New Year's Eve

RI News
8:57 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Plenty To Do To Ring In The New Year In Rhode Island

There's no municipal New Year's party in Providence this year, but there's still plenty to do in the capital city, and statewide.
Credit Aaron Read / RIPR

It’s New Year’s Eve, and though there is no city-wide celebration in Providence this year, there are still plenty of ways to ring in the New Year in the state’s capital.

Providence’s ample restaurants and nightclubs have you covered if you want your standard New Year’s fete. For something a little different head over to performance space AS220 for a night full of live comedy.  For the more adventurous find out what the “Psycho-magical beach party” is at the Providence community space and nightclub Aurora.

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RI News
8:54 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Newport Rings In The New Year With A Salute To Its 375th Anniversary

Rosecliff mansion will host a New Year's Eve celebration in honor of Newport's 375th anniversary.
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As the city of Newport rings in the New Year, it’s also culminating a yearlong celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary.  

The city-by-the sea has been marking the milestone with lectures, readings, and concerts.  Organizer Steve Waluk said it’s provided residents an opportunity to reflect on the city’s history.  “I think that people who have lived in Newport for generations can appreciate the various impacts that the community’s had on Rhode Island history and U.S. history really,” said Waluk.

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RI News
8:36 am
Mon December 29, 2014

RI State Police To Step Up Patrols To Curb Drunk Driving This New Years

RI State Police headquarters
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

State Police say they’ll be beefing up patrols during the upcoming New Year’s holiday.  State Police Colonel Steven O’Donnell is urging motorists not to drink and drive.

State Police say they’ll use state Department of Transportation money to add extra patrols around the New Year’s holiday. Troopers will be raising enforcement for speeding, driving while impaired, aggressive driving, and texting while driving, among other offenses.

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New Year: 2014
10:31 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Rhode Islanders Get Ready To Ring In The New Year

Providence Skyline
Credit Aaron Read / RIPR

This New Year’s Eve, Rhode Islanders will celebrate in high style and low key. 

For the theatrically minded, there’s a masquerade ball at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and a Wizard of Oz-themed bash at The Dorrance in Providence.

There’s a band at Chan’s in Woonsocket, and Improv Comedy at the Firehouse Theater in Newport.

And even a New Year’s Eve group meditation session at the Zettmar Studio in Providence.

But some, like North Providence resident Nathan Hatch, will be staying home.

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