Breweries, Boating, Beach Fires & Basement Foundations

We are almost halfway through summer and both the temperatures and events are heating up! August is National Back to School month but who wants to talk about that! Rhode Island has so much to offer and with a vast array of activities to choose from, there is plenty of time to enjoy more summer fun.   

August Events

Newport International Polo – August 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th  

Music at Newport Vineyards – August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st 

A Weekend of Coaching – The Preservation Society – August 19th-21st

Warren Folks Festival – August 20th 

Judy Collins at JPT – August 20th 

Ocean State Beer Festival – August 21st

Roam Around Rough Point – August 27th 

Brew at the Zoo – August 27th 

Newport FILM – August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 

Breweries…

Did you know Rhode Island was once the rum capital of the world, home to more than 20 distilleries in Newport alone? Today’s distillers and brewers are young, ambitious and really know their craft—artisans and entrepreneurs who are combining the latest technology with time-tested techniques. Check out the Rhody Brew Trail containing 38 awesome breweries, distilleries and tasting rooms. Look for the fun RI Brewery Passport App which allows you to ‘check in’ at RI’s craft breweries and earn rewards from the Rhode Island Brewers Guild! Download today and start earning prizes for visiting local breweries!

Boating…

Whether you are looking for a casual sail or water-based transportation, Newport and the surrounding towns have a lot of options. The Jamestown ferry is available for hop-on hop-off service to Jamestown, Rose Island, Fort Adams, Ann St Pier, and Perrotti Park. 

If you want a true sailing experience, Newport has so many options. The 

Madeline, offers morning sails, day sails and sunset sails. Another Sailboat option is the Schooner Adirondack II, an 80-foot, turn-of-the-century-style pilot schooner which offers mimosa morning sails, daytime sails, cocktail sails and sunset sails. 

Not into sailboats… the Rum Runner II offers an early morning light houses & mimosas cruise, a narrated cruise in the East Passage, and a cocktail cruise. In addition, the Amazing Grace offers harbor tours and charters. Looking for more serious sailing options? America’s Cup Charters and 12 Meter Yacht Charters offer ticketed sails and charters of Classic America’s Cup 12 meter yachts. 

Lastly, Perrotti Park offers fast ferry options to both Block Island and Providence. Ferry Access to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are available from Quonset Point or New Bedford.

Beach Fires…

August brings one of our personal favorites; the Monday night concert series at Second beach. 

 

Monday nights in August – 6-9 pm 

Food trucks, live music and fire pits.

 

Music Schedule:

 

Aug. 1 – Travis Colby

Aug. 8 – Jesse Liam Band

Aug. 22 – Roger Ceresi & The All Starz

Aug. 29 – The Ravers 

 
*beach fires are set up and monitored by the Middletown Fire Department

Basement Cracks…

Basement cracks can be a bit alarming to homeowners but the truth is not every crack in a foundation wall—either concrete block or poured concrete—is cause for concern or needs to be fixed. Check out this great article from This Old House where they break down the different types of basement cracks with the help of a structural engineer. 

If you are looking to partner with a real estate team that puts your goals and values first, coupled with three dedicated full time real estate agents with decades of experience, give us a call. It would be our pleasure to assist you in securing your next property.

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