The 2019 Newport Flower Show will celebrate its 24th year with a variety of special events, expert guest speakers, beautiful floral designs, impressive horticulture exhibits, stunning garden displays, unique shopping opportunities, and more. The Show opens at Rosecliff on Friday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, June 23. This year’s theme, Audubon: Artistic Adventures, will celebrate bird expert and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851), whose artful hand created a pictorial journal not only of the birds he loved but also of their habitats. The front lawn of Rosecliff will be transformed into an aviary of both real birds and birds made of plant materials, with vibrant gardens inspired by pink flamingos and blue herons, circular gardens based on Audubon’s paintings of birds, topiary peacocks made entirely of flowers, and much more. Bartlett Tree Experts will sponsor the setting for 15-20-minute pop-up lectures and demonstrations by noted plant experts, flower designers and gardeners on the front lawn throughout the weekend.
The Newport Music Festival (NMF) will take place from July 4-28 and will present 43 concerts and events in the renowned Newport mansions, including The Breakers, The Elms, and the Chinese Tea House, as well as other impressive venues, such as Castle Hill Inn, The Casino Theatre, The Bohlin, Blithewold, and Aldrich Mansion.Tickets are now on sale for all concerts and can be purchased at www.NewportMusic.org.
Highlights of the 2019 Season Include:
• Chang-Yong Shin – Debut artist and First Prize Winner of 2International Piano Competitions – on July 6th
• Ten-piece jazz band The Harlem 100 on July 13th, celebrating the Harlem Renaissance
• An evening with Broadway star Sierra Boggess on July 20th
• Piano virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin’s long-awaited return to the Festival on July 21st
• Jon Lehrer Dance and international musicians share the stage at The Casino Theatre on July 27th
• Annual Gala with Metropolitan Opera Star Nathan Gunn on July 28th to benefit NMF’s Education and Outreach program
First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano & Bachauer Competitions, Chang-Yong Shin is sure to captivate audiences with some of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano, including Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit. Sierra Boggess will grace the Breakers with selections from her Broadway roles in Phantom of the Opera and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. For the 51stAnnual Gala, Metropolitan Opera star Nathan Gunn will perform opera arias and songs from the Great American Songbook.
A variety of last summer’s popular concerts will be making a reappearance this season, including the Musical Garden Party, Sunrise Concerts, and Opera Night. These events will feature festival favorites, pianist Daniel del Pino and mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, and outstanding newcomers, tenor Jonathan Burton and harpist Bridget Kibbey. Marc-André Hamelin will return with a vast and challenging repertoire as well as Charlie Albright with his remarkable piano improvisations.
NMF continues to serve the community by offering three free family-friendly concerts, including a Fourth of July Extravaganza and two additional free concerts at the Newport Art Museum on Tuesday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 16.
Join NMF at The Castle Hill Inn on July 15 and for the 51st Annual Gala at Ochre Court on July 28 for two truly elegant evenings.
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The Newport Folk Festival, founded by George Wein in 1959, takes place on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park and features four stages of world class musicians, food, vendors and a number of exhibits. Fort Adams is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival runs rain or shine.
The festival features three full days of jazz on four unique stages on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage The festival features four stages of world class musicians, food, and crafts and a number of exhibits.
BOX OFFICE opens at 9am / GATES open at 10am
PARKING opens at 8am / SHUTTLES start at 9am
FOOD & CRAFTS start at 10am
Newport Restaurant Week, part of a nationwide movement, debuted here in 2006 as an annual event to encourage both residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol counties to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. Newport Restaurant Week takes place every fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary two-course prix fixe lunches for $20, three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50.
Our Fall Restaurant Week is November 1st - 10th, 2019. Restaurants that participated in our Spring Restaurant Week are listed below. Check back in October to see who will be participating in our Fall Restaurant Week, and their prix fixe menus.
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House this holiday season.