SHORT FILM EXPLORES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND DIVERSITY

COLONIAL NEWPORT PROVES CRITICAL IN SETTING TONE OF TOLERNACE FOR A YOUNG AMERICA

Newport, RI. | November 2, 2022

Unknown to many, colonial Newport was home to America’s first Synagogue. That simple fact, and the social and civic leaders who made it a reality are the subject of a new short film, “Pathways to Understanding.”

Sponsored by the Touro Synagogue Foundation and produced by Newport Living & Lifestyles CEO, Christon Gibson, the film informs teachers, mentors, community leaders, and other interested adults to learn about this period in American History.

The film, developed for middle school students, premiered on Wednesday, November 2, at the Jane Pickens Film & Event Center, 49 Touro St. in Newport, RI. A moderated discussion followed and Charter Books had a table in the lobby for young adults buy books that reflect different voices and religions. The stories, mostly fiction, emphasize overcoming adversity, the strength of character, and positivity. The event was free and open to the public.

A new Touro Synagogue Foundation program for middle school students. The film is the first step for students, educators, parents, and civic organizations to better understand the history of religious freedom, diversity, and dialogue in colonial times and today and to set the stage for an upcoming middle school symposium. When on-site, in person, students will have an opportunity to participate in a highly interactive learning experience, engage in personal reflection, and practice critical thinking. Funding for the project was provided by the Rhode Island Foundation.

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For more information and access to public and private events, turn to Newport Living & Lifestyles on the web.

MAIN:   Christon Gibson.  Christon@NewportLivingAndLifestyles.com   401.207.7916

MEDIA:  Adam Himber adamhimberphoto@gmail.com 917.576.587

Newport is a vibrant, yet quaint, seaside resort community. Its charming character shines most brightly in the Spring & Summer months. Truly a “walking city” you can reach to the bustling waterfront, quiet colonial streets, magnificent mansions and some of the best beaches anywhere by foot, bike or trolley.

“IT’S BETTER TO BE BAD” HALLOWEEN BALL ROCKS THE TOP OF THE PELHAM

GHOULS & GUESTS RULE AT RAUCOUS NEWPORT PARTY

Newport, RI. | October 29, 2022

If it’s hot, and behind a velvet rope, then you know Newport Living & Lifestyles will be there. And if Newport Living & Lifestyles is THROWING the event, then you better be there because it is going to be epic.

And EPIC it was, as Newport’s own hostess with the mostess, Newport Living & Lifestyles CEO Christon Gibson hosted THE Halloween Party of the 2022 season; the first annual “It’s Better to be Bad” Ball.

Conjuring up the creepy, costumed revelers packed the Top of the Pelham as the party space was transformed into a den of delicious debauchery. Newporters threw caution, and maybe their dignity, to the wind as media displays, a DJ and live musicians drank and danced into the wee small hours.

Touted as an evening of liberating libations and purging pretensions, the event did not disappoint. Far from it. There was complimentary bubbly for the first 50 guests, VIP booths, bottle service, and cash prizes for the costumed contestants.

It is fair to say that the 1st Annual “Bad Ball” will go down as the party that made the Salem Witch Trials look like a day at the county fair.

$250 MOST ORIGINAL PRIZE went to : Dark Snow White

$250 MOST ORIGINAL GROUP PRIZE went to:  The Addams Family

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For more information and access to public and private events, turn to Newport Living & Lifestyles on the web.

MAIN:   Christon Gibson.  Christon@NewportLivingAndLifestyles.com   401.207.7916

MEDIA:  Adam Himber adamhimberphoto@gmail.com 917.576.587

Newport is a vibrant, yet quaint, seaside resort community. Its charming character shines most brightly in the Spring & Summer months. Truly a “walking city” you can reach to the bustling waterfront, quiet colonial streets, magnificent mansions and some of the best beaches anywhere by foot, bike or trolley.

 

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The Sensual Evening in the World of the Alfred Vanderbilt Mansion

THE LEGENDARY MANSION HOSTS DINNER WITH A DASH OF DECANDENCE

Newport, RI. | October 20, 2022

Always at the forefront of glamour and style, The Vanderbilt Auberge Mansion hosted a sold out dinner theater experience featuring captivating, and sensual performances, from No Ring Circus.

 

Newport Living & Lifestyles was on-hand {of course} to bring you the inside scoop from beyond the velvet rope. Definitely one of the best parties of the year, the team at the Vanderbilt pulled out all the stops for their guests.

 

Featuring an indulgent multi-course menu and unlimited champagne, the Library and Parlour spaces became activated from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm with specialty cocktails and additional performances from No Ring Circus. “The Cabinet of Curiosities” offered guests a chance to step into the seductive, unconventional, and fabulous world of Alfred Vanderbilt (who knew!) and celebrate the mansion as the destination for eccentricity, exploration, and glamour.

 

Ticket prices included a multi-course tasting menu, open bar, and access to the interactive cocktail hour from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm following the dinner.

 

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Potter League, Rhode Island’s most comprehensive animal welfare organization, offering shelter, community education, community support, and access to essential veterinary care for companion animals.

 

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For more information and access to public and private events, turn to Newport Living & Lifestyles on the web.

MAIN:   Christon Gibson.  Christon@NewportLivingAndLifestyles.com   401.207.7916

MEDIA:  Adam Himber adamhimberphoto@gmail.com 917.576.587

 

Newport is a vibrant, yet quaint, seaside resort community. Its charming character shines most brightly in the Spring & Summer months. Truly a “walking city” you can reach to the bustling waterfront, quiet colonial streets, magnificent mansions and some of the best beaches anywhere by foot, bike or trolley.

PHOTOS TO COME

 

“COSMIC COCKTAILS” LIGHT UP NEWPORT

Gourmet cocktail & dining experience paired with a psychic reading wows guests.

OCTOBER 19, 2022

Newport Living and Lifestyles shines an astral light on Newport’s drinking and dining scene with it’s recent COSMIC COCKTAIL event at the CLARKE COOK HOUSE at BANNISTARS WHARF.

The 2nd Annual Cosmic soir