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.
Charlestown Seafood Festival – August 5th
Newport International Polo – August 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
Music at Newport Vineyards – August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
Safe Harbor Race Weekend – August 12th
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
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.
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.
Aug. 1 – Travis Colby
Aug. 8 – Jesse Liam Band
Aug. 22 – Roger Ceresi & The All Starz
Aug. 29 – The Ravers
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.