Events

Innovate Newport Summer Speaker Series

Innovate Newport 513 Broadway St., Newport, RI

The Blue & You: Aquaculture features presenter Perry Raso, founder and owner Matunuck Oyster Farm, Matunuck Oyster Bar, Matunuck Organic Vegetable Farm and Matucuck Shellfish Hatchery. The presentation and Q+A are from 4-5 p.m with networking to follow from 5-5:30. 

$10

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Mushroom Hunting Lecture Series

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

Lecture with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, who will explain the basics of wild mushroom science and safety, as well the local in-season species that are considered ideal for beginners to cook with. Tickets are $7-$20 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mushroom-hunting-summer-lecture-series-tickets-358511707167

$7 – $20

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Mushroom Hunting Summer Walk and Talk Series

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

Informational walk with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, who will utilize mushroom photography as a tool for teaching science-based, safe methods for learning about the world of mushrooms. Attendees should bring cameras or phones. A note: mushroom collecting is strictly prohibited at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. For more info: normanbirdsanctuary.org/events-calendar For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mushroom-hunting-summer-walk-and-talk-series-tickets-358517313937

$7 – $20

Norman Bird Sanctuary Wildflower Walks

Learn to identify wildflowers that are seasonally in bloom with Susanna Williams, local naturalist and URI Master Gardener. Dress accordingly for terrain and weather. 

Innovate Newport Summer Speaker Series

Innovate Newport 513 Broadway St., Newport, RI

The Blue & You: Coastal Resilience, with featured presenter: JP Walsh, director and professor at Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Presentation and Q+A, 4-5 p.m; networking, 5-5:30 p.m.

$10

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Wildflower Walks

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

Learn to identify wildflowers that are seasonally in bloom with Susanna Williams, local naturalist and URI Master Gardener. Dress accordingly for terrain and weather. Free.

Innovate Newport Summer Speaker Series

Innovate Newport 513 Broadway St., Newport, RI

The Blue & You: Plastics, featuring presenter: Vinka Craver, associate professor, University of Rhode Island. Presentation and Q+A, 4-5 p.m; networking 5-5:30 p.m. 

$10

Innovate Newport Summer Speaker Series

Innovate Newport 513 Broadway St., Newport, RI

The Blue & You: Blue Jobs, featuring presenter: Wendy Mackie, director of workforce & foundation development, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas & MRAA Educational Foundation. Presentation and Q+A, 4-5 p.m; networking, 5-5:30 p.m.  

$10

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Wildflower Walks

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

Learn to identify wildflowers that are seasonally in bloom with Susanna Williams, local naturalist and URI Master Gardener. Dress accordingly for terrain and weather. 9-10 a.m. Free. 

Innovate Newport Summer Speaker Series

Innovate Newport 513 Broadway St., Newport, RI

The Blue & You: Blue Ecosystem, 4-5:30 p.m. Featured presenter: Christian Cowan, COO, URI Research Foundation. Presentation and Q+A, 4-5 p.m; networking, 5-5:30 p.m. 

$10

Newport Gallery Night

Sponsored by the Newport Gallery Organization, Newport Gallery Night is a free event, held the second Thursday of every month. Participants can access a map and brochure, designed for a stroll through the 28 participating galleries, museums, and cultural institutions.

Whitehorne Day

Whitehorne House Museum 416 Thames Street, Newport, RI

Drop into the garden at Whitehorne House Museum for an afternoon of free, hands-on activities for the whole family!

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