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The Newport Arboretum’s First Light Funeral

April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Newport Arboretum is launching The Lighting of the Beeches at the Newport Art Museum Thursday night.

This may be the first time you attend a funeral for a tree, but The Newport Arboretum event will send it off in style. There will be a cash bar, popcorn, a dance troupe, lots and lots of art and more!

On April 14, 2016, the Newport community will gather for First Light Funeral: the first night of The Lighting of the Beeches marked with a special celebration of the life of the Newport Art Museum’s iconic Fernleaf Beech which is succumbing to age and is scheduled for removal this year. Our celebration in honor of this beloved tree will feature a New Orleans’ style jazz funeral and night picnic on the lawn of the Newport Art Museum.

This living landmark has witnessed approximately 180 years of history in bustling downtown Newport and tells the story of our heritage as readily as our iconic architecture.

The festive evening of music, dance, food and drink will coincide with the museum’s popular Art After Dark series, when the museum doors remain open until 9:00 p.m. for free.

Details

Date:
April 14, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.newportarboretumweek.org/

Organizer

The Newport Arboretum
Phone:
(401)324-9204
Email:
info@newportarboretum.org
Website:
http://newportarboretum.org/

Venue

Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Phone:
(401) 848-8200
Website:
http://www.newportartmuseum.org/