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Newport Sailing School and Tours is Newport, Rhode Island’s first and only pure sailing tour. We offer daily sailing cruises of Newport harbor and Narragansett Bay as well as the very finest in sailing lessons and instruction. Join us in historic downtown Newport, RI for a day of sailing and experience what has been ranked the #1 sailing experience on the planet! Our daily sailing tours will take you sailing past scenic downtown Newport’s charming waterfront, yachts of the rich and famous, seaside estates, Fort Adams, lighthouses, and many other spectacular sights. There are also many world-class yacht-racing events held right in Narragansett bay. You never know what a day of sailing on the water off of Newport will bring! For more than 50 years, Newport Sailing School and Tours has been introducing people to the joy and art of “pure” sailing. Sail with a group or private charter. Experience Newport the way it should be seen, under sail. Passengers may help as crew or sit back relax and enjoy the sailing tour.

Our daily sailing tours will take you sailing past scenic downtown Newport’s charming waterfront, yachts of the rich and famous, seaside estates, Fort Adams, lighthouses, and many other spectacular sights. There are also many world-class yacht-racing events held right in Narragansett bay. You never know what a day of sailing on the water off of Newport will bring!

For more than 50 years, Newport Sailing School and Tours has been introducing people to the joy and art of “pure” sailing. Sail with a group or private charter. Experience Newport the way it should be seen, under sail. Passengers may help as crew or sit back relax and enjoy the sailing tour.

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IYRS School of Technology & Trades is a non-profit, post-secondary experiential learning institution in Newport, Rhode Island and is the premier marine trades and modern manufacturing school in the United States. IYRS offers education & training programs for people with a passion for thinking and working through their hands. IYRS was founded in 1993 as the International Yacht Restoration School on the Newport harborfront. It was originally founded to teach students the fine craftsmanship and restoration skills necessary to preserve maritime heritage through the restoration of historically significant wooden sailing yachts. Since that time, IYRS has grown into a world-class learning institution offering four full-time, accredited experiential programs; Boatbuilding & Restoration, Composites Technology, Digital Modeling & Fabrication and Marine Systems. IYRS' Mission: IYRS empowers students through immersive, hands-on learning to realize their full potential in career and in life.

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Founded 1993, with its main campus in Newport, RI and a satellite campus in Bristol, RI, IYRS is a world-class experiential school with a core education model dedicated to teaching highly technical and deeply craft-oriented career skills. IYRS teaches the skills, history, art, and science of building, restoring and maintaining boats.

IYRS is the only school with a 20-month Boatbuilding & Restoration program. IYRS also offers a 6-month Marine Systems program for American Boat & Yacht Council certification, a gold-medal standard in the industry, and a 6-month Composites Technology program that has been heralded as the most comprehensive programs offering a wide array of skills for both building and maintaining products of a wide nature. IYRS also offers Continuing Education courses for professional development, so individuals can advance their skills while working full-time.

IYRS currently has three Accredited Schools: 1.) School of Boatbuilding & Restoration. 2.) School of Marine Systems. 3.) School of Composites Technology. The skills acquired in these programs are transferable to other industries and applications.

IYRS – Newport Campus & Administrative Offices 449 Thames Street, Suite 111 Newport, RI 02840 United States of America Tel: (401) 848-5777 Fax: (401) 842-0669

IYRS – Bristol Campus (Physical location only, please send mail to the Newport Campus) 253 Franklin Street Bristol, RI 02809 Tel: (401) 848-5777 Fax: (401) 253-4111

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We own a 1976 Hallberg Rassy 31 Monsun. We are the third owner of the boat. It has all original components. Aside from needed updates the Volvo Penta diesel engine has to be rebuilt or replaced. Would this be a vessel that the Restoration School would be interested in receiving?

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I.Y.R.S. is recognized as the ACBS Associate Member of the week.

The International Yacht Restoration School or I.Y.R.S . is an Associate Member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.  ACBS recognizes them with gratitude for their support of our organization. 

I.Y.R.S.  EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO MAKE, BUILD, RESTORE & MAINTAIN ALMOST ANYTHING!   They have been an Associate Member of ACBS since 2012. And they have been the recipient of Scholarship funds from ACBS since our scholarship program began.  

I.Y.R.S. , located in Rhode Island, welcomes newly graduated from high school students as well as those seeking training for a career change.  They offer major programs in these areas:

Boatbuilding & Restoration – a 20-month program which enrolls each September.

IYRS’ Boatbuilding & Restoration program is a comprehensive two-year program which combines the time-honored craft of wooden boatbuilding with the modern problem solving skills to succeed in today’s thriving job market. IYRS’ curriculum is regarded as the best in the industry, training the next generation of master craftspeople.

Marine Systems –  a 6-month program which enrolls in March and September

IYRS’ Marine Systems program is an immersive learning experience with a curriculum guided by the needs of industry-leading companies. Covered over six-months are techniques and skills needed to maintain and repair all essential marine systems, as well as career planning, key certification exam preparation and real-world internship experience.

Composites Technology – a 6-month program which enrolls in March and September

Considered to be the wave of the future in the manufacturing and design industries, IYRS’ Composites Technology program offers students unique exposure to composite building materials, emerging technologies, mold-making and infusion processing, all with a heightened focus on career preparation and certification.

I.Y.R.S.,  called “iris”, has a great website with many videos.  Click here to enjoy one of their videos:  International Yacht Restoration School – Newport, RI

The Antique and Classic Boat Society appreciates the extra support given to our organization by Associate Members.   Click here to see this year’s list of Associate Members .

If you or your business would like to support the Antique and Classic Boat Society by being an ACBS Associate Member, you may join here or contact ACBS Executive Director Dan Gyoerkoe at [email protected] or call (315) 686-2628.

Do you ever take donations of wooden boats that need to be restored? I know of a beautiful wooden 51’ Alden ketch that could be a possibility if you’re interested. Call Sharon at 1 805 -878-8201 CA

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NUWC Division Newport partners with International Yacht Restoration School

NUWC Division Newport partners with International Yacht Restoration School

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Photo By Susan Farley | The International Yacht Restoration School of Technologies & Trades (above) in Newport, Rhode Island, recently added courses in composites technologies, digital modeling and fabrication, and marine systems and signed an educational partnership agreement with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport that will focus on projects that support the U.S. Navy.   see less | View Image Page

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NEWPORT, R.I. — Lower Thames Street in downtown Newport is home to the International Yacht Restoration School of Technologies & Trades (IYRS), a school founded to teach students how to build and restore wooden sailboats. In the past 10 years, IYRS has added accredited courses in composites technologies, digital modeling and fabrication, and marine systems to its curriculum. Now the school and Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport have an educational partnership agreement (EPA) that will focus on projects that support the U.S. Navy. Last year, Division Newport’s Technology Transfer Manager Valerie Larkin and an IYRS administrator discussed a potential collaboration between the trade school and the warfare center, after a brief meeting about science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Larkin toured IYRS facilities in downtown Newport, but the prospect of a collaboration between the school and NUWC remained in the discussion phase. When engineer Christian Schumacher, who works in Division Newport’s Ranges, Engineering and Analysis Department, attended an IYRS open house in September, the potential partnership was reinvigorated. In early December, the EPA with Division Newport and IYRS was signed. “I always thought IYRS was an interesting school, and when I bought a boat, I was advised to look into their programs,” Schumacher said. “At their open house, I met their instructors as well as IYRS president Jay Coogan, and we started talking about their curriculum. That’s when I realized that there were certain aspects of their composites work that could benefit NUWC, and soon we were talking about partnerships, and I was able to put them in touch with our Technology Partnerships Office. I’m interested to see where this partnership will go.” IYRS takes great care in preparing their post-secondary students for careers with a successful external internship program, Coogan said. This EPA would bolster these opportunities by allowing Division Newport engineers and scientists to act as student advisors and for IYRS students to be able to work on Division Newport projects. An EPA would also allow Division Newport to loan equipment or provide excess equipment to IYRS. “Mostly, the EPAs are used to provide NUWC expertise to universities or colleges,” Larkin said. “EPAs allow students to benefit from the expertise at federal laboratories. Also, these agreements help us develop our future workforce. It’s a great opportunity for STEM outreach.” Coogan is excited to activate this partnership and for IYRS students to visit Division Newport. “I believe both organizations can benefit from the collaboration based on the problem-solving and technical skills we both incorporate into our work,” Coogan said. “We look forward to seeing where this relationship will take us.” Division Newport currently maintains 42 EPAs; 75% are with colleges and universities, while the remaining 25% are with elementary and high school systems, primarily for STEM outreach. For more information on Division Newport’s EPA with IYRS, contact at 832-8720. For more information on IYRS, visit their website at www.iyrs.edu. NUWC Newport is a shore command of the U.S. Navy within the Naval Sea Systems Command, which engineers, builds and supports America’s fleet of ships and combat systems. NUWC Newport provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, undersea offensive and defensive weapons systems, and countermeasures associated with undersea warfare. Currently celebrating its 150th anniversary, NUWC Newport is the oldest warfare center in the country, tracing its heritage to the Naval Torpedo Station established on Goat Island in Newport Harbor in 1869. Commanded by Captain Michael Coughlin, NUWC Newport maintains major detachments in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Andros Island in the Bahamas, as well as test facilities at Seneca Lake and Fisher's Island, N.Y., Leesburg, Fla., and Dodge Pond, Conn.

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DATES TO REMEMBER

June 29 :  Dutch Harbor Meet Up 1:00 pm

June 29:    Stone Pier Dedication 7:00 pm, Stone Pier, Wellington Avenue

July 29: Gold Star Sailing Big Boat Sail (afternoon)

July 30:  Gold Star Sailing BBQ Dinner

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Greetings to all,

Our annual Commissioning Day was held on Saturday June 1, 2024. This was an incredible event, from the gorgeous weather, great attendance, delicious food and a fabulous band to listen and dance to. Over 350 members, family and guest were in attendance. We again located the tent to the west end of the parking lot so we could hold the actual ceremony outside at the flagpole. The food prepared by our own Chef Tim and his staff was incredible and plentiful. My favorite was still the lobster bisque. Several Dignitaries were in attendance including Tom Gibson-President, the Seamen’s Church Institute, Jill Skeet-Vice Commodore Coaster’s Harbor Navy Yacht Club, Veronica Brown-Rear Commodore Ida Lewis Yacht Club and from across the “pond” Chris Arscott- Commodore Royal Western Yacht Club of Plymouth England. Chris is here to welcome and congratulate the Ostar, Twostar racers who sailed 3,000 miles from Plymouth England to Newport R.I..  Also in attendance was the majority of our Board of Directors and 12 Past Commodores. 

Many thanks to Rudy, Lynn, Laura Dargan, Diane Stewart, the Entertainment Committee and our entire staff for their hard work and enthusiasm. 

Our club is fully operational and is looking great Thanks again to our entire staff.

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable summer

Best to you and yours,

Bob & Rosalie 

COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Blood Drive Thank You!

The Rhode Island Blood Center thanks the Newport Yacht Club for supporting its blood drive. Thirteen donors have helped ensure that up to 39 lives may be saved!

FLEET CAPTAIN NEWS

Join us for an afternoon of camaraderie on the water at Dutch Harbor on Saturday June 29 th .

Meet up around 1:00 pm. Tow your dingy or other watercraft and go boat to boat to visit your fellow Club members. BYOB and hors d’oeuvres to share. Stay  for the day or overnight. Make arrangements with Dutch Harbor Boat Yard for moorings dutchharborboatyard.com  

Let me know you are coming!

Dennis Ferreira, Fleet Captain Email [email protected]

MEMBER SURVEY- PLEASE TAKE NOW!

Members, your active participation in surveys really helps get your voice heard! It is time to recruit a new slate of Flag Officers (Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore). These are not ceremonial roles. Flag Officers are integral to Club governance. Whether or not you want to be considered, please complete a brief survey on Flag Officers. Remember, we are a volunteer run Club and need the active engagement of our members in all aspects of leadership. Here is the survey link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZ29PBY

JUNIOR SAILING KUDOS

There are many examples of the positive impact of our Junior Sailing Program. Here is one example, from an email I received last week from a person who had participated in the NYC Junior Sailing Program.  

“Hi there! I’d love to sponsor a scholarship for a junior. I’m guessing it may be too late to do it this year, but please let me know what I can do. NYC junior program changed my life and I’d love to pay it back to a kiddo who can’t afford it.”

Pretty powerful.  Our program can make a difference in young people’s lives providing life-long skills, confidence and sometimes a life changing experience. We are very proud to be able to provide a sailing experience to 128 kids each summer. Yes, there are challenges, hiring instructors, maintaining the fleet and soliciting donations so kids who can’t afford it, have an opportunity to experience the program. But in the end receiving an email like the one above makes it all worth it. 

We are happy to report that this year we’ve provided 14 scholarships!  A BIG thanks to those members who generously support our program.  We should all be proud of the good the NYC Junior Sailing Program can do.  

Junior Sailing Committee, Michael Barszcz Chair

GOLD STAR SAILING YOUTH PROGRAM RETURNS!

The Newport Yacht Club is once again welcoming the Gold Star Sailing Youth Program to the Club. Our members provide time, boats and more to help make this event a success. The camp begins the last week in July this year. On Monday, July 29th NYC Big Boat Captains will volunteer to host the annual afternoon sail in and around Newport Harbor. Then on Tuesday, July 30th, NYC will host a BBQ Dinner on the lower deck with the Club Flag Officers, the Mayor of Newport and Coast Guard Station Newport in attendance.

 Gold Star Sailing (GSS) is a 501-C-3  non-profit, volunteer-based organization  dedicated to providing unique opportunities and adventures to the  surviving children of fallen military service members in order to  instill self-confidence, build character, teach teamwork, develop  leadership, and promote healing in a positive environment of hope,  adventure and friendship.  

Additional details and the ability to make donations can be obtained via their website: https://goldstarsailing.org/

Please let me know if you have questions.

Sharon McGinnis  m: 401-662-3928

NOMINATING COMMITTEE CALL TO ACTION

Calling All Active Members! Newport Yacht Club Needs You!

The Newport Yacht Club thrives on the dedication of its members. To ensure another exciting season filled with vibrant events and seamless operations, we’re actively seeking volunteers to join our dedicated committees.

Whether your passion lies in organizing social gatherings, contributing to race management, or shaping the club’s future as a Flag Officer, there’s a committee perfectly suited for your talents and interests. By lending your expertise, you’ll directly contribute to a thriving club community and a memorable season for all. Here is a brief overview of our committees and the areas they cover:

Entertainment Committee:

The Entertainment Committee is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help plan and execute exciting events for the upcoming season. Whether you have a knack for organizing socials, a passion for live music, or simply enjoy bringing people together, your talents are needed! By joining the committee, you’ll play a key role in creating a calendar of memorable events that will keep the yacht club buzzing with activity.

House Committee: Work with NYC staff to plan and contribute to the maintenance and improvement of our club’s facilities, ensuring they remain in top-notch condition.

Racing – Frostbite, Offshore, and Regatta Committees: Get involved in organizing and overseeing regattas, races, and other competitive sailing events, both within and beyond our club.

Membership Committee: Play a vital role in attracting and retaining members by developing innovative strategies, organizing open house events, and promoting the benefits of club membership.

Young Adult Committee: Join in the effort to promote programs and activities designed for young adult members and families.

Junior Activities Committee: Assist in the development and support of our young sailors, helping to nurture their skills, confidence, and love for the sport.

Float & Dock Committee: Help plan improvements and maintain our dockage and marina facilities. Work with our summer dock staff to ensure members and visitors receive top notch service.

Communication Committee: Get involved with the Club’s various communication channels, including e-news, website, social media and more. Technical skill as wells as ability to write, take photos and more are welcome. This is an important role for keeping members informed!

Flag Officers: The Newport Yacht Club is seeking passionate leaders to consider stepping up to serve as Flag Officers. Do you have a vision for the club’s future? Are you excited to contribute your skills and experience to guide us towards a vibrant and successful season? Flag Officers play a crucial role in shaping the club’s direction, overseeing operations, and fostering a strong sense of community. Please let us know if you’re ready to take the helm and make a difference!

Your participation will not only enrich your own Newport Yacht Club experience but also contribute to the vibrant and inclusive community we have built together. Let’s continue to make Newport Yacht Club the premier destination for sailing, camaraderie, and lifelong memories. Your passion and expertise are essential in shaping the future of our beloved club. We look forward to your involvement!

If you are interested in volunteering for a committee or would like more information, please reply to: [email protected]

REGATTA COMMITTEE

Our season started on May 18 with the 20hundred Club Three Bridge Fiasco race on a rather gloomy and rough morning.  After a 7:00am start, Volunteer ploughed her way to just south of Prudence Island, where we lurked in the gloom waiting for our initially non-existent clients.  One by one however they appeared for their timely starts, and with great enthusiasm headed one way or another over the start line.  One came so close to us that we could have actually touched the spinnaker.

The Mitchell race to Block Island was our next, started at a more civilized time and much closer to home and in very light winds, and now we’re in full swing with our Tuesday and Wednesday evening races.  There are about 45 boats registered for racing on both nights and we’ve been kept on our toes with unexpected events, such as a general recall of the J22 fleet start this week.  We did manage to find the correct flag just in time, blasted out the warning and radioed the recall, and it emphasized the need for quick reactions and thorough knowledge.  In support of this we’ll be providing on the water training sessions in all aspects of Race Committee work from boat handling to Principal Race Officer tasks and plan to send out an email with proposed training dates and times.    It would be helpful if you could let us know your interest in advance by dropping a line to our email at [email protected] .  Please also remember that on the job training is normal for us and we’ll be happy to show you how to wave flags or record results with the experts as the races actually happen, and there are still slots available for Race Committee crew.

Alan Renfrew Chair, Regatta Committee

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The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) of Technology and Trades’ on Thames Street in Newport has added a new 20,240 square foot building to its campus, two stories above flood elevation. The building is home to four programs, featuring classroom space and technology-based teaching areas for marine systems, composites technology and digital manufacturing on two upper floors.

The project included 32 parking spaces at grade below the building. DiPrete Engineering and Wilson Architects collaborated with regulatory agencies to create a structure that could endure significant storms and flooding. DiPrete Engineering’s scope of work included boundary and topographic survey, site/civil design including construction documents, state permitting through RIDEM and CRMC, and local permitting through City of Newport Zoning and Planning Boards.

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Authorities searching for missing swimmer in Newport

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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 / 07:30 PM EDT

Updated: Jun 24, 2024 / 08:19 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — A water search for a missing swimmer took place in Newport on Sunday and has been called off by some agencies for the night.

A spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) told 12 News this search was called off due to darkness and very rough water.

The U.S. Coast Guard, however, said they are still searching by boat until 3 a.m. on Monday.

A helicopter the Coast Guard used Sunday for the search will be back up around 5 a.m.

The search began after a man in his 20s around 5 p.m. was in the water near the area known as 12 O’Clock High on the north end of Brenton Point shoreline, according to a DEM spokesperson.

Authorities said he was swimming in rough water and wasn’t able to be seen anymore by people on the beach.

Local first responders also assisted with the search.

The swimmer was not wearing a life jacket.

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Newport City Council will host a Regular City Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in the Council Chambers at Newport City Hall.

Here’s a preview of what’s on the docket. The agenda with supporting attachments is available on the City of Newport’s website .

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DOCKET FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL

JUNE 26, 2024

The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council will come before the Council at a meeting to be held at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, 43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

Citizens’ Forum : (Speakers must sign in with the City Clerk) The Citizens’ Forum period shall be no longer than fifteen minutes, and citizens may address the Council on one subject only and for no longer than three minutes .  Issues to be discussed shall not include matters to be considered or discussed as part of the regular Council agenda and must be related to substantive city business.  No comments regarding personnel or job performance are allowed.

~ Proclamation honoring the Rogers High School Baseball team ~

1. CONSENT CALENDAR (THE CONSENT CALENDAR IS APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY UNLESS THE COUNCIL REMOVES AN ITEM FOR DISCUSSION.  ALL LICENSES ARE GRANTED SUBJECT TO COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCES (#31-80 AND #98-40).  

a.    Minutes of the Special Council Meeting held May 8, 2024, Regular Council meeting held May 22, 2024, and Boards and Commission Interviews held May 31, 2024 (Approve) 

  b. Special Events:

1.     Newport Restoration Foundation, d/b/a Great Elephant Migration Opening Ceremony, Rough Point; July 1, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2. Hakim Coggins, d/b/a Newport Bridge Fun Fest, Miantonomi Park; July 6, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

3. Newport Democratic City Committee, d/b/a Signature Gathering Event, Elks Lodge #104, 141 Pelham St.; July 8, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

4. Saint John’s Church, d/b/a Music on the Lawn, 61 Washington St.; July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

5. Sail Newport, d/b/a 40 th Anniversary Newport Regatta, Fort Adams; July 13-14, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

6. Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Sailing Photography Pop Up & Panel, Newport Art Museum; July 16, 2024 from 4:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

7. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, d/b/a Gala Fundraiser, 50 Bellevue Ave.; July 19, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

8. IYRS Newport, d/b/a IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Awards Party, IYRS, 449 Thames St.; September 1, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

         c.      Banner License, Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, to hang a banner between the Red Parrot and Midtown Oyster Bar from July 26-28, 2024 to promote the Newport Show

d. Private Detective License, Renewal, Kevin P. Sullivan, d/b/a KPS Investigations Constable Services, LLC, 2 Chastellux Ave.

e. Communication from Mark Marosits, American Canoe Association State Director, R.I., re:  Request to add live entertainment to the Newport Paddle Festival on August 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (Approve)

         f. Communication from Barbara Shea, re:  Resignation from the Historic Cemetery Commission (Receive with regret)

         g.  Communication from Matt Gray, President, Gray Matter Marketing, re:  Request to amend the special event license for the Octoberfest to change the hours from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Approve)

         h. Communication from Derek Grinkin, re:  Resignation from the Henderson Home Commission (Receive with regret)

         i. Communication from Victoria Johnson & Peter Fay, Co-Chairs, Newport Middle Passage Port Marker Project, re: Middle Passage Port Marker Project (Receive)

         j. Communication from Robert Schultz, P.E., Director of Utilities, re:  Letter of Support for ERICD’s NFWF Grant Proposal for Elizabeth Brook Watershed (Receive)

        LICENSES AND PERMITS

2. Entertainment License Expansion, Wally’s Wieners, 464 Thames St., Class A indoors to expand the entertainment from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding a Monday holiday  (Hearing)

3. Victualing License, Expansion, Bloody Bull, LLC, d/b/a Gardiner House, 24 Lee’s Wharf, to expand the licensed premises by adding a 35’ x 85’ outdoor lawn service area

 4. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Appointments

Zoning Board of Review Chair   – Richard Wick Rudd (5 year term expires 12/12/2027)

Council Liaison Updates

RESOLUTIONS

 5. Seasonal Rentals- A. Lima, C. Holder, L. Ceglie, J. Napolitano

 6. Funding the Rogers High School Building Project- X. Khamsyvoravong, C. Holder

 7. Honoring Mary J. Connolly- Council

COMMUNICATIONS

8. Memorandum from City Solicitor Christopher J. Behan, Esq., RE:  Rogers High School Construction Project Including Dirt Pile and Landfill

  COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

9. Memorandum from the City Manager RE: Temporary Traffic Pattern During Newport Folk Festival 

10.      Action Item #6290/24 – RE:  Award of Contract – Audit Services           (w/accompanying resolution)

11.     Action Item #6291/24 – RE:  CRMC File No. 2024-02-002 – Application of 96 Washington Street LLC, c/o Andrew & Kelly Salem, 96 Washington Street – Residential Dock

12. Action Item #6292/24 – RE:   Award of  Bid # 24-946 – Pavement Marking Program 2024 (w/accompanying resolution)

13. Action Item #6293/24 – RE:  Ordinance Revision – 10.24.050. Parking is prohibited at all times in designated places  (w/accompanying ordinance)

14.     Action Item #6294/24 – RE:   Modification 3 – Contract 22-012-4 – Professional Engineering Services for the  Lead Service Line Program (w/accompanying resolution)

15. Action Item #6295/24 – RE:  Amendment No. 3 & 4 – Contract 21-010 –  Engineering Services Repair & Rehabilitation of 3MG Reservoir Road Storage Tank – SCADA Integration and RPR Services (w/accompanying resolution)

16. Action Item #6296/24 – RE:  Change Order #1 – Contract #24-015 – Sewer Rehabilitation Within Various Sub-Basins  (w/accompanying resolution)

17. Action Item #6297/24 – RE:  Amendment No. 1 – Contract 22-026 – Engineering Services Wastewater Rehabilitation Pilot Program (w/accompanying resolution)

18. Action Item #6298/24 – RE:  Adoption of City of Newport Strategic Plan 2024 (w/accompanying resolution)

ADJOURN AS COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Class F-1 Daily Liquor License, Sail Newport, d/b/a 40 th Anniversary Newport Regatta, Fort Adams; July 13-14, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

2. Class F-1 Daily Liquor License, Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Sailing Photography Pop Up & Panel, Newport Art Museum; July 16, 2024 from 4:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

3. Communication from Matt Gray, President, Gray Matter Marketing, re:  Request to amend the Class F Daily Liquor license for the Octoberfest to change the hours from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

LICENSES AND PERMITS

4.     Application of Bloody Bull, LLC, d/b/a Gardiner House, 24 Lee’s Wharf, holder of a Class BT alcoholic beverage license to expand the licensed premises by adding a 35’ x 85’ outdoor lawn service area (Hearing)

5. Action Item #6299/24 – RE:  Show Cause Hearing:  Waite’s Wharf Grille, LLC, d/b/a The Boat Dockside -Violations of the Conditions of the Class BV Alcoholic Beverage License – Service of Alcoholic Beverages to Underage Patrons (Hearing)

Adjourn- June 20, 2024  

Laura C. Swistak, CMC City Clerk

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Rogers High School Class of 2024. See the full list of graduates

Maddelin Yoliss Aguilar

Rosalind Marie Aguilar

Natasha Guadalupe Aguilar-Pleitez

Wendy Pamela Alvizures Gramajo

Francisco Albert Aponte, Jr.

Brayan Abel Ardon Cante

Jerrell Bell

Amaiya Lynn Beltre

Zachary James Bessette

Madison Ann Biastre

Samuel Joseph Biastre

Nicholas Peter Bodycoat

Esme Olivia Boxx

Ne’anci M. Brewer

Kyla Lauren Brown

Nixon Jay Brownell

Travis Jovante Burroughs

Bernard Harris Butler, Jr.

Zsanae C V Cabarrus

Gianmarco J. Cabrera

Devon-ta Jaevian Campbell

Daniela Canales

Elinor Soojin Cannon

Xander Ryan Cantelmo

John Robert Carter, Jr.

Kayden Michael Lee Carter

Gabriela Elizabeth Castillo Argueta

Ciara Annie Caulfield

Tauane Cerqueira deOliveira

Wilmer Adolfo Chajon Machado

Zoila Natasha Chavarria-Pleitez

Kailee Alexis Cochran

Aydan John Coelho

Julia C. Connelly

Christopher Michael Connerton, Jr.

Desmond Thomas Corbett

Justin Xavier Corleto

Wren Nepenthe Crowe

Destiney R. Dawson

Nathan Tomaz Cabral DeSouza

Alexander James Driscoll

Robert Lyons Dufault, Jr.

Gunnar William Ellermann

James William Conway Enwright

Ju-nasia Ky-andra Evans

Chase Joseph Farley

Reece Mckenzie Fedrizzi

Lusbin Abimael Felipe Ramos

Michael J. Fisher, III

Sebastian Ganes

Carlos Alberto Gomez Albizures

Ervin Antonio Gomez Gomez

Jy-rence Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Andrew Victor Goodburn

Taylor Renee Gray

Tiante Phillip Greene, Jr.

Adrian Gutierrez

Dionni Alex Guzman

Evertt Harrison Hall, Jr.

Fletcher George Hanson

Jose Daniel Hernandez Gomez

Sarahi Rubi Hernandez Rodriguez

Joseph Williams Hood, III

Jelani Ream Jackson

Edgar Gustavo Jimenez Munoz

Darryl George Johnson

Nicolas James Kennedy

Jamarie King

Yosiah King

Kendra Grace Kirwin

Jolie Lorraine Krones

Braden Noel de LaChappelle

Zenida Dilinika Seersha Kelis Lewis

Marc Andre Lloyd, Jr.

William Orlando Lopez Gomez

Justin Joel Lopez Hernandez

Jerson Adan Lopez Munoz

Danilo de Jesus Lopez Ramirez

Mya Florentina Lopez

Matthew Gordon Lynch

Kieran Eric Lyons

Kyle Philip Martin

David Maxwell Martland

Dylan Witherell Marvelle

Darien M. Matta

Starlyn Rose Mattos

Bishop Michael Ballard McKinney

Kathleen Lorrayne Lemos de Medeiros

Oliver T. Medina

Jean Camille Michel, III

Max Terry Milius

Lulanni Montanez

Ava Julia Mosher

Luna Munday-Ruiz

Quinn Francis Murphy

Bryan Josue Ortiz Lopez

Sindy Leticia Ortiz Perez

Ashley Padilla

Brynn Marie Palmer

Kevin Paquette

Aspen Isabella Pearson

Mason Alan Pearson

Lisma Maria Rene Perez Ortiz

Yesenia Maricela Perez Sinay

Jessinel Arienna Perez

Alexis Tanya Plummer

Neil Garson Porter

Wilmer Alexander Ramirez Gomez

Gloria de los Angeles Ramos Gomez

Silas Samuel Ramos Villagran

Jasani Alina Ramos

Lillian Rose Reilly

Aliana W. Robbins

Kaylee Elizabeth Rodrigues

Luisa Maria Rodriguez

Markis Michael Rogers

Paola Kristal Rosario Tejada

Tovia Lynn Sanders

Gabriel Monteiro Santos

Tyrel C. Schwartz

Juan Antonio Scott Crespo, Jr.

Camila Maria Sessmann Quinones

Brady Barletta Silveira

Anna Syve Simoes

Ariel Osvaldo Sinay Alvarez

Aleisha Tyanna Thaxter

Brady Austin Toner

Kaden T. Turner

Jada Lynn Unger

Brycen Peter Vaillancourt

Devon Elisabeth Vaillancourt

Denis Omar Vazquez Rivera

Adrianna Catalina Marie Vega

Savannah Rose Walmsley

Elijah Benjamin Watson

Phoebe Haiden Waugh

No boat? No problem. Here's how to get on the water even if you don't own a boat.

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Rhode Island, with 400 miles of coastline , is called the Ocean State, but getting on the water can be difficult, unless you own a boat, or have a good friend or relative who owns one.

Here are some tips for getting on the water without marrying into a family of boaters:

What's the best way to rent a boat in Rhode Island?

Wickford Boat Rentals has more than a dozen boats ranging from 19 to 36 feet, both power boats and sailboats. Daily and extended rentals are available.

The business requires renters to demonstrate they're qualified to handle a boat on their own. "We vet them pretty heavily," said owner David Fetherston.

Do you need training to drive a boat in RI?

For those who haven't had training, lessons are available through Wickford's In-Command Seamanship Training program. Wickford also offers charters with a "captain on board who will take you on a carefree excursion around Rhode Island’s beautiful coastline."

Rental costs vary depending on the size of the boat and the rental period. For example, smaller boats rent for about $295 for a half day and $395 for a full day. The larger boats rent for about $745 to $945. Repeat renters can get discounts by joining Wickford's Captain's Club.

Wickford Rentals also offers chartered trips aboard its Sabre 36 Express, Lorelei. The charter includes a captain and crew member and costs $1,550 plus gas for a half day, $2,250 plus gas for a full day.

Renting kayaks in Rhode Island

Kayaks require less training and boating knowledge than powerboats and sailboats. They may also provide the easiest and least expensive access to water.

Several businesses in Rhode Island offer kayak rentals. The Kayak Centre in Wickford rents several different types of kayaks, including pedal kayaks. A single recreational kayak rents for $37 for two hours and $53 for four hours. The business also rents out standup paddle boards, $42 for two hours, $58 for four hours.

The business rents kayaks out of two locations, Wickford and Charlestown. Reservations must be made in advance. The Kayak Centre also offers lessons, tours and kayak fishing.

Or, if you're in the Providence area, Providence Kayak rents single and tandem kayaks in the heart of downtown and in Lincoln Woods. Rentals start at $20 for 45 minutes.

What are boat clubs and how do you join one in RI?

Freedom Boat Club , which has six Rhode Island locations, offers an option between renting and owning. The club requires a down payment and monthly dues. The standard entry fee is $7,999, but the club often offers new-member promotions at a reduced joining fee. Monthly dues range from $349 to $429, according to Michelle Voss, a company spokeswoman.

In addition to its locations in Wakefield, North Kingstown, Warwick, Newport, Barrington and Portsmouth, Freedom Boat Club has more than 400 locations across North America, Europe and Australia.

"A major benefit to membership is that members not only have unlimited access to their home club fleet of boats, but reciprocal access to enjoy any of our locations worldwide," Voss said. "Many of our members plan their travel based on where we have locations."

Freedom requires members to pass a written exam and on-the-water training, which is covered by the membership cost.

More: With boating season on horizon, Coast Guard, boat captains urge training

Gondola rides in Providence offer unique sightseeing opportunities from the water

Probably the most famous and most romantic way to get on the water in Rhode Island is to take a gondola river ride with La Gondola Providence.

Owner Matthew "Marcello" Haynes has four gondolas available to take guests through downtown Providence on the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers. Reservations aren't required but are advised, Haynes said.

La Gondola Providence offers a variety of trip types. The Sogni, the original and "still the most popular," costs $89 for two people on a 40-minute private ride. It "includes an ice bucket, glasses, and opener (BYOB), handmade Italian wine biscuits, and a little singing from your gondolier." Your gondolier would be happy to point out the sights and answer questions during the trip."

La Gondola Providence also offers half-hour trips during WaterFire that cost $299 for up to six guests.

A classic sailing cruise out of Newport is another great boating option

Another option that lets someone else do the piloting or sailing is a sightseeing trip out of Newport. Newport Classic Cruises offers rides on sailboats and a motor yacht called Rum Runner II.

The Rum Runner II was built during Prohibition for use in the rumrunner trade, according to Newport Classic Cruises. "Relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition."

Trips on the Rum Runner II cost $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $35 for children.

Newport Classic Cruises also offers charters on sailboats.

401 Fun: The best things to do in Rhode Island, June 21-28

This week: music in woonsocket, movies in newport, walking tours, soccer games, bouncy houses, and more.

The Big Bounce America is bringing its massive inflatable fun houses — including a 24,000 square-foot bounce house, and 900-foot long obstacle course with slides — just over the border to Seekonk Speedway for two weekends, June 22-23, and June 28-30.

We did it. Banner 18, baby. This columnist is still pumped after that Celtics win — and I’m not alone.

It’s with a skip in my step that I’ve rounded up all the fun in the 401 (and beyond) this week. We bounce into a calendar of inflatable houses, live music, a Fort Adams bash, yoga in a vineyard, a duck boat parade with a Rhody coach and more.

GALLERY NIGHT

In case you’re reading this June 20, tonight is Gallery Night, neighbors. Hop a trolley to see art in PVD. There are five free guided tours, or you can make your own. Expect art openings and receptions across Providence at some 17 galleries and art spaces, according to billing. Details here .

START OF “STARTS AT SUNSET”

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Also, June 20 is the Summer Solstice and PVD is celebrating the longest night of the year. WaterFire’s “Starts at Sunset” series kicks off June 20 at 8 p.m. with live music and “art activations” along the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. Five braziers will be lit at 8:41 p.m. and burn until 10 p.m. Rhode Islanders can celebrate the longest day of the year with Providence Drum Troupe, which kicks off the evening, according to WaterFire. Expect live music, The Guild Beer Garden, Tizzy K’s Cereal Ice Cream ( yes, please ) and more. 365 S. Water St., Providence. Details here .

CELTICS PARADE & A RHODY COACH MAKE HISTORY

I don’t always leave Rhode Island, but when I do, it’s because there’s a Celtics duck boat championship parade.

Let’s give a Rhody cheer for Johnston native/Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla , 35, who just became the youngest coach to win an NBA championship in more than half a century . The “Rhode Island kid” is no longer a mystery — he’s made history.

Time for a Rhode Trip to Boston for the Celtics Championship Parade , stepping off 11 a.m. June 21 in front of TD Garden on Causeway Street, traveling past City Hall Plaza and the Boston Common on Tremont Street, and ending on Boylston Street by the Hynes Convention Center. Details here .

LIVE FROM WOONSOCKET

Catch free live music in Woonsocket on Fridays all summer long with their Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series at River Island Art Park. The series mission is “to bring communities together through the power of live music, according to their website. Plus, expect food trucks, vendors, “kid-friendly fun,” and a bar. On the docket for June 21: New Orleans fusion artist Shamarr Allen . Billed as mix of jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk, blues, and country, the trumpeter has toured with Willie Nelson , Patti LaBelle, and Lenny Kravitz, according to billing. 95 Bernon St., Woonsocket. Learn more here .

EAST PROVIDENCE RESTAURANT WEEK

Foodies, there’s still time: East Providence Restaurant Week runs now through June 22. Expect deals and prix fixe. You might, for example, lunch on authentic Portuguese food at Madeira Restaurant, where you’ll score a free cup of soup with any sandwich. For dinner, they offer a free cup of soup or side salad with $20 entree — perhaps sautéed shrimp in butter, garlic, and wine served over a bed of rice, or marinated pork blended with roasted potatoes and little necks. Meanwhile, Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta offers a $23.95 prix fixe meal: Start on soup or salad, then you might dig into baked sea scallops with pasta, veggie or fries, or chicken parmigiana, before dessert: tiramisu or carrot cake. Details here .

WBNA PARTY & TOUR

Summer officially starts June 20, and PVD’s West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) celebrates with a Solstice Party June 21, and a Neighborhood Garden Stroll June 22. At the Solstice celebration, expect an open bar, locally sourced catering, and live music. 1560 Westminster St., Providence. 6-9 p.m. $60 each or two for $100, drink and food included. 1560 Westminster St., Providence. Details here.

Meanwhile, the free self-guided Garden Stroll is billed as a day of “community camaraderie, creative expression, and a celebration of urban green spaces.” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Map here . Details here .

BLACK HISTORY WALKING TOUR

Starting June 22, you can educate yourself to local history on a Newport Black History Walking Tour. Until now, the personal narratives and experiences of Black individuals enslaved against their will to white merchants in late 18th-century Newport have been largely unknown, according to a Globe RI story . Their voices highlight a new tour and exhibit that illuminate “the untold history of early Black Americans” and its widespread, ongoing impact in Rhode Island. Tours Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays at 10 a.m. through Nov. 30. $20 adults; $10 kids 12 and under. Departs from the Pilot House at 13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. Details here .

RHODE READS

I’m a lifelong book lover and want to spread the Ocean State literary love. Rhody is so packed with talented authors and books, I started a subsection of this column, Rhode Reads. In this week’s Rhody Reading News… [Cue our Rhode Reads jingle…]

Start ‘em young. Ink Fish Books in Warren hosts “Young Readers Day” June 22 from noon to 3 p.m. The free event features Rhody authors, meet-and-greets, signings, free Del’s Lemonade, and free face painting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Getting kids to make the connection between the book in their hands and the idea that a person created it is key to developing young writers and readers. 488 Main St., Warren. Details here. On the docket:

  • Haley and John Rocco talking “Wild Places: The Life of Naturalist David Attenborough ,” which was selected as the 2024 Rhode Island Great Reads for Kids for the National Book Festival.
  • Astrophysicist Marc Kuchner talking about his first kids nonfiction book, “Cosmic Collisions: Asteroid vs. Comet ” via MIT Press.
  • And acclaimed kids author Jamie Michalak , author of the charming “Frank and Bean” series, “Dakota Crumb” books and “Joe and Sparky” books.

Meanwhile: A Westerly native, poet Carla Panciera, talks and signs “ Barnflower: A Rhode Island Farm Memoir” followed by a reception, at Westerly’s United Theatre. $5. 5 Canal St., Westerly. Details here .

ADULT BOUNCE HOUSE

… Yes, and kids, too. But kids always get to bounce. I’m freaking out because it’s my turn. Get this: The Big Bounce America is bringing its massive inflatable fun houses — including a 24,000 square-foot bounce house, and 900-foot long obstacle course with slides — just over the border to Seekonk Speedway for two weekends, June 22-23, and June 28-30. See the attractions, with names like “Air Space” and “Octoblast” here . You can sign up by age time-slots, like toddler, older kids — and ages 16+ adult-only sessions. I haven’t gotten a chance to jump like this I was at elementary school Discovery Zone birthday parties. Here’s our chance, grownups . Let’s do this. 1782 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, Mass. Adults from $45. Toddlers from $22. Details here .

MARK ERELLI

Folk fans, don’t miss Mark Erelli in Wakefield June 22. Of his latest album, “Lay Your Darkness Down,” he told me in 2022 : “These aren’t songs about blindness. They’re songs I could only write once I realized what I was losing. My impending blindness opened my eyes.” The Massachusetts solo artist and sometime sideman for Lori McKenna, Josh Ritter, Marc Cohn, and others was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa , or RP, an inherited retinal disease that causes progressive loss of night and peripheral vision. Erelli’s new material “is the most intimate thing I’ve ever done,” he said. $20. Doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. 1464 Kingstown Road, Wakefield. Details here .

SOCCER TIME

Rhode Island FC, the state’s very own pro men’s soccer team, takes on El Paso Locomotive FC June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary, but it’s Pride Night, so there’s a special package that includes a pride T-Shirt and a ticket for $23. At Beirne Stadium at Bryant University. 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. Details here .

‘MUSIC AT SUNSET’’

BYO chairs, blanket and picnic dinner to soak up in the view of Narragansett Bay and sound of music on the rolling greens of a mansion. Bristol’s Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum hosts The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble as part of the Music at Sunset series June 26. Gates 5 p.m., show 6-8 p.m. Preregistration required; walk-ins not accepted. Adults $18; kids 5-17 $6. 101 Ferry Road, Bristol. Learn more about artist here . Details here .

NEWPORT DOCS

They’re back, baby: newportFilm kicks off their 2024 documentary Outdoors Series with “Skywalkers: A Love Story” June 27 on O’Hare Lawn at Salve Regina University. The Netflix documentary “follows a daredevil couple as they take their relationship to terrifying new heights in a wild scheme to climb the world’s second highest skyscraper and perform a death-defying stunt on the spire,” according to newportFilm’s website synopsis.

newportFilm’s outdoors series runs June 27-Sept. 5, with free admission, at “iconic outdoor locations throughout Aquidneck Island” every Thursday. Venue opens at 6 p.m., live music by Van Pelt Duo at 7:30 p.m., film at 8:30 p.m. 36 Ochre Point Ave., Newport. Watch a movie trailer here . Learn more here .

YOGA & WINE

Name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait. Cumberland’s Diamond Hill Vineyards offers an outdoor yoga class open to all levels June 28 at 5:15 p.m. at the vineyard. Afterward, they host a Sip & Shop event featuring local vendors and, of course, wine. From $13. 3145 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Details here .

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. ONGOING FUN…

‘LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’: Trinity Rep concludes its season with the Tony-winning musical “La Cage aux Folles,” with book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Jerry Herman, and directed by resident company member Taavon Gamble. The play centers on drag club owner Georges, and his husband, Albin, who performs at the club. “Hijinks ensue” when Georges’ son becomes engaged to the daughter of a homophobic politician and Georges tries to hide his sexuality, according to billing. Read the Globe Rhode Island theater review . From $24. Through June 30. 201 Washington St., Providence. Details here .

TROOPTOP THURSDAYS: ‘Tis the season for a rooftop beer garden. WaterFire Providence’s TroopTop Thursdays rock the top of WaterFire Arts Center. Each week (except July 4 and July 25) you can catch the sunset, and the current exhibition, 5-9 p.m. Expect tunes, snacks, beer and wine. 475 Valley St., Providence. Details here .

ITALIAN FOOD FEST: Foodies, rev your engines. Federal Hill, Rhody’s own Little Italy, hosts its 5th Al Fresco on the Hill on Saturdays through Aug. 31 from 5 p.m. to midnight. People can stroll the avenue and sample food from local restaurants and shop at retailers set up outside. There will also be live entertainment and artistic performances. Providence. Details here .

DRAGONS AT THE ZOO: Kids can explore “Dragons & Mythical Creatures” at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Billed as an “immersive experience featuring over 60 life-size animatronic wonders.” Through Aug. 11. Not included with regular zoo admission. $9 ages 2 and up. Under 2 free. 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Details here .

FOOD AND ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR: Food, art, and architecture come together for Downcity Providence Food Tours, noon to 3:30 p.m., on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November. Get an insider’s view of creative and lively Providence during a tour lasting more than three hours over 1.7 miles. Discover some of the city’s award-winning restaurants, its hidden art and historic architecture. Tickets $76-$94 per person. 1 Ship St., Providence. Details here .

BROWN’S ART WALKING TOURS: Brown University now offers free public art walking tours led by Brown students every weekend. Learn about Brown’s public art collection with a 40-minute student-curated tour, exploring six works of art. All tours are outdoors, rain or shine. No registration required. Meet up at 1 p.m. On Saturdays, meet at the Eli Harvey sculpture, Bronze Bruno, on the College Green (79 Waterman St.) On Sundays, meet at Tom Friedman’s Circle Dance, on the Campus Walk. Tours run weekends through Nov. 17. Map and all details here .

Until next week, Rhody: Keep rockin.’

Lauren Daley can be reached at [email protected] . Follow her on Twitter @laurendaley1 .

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