10 Great Things To Do This Weekend In Newport | June 5

Friday, June 05, 2015



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34th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off Will Take Place At Fort Adams State Park On Saturday

The first weekend of June promises something for everyone in The City By The Sea, here's 10 great things to do this weekend in Newport!

1. Go Sailing - Daily with 12 Meter Charters -  Go sailing this weekend onboard 12 Meter Charters 70 foot sailing yachts! Actively take part in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights of beautiful Newport – no sailing experience is necessary!

2. Friday’s At 66 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Newport Storm Brewery – How many breweries can say that every week, you can go in, trade your ID for a pint glass, and drink unlimited amounts of craft beers? Well, we know of only one on the island, so that means we don’t have to go far to get it, Newporter’s. You gotta sign up at 12pm on Friday on Newport Storm’s Facebook Page, because only the 1st 50 to sign-up get in!

3. Newport Gulls Opening Night - 6:35 p.m. at Cardines Field - Defending Champion Newport Gulls will play their first home game of the 2015 season on Friday night when they take on the Mystic Schooners at Cardines Field. Gates open at 5 p.m.

4. Salve Regina Night - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday at The Landing - A Night Celebrating Alumni, Family, and Friends of the Salve Regina Community.  Live music with "Those Guys NPT". No Cover - Cash Bar.

5. 34th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off -  Saturday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park - This years event will focus on the true home of clam and seafood chowder as restaurants from throughout New England will take aim at the titles of “Best Clam” and “Best Seafood” chowder. Advance ticket price $20 through Friday, June 5th with the June 6th day-of event ticket costing $25. Tickets are available while they last on day-of at Fort Adams State Park.

6. Bodhi Spa Grand Opening - Saturday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Head to The Bodhi Spa, at 654 Thames Street for cocktails and a ribbon cutting. The Bodhi Spa offers a rejuvenating health experience of hot mineral baths, infrared and electric saunas, aromatherapy steams, cold plunges, organic marine based skin care and more! All guests will enjoy wine, cheese, laughs and 50% off their next Water Journey visit.

7. Newport Polo: USA vs Monaco - Saturday from 6 p.m. at Newport International Polo Grounds - Join Newport Polo on Opening Day in Portsmouth. Spread a picnic on the lawn or reserve your seat in the Alex and Ani Pavilion for an afternoon of action packed polo.

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Several thousand will run the 2015 Newport 10 Miler on Sunday

8. Newport 10 MilerJune 7 at Fort Adams State Park - The third annual Newport 10 Miler benefiting the Fort Adams Trust includes two races; a 10 Miler Run/Walk and a 2.2 Mile Fun Run. While both races have completely sold out there are still two ways to get involved, head to Fort Adams to cheer on the runners and/or volunteer! www.newport10miler.com

9. Heart & Sole Walk - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. at Glen Park in Portsmouth -  Join hundreds of local animal lovers and their dogs to help raise funds needed to care for more than 2,000 homeless animals that will turn to the Potter League this year for help. The Walk offers meaningful fun for everyone.

10. Absolut Bloody Mary Competition - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at @ The Deck Restaurant & Bar - Head down to Waite's Wharf for @ The Deck's Annual Absolut Bloody Mary Competition! Free entry for those 21+ and free samples of all of the competitors drinks.


Related Slideshow: Newport Antiques Show: Objects that Shaped Rhode Island History

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King’s Cup Trophy by Tiffany & Co., 1908

Newport Historical Society, 83.3.1AB

In 1907, ‘Captain Nat’ (Nathanael Greene) Herreshoff designed the sloop Avenger for Robert Emmons 2nd of the New York Yacht Club; the Avenger was one of Herreshoff’s most successful boats, winning the Astor, Queen’s and King’s Cup races for her owner.

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Seal, 1696, From the City of Newport “Seal of Newport Rhoade Island Covncel”

Newport Historical Society, L65.3.1

Before Newport was a thriving port and vacation destination, the city was a refuge for religious dissidents from Massachusetts Bay. The sheep depicted on this early seal attributed to Arnold Collins, reflects the importance of agriculture to the early settlers.

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Weaver’s Book, 1815, Arkwright Company Records

Rhode Island Historical Society, MSS 264

The first mills in Rhode Island produced thread, not cloth. This was woven by hand, often on looms in homes or on farms. The swatches—typical of the patterns found in clothing and household linens throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries—are accompanied by instructions for weavers that represent the moment just before the industrialization of cloth production in New England.

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Torpedo earrings and ID badge ca. 1945

Newport Historical Society, 97.23.2; 2003.15.2

Important Rhode Island industries—defense and jewelry manufacturing—are represented by these miniature torpedoes from the 1940s.

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A proclamation: Whereas on Tuesday, the ninth instant in the night, a number of people, unknown, boarded His Majesty's armed schooner the Gaspee

Printed by Solomon Southwick, Newport RI, June 12, 1772

Rhode Island Historical Society, G1157 1772 No. 3

Antedating the Boston Tea Party by eighteen months, the Gaspee incident of June 9, 1772 saw nearly 60 Providence men—including respected citizens like Abraham Whipple and John Brown—conducting a midnight raid that burned the British schooner that had plied Narragansett Bay enforcing customs regulations to the irritation of Rhode Island’s mercantile elite.

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Thomas Howland

Oil on canvas by John Blanchard ca. 1855

Rhode Island Historical Society, 1895.6.1

Although Thomas Howland held elected office in Providence, when he applied for a passport in 1857, the U.S. State Department refused to issue him one, stating that “persons of African extraction … are not deemed citizens of the United States.” Howland and his family emigrated to Liberia later that same year.

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Brass, paper and ink, ca. 1650

Rhode Island Historical Society, 1902.3.1

A London native, Roger Williams must have found this compass invaluable when navigating the woods and waterways of his new home in New England.

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Half-hull model, steam launch designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

Herreshoff Manufacturing Company ca. 1880

Rhode Island Historical Society, 1981.49.4

In addition to racing yachts, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company built steam engines and steam launches, including the first torpedo boats for the United States Navy.

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Queen Anne-style side chair attributed to Job Townsend, Sr. of Newport.

Walnut with a maple slip seat.

Newport Historical Society, W 1960.1.1

From the elegant curve of the crest rail to the rounded feet, this side chair is an iconic example of 18th-century Newport craftsmanship.


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