Members' Sunset Picnic
Blithewold wishes to thank you, our Members, for your continuing support by playing host at our 3rd Annual Members' Picnic. Join us for an evening filled with live music, lots of fun activites and great food! There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Member admission to the picnic is free! Non-member guests are $5 per person. Reservations are required.
Bring your own picnic, or purchase food provided by Providence's Rocket Fine Street Food Truck. Blithewold will provide complimentary beverages and Newport Storm will provide complimentary beer, rum and their featured signature cocktail.
Activites will include:
Live music by Matt Hartke
Guided walks through the Gardens
Kite Flying demos
Lawn games of croquet and badminton
We encourage you to bring chairs, blankets and a picnic or money for the food truck!
Register here or call Allan Millora, Membership Coordinator at 401-253-2707 x21
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