2014-03-14 / Calendar

Irish Heritage Month

Complete description of events and updates can be found at aohnewport.org

Daily thru March 31

Guided Tour of Fort Adams,
one-hour tours daily, noon and 2
p.m., weather permitting, adults
$12, children $6, fortadams.org.

Friday, March 14

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, learn
about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to
the present, 648 Lower Thames
St., noon – 4 p.m., donations welcome, newportirishhistory.org.

“Big Daddy” Award Ceremony
& Pre-Parade Party, entertainment including bagpipe band
and DJ, cash bar, 6 p.m., Hibernian Hall, free, 401-846-5081,
newportirish.com.

Saturday, March 15 Parade Day

Mass in Honor of Saint Patrick,
St. Joseph's Church, 9 a.m.

Mayor's Reception, coffee and
pastries, public welcome, City
Hall, 10 a.m., free.

58th Annual Parade in Honor
of St. Patrick, steps off at 11
a.m. from City Hall on Broadway,
to Washington Square, Thames
Street, and Carroll Avenue, ending in front of St. Augustin's
Church, parade lasts about 90
minutes.

The Irish Hours on 1540 AM
WADK, live coverage of the parade by host Rick Kelly, 11 a.m.
– 3 p.m.

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, see
March 14 for details.

Post-Parade Party, at Hibernian
Hall, corned beef sandwiches,
Irish music, cash bar, noon, Hibernian Hall, $20, advance tickets
only, 401-847-8671.

Post-Parade Family Celebration, alcohol-free family event,
"How Green I Am" contest with
cash prize, bagpipers, Irish step
dancers, Tony "the dancing cop,"
pirates and more, refreshments,
"The Hut", behind the Newport
Library, 1 – 4 p.m., free.

Celebrating the Irish at La
Forge, music and sing-a-longs
with David Manuel, if dining
reservations requested, 401-847-
0418, laforgenewport.com.

The Screaming Orphans, rock
band from Donegal, Ireland, for
age 18+, Newport Grand, 9
p.m., free, newportgrand.com.

Sunday, March 16

Mass in Honor of Saint Patrick,
St. Mary’s Church, 11 a.m.

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, see
March 14 for details.

Traditional Irish Music, hosted
by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and
Jack Wright, family-friendly, The
Fastnet Pub, 5 – 9 p.m., no cover,
401-845-9311.

Friday, March 21

Night of Irish Music with Robbie
O’Connell, Clancey family Irish
folk performer, wine reception,
Linden Place mansion, Bristol,
7:30 p.m., $20, reservations requested, 401-253-0390, lindenplace.org.

Sunday, March 23

Traditional Irish Music, see
March 16 for details.

Thursday, March 27

Museum of Newport Irish History Lecture, International
Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum,
6 p.m., 401-841-5493,
newportirishhistory.org.

Saturday, March 29

The Irish Hours on 1540 AM
WADK, traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish- influenced
music, radio program hosted by
Rick Kelly, noon – 2 p.m., wadk.
com.

Ladies Hibernians Corned Beef
& Cabbage Dinner, St. Augustin's Church Hall, 6 p.m., $20, 401-
849-8956.

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