March 1, 2018
March starts the countdown to warm weather in Rhode Island. There’s nothing more exciting than the promise of spring. While we endure the last few weeks of winter, there are plenty of fun events to enjoy this month.
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Newport Irish Heritage Month Various events in Newport area during March
Irish pride runs deep in Newport. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, there are “Irish-themed” events every day this month. The Museum of Newport Irish History put together a list of “All Things Irish” going on in Newport this month.
Highlights include, of course, the 62nd Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. The parade starts promptly at 11 am at the steps of City Hall on Broadway. This year’s parade is two-hours of Irish pride. There will be pipe bands, marching bands, fire & drum corps, clown units, reenactments, and community groups. Everyone’s Irish in Newport on parade day!
If you’re in town, check out Traditional Irish Music Sessions every Sunday, 6 pm – 9 pm at Fastnet Pub. On Saturday, March 10, get a taste of authentic Irish food (and whiskey!) Chefs from Newport’s sister city Kinsale, Ireland will join local chefs for a food tasting. Tickets are $30 and more information can be found here.
For all Newport Irish Heritage Month events, click here.
Lantern Parade and Festival Jamestown Art Center Friday, March 2 at 6 pm
Enjoy this magical event with the whole family. The annual Lantern Parade begins at 6 pm and is followed by a festival in the Jamestown Art Center gallery. All lanterns are welcome at the parade, so get creative and involve the kiddos!
Note: candles are not allowed.
This is a free and family-friendly event. Jamestown Art Center is located at 18 Valley Street in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
Newport Restaurant Week Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 11
More than 50 restaurants are participating in this month’s Newport Restaurant Week. If you’ve been wanting to try something new, now is the time! Enjoy three-course prixe fix lunches for $16 and dinners for $35*.
We would recommend visiting our Newport Food Tour partners, Stoneacre Brasserie and The Vanderbilt Grill. You also can’t go wrong with ByWater Restaurant, Diego’s, and Winner Winner. Now that we think about it… every participating Newport restaurant is a winner.
For the full list of participating restaurants, click here.
3rd Annual Taste of Warren Historic Warren Armory Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Warren is a hidden gem. Don’t miss the opportunity to get a taste of Warren’s top restaurants. The town is a growing foodie destination, so these featured restaurants are sure to impress. A minimum of 11 restaurants will participate and there will be three tables of wine and spirits for tasting.
Tickets are $25 and all of the proceeds will go toward restoring the historic armory, which was built in 1842. Get your tickets today to support this historic landmark and treat your taste buds.
Historic Warren Armory is located on Jefferson Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
Pint Night! On International Women’s Day The Malted Barley Providence Thursday, March 8 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Our Providence Food Tour partner, The Malted Barley, is holding a 500 Women Scientists Pint Night on International Women’s Day. 500 Women Scientists is a national organization that encourages women scientists to gather with their communities to celebrate how far we’ve come and to look toward the future.
The 500 Scientists Rhode Island Pod will be at The Malted Barley to raise a toast to women everywhere.
PS: You don’t need to be a scientist to attend Pint Night.
The Malted Barley Providence is located at 334 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center Wednesday, March 14 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
The Aquidneck Growers Market is hosting the screening of this forward-thinking documentary. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste shows how individuals can make small changes (all of them delicious) to solve food waste.
Wasted! Is through the eyes of chefs, including the famous Anthony Bourdain, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowein. Audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food to feed more people and create a sustainable food system. The documentary features stories from around the world, including a South Korean program that has reduced household food waste by 30%. Some very cool info for the conscientious foodie!
Tickets are $10 and benefit Aquidneck Community Table’s Zero Waste Initiative. Purchase your tickets here.
Stay tuned for exciting updates to our Downcity Providence and Newport Neighborhood Food Tours. Keep up with us on social media.
Providence “Luck of the Irish” St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl Whiskey Republic and participating venues Saturday, March 17 from 11 am to 7 pm
What can we say? Irish pride runs rampant in Rhode Island. This day-long pub crawl starts at Whiskey Republic and includes drink specials, promos, giveaways and more. After you’ve visited the participating bars, head back to Whiskey Republic for live music and a raffle to see Dropkick Murphy in Boston.
Tickets start at $12.95 + fees. Get yours here before they sell out!
Whiskey Republic is located at 15 Bridge Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Ladies of Linden Place Saturday, March 24 at 1 pm
Linden Place in Bristol is offering a special, docent-led tour in honor of Women’s History Month. The tour will focus on the women of Linden Place and their impacts on the mansion. The Ladies of Linden Place will come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts, and storytelling. Guides will share details from the daily lives of generations of DeWolf and Colt women who lived in the mansion. Learn more about Charlotte DeWolf (a slave trader’s wife); Sarah DeWolf, a widow who made ends meet by converting Linden Place into a boarding house; Theodora the social “grand dame” of Bristol who saved Linden Place from the auction block; and Oscar-winning actress, Ethel Barrymore who summered at the mansion.
Admission is $10 and reservations are recommended. Call 401-253-0390 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot today.
Linden Place is located at 500 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Salute to Spring and Best Poutine Competition Museum of Work & Culture Sunday, March 25 at 3 pm (1:30 pm is SOLD OUT)
Remember what we said about March being the to prelude to spring? Join the Museum of Work & Culture to celebrate the start of spring and Franco-American culture. Local chefs will compete in the 2nd Annual Best Poutine Competition. Each chef will share their version of “the traditional Québecois dish of French fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds.” Sounds awesome, right!?
The day’s entertainment includes French Canadian fiddle tunes and Cajun music. There will also be a documentary screening and a raffle with a grand prize of a trip to Quebec City for two.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Purchase yours before they sell out!
Museum of Work & Culture is located at 42 South Main Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Let’s Have a Toast to Her! Celebrating Women’s History Month Grace Vanderbilt Thursday, March 29 from 5 pm to 8 pm
March isn’t just for celebrating the Irish, it’s also all about the ladies. If you’re an Irish lady, you’re really in luck this month.
Newport’s Grace Vanderbilt is celebrating all month long with cocktails inspired by notable women. They will also highlight spirits that are distilled, founded, and/or owned by women. March 29 is their grand finale celebration.
The event will start with a whiskey tasting and education. Canapes and cocktails will be served before highlighting some of the beverage industry’s female superstars. During the event, there will be several raffles to benefit the Women’s Resource Center.
Tickets start at $25 and are available here.
Grace Vanderbilt is located at 41 Mary Street in Newport, Rhode Island.