Need to Know Newport, RI: Week of July 6


The Newport Gulls take on the Ocean State Waves at Cardine’s Field to kick off the week on Monday, July 6. Photo courtesy of the Newport Gulls.

Summer’s officially in full swing! Here’s what you need to know to start your week in and around Newport.

• On Monday, July 6, the Newport Gulls take on the Ocean State Waves at Cardine’s Field. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the first pitch at 6:35 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults; $2 for seniors, military, and teens; and $1 for children 12 and under.

• Summer means barbecues, even for the chefs at Castle Hill Inn, who will be putting an upscale spin on the traditional experience on Tuesday, July 7. Dishes include Block Island swordfish, local corn succotash, and Kenyon’s corn muffins. Call 888-466-1355 to make a reservation.

• A celebration for the Tall Ship L’Hermione begins at Fort Adams at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8. The event includes a colonial village, live music, a cavalry unit with horses, military drills, historical presentations, and self-guided tours. A dockside welcoming ceremony for the captain and crew will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the celebration continues until 5 p.m. Entry costs $6.

• On Thursday, July 9, the 16th annual Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch will be held at Rosecliff at 9:30 a.m. In addition to showing Angela Moore’s new collection, the event will also feature designers including Manuel Canovas, Just Madras, and Jack Rogers. Admission is $90 for Preservation Society members and $100 for non-members; proceeds from the event benefit the Preservation Society.

• Can’t make it to Fort Adams on Wednesday for the L’Hermione celebration? You’ve got another chance to see her on Thursday, July 9, when both she and the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry RI will be open for tours at Fort Adams, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet the crew and learn about ship building; the tours are free and open to the public.

• Also on Thursday, July 9, newportFILM Outdoors will screen Meru, a documentary about high-stakes, big-wall mountain climbing in India. The film will be shown at St. George’s School in Middletown; guests are welcome to bring chairs and a picnic. Live music will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the film will start at sunset (approximately 8:45 p.m.), followed by a Q&A with the director, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, moderated by Newport native Nick Dana, a member of the Volvo Ocean Race’s Team Alvimedica. The suggested donation is $5 and an r.s.v.p. is required.

For more stuff to do, check out our events calendar.

Kara DiCamillo loves eating, traveling, shopping, and everything outdoors. She is an active volunteer in her Newport, Rhode Island community and has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count. Kara started her online writing career with TreeHugger in 2005 and currently contributes to several websites focusing on lifestyle, food, and travel.

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