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LIVE: Newport Historical Society Hosts Reenactment of British Occupation of Newport’s Old Quarter

Friday, August 25, 2017

 

British Occupation

On Saturday, August 26 The Newport Historical Society is hosting their largest reenactment of a British invasion inspired by events from the summer of 1777. 

Elizabeth Sulock, Visiting Curator of Living History at the Historical Society, says the living history program will feature reenactment scenarios, a walking tour with rum tasting, a chance for audience participation by mingling with Newport’s 18th century residents and a spy challenge. 

The living history event takes place outside at Washington Square, the Brick Market Museum Shop at 127 Thames Street and at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House at 17 Broadway from noon to 5 p.m. on August 26.

Attending the reenactment is free, but some events have a fee.
 

 

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August 25

“Illuminating the Past" at Naval War College 

The Naval War College Museum is now hosting a new exhibit, “Illuminating the Past,” by Tom Freeman. The exhibit, which is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Navy, occupies the museum’s art gallery on the first floor and will be on rotating display through 28 February 2018. 

Freeman was the first artist in residence for the U.S. Naval Institute as well as the artist in residence for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration from 2013 until his passing in 2015.

The exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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August 25

Artist's Choice Spring Bull Studio & Gallery 

Participating artists choose their best work, not restricted by subject matter or theme, for submission to this juried exhibit. 

The art chosen by the juror, Richard Harrington, will be on display for viewers enjoyment throughout the month of August.

The exhibition Artist's Choice 2017 begins with a reception on Saturday, August 5 from 5:00 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m. 

The exhibit runs through August 30. 

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August 25

Start at the Top Half-Price Raw Bar at Top of Newport 

Begin the weekend with Top of Newport’s Half-Price Raw Bar.

A variety of the freshest seafood including succulent shrimp and locally sourced oysters on the half shell and littleneck clams accompanied by an assortment of condiments.

The raw bar goes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

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August 26

1777 British Occupation Living History Event 

 More than 50 costumed interpreters will recreate aspects from the summer of 1777 on Aquidneck Island during the first year of the British occupation.

Reenactment scenarios will range from the capture of General Prescott by the American Rebels, to a demonstration of the auctioning of scarce food items and goods, to the ever-intimidating presence of British guards.

The event goes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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August 26

Redwood Library Annual Book Sale 

Enjoy a wide selection of non-fiction, fiction, music CDs and DVDs. Saturday will feature our popular "$5 per bag" offer.

The book sale goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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August 26

Salute to Summer Concert & Fireworks Show at Dewey Field 

Dance and party the night away at the Salute to Summer Concert and Fireworks Show at Dewey Field. 

The schedule of events is as follows: 

3 p.m. - Ben O’ Connor
5 p.m. - Changes in Latitudes
7 p.m. - Navy Band Northeast 

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August 26

End Of Summer Ice Cream Social with ELVIS! at Atria Aquidneck Place 

Get you last scoops of ice cream for the summer and hang out with Elvis. 

Ice cream sundaes will be served and accompanied by music from an Elvis impersonator. 

The event goes from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is FREE. 

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August 27

3-Hour America's Cup 12-Meter Racing Experience 

Race aboard a 12 Meter America’s Cup contender!

Once aboard the 12 Meter racing yachts, a 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!

The race goes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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August 27

Wine Run at Greenvale Vineyards

The Wine Run at Greenvale Vineyards combines a running event with a wine tasting. 

The course is approximately 3 miles long and consists of trails in the Vineyard.

The run will finish amongst the grape varieties. Following the race, there will be a wine tasting and BBQ.

Every runner will receive a souvenir glass, wine tasting, and dinner.

The event goes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

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August 27

 FabNewport's annual Maker Party

The event will feature author Peter Grey as the special guest speaker.

Grey is the Author of "Free to Learn, Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make our Children Happier, More Self Reliant and Better Students for Life".

There will also be food and plenty of fun to be had. 

The party goes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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