Saturday, February 23, 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! Parents will also flock to Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth on Thursday for the 14th annual Live Jazz for Kids! 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.
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, weather permitting. 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, including cancellations. 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 …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The 14th annual Jazz for Kids will be held on Thursday at Greenvale Vineyards as part of Newport's Winter Festival.
Greenvale Vineyards will hold its 14th annual Jazz for Kids concert today, Thursday, at the vineyard on Wapping Road as part of Newport's Winter Festival. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Musicians will include vocalist Tish Adams, Dick Lupino on bass and guest musician Yvonne Monnett. The artists will entertain guests with songs kids. Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids and wine tasting will be available to purchase for adults. The event is free and open to the public!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Newport Skating Center will offer extended hours, special shows and skate camp to help celebrate winter vacation and Newport Winterfest.
Wednesday, February 20
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, Feb. 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 …
Sunday, February 26, 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…