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44th Annual International Boat Show

  
  
  
  

2014 Boatshow

Calling all sea captains, fisherman, and boat enthusiasts! The 44th Annual Newport International Boat Show will be making its way here on September 11-14; this will be the premier show for all boat lovers in the northeast.  This prestigious event will feature new sailboats, powerboats, and thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors.  The Boat Show will encompass over 13 acres of Newport’s beautiful waterfront with all boats ready to board and review.
    All aboard On the land side, there’s a bountiful array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented - it truly is an international event. Multiple waterfront facilities along America's Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf and Newport Harbor Hotel.  All Show sites are accessible by land or by FREE water taxi service.
    Nothing beats life on the water...and there is no better place to get hands-on training to improve your boat handling skills or, to learn new ones.  Whether you are a seasoned boatsmen or new to the sport, the international boat show is the place to be.  Come and anchor yourself here with us at the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast for a fun-filled weekend at the 2014 Boat Show!

More highlights of the Boat Show below:
Confident Captain, At the Helm gives you VIP status at the 2014 Newport International Boat Show!
Register for At the Helm training and receive:
A Boat-Show goodie bag!
A chance to win a $150 gift certificate to one of Newport Restaurant Group’s eight award winning restaurants located throughout Rhode Island.
Receive discounted rates for future At the Helm training courses on your own boat with Confident Captain/Ocean Pros.


4TH ANNUAL Cruisers Party - All Boaters Invited!Cruisers Party
On Saturday, Sept. 13th, join others with your same passion for boating, along with the exhibitors and industry folks, for a great evening of refreshments and fun at the Cruisers Party, hosted by Cruising Outpost - a quarterly magazine and online interactive destination website created by Bob & Jody Bitchin and Crew. The Cruisers Party is a favorite event at major boat shows around the country. To attend, you must be inside the show gates on Saturday by 6:00 PM - no additional ticket needed. Prize drawing to benefit the "Call of the Sea Foundation;" live music, pizza, beer and soft drinks are free while they last, so come, kick back, and enjoy!

On the Weekend - Let Sailor Donna Entertain Your Kids!
Kids can enjoy the amazing face painting and balloon twisting talents of Sailor Donna. She’ll entertain your children with her lively personality and gentle nature!
Hours: Saturday - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: near the Marina Dock Office at the Newport Yachting Center

2014 Newport Comedy Series

  
  
  
  

Newport Comedy Series at Newport Yatching Center      Laugh your socks off with the full line-up of comedians coming our way for this season in the 2014 Newport Comedy Series.  Arriving to Newport for two fun filled shows will be none other than one of America's favorite TV dads, Bill Cosby, who is well known for captivating generations on Bill Cosbytelevision for over a decade.  Join us on Sunday, August 17th, for an amazing show by one of our most beloved comedian legends at the Newport Yachting Center.  
      The water front venue is situated in the heart of downtown Newport with a quick ten minute walk from the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast.  There, you will enjoy a lovely evening of laughs, great food, beverages and fun at the Newport Yachting center.   Surrounded by quaint shops, restaurants, galleries and famed colonial architecture, it’s the perfect destination getaway!  No need to fret if it is raining...the venue offers a dry place to sit and enjoy your evening of entertainment under a tent with state of the art sound and lighting; all seats are great seats with this intimate stage setting.

       There is more fun and laughter all season long with comedians...join the line up such as the hilarious Jim Jefferies, August 22nd, and Amy Schumer, August 30th.  Dont miss out on all the comedy arriving here in Newport this Summer!

For more Information on all Newport Comedy Series Events Visit: http://newportcomedy.com


2014 Newport Jazz Festival

  
  
  
  

Jazz Festival Logo

    Boogie on down to Newport for this year’s Jazz Festival!  We still have availability at the Ivy
 Lodge Bed and Breakfast, and it won’t last long! It is going to be a great weekend for a relaxing getaway, and a great time to enjoy the outdoors while listening to smooth Jazz.  
     On Friday, August 1st enjoy a wonderfully romantic evening under the stars.  Not far from our neighborhood, take a brief walk down Bellevue Avenue where the 2014 Jazz Festival will kick off their 60th anniversary at the International Tennis Hall of Fame with a night concert under the stars.  Built in 1880 as the Newport Casino, the grounds of the Tennis Hall of Fame are a portal to an era of Newport elegance and Gilded Age charm. Whether you enjoy sipping cocktails under the gazebo, or sitting in the stands beneath a cool Atlantic breeze, it's hard to imagine a better place to see this year's headliner, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as they perform on the same center court where the likes of Big Bill Tilden once made history here in Newport. Newport Jazz
    The following day our guests can hop in a car for a beautifully scenic 10 mile drive down Newport’s Ocean drive to the continuing festival at Fort Adams.  The festival features two full days of jazz on three stages at Fort Adams, situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with majestic panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. Not only will the music be incredible but there are an abundant activities to do while on the Fort.  In between sets at Fort Adams State Park , guests can visit the relaxing Louis Jadot Wine Cafés, satisfy your cravings a the food booths, shop at the unique crafts booths, or nourish your mind and visit one of the Non-Profit Village booths.  Guest will be able to enjoy the spectacular experience with sprawling lawns, and breathtaking vistas.
    This year some icons taking center stage include: Masada String Trio , Cecile  McLorin Salvant and many up-and-comers. Please join us at the Ivy Lodge for the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival and listen to an eray of musicians from the lawn of the showcase Fort Stage, where, in the shadow of the Newport Bridge, all serious and casual music fans will be spread out on blankets and folding chairs, sharing lobster rolls and sharing stories, bobbing their heads to the rhythms of all the legends they've come to see!
Fort Adams Jazz Festival

2014 Newport Music Festival

  
  
  
  

Music Festival

“The most festive of Festivals”
        Bernard Levin of the London Times

The Newport Music Festival will be honoring its 46th season of delivering unique chamber music programs, American debuts, and word-class artists hosted in some of the most historical mansions of the Gilded Age.  Each year the festival researches and selects works from the 19th Screen Shot 2014 07 18 at 4.16.55 PMcentury chamber music, vocal repertoire,  and the romantic era piano literature with expectations of creating one of the most extraordinary festivals in the world.  
    With eighty (plus) musicians joining the 2014 Newport Music Festival this year, the concerts will continue to encompass the tradition of the festival's 45 years of success in creating an international group of artists. In addition, this year's festival will be breaking its own record in having more musicians taking the stage from around the globe.  With artists arriving to our beautiful city representing the best of the best from 18 different countries,  this year's family of artist will debut over 30 magnificent musicains.

    The Newport Music Festival has been an ongoing tradition in our city by sea and, like in the past, this year's event won't be one to miss. 

Stay with us at the Ivy Lodge and easily walk to many of the mansions to enjoy what will be known as the “most festive of all festivals” hosted here in Newport.  


For more information please visit: http://www.musicfestival.org

List of Events: http://www.newportmusic.org/resources/NMF-Brochure-2014-june13.pdf

2014 Black Ships Festival

  
  
  
  

HeaderCelebrating its 31th anniversary, The Black Ships Festival offers a variety of events that emphasize both Japanese art and culture.   Each year the Black Ships Festival commemorates the historic achievements of Commodore Mathew C. Perry USN, of Newport.  In 1854 Commodore Perry negotiated the first treaty ever signed between the United States and Japan, the Treaty of Kangawa.  For the past several years, Newport and its sister city Shimoda celebrate this momentous occasion with many joyful events for all ages to enjoy.   

All festivities in Newport are a short stroll away from the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast.  Our guest will be able to enjoy the cultural haven with Newport’s celebration Coming to you this weekend! For futher information and where to find events please visit : Newport Black Ship

 

 

Calender of Events:

Thursday July 17th 2014
Lecture on Traditional Japanese boat building by Doug Brooks
6:30-7:30 •  Newport Public Library 300 Spring Street
Douglas Brooks has apprenticed with four different boat builders in Japan since 1996, and in this slide talk he will share his experiences with traditional crafts drawn from over a dozen trips to Japan since 1990. Douglas is a boat builder, writer and researcher. He specializes in the construction of traditional wooden boats for museums and private clients. The lecture is sponsored by the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project. Also featured will be the newly published book about Commodore Mathew C Perry’s expedition.

Friday July 18th 2014
Festival Opening Ceremonies
10:30 AM • TOURO PARK, BELLEVUE AVENUE 

Colorful ceremoniesblackships drums to commemorate Newport’s native son, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened trade between Japan and the United States. Wreath-laying at Commodore Perry’s statue and speeches by American and Japanese dignitaries. Navy Color Guard. Newport Artillery Co. will fire cannon salutes. Channing Memorial Church will play their Bells in honor of the Opening Ceremonies.

Sushi Sake Sail I
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM • GOAT ISLAND MARINA
Sail aboard one of the magnificent Tall Ships, the 101′ Schooner Aurora. View Newport harbor as you sip sake from Gekkeikan, and sample sushi. Space is limited to 68 people. A sellout every year! Sponsored by IDC, The Newport Experience. $30 per person in advance and $35 day of the event (if available). For tickets call 401-846-2720, or online at www.blackshipsfestival.com.
Newport Community Band
6:00 PM  • LONG WHARF/BRICK MARKET AREA
The band will provide exuberant entertainment as they play a wide variety of music (weather permitting).
 

Arts and CraftsSaturday July 19th 2014
 Arts & Crafts
10:00AM – 4:00PM • Touro Park
Touro Park on Bellevue Avenue is transformed into a Japanese-American Cultural Center, featuring demonstrations, workshops, and displays.
Touro Park Demonstrations & Workshops
 
Lost Sword Techniques of the Sengoku Jidai (Warring States Era, 15th – 17th Century)
10:00 AM
Kenjutsu Enbu (Samurai Sword Demonstration). This demonstration will be a catalog of techniques preserved by Toshitsugu Takamatsu, who re-presented the documents of Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu in scrolls to the Kuki family following the loss of their antique documents, incinerated during the bombings of WWII. This demonstration will be presented by Adam Mitchell, Chief Instructor of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō in Mahopac, NY and his students.

An Introduction Workshop on the Samurai Sword
10:15AM to 11:00 AM
Join us for a one hour workshop covering the fundamental movement found in the study of Samurai Sword. This workshop will be offered to all those interested in the sword, it’s history and effectiveness regardless of age or experience level. Topics covered will include the first four forms of the Kukishin Ryū. This demonstration will be presented by Adam Mitchell, Chief Instructor of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō in Mahopac, NY and his students.

Kite Making Workshop
10:30 AM • UNDER THE SHIMODA TENT
Children learn to build a kite with the help of students from Newport’s Sister City Shimoda, Japan . (limited to 50 children)

Celebrate The Summer Like They Do In Japan
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM • THE JAPANESE CONSULATE TENT

Join staff and volunteers from the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for summer festival activities. Celebrate the summer holiday of Tanabata by writing a wish on a paper streamer and hanging it from the bamboo branches.  Kids can try their hand at the typical summer festival games of Kingyo Sukui (goldfish scooping) and Yo-yo Tsuri (fishing for balloons).

Happy-Happy-Den-Den-Drums
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Haruo Shiga, a renown craftsman,  will teach children to make Japanese toys: Den-Den Daiko (Drum). Children ages 7-12.

NINJA Demonstration
11:00 AM • LAWN
R.I. Ninjutsu Center demonstrates this secretive form of martial arts that has lasted more than 900 years.

Feng Shui with Stephen Devine
11:15 AM
Learn about the centuries old study of the relationship between human beings and their living-working environment. Everything from the planning of entire cities to the shape of your house, or the position of your bed can have far-reaching implications on our health and prosperity.  Through the application of Feng Shui you can enhance your knowledge, career, family relationships, marriage and well-being!

Anime & Manga Demonstration
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga) have become very popular in the U.S. over the past few years. Learn and ask questions about these two unique art forms, and learn how to draw an anime-style character of your own. Presented by Ed Sutherland.

Arresting Techniques of the Samurai
11:30 AM
This demonstration will show three methods of arrest and control of criminals during the Edo Period. Applications seen within the demonstration will include empty handed techniques of the Takagi Yoshin Ryū, police truncheon techniques and sword disarming and restraining techniques of the weighted chain. As well, a comprehensive discussion about the arrest and control methods of Taihojutsu will be presented to the audience. Presented by Adam Mitchell, from the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō, Mahopac, NY and his students.

Sushi Making Demonstration
12:00 PM
Haruki Restaurant of Cranston demonstrates.

Calligraphy Demonstration 
12:00 PM -1:00 PM 
• UNDER THE TENT
A demonstration by Japaneseblackships ink Master Calligrapher, Michio Imai, of Kaji Aso Studio, Institute for the Arts. Michiko was awarded the highest rank in Japanese Calligraphy of Shihan. She is among the few to have won multiple best of category awards in national Competitions (Japan). Her work has been displayed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Nara City Museum of Art and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.

Amerikick Martial Arts
12:00 PM • LAWN
Demonstration of traditional Japanese and Amerikick Martial Arts.  How Japanese karate influences martial arts in the USA.  Demo of katas, hand to hand fighting, weapons and discussion of Japanese farm tools adapted to martial arts.  Benefits of studying martial arts no matter what age.

The Art of Brush Painting
12:00 PM
Jan Zaremba will demonstrate the art of Japanese Ink Painting by spontaneously creating masterworks in minutes.
Iaijutsu & Tameshigiri Enbu
12:45 PM
This group demonstration will present the 5 forms of the Jinen Ryū Iaijutsu, sword drawing and cutting forms. This is a demonstration not to be missed. Following the demonstration, students will demonstrate tameshigiri, or test cutting with live swords.  Presented by Adam Mitchell, from the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō, Mahopac, NY.
 

Demonstration On Making A Fish Rubbing Print
12:45 PM
Mind & Body with Okinawa Karate
1:15 PM
This workshop will help coordination and motor skills while exercising mind and body.

Calligraphy Workshop
1:30 PM- 2:30PM UNDER THE SHIMODA TENT
Learn Calligraphy from Mr Shinji of Newport’s Sister City.

Tea Ceremony
1:30 PM • LAWN
A special demonstration of the centuries old CHA-DO (Way of the Tea) led by Kaji Aso Studio.

Ikebana Demonstration and Workshop
1:30 PM- 2:30PM UNDER THE SHIMODA TENT
See a facinating Ikebana demonstration my Mrs Shinji from Shimoda. Mrs Shinji is an amazing flower arranger.

Stick fighting of the Samurai
2:00 PM
Witness the stick fighting techniques of the Samurai during this demonstration of Hanbōjutsu, the three foot stick. This demonstration will include the complete forms of the Kukishin Ryū school and will be presented by Adam Mitchell, from the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō, Mahopac, NY.

Feng Shui with Stephen Devine
2:00 PM
This workshop will help coordination and motor skills while exercising mind and body.

Koto & Shamisen Player
2:30 PM
Enjoy the sounds of Koto and Shamisen player Ms. Sumie Kaneko.  Ms. Kaneko has graduated from Tokyo University and has been playing Koto since she was six years old and in 1994 won the 2nd International High School Art and Music Competition in Koto.  She continues an important tradition of Japanese music and breathes new life into it.  Her spirit highlights the universality of this timeless music.

SHORIN-RYU Demonstration
2:30 PM
From Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate. Consists of exercise, self defense drills, techniques and several farming tools converted to weapons by the Okinawan people.

The Art of Brush Painting
3:30 PM
Jan Zaremba will demonstrate the art of Japanese Ink Painting by spontaneously creating masterworks in minutes.
 
TOURO PARK ON-GOING ACTIVITIES & DISPLAYSblackships shop
Calligraphy by Kaji Aso Studio
Haruki Japanese Restaurant
Hiroko  Shikashio Artworks; Watercolor, Collages and photographs
IACE Travel Boston
Shiatsu, Reiki, Sotai and reflexology
Japanese healing and relaxation techniques from Inner Wisdom
SHORIN-RYU Karate from Okinawan, Japan
Sumi-e Painting & Calligraphy with Jan Zaremba
Owens Corning


Van Alen Cup & the 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony

  
  
  
  

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We are proud to  honor the Van Alen name by having named our finest room after General James Van Alen, a former owner of what is now our home and bed and breakfast, the Ivy Lodge.  Just a ten minute walk down Bellevue from the Ivy Lodge, our guests can get an upclose view at all the action this week at the Tennis Hall of Fame in there Championships for the Van Alen cup, and the Rolex Hall of Fame Weekend Featuring the 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony.


Just as the vigorous rounds of Wimbledon wrap up, the top ATP World Tour Pros will arrive in Tennis MatchNewport with hopes of winning the Van Alen Cup.  Spectators will catch all the action as the pro tennis players match up on the Tennis Hall of Fame's infamous grass courts, which have been previously played on by top pros such as John Isner, Llleyon Hewitt, and the 2013 singles and doubles champion, Nicholas Mahut.  The Tennis Hall of Fame has plenty to offer its guests with its incredible views so close to all the action, along with special events including tennis clinics, an autograph session with the greats, an opportunity to walk the grounds,  and of course, the museum where guests can learn about the history of the game.

Festivities begin July 5th through July 7th with a family weekend event, Qualifying rounds, and a Main Draw closing up all the fun...here at the Tennis Hall of Fame.

 Hall of FameA few short days after the matches are played for the Van Alen Cup, the Tennis Hall of Fame will introduce new inductees.  The Enshrinement Ceremony begins on July 12th where the highest honor in tennis will be presented to the sports great champions and leaders. The 2014 Enshinees include former ranked No. 1, Lindsey Davenport and wheel chair tennis great Chatal Vandierendonck .  It will be a one of a kind experience to honor the great players from the past and present for all there dedication and development in the sport of tennis world wide. 

For more information about this week events at the International Tennis Hall of Fame: http://www.halloffametennischampionships.com/

2014 Newport Flower Shower

  
  
  
  

Flower Show
With Summer in full bloom the greenery is abundant here in Newport.  Arriving for its 19th year as America’s premier flower show, the Newport Preservation Society welcomes guests from near and far to join them for the 2014 Flower Show.  For three days, June 27 to 29, guests will have the opportunity to view some of the most lavish garden displays with a wide Screen Shot 2014 06 20 at 5.35.43 PMvariety of vibrant botanicals from all regions of the world.  Attendants will enjoy Rosecliff’s expansive front lawn, that has been cultivated by the inspired designers, celebrating the Flower Shows theme of, “Journey: Grand Vista’s”. All of the weekend bystanders will have the privilege of viewing beautiful floral exhibits, horticultural entries, garden designs, photography, wonderful shopping experiences and children’s programs. This is one event not to be missed. Bring your friends and family for a wonderful weekend and journey back into the past lives of the titans of the Gilded Age at the Newport Flower Show.  

Free parking and shuttle bus service will be provided to the Newport Flower Show from the Newport Grand parking lot on Admiral Kalbfus Boulevard.

Group rates are available for organized groups of at least 20 people.  Please contact the Group Tour office for additional information:  (401) 847-1000 ext. 150 or Groups@NewportMansions.org.
 

List of Flower show events and rates:

Single Day Admission--Friday, June 27 to Sunday, June 29
Advance Purchase & 
Preservation Society member..............$18
Day of Show                                       
Friday.....................................$25
Saturday or Sunday...................$23

Youth (ages 6-17).....................$6
Children 5 & under......................Free

Opening Night Party--Friday, June 27
Advance purchase through June 13:
Preservation Society members....$145                             
Non-members..........................$170          

After June 13:
Preservation Society members....$160
Non-members..........................$190                 
Be a part of this much-anticipated festive event that kicks off the Newport summer season.  Enjoy a delicious cocktail buffet while reviewing the fresh floral arrangements & horticultural extrvaganzas and shopping at the Oceanside Boutiques and Gardeners' Marketplace.

Authors' Afternoon Tea--Saturday, June 28; 2:30 p.m.....$60 per person

Enjoy the timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea in the heart of the Newport Flower Show.  Set in a tent on the back lawn of Rosecliff, you will be treated to a sampling of savory and sweet delicacies as well as your favored version of tea (iced or hot).  Joining you for tea will be relevant authors who will share newly published books.  Meet with authors and have books signed as you enjoy sharing this elegant moment.  Special guest include: Michael Devine, whose new book, An Invitation to the Garden, a beautiful guide to seasonal entertaining, will publish in April 2014.  Kristin Green, author of Plantiful, a how-to guide for creating an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants. Bettie Beardon Pardee, introducing her new book, Living Newport: Houses, People, Style

Seating is limited.  Includes Show admission.

Sunday Champagne Brunch--Sunday, June 29; 11:00 a.m.....$75 per person

Enjoy a leisurely start to your Sunday morning with one of America's leaders in style and gardening as you and your friends savor a delicious brunch before taking in the last day of the Show.  What could be more perfect than champagne on the breathtaking grounds of Rosecliff during the Newport Flower Show?Seating is limited.  Includes Show admission.

Enchanted Evening Rose Sponsor--Friday, June 27
Advance purchase through June 13:                                                                     
Preservation Society members...$275
; Non-members...$300

After June 13:
Preservation Society members...$300; Non-members...$325              

Optimize your Opening Night Party experience by signing up to join us, along with your friends, for this special package, featuring a splendid buffet supper and private tented area.
Package includes:
* Admission to the breathtaking outdoor Opening Night Party (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
* Admission to the VIP tent for a buffet supper and private bar service (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
* Option to reserve table seating for 10 in the VIP tent for you and your friends to enjoy supper together
* Valet parking at Rosecliff during the Opening Night Party

Call for availability, 401-847-1000 ext. 140.

American Beauty Rose Patron--$475 per person

If you would love to spend your weekend at the Newport Flower Show, this is the package for you.  Package includes:
* Three-day Show admission
* A parking pass for free weekend parking at Rosecliff
* Friday early bird shopping (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
* Admission to the breathtaking outdoor Opening Night Party (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
* Admission to the VIP tent for a buffet supper and private bar service (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
* Option to reerve table seating for 10 in the VIP tent for you and your friends to enjoy supper together
* Valet parking at Rosecliff during the Opening Night Party

Call for availability; 401-847-1000, ext. 140  
 

Friday Lecture/Luncheon            Friday, June 27                12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon & Lecture........$100
Lecture only..................$50
Looking Over the Garden Fence
P. Allen Smith, Hortus, Ltd.
Garden inspiration through travel.  Who isn't curious about seeing another's garden?  Allen shares insight and anecdotes about the benefits and pleasures of seeing gardens.  Well before Thomas Jefferson's tour of English gardens in 1786, Americans have been fascinated with touring gardens and being inspired by them.  Allen cites examples of "borrowed" ideas and inspiration from iconic gardens that he has enjoyed, and you can too.

Guest have the option of enjoying an elegant luncheon with the speaker by choosing a Luncheon and Lecture ticket, or purchasing a Lecture only ticket.  Includes one-day Show admission.   A book signing will follow.


The 2014 Great Chowder Cook-Off & Oyster Festival

  
  
  
  

Chowder
    How do you prefer your chowder? Creamy white or clear and briny or with a tangy tomato base? New England or Manhattan?  With fish or with clams?  With so many choices when it comes to Chowder, how can you choose just one?
    On June 7th, the best of the best chowder cooks will compete in the 2014 Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook Off in Newport, RI, where you can chow down on some of the best “Chow-dah” in town.  The Great Chowder Cook Off hosted at the Harborfront Yachting Center has been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, and is widely known for obtaining the longest running chowder championships, drawing in competitors and Chowder cook offfoodies from all over the country.  Attendees will have their picks of endless varieties of chowder, from traditional New England to exotic concoctions made by dozens of restaurants participating in this year's event. The competition will be divided up between three categories: Clam, Seafood, and Creative.  The grand prize for winning cooks is always an overflowing award...and more importantly the champions have bragging rights for the rest of the year.  There will also be fun games, live music, and activities for all ages to enjoy. Book a weekend stay with us at the Ivy Lodge...just a short walk away form this year's Chowder Cookoff event!
    What else could  go better with your chowder? Why not try some great local oysters as well--served on the half shell, fried or broiled. The Newport Oyster Festival will also be held on June 7th along side the chowder fest.  The best of local shellfish and seafood are presented farmers’ market style thanks to the Matunuck Oyster Farm... paired with beer, spirits and live music. The festival continues into the evening making it a great after-party following the Chowder Awards Ceremony and a popular area to explore during the event. Entry is free with your Chowder ticket! To attend the Newport Oyster Festival only (without a Chowder Cook-Off ticket), tickets are only $3 in advance or $5 day-of admission.
Beer SHucking  Some highlights of this include:
 Seven full hours of delicious beer & spirits paired with Matunuck Oyster Farm oysters! Event time is 12pm-7pm.
Raw Bar (Oysters, Clams and Shrimp Cocktail), Lobster Rolls, and Fried Oysters, Clams & Scallops,
Full Bar with Beer, Wine, Cocktails & Champagne.  There is low-key live acoustic music, bistro-style tables and seating, and educational presentations along with contests, like, Oyster & Beer Shucking and Oyster Slurping.

The 33rd Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off
& The Newport Oyster Festival
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Event Hours: Noon – 6pm
 
General Admission Tickets: with 12pm entry
Advance Price: $20 (May 2nd-June 6th)
Day-Of Price: $25
Kids under 12 are free with an adult

Atlantic Cup Newport Memorial Day Weekend Event!

  
  
  
  
Atlantic cup Sailing
The busy season is upon us, and we are all gearing up for Memorial Day weekend.  Newport is renowned for its prestigious sailing community and we are so proud to host the 3rd leg of the 2014 Atlantic Cup Sailing Championship.  Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, a freshly packed picnic, local concessions and the glorious view as boats cruise across Narragansett Bay with hopes of winning the Atlantic Cup grand prize.   Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor is Fort Adams, where you can experience a small piece of Newport’s History while enjoying panoramic views of the east passage of Narragansett Bay.   This Memorial Day weekend, Newport is the largest and only dedicated class 40 race in the United States, the 2014 Atlantic Cup.   Heading out from the Ivy Lodge to Newport’s scenic Ocean Drive, one could witness a showcase of nautical tactics and athleticism from these sailing crews--a must see for all ages to enjoy with many things to do both on and off the shore.
 For more information go to www.atlanticcup.org.


Schedule of Events for Atlantic Cup Newport:

May 22nd
   Newport Kids Day:
    On May 22nd, the Atlantic Cup will host kids from all over Newport for an upKids day close look at the boats and a special meet and greet with the sailors. Atlantic Cup Kids is a way for kids of all ages to follow the race, learn about the teams, geography and marine life. 2013 Atlantic Cup Champion Dave Rearick of Bodacious Dream and his expert team put together worksheets for elementary school students that can be downloaded on the Atlantic Cup Kids web page. Although Captain Dave won’t be racing in this year’s Atlantic Cup, he will be answering Kids questions and providing insight as he continues his solo circumnavigation. To learn more visit atlanticcup.org/kids
   
Shipyard Shorts: A Collection of Adventure & Eco Documentarys:
Location: Newport Shipyard: 1 Washington Street Newport RI
7:00PM - Libations, Appetizers + Opportunity to meet & greet with the Atlantic Cup Skippers & tour the boats
8:15PM (sunset) - Films begins
Two options for your evening:
Starting at 7:00PM
Libations courtesy of Spiked Seltzer & PBR, Appetizers by Jamestown Fish + Opportunity to meet & greet with the Atlantic Cup skippers & tour the AC boats + Sunset film screening
$20/person (purchase online or at the door)
- OR -
Starting at 8:15PM
Sunset film screening only 
$5/person suggested donation (donate at the door)
Bike Newport will provide a FREE bike valet
* BYO Chairs, the venue is concrete
* Blankets/Sweaters are encouraged - it could be chilly!
* Picnics welcome
* Dog-friendly
There will be NO parking available at the Newport Shipyard. Parking options are as follows:
Metered parking on Washington Street
Resident Parking with sticker
Gateway Lot next to the Visitor's Center (first 3 hours free with Resident sticker)
Long Wharf Lot next to Newport Yacht Club
Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
(Pre-party ticket holders will be on a list. Film only patrons will be first come, first served)

May 23rd:
Newport Skipper Party:
Friday, May 23rd, New England Winner of the 2014 Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef, Executive Chef Matthew MacCartney and Jamestown FiSH hosts the Atlantic Cup teams for a Memorial Day Weekend Kick Off Party! A perfect way to start your long weekend with an opportunity to meet the teams, have a drink and bite to eat all on the beautiful back patio at Jamestown FiSH starting at 6pm. FiSH is located at 14 Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown. Rain location Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave. Jamestown.
May 24th:
Atlantic Cup Course  Wide Shoreline Cleanup
Meeting at Brenton Point & Fort Adams 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Start Memorial Day weekend at a State Park with Clean Ocean Access and help to be part of the wave of change taking good care of the environment and meeting like-minded folks who believe that we can make a difference!

Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Bring your own gloves. We will provide extra gloves, bags, compliments of Home Depot and water and seasonal beverages provided by Empire Tea & Coffee.

3rd leg raceMay 24th & 25th:

Atlantic Cup 3rd Leg Race Da1 and Day 2
Inshore racing in Narragansett Bay takes place Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th from 12pm to 4pm. The start and finish line for all races will be just off the north lawn of Fort Adams, making that the best place to watch the action. Pack a picnic and enjoy a weekend of sailing. With live commentary and volunteers keeping you up to date you won’t miss any of the action.
Plus Newport Bay Weekend at Fort Adams will have plenty for families of all ages to interact with local businesses and non-profits showcasing Narragansett Bay. Some of the confirmed groups who will be on site include: Clean Ocean Access’ Tiki Hut and Trash Wave, Bike Newport’s Bike Tune Up, Surfrider, Aquidneck Land Trust, Team 1 Newport will have all your sailing merchandise including official Atlantic Cup Atlantis Weathergear apparel.
May 25th:
Prize Giving At the Landing
Prize giving party is Sunday, May 25th from 6pm – 8pm at The Landing in downtown Newport. We will be set up outside adjacent to the Landing and in front of the Lobster Bar. PBR drink specials will be served to celebrate the conclusion of the 4th Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing. The event is free and open to the public.

Salve Regina Commencement 2014 and the Ivy Lodge

  
  
  
  

Ivy’s Ties to Salve Regina: Wakehurst Manor

Wakehurst Mansion Newport

Just a few steps away from the Ivy Lodge on 12 Clay Street, you will find your way on to the sprawling land owned by our neighbor  Salve Regina University. Whether you are walking down Cliff Walk on your way to the Breakers, or exploring the residential neighborhood that surrounds us, it is impossible not to run into one of Salve’s historic buildings. The Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast is well known to our guests for its location in the scenic historic district. It is not uncommon that our property, along with those of our neighbors, be tied to the prestigious families from the Gilded age.

  General Van AlenThe Ivy Lodge’s ties to Salve Regina began with a tragic event. In the fall of 1881, General James Henry Van Alen resided on the spacious plot of land that is now home to the Ivy Lodge on12 Clay Street. His son’s wife, Emily Astor Van Alen, had just passed away during childbirth, leaving son, James J. Van Alen, in deep mourning. In hopes of helping his son, General Van Alen bought another piece of land just down the street from his and told his son that he could build whatever type of home he wished. James J. then began construction on the remarkable residence known as Wakehurst.  Today, Wakehurst is home to Salve Regina’s library where students can be seen coming in and out of the stunning landmark embarking on an array of studies.

  The Ivy Lodge would like to congratulate those students graduating this Sunday and wish them well as they make their way into the world.

 Salve Regina Commencement 2014


    This year Salve Regina Commencement will mark its 64th graduating class.  Commencement
Salve Gaduateswill be held on Sunday May 18th behind the O’hare Academic Center in a tent on the lawn facing Newport’s scenic Cliff Walk.  In this years commencement Slave Regina will be honored to host its speaker Richard Saul Wurman.  Richard Saul Wurman,  is a highly distinguished pioneer of information architecture who created and shared the TED conference and has authored 83 books on copious topics ranging from football to health care to city guides.  Mr. Wurman will be presented with an honorary degree and offer remarks to the graduates when Salve Regina celebrates its 64th commencement.  
    Stay with us at the Ivy Lodge for your graduates commencement.  We are with in walking distance of the commencement ceremony and all activities at Salve Regina 


For more information on booking your room please visit our web address www.ivylodge.com 

More information on the 2014 Salve Regina Commencement please visit :  www.salve.edu

Salve Commencement Ceremony:

10 a.m. Sunday, May 18
Procession begins at 9:15 a.m.
All graduates assemble at 8:15 a.m. in the O'Hare Academic Center.

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