Mt. Holyoke Art History Chair Staiti to Speak at Old Sturbridge Village
Friday, April 28, 2017
The lecture will be about how artists portrayed scenes from the American Revolution. Artists being discussed include Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart
Staiti will speak on Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
Staiti teaches courses in American art, architecture, and film, including seminars on The Gilded Age and Reading the Hollywood Film.
He's published on the artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, still-life painter William Michael Harnett, and American portraitists Gilbert Stuart and John Singleton Copley.
For Copley he co-curated an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
He has also written on the portraits of nineteenth-century American capitalists and the late sea pictures of Winslow Homer.
Currently, he is working on the group of portraits Copley painted in London of American diplomats, including John Adams, at the end of the American Revolution.
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One of the best parts about Spring and Summer is the return of Waterfire
Providence WaterFire has grown to be an iconic Rhode Island event. Starting out in 1994 to celebrate it has grown to run continuously, once a month, from May-November and boasts over 80 blazing fires in the middle of the Providence River.
Playing Golf at Harbor Lights
Tee it up at Harbor Lights Country Club and dive right into golf season.
The Spring is a great time to get warmed up and get some swings in before the heart of the season hits in the summer.
Enjoy being back out on the course. Save the super serious golf for the summer.
Lower Heating Bills
As winter will come to a close New Englanders could look forward to spending less money on heating bills.
Although the bitter cold is hitting New England hard, and also therefore hitting their wallets hard, this brutal cold streak will soon come to an end and we'll be able to turn down our thermostats save some cash.
photo credit: Images Money/Flickr
Get your rods and reels ready because with the approach of warmer weather comes the return of fishing seasons. While some New England states allow for fishing year round, many New England states have opening days for trout fishing that begin in early April. Although there is still a plentiful amount of snow on the ground, fishing season is right around the corner.
photo credit: Grand River Conservation Authority/Flickr
Bicycling on the Central Mass Rail Trail
Once the streets are clear of ice and snow and the temperatures rise, one of the most fun things to do in New England is to jump on a bike and go for a nice long ride. There are plenty of bike paths to explore at your leisure, and many cities like Providence, Boston, and Worcester are beginning to make city streets much more bike friendly.
Newport's Spring Restaurant week features more than 50 restaurants serving three-course meals at great prices.
Restaurants include The Mooring, The Black Pearl, Brix at Newport Vineyards and many more.
Newport Restaurant week begins on March 27 and goes until April 7
Walking the Newport Cliff Walk
The Cliff Walk is one of Newport’s most famous attractions is its gilded age mansions lining the coast. Entry to the mansions will cost a fee, but with the Cliff Walk, you can enjoy views of the mansions with amazing views of the water all for free.
The 3.5 mile long path runs behind the mansions on the eastern shore of Newport. It is a National Recreation Trail – the first in New England! The majority of the walk is easy, but be sure to wear good shoes; the sand can make the path slippery.
Outdoor Dining at Boat House Restaurant in Newport
Newport Restaurant Group made this a must-visit spot several years ago and now the expected accolades have followed.
The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled.
Enjoy a nice glass of wine with some lobster fritters that had sweet corn and a chipotle mayo and followed that with pan-roasted George’s Bank scallops with a delightful spring pea risotto, pea greens from Allen Farm and a citrus emulsion.
Spring Vacation on Block Island
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and take a spring vacation to Block Island and enjoy all they have to offer.
Maybe a spa? a swim? Some shopping? there are plenty of options.
If Block Island doesn't do it for you, Newport is also a great place to take a break.
Or maybe do both.
Visiting Arcadia National Park in Maine
People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park.
The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast.
Visit Acadia and hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
Newport Craft Beer Festival
The 5th annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is set for Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at Newport Storm Brewery.
The event will bring in brewers from as far away as California and as close as Newport.
it is a 21+ celebration.
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- Attend Apple Days at Old Sturbridge Village With Your Woo Card
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- Old Sturbridge Academy Accepting Applications for Fall of 2017
- American Antiques Expert Jobe to Speak at Old Sturbridge Village
- North Pole Village Highlights Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village
- National Marionette Theatre Bringing Four Shows to Old Sturbridge Village
- Old Sturbridge Village Launches New Experience Titled “Midwinter Mischief”
- Old Sturbridge Village Hosts Dig In: A Field-to-Table Festival Starting Oct. 8
- Old Sturbridge Village to Host Family Fun Days from September 3-5
- Old Sturbridge Village to Host Wool Days on Memorial Day Weekend
- Old Sturbridge Village Honors Nancy Coolidge with 2016 President’s Award
- Old Sturbridge Village Acquires Two 18th Century Portraits
- Old Sturbridge Village to Hold Textile Weekend Starting August 20
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