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2014 Newport Jazz Festival

  
  
  
  

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    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

  
  
  
  

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“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/

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