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Things to do in Newport County June 9

Nov 12, 2023

Sometimes it's easy to skip going to a local attraction that may be considered mostly for tourists, but this is the weekend to forget that sentiment.

For the first time since 2019, Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry are invited to visit 16 participating attractions in Newport and Bristol Counties, with many offering free admission or discounts. That means there's an opportunity to stay busy all weekend long.

But that's not all that's happening across Newport County.

An opportunity to bike, walk to venture on Ocean Drive without cars happens Saturday, along with artists talks and one of the island's largest yard sales.

Check out these weekend events and start making your plans.

Bike Newport's free community event for biking and walking on Newport's famous Ocean Loop, will feature more than three miles of "Open Road" – a family-friendly coastal roadway without any cars. The event will occur Saturday,from 9 a.m.-noon.

Elliot's Ride for Everyone honors the life and passion of Dr. Elliot Kaminitz – a much-loved community member who lost his life while biking on Memorial Blvd in 2012. Elliot wanted everyone to experience the joy of bicycling.

All are welcome, every age, every mobility, every kind of cyclist, hiker, roller and stroller.

The event begins at 8:45 a.m. with an official welcome in front of Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road in Newport. Bike parking, light refreshments, and bathroom facilities are available.

Participants may enter and exit the route on bicycle or foot from any point – including the three endpoints of Rogers High School, Ocean Avenue at Carroll, and Ocean Avenue at Harrison. In addition to Rogers High School, participants may park at Brenton Point State Park. A protected bicycle corridor will be from the Brenton Point parking lot to the beginning of the Open Road at Ocean/Harrison and a path from the main Rogers parking lot on Old Fort Road to the front of the building where the opening occurs.

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For the first time since 2019, Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry are invited to visit 16 participating attractions in Newport and Bristol Counties from Saturday through Monday.

The offer includes free admission to The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms and Kingscote. It excludes Hunter House, Green Animals Topiary Garden, the Beneath The Breakers tour or The Elms Servant Life tour, all of which require a timed ticket. To learn more, visit

Visitors showing proof of residency (driver's license or other identification with an address) or proof of hospitality employment (business card, employee ID or pay stub) will enjoy free admission or another value as noted below when visiting the attractions.

Specific dates of participation vary from location to location.


Greenvale Vineyards: Sunday & Monday, Complimentary tasting

International Tennis Hall of Fame: Saturday, Sunday & Monday,Free admission

Museum of Newport History: Saturday, Sunday & Monday,Free admission

Newport Art Museum: Saturday & Sunday, Free admission

Newport Artillery Company & Museum: Saturday & Sunday, Free admission

Newport Mansions - The Preservation Society of Newport County: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Free admission to The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House & Kingscote. Excludes Green Animals & Hunter House. 10% discount at all Newport Mansions Stores.

Newport Vineyards & Winery: Sunday & Monday,50% off beer or wine tasting

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Saturday, Sunday & Monday,Free admission and trail access

Rail Explorers: Monday, 15% discount on rail tours

Redwood Library & Athenaeum: Saturday & Sunday Free admission

Save the Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton's Beach: Saturday, Sunday & Monday,50% off admission

The Sailing Museum: Saturday, Sunday & Monday,25% off admission

Touro Synagogue: Sunday & Monday,Free admission 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., last tour at 1:45 p.m.


Audubon Society of RI Nature Center & Aquarium: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Free admission for four

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum: Saturday & Sunday,Free admission

Linden Place: Saturday & Monday,Free admission for two

The 18th Annual Camp Ramleh Yard Sale will take place at St. George's School's Cabot/Harman Ice Center on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The giant yard sale is stocked in large part with students’ former housewares, school supplies, sporting goods, furniture, clothing and electronics.

In past years, sale items have included floor and table lamps, small appliances, bookcases, coffee tables, couches, pillows, towels, coats, sheets, blankets, comforters, curtains, jewelry, sports jackets, athletic equipment, backpacks, suitcases, office chairs, rugs, and boys’ and girls’ clothing and accessories.

All proceeds from the sale go toward funding a summer camp experience for children from Aquidneck Island who might not otherwise be able to attend.

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David Nez, art therapist and exhibiting artist in A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, the current exhibit at the Jamestown Arts Center, will visit the JAC to offer conversation during a mandala workshop, and public art demonstrations.

On Friday 6-8 p.m., Nez will lead an informative and experiential Mandala as Art Therapy Workshop. All materials are provided. This workshop is open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $35, $30 for JAC members.

On Sunday there will be a free mandala public art demonstration. At 11 a.m., the live demonstration will occur outdoors at the JAC's rear lot (in the event of rain it will be relocated to the JAC Main Gallery).

More on these events, and workshop sign-up, is available at

NEWPORT COUNTY Greenvale Vineyards Sunday & Monday International Tennis Hall of Fame Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Museum of Newport History Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Newport Art Museum Saturday & Sunday, Newport Artillery Company & Museum Saturday & Sunday, Newport Mansions The Preservation Society of Newport County Saturday, Sunday & Monday Newport Vineyards & Winery Sunday & Monday, Norman Bird Sanctuary Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Rail Explorers Monday, Redwood Library & Athenaeum Saturday & Sunday Save the Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton's Beach Saturday, Sunday & Monday, The Sailing Museum Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Touro Synagogue Sunday & Monday, BRISTOL Audubon Society of RI Nature Center & Aquarium Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Saturday & Sunday, Linden Place Saturday & Monday,