2017-03-30 / News Briefs

Alternative Breakers Visitor Center Forum

Friends of Newport Preservation will host a community forum, “The Landscape of The Breakers, Significance and Opportunities for Newport’s Most Important Gilded Age Landmark” on Friday, April 7 at the Elks Club Lodge. Speakers will include Patricia O’Donnell, principal of Heritage Landscapes, and Mohamad Farzan of AIA Newport Architecture. They will review the possibilities for restoration and an alternative visitor center design. A challenge grant to restore the original serpentine path will also be discussed. The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., with appetizers and a cash bar to follow at 6:30 p.m. A $25 minimum donation is requested. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 5. To purchase a ticket or to make a donation, visit bit.ly/FNPTickets or email friendsofnewportpreservation@gmail.com. For more information, call 401-847-0418.

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