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Upcoming Events: August 2021

Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to continue in-person programs and events at our museums this season. Rough Point Museum, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm will offer a variety of free and ticketed programs for all ages and interests. Please mark your calendars for upcoming special events including:


Summer Stories
Whitehorne House Museum (416 Thames Street, Newport)
Fridays until August 27 / 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Free admission

Listen to storybook readings in the garden and put together a themed craft to take home. Recommended for kids aged Pre-K to 1st grade.


Picnic Performances at Rough Point: Kaiholunuie Polynesian Dance Company
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)
August 6 / 6:00 – 7:30 PM
$15 – Advance registration recommended

The Kaiholunuie Polynesian Dance Company brings the Pacific to the Atlantic with a performance from the grounds of Rough Point.  Visitors can lounge on the grass amongst the blooms in the Formal Garden, or bring blankets, chairs, or pillows to relax. Grounds open at 6:00pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.


Second Sundays
Prescott Farm (2009 West Main Road, Middletown)
August 8 / 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Free admission

Each month, NRF joins with a non-profit partner to highlight the expansive history and horticulture of Prescott Farm. In August, the Portsmouth Arts Guild shows us the basics of plein air painting, and visitors will have a chance to do some painting themselves!


Yoga in the Yard at Rough Point
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)
August 12 / 6:00 – 7:00 PM
$15 – Advance registration required

Unwind and get ready for the weekend with an hour-long sunset yoga class on the grounds of Rough Point. Bring your yoga gear and join us for a relaxing and re-energizing Vinyasa Flow session led by Patti Doyle from Middletown’s Innerlight Yoga, set against our expansive ocean backdrop.


In the Waves
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)
Performances held August 18-21, 24-28 / 2:00—4:30 PM
Free admission

In the Waves, by artist Melissa McGill, is a series of live free public art performances activating the landscape and evoking the urgency of rising sea levels and a rapidly changing climate. The performances will take place on the grounds of Rough Point Museum. Free grounds admission will be available to the public for the month of August. The project is a collaboration between Art&Newport and Newport
Restoration Foundation’s Keeping History Above Water initiative.


Roam Around Rough Point
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)
August 28 / 5:00 – 7:00 PM
$0-$20; Newport County Residents are free!

On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house and gardens after hours. Newport County residents receive FREE admission! For more info visit

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