You're going to need extra space in your calendar for everything happening this week on our Classic Coast. From the return of some of our favorite annual events, like the Newport Bermuda Race kicking off from Castle Hill Light and Newport Secret Garden Tour offering a peek inside some of Newport's historic private gardens, to some family-friendly events, like the SVF Foundation's visitor day where you can meet some of SVF's rare and endangered animals or Bristol Oyster Festival with local oysters, music, food trucks, and family fun activities including pony rides and more.
Our picks for the week below.
ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
When: 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Where: Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street
Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers, and children reading techniques and new ideas about how to interact with a museum.
When: 4:00 PM
Where: Sightsailing of Newport
Sit back and relax as the good folks at Newport Craft Brewing serve up their latest beers including Rhode Soda, Storm Summer Ale, Rhode Trip and a Dark n' Stormy crafted with their Thomas Tew Rum.
When: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
According to Benedict Leca, "Beginning in the 18th century and thus coincident with the Redwood Library itself as a novel communal space, the Paris fine art Salon was the standard of the modern art exhibition into the 20th century. A tour of the exhibition will historicize the roots of the Salon's creation, and serve to interpret the material evidence of pamphlets, books and imagery integral to the Salon and to its diffusion as a preeminent cultural event.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Redwood Library & Athenæum
Join the Redwood Library staff on June 6, for the first ever Pub Trivia Challenge. Teams of up to five compete over five rounds for honor, glory, prizes and general bragging rights. Gather your friends for a night of all-you-can-eat pizza and beer and test your trivia knowledge in the Nation’s oldest continuously running library.
When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Hotel Viking
Hotel Viking’s Spirits & Stogies lights up the One Bellevue Patio with a series of Wednesday night curated dinner experiences showcasing a weekly spirit and cigar selection paired with a three-course menu. Special guests noted for their knowledge of the featured spirit and cigar host the dinners, sharing expertise and encouraging conversation among guests.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
When: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Admission: Pay as you go
Welcome Bell Brewery from Michigan to Rhode Island. Seven Bell Beers on Tap during Norey's World Class Jazz Night.
When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Whitehorne House
A fixture of Lower Thames Street for almost 45 years, it’s time for some change at Whitehorne House Museum! Explore the collection of 18th-century Newport furniture for the first time or come back to hear about plans for the revitalization. The museum’s charming pocket garden will also be open for wandering.
When: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Skiff Bar
Join Goslings Rum for free giveaways at the Skiff Bar at Newport Marriott. About the Dark 'n Stormy: A refreshing cocktail of Goslings Black Seal Rum and Stormy Ginger Beer.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
When: 2:00 PM
Where: Along the harbor
The Race is a 635 nautical-mile ocean race first sailed in 1906 and held biennially in even-numbered years. The race usually takes three to six days as it crosses a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean known for challenging weather; especially in the Gulf Stream, where there are strong currents. The start is off Castle Hill Light.
When: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Mansion admission + $5
Join vegetable garden manager Connie Ganley for an informal tour of Blithewold’s vegetable garden. These monthly meet-ups are designed to encourage and offer guidance to the home gardener or anyone interested in producing their own vegetable garden. Connie will not only highlight up-to-date garden topics, but also demonstrate some recipes and offer samples using fresh produce from the garden.
When: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Where: Rough Point
Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at door
Doris Duke’s lifelong passion for jazz is reignited at Rough Point this summer. Composer and musician Francisco Pais has assembled musicians from around the world to debut an original contemporary jazz suite inspired by Doris. Listen to the imagined soundtrack of her life at this one-of-a-kind performance.
When: 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Drop ins: $10 Member $15 Non-member
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.
When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, through Sunday
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
The bi-annual Newport Secret Garden Tour opens the gate to a number of private gardens. "On the Point," as it is titled this season, features a number of gorgeous gardens that are dotted throughout the historic Point neighborhood.
When: 10:00 AM
Where: The International Tennis Hall of Fame
Admission: Kids $11, Adults $23
Start the tournament off with family fun! Enjoy kids tennis clinics, family fun, arts and crafts, kid entertainment, museum scavenger hunts, and more. Plus, watch as ATP World Tour players vie for a spot in the Main Draw.
When: 4:00 PM
Where: Newport Wine Cellar and Gourmet
Complimentary tastings on Friday and Saturday in the summer. Stop by to find your new favorite.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
When: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Join The Preservation Society of Newport County and the Audrain Automobile Museum for Cars & Coffee on Bellevue Avenue every month this summer through October.
When: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: SVF Grounds, 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport
One day each year, the Swiss Village Farm opens its gates and welcomes visitors to their expansive 35-acre property, which houses rare and endangered breeds of food and fiber livestock.Visitors for the day have the opportunity to learn more about the foundation's efforts to preserve endangered breeds and rare livestock while enjoying myriad activities throughout the day, including self-guided tours through the historic village; visit with Chip, a rare Tennessee myotonic goat born from a frozen embryo; and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff.
When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company
Newport Craft Brewing is collaborating with four wonderful instructors who are ready to keep you in swimsuit shape each Saturday through August. Schedule.
When: 5:00 PM
Where: Newport International Polo Series
Admission: $12 general admission
Kick off the 27th season of the Newport International Polo series offering action-packed matches every Saturday through 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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Dewolf Tavern
Bivalves for a good cause return to Bristol's Thames Street Landing on Sunday, June 17 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM for the annual Bristol Oyster Festival. The festival, hosted by Dewolf Tavern, celebrates Rhode Island's rich history of fishing, harvesting and cultivating oysters with 6+ varieties of local oysters, music, food trucks, and family fun activities including pony rides and more. Hear from guest speakers from Roger Williams University and local oystermen on the growth and importance of oysters in Rhode Island and all throughout New England.
When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Fastnet Irish Pub
Admission: No cover
Live traditional Irish music every Sunday night, hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May and Jack Wright. Family friendly- arrive early to secure a table if you plan on eating.
When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Ballard Park
Admission: Donations - Suggested $10 per family
A great activity for the kids to do with dad! Start Father’s Day with a hike through the trails of Ballard Park. Friends of Ballard Park staff will host a guided tour of the thirteen nature preserve providing information on its history, unique features and habitats like a vernal pond, woodland forest and quarry meadow. Trails are rugged and steep in areas. Please wear proper footwear.
When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren
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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