JAY DOLIN

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Herreshoff Marine Museum
Admission: $20

Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and the Indian Ocean. In this talk and slide presentation, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. 

 

BON SOIR - SUMMER NIGHTS: NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: The Breakers

Berlioz composed Les nuits d’été (Summer Nights) for voice and piano in 1841. It is speculated that he wrote these sensuous and luscious songs for his mistress Marie Martin, who was an aspiring singer. She accompanied him on his travels and she performed the songs frequently. The three songs from the cycle of six begins with the buoyant Villanelle (song of the Village), then the devastatingly beautiful Le spectre de la rose (The spirit of the rose), and ends with I’île inconnu (The unknown island).

 

NEWPORTFILM SCREENING

When: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: The Elms
Admission: Free

Never before has journalism in America been so hotly debated. At a time when it seems like the hard-hitting question is fighting for its right to be asked, MIKE WALLACE IS HERE turns the tough question loose on its inventor to understand how we got here and what’s really at stake. Legendary newsman Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in over fifty years on the air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, this documentary portrait explores what drove and plagued this restless reporter, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.

 

SUMMERTIME COCKTAIL DEMONSTRATION AND SMALL BITES

When: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: Linden Place
Admission: $50-$130

The once-a-month series of three tasting events will take place from 6:30pm-8:00pm inside the historic mansion and gardens, giving attendees a social, fun and educational opportunity to sample spirits, wines and beers as well as a chance to experience Linden Place in a new way. A unique, educational and fun night out for couples and groups of all sizes. Each session, mixologists Sandra & Michele will focus on a different type of seasonal beverage paired with specialty small bites.

 

STUDIO 54: UNPARALLELED NIGHTS; UNPARALLELED INFLUENCE

When: 6:00 PM
Where: Jamestown Arts Center
Admission: Free

A multi-media show & discussion with R. J. Hay, Jr., author of 54 Nights— a self-published, nonfiction book that commemorated Studio’s 40th and won the approval of Ian Schrager, Marc Benecke and Sirius XM’s Studio 54 channel.

 

MIXX MUSIC TRIVIA

When: 9:00 PM
Where: Gas Lamp Grille
Admission: Free

Join Mixx 99.3 at Gas Lamp Grille for Mixx Music Trivia. The games officially kick off at 9:00 PM with over $100 worth of prizes each week and over 100 different possible categories. Plus Gas Lamp Grille will also have great deals like BOGO pizzas & draft specials.

 

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FRIDAY, JULY 19

AN ITALIAN AFFAIR

When: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Admission: Cash bar

At the peak of summer in Newport, a waterfront soiree beckons from the sunset deck & bar at Regent Deck where the Italian Polo Team will hold court for a cocktail Meet & Greet from their island headquarters at Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina.

 

NEWPORT MURDER MYSTERY: DEATH AT SEA

When: 6:30 PM
Where: Departs 31 Bowen's Wharf
Admission: $50

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society known as "The Cabal." When a body surfaces on the leader's yacht, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the enemy before you become the next victim!  Enjoy famous Sinister Sangria and hor d'oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

 

VIOLA AND FRIENDS: NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: 5:15 - 7:15 AM
Where: Chinese Tea House at Marble House
Admission: $50

Enjoy the sunrise over the water as the string ensemble serenades you.

 

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SATURDAY, JULY 20

CRAFT BREW RACES

When: 12:00 - 3:50 PM
Where: Fort Adams
Admission: $15 - $70

Celebrate another awesome Craft Brew Race in the Ocean State. A fun walk/run 5K in Newport followed by a craft beer festival with more than 40 local craft breweries, including Rhode Island’s best. All at the gorgeous grounds at Fort Adams State Park.

 

WARREN QUAHOG FESTIVAL

When: 10:00 AM - 8:00 pm
Where: Burr's Hill Park, Warren
Admission: Free

Enjoy arts and crafts vendors; seafood, chowder, clams, and other food; and live entertainment.

 

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC + ARTS FESTIVAL

When: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: Great Friends Meeting House
Admission: $15

The Live Local Music Festival is a celebration of the art and culture that defines Newport and Rhode Island as a whole. Live Local gives others from across the world a first hand view of what it means to be a Newport local through art, music, food, history and more importantly, the people that make Newport such a beautiful, unique, and innovative place.

 

TOUR OF THE MONTH: THE FRENCH IN 18TH CENTURY NEWPORT

When: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro Street
Admission: $20

Explore the heart of 18th century Newport and discuss the year-long period when roughly 12,000 French soldiers and sailors cohabited with Newport citizens during the American Revolution. Learn how the French contribution to the Revolutionary War was vital to the success of American Independence—and it began in Newport.

 

CARS & COFFEE

When: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Salve Regina Univeristy McAuley Hall
Admission: Free

Join the Audrain Automobile Museum, Preservation Society of Newport County, Fort Adams State Park, and Salve Regina University, for Cars & Coffee this coming season!

 

MIANTONOMI OPEN TOWER DAYS

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Miantonomi Park
Admission: Free

Join the Aquidneck Land Trust to climb to the top of Miantonomi Tower and enjoy the view from the highest point on the island. The tower sits in Miantonomi Park, which is conserved by ALT and is the largest park in Newport. The park features nature trails, picnic areas, and a playground. The tower, completed in 1929, was designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White.

 

SATURDAY NATURE WALKS

When: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: Audubon Environmental Education Center
Admission: $6

Join Audubon for free weekly nature walks every Saturday at 2:00 PM. Walks will depart from the lobby of the Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol and will be led by Naturalist Dennis Baxter.

 

MOUNT HOPE FARMERS MARKET

When: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WhereMount Hope Farm
Admission: Free

Explore local farmers, food producers, artisans and more. 

 

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SUNDAY, JULY 21

FREE GUIDED BIRD WALK

When: 8:00 AM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: Free

Count up as many bird species as you can, from soaring red-tailed hawks to tiny hovering hummingbirds. You'll learn how to identify common year-round residents and seasonal migrants. All birding levels welcome. No registration required. Meet in the parking lot at 8:00 AM.

 

SCHOOLYARD MARKET

When: 9:00 AM
Where: Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren
Admission: Free

A weekly farmers-makers market hosted by Rhode Island's premier food business incubator. Schoolyard Market is part of Hope & Main’s nonprofit mission, helping locally-based food and beverage businesses launch, scale and thrive. Unlike traditional farmers markets, Schoolyard provides opportunities to engage with new food startups through taste testing and interactive demonstrations.

 

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