Friday, February 22, 2013
Polo matches will be played Saturday and Sunday at noon at Easton's Beach in Newport.
Friday, February 22
Back by popular demand, beach polo returns to the Newport Winter Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24, at noon at Easton's Beach for an exciting exhibition match of equine polo each day. The event is free and open to the public. For directions, click here. Call the 24-hour information line at 401-846-0200 for status updates and weather changes. Beach polo, organized by Newport Polo Inc., will feature two teams competing each day in a match composed of four periods of play, seven minutes per period. In between periods, the players change to fresh horses. In total, each match will have duration of about one hour during low tide. Spectators are encouraged to witness the fast-paced contests and cheer on the teams, playing on …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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The Newport Winter Festival is in full swing, and we want to re-live your favorite moments through your photos and videos! People flocked to the harbor, King Park and Queen Anne Square to get a glimpse of Newport's spectacular fireworks show last Friday night, local cooks showed off their skills at the Chili Cook-Off and crowds gathered around sculptors carving masterpieces from blocks of ice; and those are just a few of the highlights! Are you taking advantage of all that the Newport Winter Festival has to offer? Give us a shout out in the comments section below and upload your photos and videos to our gallery.
There are several kid-friendly Winter Festival events going on around town all day today.
This week, Feb. 18 through 22, is February vacation for Newport schools — leaving you four weekdays (plus the weekend) to find things for them to do. Featured below are a few activities for today! Click the blue links to see more, including locations and contact information — and be sure to call ahead to confirm. Patch will continue to update this story with events and activities for the rest of the week. Check back later today for a full week of ideas. Crafts: Make your own perfume at Newport Aromatherapy. All ages are welcome to design and create their own scent. $15/$10 w/button. 401.846.1101. Make your own marshmallow snowman at Destination Chocolate. $6/$5 w/button. 401-847-1223. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Get creative at Bite Me Live …
In collaboration with the Newport Winter Festival, newportFILM presents two great film events for ages 3-10 this week.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Newport Skating Center will offer extended hours, special shows and skate camp to help celebrate winter vacation and Newport Winterfest.
Extended hours and a host of activities are happening at the Newport Skating Center over the next week to celebrate public school vacation and the 25th Annual Newport Winter Festival running through next Sunday, February 24. In addition to receiving $2 off skating admission with a Newport Winter Festival button, the Island Skating Academy will present a show at the rink as part of the Festival’s activities and manage the popular skate camp. The rink will also host Live DJ Skate Nights on both Fridays of the Newport Winter Festival along with other nightly specials. To help all the families in Newport celebrate public school vacation week, the Newport Skating Center will feature an extended schedule from Saturday, February 16th through …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Chili Cook-Off runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Winterfest kicks off today with several events and a fireworks display.
The Newport Winter Festival begins today and is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary. The ten-day celebration will kick off with more than 20 events today, including a fireworks display at 6:30 p.m. over Newport Harbor. Click here for a full calendar of events. As is tradition, Winterfest will feature the Children’s Fair, the Chili Cook-Off, Chicken Wing Cook-off and Beatlemania. For free or discounted admission to all Winterfest events, purchase a button here. Buttons are also available at the following locations: AAA Southern New England, 99 East Main Road, Middletown Bailey T’s, 12 Long Wharf Mall, Newport Clements Marketplace, East Main Road, Portsmouth Cookie Jar, Bowen’s Wharf, Newport Hampton Inn & Suites, 317 West Main Road, …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Newport Winter Festival returns to Newport February 15-24.
Friday, January 25
The Newport Winter Festival, “New England's Largest Winter Extravaganza,” returns to the City-by-the-Sea February 15-24, 2013, marking its silver anniversary. To celebrate this significant milestone and kick off 10 days of non-stop food, festivities, music and fun, residents and visitors will be treated to a fireworks spectacular over Newport Harbor on Friday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. (rain date Feb. 16). “What started off as a small, local affair has grown into one of the biggest winter festivals in the Northeast,” said Evan Smith, president & CEO of Discover Newport. “With more than 150 events for kids, adults, and everyone in-between, the Newport Winter Festival has become our destination’s signature winter event. We encourage people…
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Newport Polo Club's polo ponies kicked up sand this past weekend as part of the Newport Winter Festival.
The Newport Winter Festival's final weekend included two exciting days of polo matches in an unusual location. For the third year in a row, the Newport Polo Club brought two matches to Atlantic Beach in Middletown as part of the annual festival. More than 100 spectators lined the beach bordering Middletown and Newport to watch two teams face off in this special event. With a Sunday afternoon temperature of 41 degrees, spectators bundled up under blankets and huddled together. The Newport Polo Team won Sunday's match against the Newport Girls' Interscholastic team, which goes by the nickname "The Pink Ladies." The final score was 10 to 5. “Polo in the summer is one of Newport’s hottest attractions. It is exciting to see the event in the…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Polo matches will be played Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Atlantic Beach in Middletown. Please note the location has changed since last year.
Back by popular demand, beach polo returns to the Newport Winter Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, at 2:30 p.m. at Atlantic Beach in Middletown for an exciting exhibition match of equine polo each day. The event is free and open to the public. Public beach parking is available at no charge. For directions, click here. Call the 24-hour information line at 401-846-0200 for status updates and weather changes. Beach polo, organized by Newport Polo Inc., will feature two teams competing each day in a match composed of four periods of play, seven minutes per period. In between periods, the players change to fresh horses. In total, each match will have duration of about one hour during low tide. Spectators are encouraged to …