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Newport, RI Green Drinks


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Welcome to Green Drinks in Newport, RI! To join our email list: http://eepurl.com/OIhhP.

Green Drinks Newport began in September 2007 and is organized by Kara DiCamillo. If you have questions, would like to be added to the mailing list or would like to host, please contact: kara (at) 6square (dot).com. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Green Drinks:

October 2, 2014 - Bike Newport will host our October event with a jam packed evening. Join us at 5:30pm at the Bike Newport offices, 437 Broadway.

The Newport Energy & Environment Commission will honor Rachael Lessne, owner of Green Envy; Kristin Littlefield, Clean City Coordinator, will answer questions about the new trash & recycling program and; Bike Newport will update us on their recent events, programs, and happenings.

November 6, 2014 - Clean Ocean Access will host Green Drinks at the Newport Yacht Club. More details to follow.

November 20, 2014 - Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum will host a statewide Green Drinks! Come and meet Green Drinkers from around the state and view the mansion's gorgeous holiday decorations. More details to follow.

December 4, 2014 - Chateau & Bungalow, 80 Thames Street, will host our holiday party. More details to follow.
 

Past Green Drinks:

May 1, 2014 - Hosted by Clean Ocean Access at Easton's Point Pub, 116 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI. Join us at 5:30pm!

April 3, 2014 - The Atlantic Cup, presented by 11th Hour Racing, will be hosting at Hood Sailmakers, 23 Johnnycake Hill, Middletown, RI from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Please stop by for a cold beverage, check out the Hood Sailmakers Loft, and hear about what's in store for the 2014 Atlantic Cup. Since its inception, the Atlantic Cup is committed to being the most sustainable sailing race in the USA.

March 6, 2014 - Oliver Hazard Perry, 29 Touro Street, Newport. Join us from 5:30pm - 7:30pm as the OHPRI team gives an informative talk about Rhode Island's Tall Ship and the experiences and adventures one can expect when she sails this summer. In addition, we will learn about the green initiatives planned for the ship.

February 6, 2014 - Asterisk, 599 Thames Street, Newport. Join us at 5:30pm for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. We will also be hearing from guest speaker Karla Simmons of Simmons Organic Farm in Middletown.

December 5, 2013 - Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 8 Franklin Street, Newport. With guest speaker Jessical Pohl from Aquidneck Land Trust.

November 7, 2013 - Patagonia on Thames, 450 Thames Street, Newport. With guest speaker Sam Palmer of ReFleece.

October 3, 2013 - J. McLaughlin, 180 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. With guest speaker Michael Brown of Packaging 2.0 and 15% of sales for the evening donated to Surfrider's Rhode Island Chapter.

September 5, 2013 - Chateau & Bungalow, 80 Thames Street, Newport. With guest speaker Dawn Oliveira of Oliveira Textiles.

June 6, 2013 - Newport Biodiesel, 312 Connell Highway, Newport.

April 4, 2013 - Potter & Co., 172 Thames Street, Newport.

March 7, 2013 - The Atlantic Cup, 250 Thames Street, Newport.

February 7, 2013 - Green Envy Eco-Boutique.

December 6, 2012 - Asterisk, 599 Thames Street, Newport. Make a night of it and stay for dinner!

November 1, 2012 - Patagonia On Thames, 450 Thames Street, Newport, RI. Join us at 6:00pm with special guest Bike Newport. Learn about Bike Newport and their programs while enjoying nibbles from A Market and beverages from Newport Storm. Patagonia On Thames will be donating 10% of their sales for the evening to Bike Newport.

October 4, 2012 - Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI. Looking forward to a fun-filled evening from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Jamestown Arts Center, hosted by Packaging 2.0 and Surfrider Foundation, in support of the 5 Gyres Last Straw Bike Tour.

Featuring a special presentation by 5 Gyres, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the accumulation of plastic pollution in the five subtropical ocean gyres. The 5 Gyres team will show compelling pictures and videos of their voyages aboard the 72-foot sailboat conducting research throughout our oceans. They will share personal stories and discuss how we can work to stop the flow of plastic into the sea.

June 7, 2012 - Asterisk, 599 Thames Street, Newport.

May 3, 2012 - Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, 41 Bowen's Wharf, Newport. Join us at 5:30pm for light snacks and a cash bar. Make a night of it and stay for dinner!

April 5, 2012 - Save The Bay, Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton's Beach, Newport, RI from 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Speakers for the evening include Kristin Littlefield, Clean City Coordinator for the City of Newport, the Director of Education at Save the Bay, Bridget Kubis-Prescott, and the Director of Save the Bay, Jonathan Stone.

Light snacks will be provided by A-Market and their restaurant Keenwah, which specializes in delicious super foods. Beer and wine will also be served for a suggested $5 donation to Save the Bay.

March 8, 2012 - Forty 1 North, Christie's Landing, Newport, RI.

December 1, 2011 - Patagonia On Thames, 450 Thames Street, Newport. All are invited to enjoy appetizers and drinks, courtesy of Patagonia on Thames in downtown Newport. Bring your #5 plastics to be recycled through the store-sponsored recycling program through Gimme 5.

SPECIAL GUEST! Andrew Fish will be joining us from Preserve, the company which recycles all your #5 plastics through the Gimme 5 program! You'll see how your plastics are turned into useful kitchen and household items. www.preserveproducts.com

Hootie Fogg, Manager of Patagonia on Thames, will be speaking about Patagonia's Common Threads program. If you have old Patagonia products that you don't wear anymore, bring them with you to be recycled!

And finally, Patagonia will be giving out Mad Martha Bucks - spend $100 and get $10 in Mad Martha Bucks, spend $200 and get $20 in Mad Martha Bucks, redeemable at Team One or Patagonia on Thames.

November 3, 2011 - Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 223 Goddard Row, Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm-8:00pm to check out Newport's innovative "green" store and enjoy complimentary cocktails and light bites. Green Envy is located in the Brick Market Place, behind Subway.

October 13, 2011 - Green Drinks Newport has been pushed back a week in October because our host, Keenwah, will be opening around the day of our usual gathering time. Located at 311 Broadway (on the corner of Bliss Road), Keenwah is a new cafe and superfood eatery.

August 24, 2011 - SPECIAL GREEN DRINKS EVENT! Our annual statewide Green Drinks will be held once again from 5pm-8pm at Narragansett Beach. Join the other Green Drinks chapters around the state, including a new one in Burrillville, which is the fourth chapter in Rhode Island! Newport Storm will be providing the beer and stick around for movie night on the beach!

May 5, 2011 - Forty 1 North, Christie's Landing, Newport, RI. After a successful Green Drinks in January, Forty 1 North will once again be hosting. Details to come.

April 29, 2011 - SPECIAL STATEWIDE GREEN DRINKS! For Earth Month, we'll be getting together with Green Drinkers around the state at Newport Storm from 5:30pm-7:30pm. For $10 join Newport, Providence and South County Green Drinks for beer and a souvenir pint glass.

April 7, 2011 - Potter & Company, 172 Thames Street, Newport, RI. Join us at 6pm for snacks and a cash bar. Ted Clement, Executive Director of Aquidneck Land Trust, and Kristin Littlefield, Newport's Clean City Coordinator, will be speaking. 25% of the proceeds from sales for the evening will be contributed to ALT.

March 3, 2011 - Active Sole, 16 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI. Stephen Coyne will be hosting the March gathering at his store and Diego's will be providing food and beverages.
Special guest: Captain Joseph Voboril, Commanding Officer, Naval Station Newport, who will be speaking about the Environmental Assessment for the development of wind energy facilities at the Naval Station.

February 3, 2011 - Style Newport, 302 Thames Street, Newport, RI. The event will begin at 5:00pm with complimentary appetizers provided by Spark and a cash bar provided by The Pour People. Mayor Stephen Waluk will be speaking at 6:00pm about upcoming sustainable initiatives in Newport.

January 6, 2011 - Forty 1 North, Christie's Landing, Newport, RI. Join us at 5:30pm in the Library and Library Bar to learn more about Forty 1 North's green iniatives and the LEED-certified building. They will provide passed hors d' oeuvres and offer a discounted wine for $8.00 per glass in addition to a full cash bar.

December 2, 2010 - Asterisk, 599 Thames Street, Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm to celebrate the holidays! Complimentary appetizers provided by the chef with a cash bar. Additionally, Thursday night is 1/2 price pizza night at Asterisk - we encourage you to stay!

November 11, 2010 - Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 223 Goddard Row, Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm-8:00pm to check out Newport's innovative "green" store. Enjoy complimentary light bites provided by The Green Grocer as well as organic cocktails . Green Envy is located in the Brick Market Place, behind Subway.

October 7, 2010 - Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place (Off Broadway), Newport, RI. All are invited from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to enjoy a cash bar provided by The Pour People and complimentary appetizers provided by Firehouse Theater. Attendees are invited to stay for Firehouse Theater’s Thursday Comedy Improv night for a discounted rate of $5 (usually $10) which will begin immediately following Green Drinks.

September 9, 2010 - Van der Wal Gallery, One Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI. Come just us from 5:00-7:00pm. A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Sailors for the Sea.

August 5, 2010: Naval Station Officer's Club, Newport Naval Base.

June 3, 2010 - Wag Nation, outside on the patio at 92 Williams Street, Newport. Celebrate the beautiful weather from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Complimentary appetizers provided and a cash bar.

May 6, 2010 - Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, 41 Bowen's Wharf, Newport. More details to come.

April 22, 2010 - 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, 22 Bowen's Wharf, Newport. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Join us from 5pm-8pm for complimentary light bites with a cash bar.

March 4, 2010 - The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS), 449 Thames Street, Newport. Join us from 5:30pm - 8:00pm with complimentary appetizers provided by IYRS and a cash bar.

John Stier, Marine Systems Instructor will be speaking about upcoming events related to green technology. Special guest Nigel Calder will be available to answer questions about his hybrid powered marine propulsion systems. Nigel is the foremost authority on Marine Systems and a principal in the European Union's HYMAR project.

February 4, 2010 - Christie's, off Thames Street, Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

January 13, 2010 - SPECIAL GREEN DRINKS EVENT! Join Green Drinkers from around the state of Rhode Island at the Herreshoff Museum, 1 Burnside Street, Bristol, RI. 5pm-8pm.

The Herreshoff Marine Museum is poised to become a unique model for "green" preservation and education. In 2007 the Museum embarked upon a program of "greening" its historic campus and will soon break ground on a new "green" Waterfront Education and Exhibition Center.

 

During the evening you'll have the opportunity to meet and hear from the Museum's team who are participating in this exciting initiative and others on the Museum's campus. Join Friedrich St. Florian Architects; Alteris Renewables; Allied Engineering; their team from Brown University's Center for Environmental Studies; Christine Malecki West, Principal of KITE Architects; GECKO; and others who are participating in this effort. Portions of the Museum's campus will be opened for special "behind the scenes" tours so that you can discover the historic structures the Museum is planning to preserve, restore, and reuse as it continues to realize its vision of bringing together businesses, schools, and individuals in a collaborative Herreshoff Marine Technology Complex where the skills and technologies of modern marine enterprise can be inspired by the past and directed toward other ventures such as renewable energy and sustainable living.

 

During the evening you will also be able to enjoy locally produced food and drinks from while taking inspiration from the exhibits and stories chronicling more than 150 years of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, the America's Cup, and the people and yachts that gained fame around the world.

 

December 3, 2009 - The Backroom Pub & Restaurant, 999 W. Main Road, Middletown. This is our big holiday event! Come celebrate beginning at 6pm.

The owners of the Backroom Pub & Restaurant have graciously offered, along with free appetizers and a cash bar, a FREE prime rib dinner with all the fixings, especially for Green Drinkers! Free pool will also be offered for the night as well - a great holiday celebration!

November 5, 2009 - Newport Biodiesel, 312 Connell Highway, Newport.

October 1, 2009 - Max's Market, 469 Thames Street, Newport.
- With special guest speaker, Sarah Kite, Recycling Manager for Rhode Island Resource Recovery (RIRRC).

September 3, 2009 - Isoude Boutique, 142 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Join us from 6:00pm - 8:30pm for complimentary appetizers and drinks, provided by owner Katie Brierly.

August 13, 2009 - Second Annual Rhode Island Green Drinks, Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett, RI. Green Drinks Newport, Providence, and South County (new this year!) will be getting together for a summer celebration from 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Come meet Green Drinkers around the state!

 June 4, 2009 - Newport Acupuncture & Wellness Spa, 850 Aquickneck Avenue, Middletown, RI. Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come join the fun!
- Complimentary organic appetizers courtesy of The Green Grocer, prepared by Natural Chef Elizabeth White
- Complimentary wine tasting and organic wines courtesy of Newport Wine Cellar
- Complimentary hand treatments, skin care consultations, chair massage and the following mini treatments: Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Herbal Ball Massage, Taoist Abdominal Detox Massage

May 7, 2009 - Rhumbline, located at 62 Bridge Street ("The Point"), Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm - 7:30pm to celebrate Spring! Complimentary appetizers will be provided by the Rhumbline with a cash bar.

March 5, 2009 - Green Envy, 223 Goddard Row, Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm-8:00pm to check out Newport's innovative "green" store and enjoy complimentary cocktails and light bites. Green Envy is located in the Brick Market Place, behind Subway.

February 5, 2009: Pop Kitchen + Cocktails, 162 Broadway, Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm-8:30pm for complimentary appetizers provided by POP and a cash bar.

December 4, 2008: Farmaesthetics, new location at 144 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Join us for a holiday soireee from 5:30pm - 8pm with "Endangered Cocktails" and lots of herbal, edible goodies. Come visit in the spirit of the green community before the holidays descend upon us. 

November 6, 2008: 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, 22 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI. Join us from 5:30pm - 8pm for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

October 2, 2008: Salvation Cafe, located at 140 Broadway, Newport, RI. Join us in the Pagoda room from 5:30pm-7:30pm for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
Special guest: Senator Theresa Paiva-Weed will speak promptly at 6:30pm.

September 4, 2008: Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI. Join us from 5:30pm - 7:30pm under the beautiful tent on the farm at the winery. There will be a cash bar and food will be provided by Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery & Deli. Cost will be $5/per person.

Meaghan O'Neill, editor of TreeHugger.com and PlanetGreen.com, will be selling and signing her new book "Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Friendly Living."

July 30, 2008: A SPECIAL GREEN DRINKS CELEBRATION! Join us as we celebrate Rhode Island Green Drinks thanks to the Town of Narragansett and Trio Restaurant!
Green Drinks Newport & Providence will be getting together for a first-ever summer celebration at Narragansett Beach from 6pm-9pm. Come meet Green Drinkers around the state!

June 5, 2008: Norman Bird Sanctuary, located on Third Beach Road in Middletown, RI.
Special guest speakers for the evening will include:
- Meaghan O'Neill, Editor of TreeHugger.com & PlanetGreen.com, will be introducing and signing her newly released book "Ready, Set, Green"
- Will Cronin, Recycling Coordinator for Middletown, RI
- Sarah Kite, Recycling Manager for Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC)

May 1, 2008: Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, located at 41 Bowen's Wharf in Newport, RI. Join us from 5:00pm-8:00pm for appetizers provided by Geremie and Jeff Callaghan and a cash bar.

April 3, 2008: The Fifth Element - located at 509 Thames Street, Newport, RI. All are invited from 5:30pm-8:30pm to enjoy appetizers and a cash bar.
Karla Simmons, Owner of Simmons Farm in Middletown, RI, will be the guest speaker for the evening. Eating local and organic is an important part of living sustainably, but these terms can often be confusing for consumers. Karla will be educating the group about what the terms mean, what to look for and the importance of eating local and organic food.

March 6, 2008: Norey's - located at 156 Broadway, Newport, RI. All are invited from 5:30pm - 8:30pm to enjoy delicious appetizers provided by Tyler Cullen and a cash bar.

February 7, 2008: Little Bits - located at 134 Spring Street, Newport, RI.
Brenda Brock, Founder and CEO of Farmaesthetics, will be our guest speaker for the evening. A noted trailblazer in “green” skincare, Brenda successfully translated her traditional herbal recipes from “kitchen chemistry” to modern cosmetic manufacturing, resulting in pristine herbal products that retain their 100% natural status & compare in effectiveness with leading dermatological brands. Located in Portsmouth, RI, Brenda's line is now sold nationwide, including all Origins stores. Additionally, 20% of sales for the evening benefited Newport Community Gardens.

December 6, 2007: Blink Gallery - located at 89 Thames Street, Newport, RI.

November 1, 2007: The Mooring Restaurant - located on Sayer's Wharf in downtown, Newport, RI.

October 4, 2007: 9 Manning Square - located at 24 Waites Wharf (between West Deck and O'Brien's), Newport, RI. Food was provided by Ladies Who Lunch, and 15% of 9 Manning Square's sales for the evening was donated to Newport Community Gardens on behalf of Green Drinks Newport.

The kick-off event was held September 6, 2007 at Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, located at 41 Bowen's Wharf in Newport, RI.