If you’re staying here at the Inn during Columbus Day weekend, don’t forget to check out this year’s International Oktoberfest down at the Newport Yachting Center. Celebrate the weekend with live entertainment, family fun, international foods, and of course, BEER! The fun starts at 12pm and lasts until 8pm both Saturday and Sunday, and tickets range from $17-$40. Quench your thirst with a variety of beers including: Warsteiner, Spaten, Amstel, Sam Adams, Harpoon, Newport Storm, Guiness, Harp and Sierra Nevada. And when you need to fill your stomach, enjoy food from Schnitzels & Giggles, the Smoke House, and Julian’s Omnibus. When your stomach and glass is full, spend some time listening to one of the many bands and watch the dancers that are set to take the stage. It’s sure to be a great weekend!
Archive for the ‘Newport Art and Culture’ Category
September 30th, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
September 17th, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
The 7th Annual Newport Mansion Food & Wine Festival will be held this weekend, September 21-23 at Rosecliff, the Elms and Marble House. This three day festival will be home to over 100 of the world’s finest vintners and over two dozen of New England’s finest restaurants and caterers. This year’s special guests are Emeril Lagasse and Jacques Pepin. The festival includes two days of “Grand Tastings” on the Marble House lawn, cooking demonstrations by national and regional chefs, seminars led by wine experts, live and silent auctions, the Collectible Wine Dinner at the Elms, and the Wine & Rosecliff gala celebration. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste some of the world’s best wines!
September 2nd, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
The Newport International Boat Show is back starting on September 13th, continuing until Sunday, September 16th and will take place at the Newport Yachting Center, Bannister’s and Bowens Wharf, and the Oldport Marine. This boat show is one of the biggest “in-water” boat shows in the US and will feature a wide variety of both international and domestic powerboats and sailboats. Never before seen boats will be on display and there will be a variety of seminars and services as well as a large selection of marine equipment and products. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and can be bought in advance, or day of. Even if you don’t know anything about boats, it is sure to be a spectacular site that should not be missed if you’re around.
August 15th, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
The Newport Blues & BBQ Festival will be held this Saturday, August 18th down on the Newport Waterfront at the Newport Yachting Center, rain or shine. Tickets are $45 in advanced or $55 at the gate and are good for the whole day (re-entry is allowed). A free kick-off concert by Heidi Nirk & the Juke Jammas featuring Cory Bellucci will be held outside the main gates at 10:30am. At noon, Joanne Shaw Taylor will take the stage, followed by Marcia Ball, Shemekia Copeland, John Lee Hooker and Taj Mahal will wrap things up starting at 8pm. Preppy Pig BBQ, the Smoke House, Eddie’s BBQ and Julian’s Omnibus will be providing various BBQ dishes while you enjoy the sounds of the blues. You will be able to enjoy great tasting BBQ rainging from pulled pork, to smoked salmon, to ribs - among other delicious options. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!
August 2nd, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
Following last weeks Folk Festival, is the Newport Jazz Festival, starting on Friday, August 3rd. Dr. John and the Lower 911 will be kicking off the weekend at the Tennis Hall of Fame on Bellevue Avenue. The following two days will feature concerts at Fort Adams State Park starting at 11am and ending around 7pm. Performance will take place on one of the three stages set up at the Fort. Many great Jazz musicians will be performing, some of which include: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell, Centennial Project and John Ellis & Double-Wide. There is limited parking, so riding a bike or taking the water taxi may be a better alternative.
This Festival was started in 1954 and was the first annual Jazz festival in the states. It is known as the “father” of all jazz festivals, and jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis have taken part. There are still tickets available, so don’t miss the chance to hear some great jazz music this weekend!
July 15th, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
As this weekend winds down, the tennis fans are heading out and kites are coming down in order to make way for the next festivals coming to town.
The Black Ships Festival starts Thursday, July 19th and continues until Sunday, July 22 and is a celebration of the friendship between Newport and Japan. This festival commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, which made the USA and Japan trading partners. Commodore Matthew C. Perry of Newport negotiated the treaty and ended two centuries of isolationism in Japan. The Festival is celebrated in Newport and in Shimoda, Japan, Newport’s Sister City. Events during this Festival will emphasize Japanese art and culture.
Also taking place next weekend, from Friday the 20th to Sunday the 22nd is the Hellenic Fest, celebrating Greek culture and tradition. It will be held on the corner of Thames and Brewers Street. Live performances will go on daily and there will be lots of Greek foods to try.
July 5th, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
From July 5th through July 9th, the Tall Ships Festival will be sailing into Newport. There’s so much to do during this time, starting the 5th at the Tall Ships Reception, starting at 7pm. The festival really begins on Friday, July 6th, when the vessels will be open to the public for boarding between 10am and 5pm Friday-Sunday. The festival ends on Monday, July 9th after the Parade of Sail, which will take place at noon. There will be various entertainment, food and exhibits throughout the weekend for everyone to enjoy.
The Ocean State Tall Ships Festival is part of the Tall Ships America Challenge Series. The annual races and festivals started back in 2001 to inform the public about tall ships and their history. They are here to educate people about the maritime history and the significance of sailing.
14 different ships will be in the Newport Harbor for this event. The ships include: HMS Bounty, Mystic Whaler, Unicorn, Picton Castle, The Lynx, The Gazela, The Tree of Life, The Pride of Baltimore II, The Providence, Summerwind, The Sir Martin II, The Peacemaker, The Lark, and finally The Bowdoin. These are all different types of ship with unique histories that can be boarded throughout the festival.
June 19th, 2012 by Marshall Slocum Inn
Newport has a variety of festivals happening all year round, and coming up this weekend, June 22-24th is the Newport Flower Show, held at Rosecliff Mansion. This years theme is Salsa – A Celebration of Latin Cultures, so the colorful designs and exotic plants will be inspired by Latin music and dance. Gardners of all levels participate in this event to show off their creativity with the colors and design of their flower arrangements. Rosecliff is the perfect backdrop for this event and is a beautiful Mansion to visit any time of the year, not just during the Flower Show.
The Opening Night Cocktail party is held on the 22nd and there will be food and wine and all kinds of surprises to kick off this wonderful event. The following days will be filled with flower designs and shopping at the Oceanside Boutiques and Gardeners’ Marketplace. All proceeds of this event go to the Preservation Society for the restoration and maintenance of the land and gardens.
December 15th, 2009 by Marshall Slocum Inn
Newport has been an artists’ colony since the 18th century and is still producing great work from local artists. Mediums used include paint, glass, clay, marble, fabric and metal. During your Newport RI vacation, you will find a historic area that is also a spectacular vacation venue. Newport is a very pedestrian city, and our seaside location, fine dining, world-class restaurants and galleries and studios only add to your experience. A variety of galleries are open to the public and can be found throughout the city, everything from classic work to folk art to “outsider” art to cutting edge contemporary pieces.
The Newport Gallery Organization is comprised of 25 members who offer original works from local artists as well as from artisans around the world. Contemporary, historic, traditional and avant-garde pieces may be purchased sales tax free throughout Newport.
From the Newport Art Galleries Web site:
Newport Gallery Night, sponsored by the Gallery Organization is held the second Thursday of every month from 5 until 8 in the evening at the galleries. The map and brochure, created by members of the Organization, can be used during the evening gallery stroll and during a daytime art walk through working studios and traditional gallery-style art venues. The brochure features a map and descriptions of each gallery. Free parking is available during Newport Gallery Night in the downtown area at the Visitors Bureau and at the Newport Art Museum “on the Hill.” Participating galleries also feature openings with the artists, illustrated lectures and on-hands demonstrations during Newport Gallery Night.
There are many local restaurants that support the gallery night and offer discounts on meals to art walkers. See the web site for more information. Our Newport RI B&B is about a quarter mile from the closest gallery. The vast majority are within walking distance.
April 1st, 2009 by Marshall Slocum Inn
One attraction that is rarely visited by our Newport Bed and Breakfast Guests is the Newport Rhode Island Tennis Hall of Fame. Only a five minute walk from our Rhode Island Inn, the Tennis Hall of Fame is a five star establishment with innovative and informative displays, beautiful grounds, and stunning architecture.
Many famous professional tennis players have made their way to the Tennis Hall of Fame for induction ceremonies and annual tournaments. Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe to name a few. Throughout the year some of our Newport Inn Guests visit to attend one of the many tournaments held on the only grass court facility in the United States but more than a few end up spontaneously going to the Hall of Fame. All return to our Rhode Island Inn with nothing but good to say about the facilities and the staff at the Hall of Fame. Perhaps the most infamous event held at the Tennis Hall of Fame, besides the Campbell’s Tennis Tournament, is the opening act performance for the Newport Jazz Festival Weekend. Held on the Friday night of the Jazz Festival Weekend, the concert is an intimate experience in an historic setting. So, be sure to visit the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame during your visit to Rhode Island and our Newport Bed and Breakfast.