One Lucky March- Things to do in Newport, RI

It’s getting warmer and warmer and that’s the time when Newport thrives again. You are in luck! There are great things to do each weekend in March. One of the biggest themes this month is Irish Heritage Month. Newport’s annual, month-long celebration includes a host of events and activities including the 63rd annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish Eyes 2019 – March 2 – Spring Bull Gallery

This exhibit by local artists are reveling in everything Irish. A Ceilidh will be held on March 2nd from 5-7 pm as the opening event to which the public is invited. It is as further described “Through landscapes, quaint cottages, castles, the pounding surf of the Irish Sea and the hues of the lush vegetation Ireland will be depicted on the walls of Spring Bull Gallery by local artists.” Enjoy the amazing sites of Ireland without a plane!

Extraordinary Women of the East Bay: An Exhibition of Images, Artifacts and Biographies

Love witnessing strong women? This exhibition celebrates sixty women who have made a difference in their communities – Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Warren. Includes famous lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis, Queen Sachem of the Pocasset’s, Weetamoo, leader in the fight for LGBTQ rights, Julia Pell, artist and suffragette, Sarah J. Eddy, artist and founder of the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, Happy White, among many others. Here is all the information you need!

Dancing at the Forty Steps – March 4 – Free event – 3:00 pm – Weather permitting

Ready to truly kick off St. Patty’s Day in Newport? This is the official opening event of the 41st Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month.Commemorating the informal dances held here by the Irish who made Newport their home in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Live traditional music, demonstration of traditional Irish set dancing and Ancient Order of Hibernian Men Singers.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff

Have kids? This will be fun! Watch classic nursery rhymes recounted by Mother Goose and playfully brought to life by Island Moving Company’s own dancers. See magical performances of Humpty Dumpty, Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, and Sing a Song of Sixpence. Here is all the information you need!

Newport Foodies Stroll  

February 1, 2019 – March 30, 2019 – Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
5:30 PM Love a Newport meal? Tom and Sue, your tour guides, will lead the stroll that will last several hours along Newport’s Historic Thames Street and will encompass a total of .75 miles. Enjoy a three course meal accompanied by selected wine pairings at three of Newport’s exquisite restuarants. Meet in front of the Armory at 365 Thames Street

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 16, 2019

The 63rd Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 16th 2019. It will begin promptly at 11:00am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward. The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations including police and fire units, social/fraternal organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, and non-profits. Here is more information and everything else you can do to celebrate this month!

Yin Yoga by Candlelight with Alicia Barry – March 22, 2019

Come to The Sacred Center for this special time of deep connection that will help you navigate your stress. Yin Yoga is known as The Quiet Practice or the Practice of Quiet Power. Address every level of our being: physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual. More info here!

Fermentation Class at Forty 1 North – March 27

Would you love how to learn how to ferment? Featuring five wine tastings with a special theme or from a particular region accompanied by five small food pairings, Fermentation Class is held at the Oval Bar every Wednesday at 6:30.

Are you joining us for Irish festivities this Month? What are you most excited for?