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Upcoming Events: June 2021

Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able bring both virtual and in-person programs and events back to our museums this month! 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:


Virtual Jazz in the House
June 2 / 7:00 PM / Free

You’re invited virtually to Rough Point for a special jazz concert! In Doris Duke’s lifetime, music often filled the halls of her Newport home, and NRF is excited to bring jazz music back into the house for this filmed performance featuring Leon Lee Dorsey, Greg Skaff, and Mike Clark playing interpretations of tunes by jazz titan Thelonious Monk.


Summer Stories
Whitehorne House Museum (416 Thames Street, Newport)
Fridays: June 4, 11, 18, 25 / 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: Poetry Reading by Tina Cane
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)
June 4 / 6:00 – 7:30 PM
$15 – Advance registration recommended

Join us for our monthly outdoor art performance series on the grounds of Rough Point. In June, Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate, Tina Cane, brings her poetry to Rough Point for a reading from her recently published works. 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)
June 13 / 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 June, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island will share what they know about the beautiful birds that live all around us through hands-on activities and crafts; all questions and bird stories welcome!


Woodcarving Demonstration
Whitehorne House Museum (416 Thames Street, Newport)
June 19 / 2:00 – 3:00 PM
$30 – Advance registration recommended

Steve Brown, experienced woodworker and professor at the North Bennet Street School, leads a woodworking demonstration in the garden.


Roam Around Rough Point
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)
June 26 / 5:00 – 7:00 PM
$20 / Students with ID: $12 / Newport County Residents 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


Historical Makerspace Workshop
Whitehorne House Museum (416 Thames Street, Newport)
June 27 / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$20 – Advance registration recommended

Discover how 18th-century students learned geography through needlework, then make your own embroidered map of Newport. Kids 10 – 100 welcome!


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