The City of Newport has upcoming birthday celebration!
The festivities will begin Dec. 31 when Portsmouth will hand over the banner to Newport.
Portsmouth, which was settled in in 1638, has been celebrating their 375th Anniversary this year.
Newport was founded by William Brenton, Henry Bull, Jeremy Clark, John Clarke, William Coddington, John Coggeshall, Nicholas Easton and Thomas Hazar in 1639
To keep you updated on the celebration, Patch has created a special section for Newport's 375th Anniversary. There are several ways you can use Patch to keep updated on the fun!
How to Stay Updated
- Subscribe to the special section 375th Anniversary on Patch to get email updates.
- Check out the calendar of events here.
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- Check out the official website for the 375th
Anniversary at http://www.newport375.com/
375th Anniversary Committee
A volunteer committee appointed by the Newport City Council is working hard to make the 375th organize events throughout the year.
Former Mayors John Trifero and Steve Waluk are
serving as co-chairs of the committee. Other members include Lynn Ceglie, Jennifer
Hanson, former City Councilor Colleen McGrath, Patrick Murphy, former City Councilor Rick O’Neill, Philip Pelletier, City Clerk Kathy Silvia and Deborah
Reasons to Celebrate
Newport residents have many reasons to be proud of the “City By The Sea.” Newport was the first capital of the State of Rhode Island, is home to the oldest U.S. Naval War College and was the first of the thirteen colonies to declare its independence from England.
The Redwood Library and Athenaeum located on Bellevue Avenue is the oldest circulating library in continuous use since 1745. Thirteen years later The Newport Mercury began publication. Newport was host of the first U.S. Open Golf Tournament in 1895, International Polo Match in 1886 and National Lawn Tennis Championships in 1899.
To learn how to get involved with Newport's 375th Anniversary, contact the Office of the Mayor at 401.845.5437 or email Stephen Waluk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship OpportunitiesSponsorships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and include various levels of recognition and tickets to events. Read details here.