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Island Tour to the Jamestown Windmill—Closed

Approximately 90 minutes. Review prime land that was fire-cleared and farmed by the Narragansett Indians before there were colonies. In 1657, a group of Newporters bought Conanicut Island from the Indians for their own farms and set aside space for the Town of Jamestown. Passing a few of these farms that are still in operation, we will see some with homes dating back to the late 1600s. Located between two significant farms is the 1787 windmill that provided critical service for more than 100 years. Marvel at its early wooden gear technology compared to the modern behemoths that power communities today. Finally winding our way back to the dock along the East Shore, we will be in the neighborhood where Privateer Thomas Paine protected Pirate Captain Kidd’s buried treasure. Board our new, comfortable touring shuttle at the East Ferry Dock and relax during the ride to the windmill, while listening to descriptive narratives. Take a break for photos, a short walk or exploring the windmill. Monday through Thursday–Noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday–2:00 p.m.

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The Elms, Rosecliff & Marble House present this event. Special guest Justin Chapple, Food & Wine magazine Culinary Director at Large. Highlights: two-day Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines under the big tents on the lawn of Marble House; celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations; educational seminars with leading food and wine experts; Wine & Rosecliff Gala; Vintner Dinner At Rosecliff; Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Marble House Terrace; Newport After Dark party; free parking and shuttle transportation.

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First Annual Harbor Lights Newport

Discover Newport, the travel and tourism organization led by our industry friend Evan Smith, is coordinating a new fun event this year dedicated to recreational boating in Newport. The First Annual Harbor Lights Newport, will take place on September 20-21, 2019. Discover Newport is encouraging all marinas, docks and waterfront venues to decorate in a festive manner with lights and decor and they are also asking transient and seasonal boat owners to illuminate and decorate their boats in their slips (this is not a parade). Flyers are available at the Conanicut Marina desk at 1 East Ferry Wharf. Let's show them our Jamestown spirit!

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Audrain's Newport Concours & Motor Week

Jay Leno is the chairman of this year's event, which includes fine dining pop-ups, exhibitions of rare and exciting automobiles, seminars, shopping, tennis, golf and sailing. Once the sun goes down, experience exclusive concerts, galas and VIP parties hosted in the Gatsby-esque mansions. The four-day program concludes with an event, the Concours d’Elegance, which will feature a world-class collection of over a billion dollars worth of rare and vintage cars. Premier automotive expert and TV personality Donald Osbourne serves as the Concours d’Elegance chairman. Tickets are on sale now.

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