2021 Waterfront Concert Series
Friends of the Waterfront and the City of Newport
Free Concerts This Summer – At the Gazebo in King Park
The waterfront music series made possible by the generous support of the Isham family.
Contact City of Newport Recreation – 401-845-5800
2019 Harbor Walk
2019 Folk Festival
What’s happening with the Newport Yachting Center Property?
No Decision yet from Zoning Board of Review.
New Information by Peregrine submitted to ZBR for a decision on October 16th 7:00 pm meeting
Click Below for the Latest News Updates on Newport Waterfront Public Access
Is It Time in Newport for a Master Plan for Waterfront Development – FOW Thinks So – Read the Editorial Newport This Week
New Plans for 4 Commercial Wharf – Newport Yachting Center Property
Planning Board Meeting Thursday July 6, 2017
Harbor Walk Tours
First of this season’s free harbor walk tours drew a crowd of 30 people including Newport Daily News Sean Flynn and Dave Hanson.
February 14th at 6:00pm
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Join Friends of the Waterfront (FOW) for its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 13 at the Newport Public Library at 6:00 pm. Along with a review of the year, special guest speaker Sam Bradner, a principal of Peregrine Partners LLC will discuss his company’s plans for the future of the four-acre site in the heart of downtown Newport.
Peregrine Group/Scott’s Wharf LLC acquired the Newport Yachting Center and its wholly owned marina and parking operating entities from the Newport Harbor Corporation in December 2015. Renovations and new construction began in 2015 and will continue through 2018.
Annual Waterfront Sunset Inspection Cruise
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 4:30pm
Departing from Oldport Marine – RAIN OR SHINE!
Come join Friends of the Waterfront’s members aboard the Amazing Grace for an end of summer sunset cruise. A professional tour guide will conduct the excursion pointing out all of the rights of way and various other sights along the Newport waterfront.
Oldport is located next to the Mooring Restaurant on America’s Cup Avenue. Tickets are $25 for current members but with 2017 renewal membership save—the cost is $20. Includes appetizers with a cash bar.
Seating is limited and tickets are sold in advance.
2016 Harbor Walk Tour
Join Friends of the Waterfront (FOW)
for a free walking tour of the public access points
All along Newport Harbor
Sunday, August 28th at 1:00 pm
Meet at Mary Ferrazzoli Park
(Corner of Washington Street and Long Wharf)
Parking available at the Visitor Center
Click here for full details
2016 Project Open House
URI Master Gardener Program
Saturday August 20, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Join us to learn about science-based gardening techniques in your community at one of out URL Master Gardener demonstration projects!
Click here for full details
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Monarch Butterfly Habitat Planting
Come Join Friends of the Waterfront and URI Master Gardeners
on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10:00 am until noon.
URI Botanist Hope Leeson will Speak on Rhode Island Native Plants.
At the Newport Maritime Center (Ann Street Pier on Thames Street)
Attendees will receive a free plant!
Save The Date!
Join Friends of the Waterfront and Friends of King Park
on Saturday Morning April 23rd
from 9:00 am until noon
for King Park Earth Day Cleanup
Gloves & Trash Bags Provided