After the closing plenary session at the Rhode Island Convention Center this afternoon, the Governors departed Providence for Newport on board buses at 4:30 pm.
On their trip to Newport, they will have the opportunity to watch the premiere of a new NGA Documentary.
From 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Governors (and those invited) will get an exclusive look at Belcourt of Newport. Carolyn Rafaelian, founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of ALEX AND ANI and Owner of Sakonnet Vineyards, owns Belcourt and has been working to restore Belcourt’s splendor, she is in the process of reviving the mansion’s former glory.
Upon departing Belcourt, guests will head to The Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park for an “Ocean State Clambake”. Once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Eisenhower House is owned by the State of Rhode Island and managed by the Fort Adams Trust.
The event will take place under a tent on The Eisenhouser House’s lawn from 6 pm to 9 pm and includes a reception, dinner and fireworks. As many as 900 guests are expected to attend the event. The fireworks are scheduled to be shot off at 9:30 pm and will last for approximately 12 1/2 minutes.
Governors and guests are scheduled to depart Newport for Providence at 9:30 pm.