35th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month

Newport, Rhode Island
March 2012

It is our goal to use this website to include 'All Things Irish' that will be occurring in the Newport area during the month of March. That includes Ancient Order of Hibernian events, including the Newport, Rhode Island AOH Pipes & Drums, as well as, events of other organizations that support the Irish culture, including: the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the The Museum of Newport Irish History, the Newport Irish Heritage Association, and the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee .

Feel free to print copies[10 pages] and distribute them to your friends.

We are happy to report that we have had over 2,400 visitors to this calendar during the 2012 Irish Heritage Month activities.

 

SATURDAY - 3rd

Bus Tour of Irish Newport
  • Leaves from Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave. Newport.
  • Coffee & Danish provided at 9:30 a.m.
  • Bus leaves promptly at 10am, returns approx. noon.
  • Free, but donations accepted. Space is limited, reservations required.
  • Sponsored by Viking Tours and the Museum of Newport Irish History.
  • To reserve call Ann at 401-841-5493 or email tpm1@earthlink.net

Irish Radio - The Irish Hours on 1540 AM WADK in Newport.

  • The best in traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish influenced music.
  • Hosted by Rick Kelly since the 1980s.
  • Saturdays, year-round, 11:00 to 2:00pm.
  • www.wadk.com

Irish Super-Duo Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in Newport.

  • Common Fence Music Presents Irish Super - Duo Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
  • The performance will take place at 8 p.m.
  • Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., Newport, R.I.
  • Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door and are available
    • at the CFM Ticket Desk from 3 to 5 pm on concert days;
    • through Ticket Web anytime and at
    • the door until sold out.
  • Call Ticket Web's toll free number at 866-468.7619 or contact them via www.commonfencemusic.org
  • Call 401-683.5085 or visit the website for general information and to leave a message.
  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY - 4th

Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast
  • Benefit for 56th Annual Parade in Honor of St. Patrick,
  • Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue, Newport, 02840
  • 9:00am-1:00pm - Buffet style.
  • Tickets:$10.00. Family rates available.
  • www.newportirish.com/events

Dancing at the Forty Steps

  • This is the official opening event of the 35th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month.
  • Forty Steps is on the Cliff Walk, at the East end of Narragansett Avenue, Newport.
  • 12:00 noon - Weather permitting
  • Commemorating the informal dances held here by the Irish who made Newport their home when "Newport was Irish!" during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Live traditional music, demonstration of traditional Irish set dancing.

Sing-along with Shanachie

  • A Hibernian family social event with a great Irish music. Free 1:00pm.
  • Hibernian Hall, Wellington Avenue, Newport.

Traditional Irish Music

  • Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
  • Live traditional Irish "session" - 5:00-9:00pm.
  • hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
  • No cover. Family-friendly - arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.
  • www.TheFastnetPub.com

THURSDAY - 8th thru SATURDAY - 11th

Kinsale Festival of Fine Food:
  • Organized by the Newport and Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • The chefs have prepared specialized Irish inspired menus, and are serving up tasty and creative fare.
  • Restaurants will be accepting reservations.
  • For further information call Andrea McHugh at 401-845-9151
Fathom's at the Newport Marriott Hotel La Forge Casino One Bellevue at the Hotel Viking
  • 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
  • 401-848-4824 - www.HotelViking.com
  • Chef: Kevin Thiele
Windward at the Hyatt Regency Newport

FRIDAY - 9th

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center
  • Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
  • Open Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
  • www.newportirishhistory.org

AOH Hibernian of the Year Dinner
  • Honoring Past Division #1 President Stephen Martin
  • Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport
  • Tickets: $20.00 can be purchased at the hall.
  • Cocktails: 6:30pm. Limited Open Bar - Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres

FRIDAY - 9th thru THURSDAY - 15th

The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
  • Film "Albert Nobbs" starring Glenn Close.
  • Set in 19th century Ireland
  • A woman passing as a man in order to work and survive. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.
  • 49 Touro Street. Newport, RI 02840
  • Check website for show times:www.janepickens.com

SATURDAY - 10th

Irish Radio - The Irish Hours on 1540 AM WADK in Newport.
  • The best in traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish influenced music.
  • Hosted by Rick Kelly since the 1980s.
  • Saturdays, year-round, 11:00 to 2:00pm.
  • www.wadk.com

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

  • Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
  • Open Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
  • www.newportirishhistory.org

First International Cook-Off

  • The Cook-off will test the culinary expertise between:
    • Chef David Rutkowski of the Newport Hyatt Regency Hotel, and
    • Christine O'Sullivan , the Iron Chef - Ireland contender from Kinsale.
  • Each team will receive 4 food items that they must use in four separate dishes.
  • An elite panel of judges will taste the creations and determine the winner!
  • Marriott, 25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport.
  • 2-3:30pm: For additional information: www.gonewport.com

Knights of Columbus Irish Night.

  • Jointly hosted by Middletown and Newport Knights of Columbus Councils #4201 and #256.
  • Menu is Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner.
  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.
  • Music and dancing included.
  • Location, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, R.I.
  • $12.00 per ticket is suggested donation.

SUNDAY - 11th

Traditional Irish Country Breakfast
  • La Forge Casino Restaurant
  • 186 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
  • 9am-Noon:
  • Reservations Suggested 401-847-0418

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

  • Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
  • Open Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
  • www.newportirishhistory.org

Grand Marshall Testimonial Roast

  • Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport.
  • Testimonial honoring Chas Donovan - Parade Grand Marshal of the 56th annual Parade in Honor of St. Patrick.
  • Tickets: $20.00 in advance. $25.00 at the door.
  • Cocktails: 1:30pm. Dinner: 2:00pm.
  • Ticket information: (401) 846-5081 or purchase at Hibernian Hall, (401) 847-8671.
  • www.newportirish.com/events

Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song'

  • Jamestown Public Library
  • 26 North Rd, Jamestown
  • March 11th - 3:00 to 4:30pm
  • Free and open to the public..
  • celticharpri.com

Traditional Irish Music

  • Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
  • Live traditional Irish "session" - 5:00-9:00pm.
  • hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
  • No cover. Family-friendly - arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.
  • www.TheFastnetPub.com

THURSDAY - 15th

Films from Ireland and Britain
  • The Jamestown Arts Center
  • Selections from the 2011 Festival
  • 7:00 pm - 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI
  • $10 donation at the door.
  • www.jamestownartcenter.org

Pre-St. Patrick's Day Party

  • Edward King Senior Center, 35 King Street, Newport.
  • Corned beef & cabbage lunch ($5)
  • followed by Irish musical program by Hughie and Ger Percell ($5)
  • Lunch plus entertainment ($8).
  • Sponsored by Blenheim Newport
  • Reserve by March 13 at 1pm. # 846-7426
  • www.edwardkinghouse.org

FRIDAY - 16th

Irish Breakfast & Music
  • Irish Breakfast & Music - 12 noon
  • Middletown Senior Center, 650 Green End Ave, Middletown.
  • Traditional Irish breakfast
  • with Irish tunes to follow at 2pm by pianist Christine Wilbur.
  • Information: 849-8823

Pre-Parade Party and Big Daddy Award Ceremony

  • Hibernian Hall, Newport.
  • Honoring IHOP Restaurant, West Main Road, Middletown.
  • Hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar.
  • Entertainment includes pipe bands. Free.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Information: (401) 846-5081.

Irish Step Dancing

  • "A workshop for dancers of all ages with Natalie Coolen"
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm - $22 adults/$17 under 18
  • The Island Heron - Jamestown, RI
  • www.theislandheron.com/events

SATURDAY - 17th - Parade Day

Special notice to visitors.

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center
  • Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
  • Open 10 am to 4 pm.
  • 648 Thames Street, Newport. 848-0661
  • www.newportirishhistory.org

Mass in Honor of St. Patrick

  • St. Joseph's Church, Broadway, Newport. 9:00am.

Mayor's Reception

  • City Hall, Broadway, Newport. 10:00am

Irish Radio - The Irish Hours and Live Parade Coverage on 1540 AM WADK in Newport.

  • Special hours for the day: 11:00am to 3:00pm on,
  • The best in traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish influenced music.
  • Hosted by Rick Kelly since the 1980s.
  • Saturdays, year-round, 12:00 to 2:00pm.
  • www.wadk.com

56th Annual Parade in Honor of St. Patrick -

  • From City Hall on Broadway, via Washington Square, Thames Street, and Carroll Avenue to St.Augustin’s Church.
  • Parade Grand Marshal: AOH Brother Chas Donovan
  • Dedicated to the memory of AOH Brother Jim Toppa.
  • the parade steps off promptly at 11:00am.
  • www.newportirish.com.


"The Newport Energy and Environment Commission, the City of Newport, the R. I. Resource and Recovery Corporation,
The Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, the Rogers High School Green Team, the Newport Clean Cities and Clean Water Action
are joining forces to bring the first-ever can and bottle recycling to the upcoming 56th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade this Saturday.
Please make the Parade Greener! Look for us in the Parade!"

Post-parade Family Party

  • An alcohol free family event.
  • Location: "The Hut", (Behind the Newport Public Library) (401) 846-5081
  • Following the parade at 1:00pm.
  • Clowns, parade bands, food, refreshments. Free.
  • Sponsored by Citizens Bank.
  • www.newportirish.com/events

Post-parade Party at Hibernian Hall - 12:00 pm

  • AOH Hall, Wellington Avenue, Newport.
  • Corned Beef sandwiches and plenty of Irish Music
  • Advance tickets only: $20.00
  • Cash bar
  • Information and tickets: (401) 847-8671.

Celebrating the Irish at the La Forge

  • La Forge Restaurant
  • 186 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
  • Great food including Corned Beef & Irish beverages
  • Music & sing-a-longs with David O'Manuel
    • Immediately following the parade until 5:00 pm
    • Returning at 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • (401) 847-0418.
  • www.laforgenewport.com

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner Dance

  • Portsmouth Senior Center
  • Dinner at 6:00 pm
  • Portsmouth Senior Center
  • 110 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth.
  • Dancing at 7:00 pm with music by the Silvertones.
  • Tickets: $15. Call to reserve 683-4106 (no tickets sold at door)<

SUNDAY - 18th

Hibernian Mass in Honor of St. Patrick-

Crowley's Irish Breakfast.

  • La Forge Casino Restaurant
  • 186 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
  • Serving 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Reservations: 847-0418
  • www.laforgenewport.com

Traditional Irish Music

  • Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
  • Live traditional Irish "session" - 5:00-9:00pm.
  • hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
  • No cover. Family-friendly - arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.
  • www.TheFastnetPub.com

MONDAY - 19th

Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song'
  • Portsmouth Public Library
  • March 19th - 7:00 to 8:00pm
  • 2658 East Main Rd, Portsmouth, RI
  • Free and open to the public..
  • celticharpri.com

TUESDAY - 20th

Irish Sing-a-long with Dave Manuel
  • La Forge Restaurant, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
  • March 20th - 6:00 to 9:00pm
  • Featuring Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • www.laforgenewport.com

WEDNESDAY - 21ST

Irish Appreciation Night
  • Larry Brown Orchestra - 14 piece band
  • Jim Winters - Vocal
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Harbor House, 111 Washington Street
  • Free admission
  • Enter thru the chapel entrance on Battery Street

THURSDAY - 22nd

Lecture Hosted by Museum of Newport Irish History
  • "Your Granny's Gramophone: The cultural impact of early recording technology on Irish Music"
  • Speaker: Roxanne O'Connell, Ph.D.
  • 6:00pm, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave.
  • Museum members: $2. Others: $15, which may be applied to a 1-year membership.
  • Reception with complimentary light hors d'oeuvres to follow. Cash bar.
  • Reservations Required: tpm1@earthlink.net or call Ann at 401-841-5493.
Rhode Island Famine Memorial Committee Fundraiser
  • An enjoyable evening with Kieran Furey the widely published and highly-acclaimed poet of Ireland's "Great Famine".
  • Ceilidhe Club, 50 America Street, Cranston, RI
  • March 22th - 8:00pm
  • Donation: $10.00 at the door.
  • All proceeds to benefit the Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial.
  • For more information on the Famine Memorial: www.rifaminememorial.com
  • To see a great YouTube video [6 minutes] about the Famine Memorial: YouTube
  • For directions: please visit: www.irishclubri.org.

FRIDAY - 23rd

Linden Place Museum [Bristol]
  • Join us for a Night of Irish Music with renowned singer, Robbie O’Connell!
  • Robbie is an Irish folk singer who began his career by performing with his uncles, the Clancy Brothers.
  • 7:30 PM [Note: There are no tolls on the Mount Hope Bridge on Friday evenings!]
  • For more information: LindenPlace.org.

SATURDAY - 24th

Irish Radio - The Irish Hours on 1540 AM WADK in Newport.
  • The best in traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish influenced music.
  • Hosted by Rick Kelly since the 1980s.
  • Saturdays, year-round, 12:00 to 2:00pm.
  • www.wadk.com

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

  • Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
  • Open Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
  • www.newportirishhistory.org

LAOH Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

  • St. Augustin's Church Hall - 6:00 pm.
  • Sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
  • Tickets: $15.00.
  • Available at:
    • Creaney Cruise & Travel - 849-8956
    • Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie - 682-2272
    • Hibernian Hall.

SUNDAY - 25th

Traditional Irish Music
  • Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
  • Live traditional Irish "session" - 5:00-9:00 pm.
  • hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
  • No cover. Family-friendly - arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.
  • www.TheFastnetPub.com

TUESDAY - 27TH

History of Irish Immigration to Newport
  • Short video and discussion by Vincent Arnold,
  • President of Museum of Newport Irish History.
  • Free - 11 am.
  • Edward King Senior Center,
  • 35 King Street, Newport. # 846-7426
  • www.edwardkinghouse.org

SATURDAY - 31st

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center
  • Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
  • Open Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
  • www.newportirishhistory.org

Irish Radio - The Irish Hours on 1540 AM WADK in Newport.

  • The best in traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish influenced music.
  • Hosted by Rick Kelly since the 1980s.
  • Saturdays, year-round, 12:00 to 2:00pm.
  • www.wadk.com


SOME TIME IN MAY

CIVITAS and Fenian Annual Award Dinner
  • The Newport Irish Heritage Association has decided to move this event to May.
  • The actual date has not yet been determined.

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For further information, call Newport County Visitors Center
(401) 845-9123 or (800) 976-5122
For corrections to this calendar, send a email to Peter Martin at:

This calendar is being hosted by the
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Dennis E. Collins Division #1
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Fields of Anthenry:     a short piano solo!