May is designated as the month of mindfulness and meditation which makes perfect sense after dealing with winter weather these past few weeks! I suppose variety is the spice of life anytime of the year and we sure do have a wide variety of activities sure to please everyone in your family, circle of friends, and colleagues. As a month recognized for growth, with lush green lawns to blooming flowers and trees, branch out yourself and explore some of these fun happenings.

May 4 – 21st Annual Spring Festival at Newport Vineyards

May 4 – Kentucky Derby Party at The Vanderbilt

May 5 – Cars & Coffee at Fort Adams

May 9 – Crash Test Dummies – JPT

May 11 – Star Kids Prom, 2024 Gala

May 12 – Paint & Sip on the Patio – One Bellevue

May 16 – Newport Comedy Series at Newport Blues Cafe

May 17 – Newport Classical Presents: Soprano Magdalena

May 18-19 – Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

May 19 – Cars & Coffee at Sachuest Beach

May 20 – 39th Annual Grosvener Cushing Golf Tournament

May 23 – Rogue Island Spring Comedy Festival

Crash Test Dummies…The Jane Picken’s Theatre isn’t just for movies. This spring summer The JPT Film & Event center has released a lineup rich with live musical acts as well a mix of new releases and older films we know and love. On May 9th, the JPT hosts a 90’s favorite, multi- Grammy nominated Crash Test Dummies and only a few days before on May 5th they will be featuring E.T. on the big screen for one night only. Other bands playing in May are Jazz/Swing favorites Big Bad VooDoo Daddy on May 11th and American Blue Legend and Newport Local The James Montgomery Band on May 24th…

Chowder…May 18th and 19th bring back the Annual Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival for the 8th time. Bowen’s Wharf will be hosting two days of Oyster growers shucking alongside local restaurants and live music under their famed striped festival tents. Head down to grab a cocktail and enjoy local oysters and chowder. P.S. Did you know RI is home to over 45 Oyster Farms…

Champagne…A toast to Mothers this May with multiple Champagne tributes on or around Aquidneck Island. Hotel Viking is offering a Mother’s Day Champagne Tea and Coastal Cruises is offering a Champagne Cruise. For a full list of Mother’s Day offerings check out this list put together by Discover Newport to celebrate all moms; grand-moms, step-moms, God-Moms, Foster-Moms, pet-moms, soon-to-be moms and mom figures…

Crawl Spaces…A crawl space is a small, unfinished space between the ground and the first floor of a building, usually less than five feet tall. Crawl spaces have many functions from supporting the home, moisture control, access plumbing and wiring and are also designed to reduce the risk of flooding and home damage. In the summer months, it is always recommended to have a dehumidifier and/or ventilation if possible. To learn more about crawl space maintenance and repairs check out this article from Architectural Digest.

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