September's almost-Autumn breeze is rolling on in and with it comes fabulous things to do. From the return of the beloved Newport Mansions Wine + Food Festival to the brand new Harbor Lights Newport set to illuminate the waterfront, we are very busy in all the right ways.

 

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

FOUR FAITHS FOUR LANDMARKS WALKING TOUR

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WhereTouro Synagogue

Rhode Island’s unique role as colonial America’s “lively experiment” in religious liberty comes to life at four of Newport’s historic houses of worship. Experience four faiths at four beautiful buildings and learn how they symbolize Newport’s commitment to freedom of religion and religious diversity. The tour begins at 10:00 AM at Touro Synagogue and proceeds to the United Baptist Church, Newport Congregational Church, and ends at Channing Memorial Church

 

WINE & CHEESE SAIL

When: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: Schooner Aurora
Admission: $40

Bring your favorite bottle of wine - Schooner Aurora supplies the rest, including gourmet cheeses, crackers, and fruit.

 

CHILDREN'S AFTER SCHOOL COOKING & BAKING SERIES

When: 4:15 PM
Where: Newport Cooks, 796 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown
Admission: $168

This 4-week series includes lively and hands-on classes that teach basic cooking and baking techniques. Kids will make and try different and unusual foods and learn to navigate recipes from easy to complex. Always emphasizing healthy, organic and whole foods, giving children the tools they’ll need to make healthier lifestyle choices throughout their lives.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Dave Howard & Neal Vitullo at Fastnet Pub | 7:00 PM
  • On Holiday at O'Brien's Pub | 8:00 PM

 

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

RETURN TO CAMELOT: A REMEMBRANCE OF THE KENNEDY WEDDING

When: 2:00 PM
WhereSt. Mary's Church

Each Tuesday during the summer months, you can return to that day of September 12, 1953 to learn more about the history of the church and the Kennedy wedding and reception and view archival pictures and vintage film from that day while listening to the actual wedding music, performed by the Music Director of St. Mary's.

 

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, SEPTEMBER 18

THE ROMANTIC WORLD OF GONDOLAS

When: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
WhereMount Hope Farm
Admission: $10

Matthew “Marcello” Haynes is speaking at Mount Hope Farm on the Romantic World of Gondolas with stories and gondolier songs. Enjoy a fun evening learning about the Italian gondola tradition, some memorable stories of Matt’s time on the Providence River

 

LOBSTER BOIL + SUNSET SAIL

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Schooner Aurora
Admission: $55

Dinner includes 1 1/4 lb lobster, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes or your choice of BBQ chicken. Cash bar during dinner. 

 
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. 

 

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.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Swinglane at Parlor Bar + Kitchen | 3:00 PM
  • Bill & Gabi at Taproot Brewing Co. | 5:00 PM
  • Serial Hawk with Cazador at O'Brien's Pub | 9:00 PM

 

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

NEWPORT MANSIONS WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

When: Through September 22
WhereMarble HouseRosecliff + The Elms

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival returns to the Marble House lawn with special events, celebrity appearances and a two-day Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 with the chance to sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen local restaurants and caterers.

 

TASTING SERIES: KNOW YOUR BUBBLES - CHAMPAGNE, CAVA & PROSECCO

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

The once-a-month series of three tasting offers a social, fun and educational opportunity to sample spirits, wines and beers. Each session, mixologists Sandra & Michele will focus on a different type of seasonal beverage paired with specialty small bites.

 

CLOSET TOUR: FANTASTIC PLASTICS

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

Peek inside Doris Duke’s closet and the Rough Point costume collection. This expert-led experience will focus on pieces from the collection made from synthetic materials and all of the challenges historic plastics present to modern-day curators. Come see for yourself if Doris’ go-go boots and scuba suits have withstood the test of time.

 

FALL WINE PAIRING DINNER

When: 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Where: Jo's American Bistro
Admission: $65 + tax and gratuity

Enjoy a special four-course dinner created by Chef Brian Ruffner of Jo's American Bistro with wine pairings by Vicker's Liquors. A collection of seasonal beers will be served with seasonal hors-d'oeuvres from 6:30 - 7:15 PM, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM.

 

FAMILY TIE DYE DAY

When: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
WhereNewport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company
Admission: Free

Bring your creativity to the back pavilion to tie dye a plain white t-shirt or bring your own clothes and accessories. All supplies included.

 

LECTURE: 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF NC4: THE FLIGHT TO CHATHAM

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

Dave Crocker is an historian and lecturer about Cape Cod history and his family’s connections with the subjects he deals with. The Crockers were instrumental with Cape Cod’s past. As for the NC-4, his aunt was engaged to a naval pilot at Cape Cod’s Naval Air Station in Chatham when the NC made its surprise visit there in 1919. Last year Chatham celebrated the stopover by the NC-4, and I was asked to give a slide presentation about the event. The whole amazing story is presented in this presentation, which has been given six times to aviation enthusiasts in the last year. 

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Jazz Night at Norey's | 7:30 PM
  • Thirsty Thursdays with Felix Brown Band at Newport Blues Cafe | 10:00 PM
  • Kilts Matter Trio at One Pelham East | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

HARBOR LIGHTS NEWPORT

When: Dusk to 10:00 PM; Through September 21
Where: Marinas from the Newport Shipyard to the West Wind Marina at Waite's Wharf
Admission: Free

The first ever Harbor Lights Newport hits the Newport harborfront on September 20 - 21, 2019 as boat owners, marinas and waterfront businesses illuminate their vessels, docks, yacht clubs, shops and restaurants with festive lights from dusk until 10 PM on both nights. Illuminated boats will remain in their slips and on their moorings as you stroll, shop and dine along the waterfront decorated with colorful lights and decor to kick off the fall season on The Classic Coast.

 

YOGA IN THE GARDEN

When: 9:30 - 10:30 AM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $15

Blithewold and Bristol Yoga Studio present an outdoor summer yoga series each Friday morning at 9:30 am. All are invited to join in for an inspiring morning class under a canopy of trees, amidst the gardens and waterfront property. Bring a yoga mat, water, and wear comfortable clothing.

 

THE BIT PLAYERS COMEDY SHOW

When: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Firehouse Theater
Admission: $18

See RI's most award-winning comedy troupe as they hit the stage with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you'll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same. BYOB.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • AnamCara and the Soul Keepers at Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel | 7:00 PM
  • Dueling Pianos at Top of Pelham | 9:00 PM
  • Groovin' You at Newport Blues Cafe | 10:00 PM
  • Honky Tonk Knights at Midtown Oyster Bar | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP: JAMMING AND FREEZING

When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $45

Jam can be made from fruits, of course, but did you know that some vegetables make delicious jams as well? Learn to make jam using traditional canning methods as well the quick, instantly gratifying refrigerated and freezing methods. This will be a hands-on workshop where you make, taste and even take home a jar of jam.

 

CARS & COFFEE

When: 8:00 AM
WhereFort Adams State Park
Admission: Free

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

 

PUMPKIN PALOOZA

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereFrerichs Farm & Greenhouses

Frerichs Farm & Greenhouses is hosting Pumpkin Palooza every weekend through October 21 filled with family fun. Play in the hay, take a magic pumpkin coach ride, make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin and more.

 

TOUR OF THE MONTH: LEGENDS & LORE

When: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Tour departs 127 Thames Street
Admission: $20

Did the British Army steal the town records when they withdrew from Newport during the American Revolution; is there a tunnel on Touro Street; did an artist on Mill Street discover the tomato? Join us on a walking tour that teases out the truth from the fiction in these stories and other infamous and beloved Newport tales.

 

RHODE RACES: JAMESTOWN

When: 7:00 AM
WhereFort Getty Pavilion
Admission: $60

The Jamestown Rhode Race will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  The event is set on picturesque Conanicut Island and looks out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in New England.  The course features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic Watson Farm as well as the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants.  

 

MOUNT HOPE FARMERS MARKET

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

Explore local farmers, food producers, artisans and more. 

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Steven Mortrude at Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel | 7:00 PM
  • My Joe Called Life at Diego's Barrio Cantina | 8:30 PM
  • Beacon Street Band at Newport Blues Cafe | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

COCKTAILS AND CANINES

When: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
WhereHotel Viking
Admission: Free

Teach your dog to have good manners in a realistic & beautiful setting of the Hotel Viking patio. In the class, your dog will learn to behave appropriately around food, greet people politely and practice relaxing by your feet at an outdoor café table. Partnering with dog trainer, Kim Cipolla & Lucky Dog Resort- your dog or puppy will be ready to join you on the town in no time!

 

EASTON'S BEACH MEDITATION AND PRAYER PEACE CIRCLE

When: 4:00 PM
WhereEaston's Beach (First Beach)
Admission: Free

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and join hands together behind the Easton's Beach Rotunda united by a common desire and vision of universal peace, love, and justice.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Yacht Club Rejects at Newport Vineyards | 1:00 PM

 

 

 

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