The Aloha Cafe at Seamen’s Church Institute is very excited about all the positive momentum this event has created.

SCI and Aloha Cafe id looking forward to presenting their next Food Folk and Fun Sunday Brunch.

Chef Luis has an exciting brunch menu and we are teaming up with Newport City Limits to provide entertainment from local singer/songwriters.

Even better – all proceeds go to supporting the Community Meals Program at Seamen’s which fed almost 6,000 people in 2013!

$15.00 per person, seating is limited to provide for an intimate performance. Reservation only – call Luis at the Cafe today at 847.4260.

March Artist of the Month “Lisa Couto” will fill the house with the sounds of good folk music.

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 Busy day here at Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport. First up was a musical brunch catered by the Aloha Cafe with singer songwriter Billy Mitchell strumming his guitar and singing catchy songs about the baby boomer generation. The event kicked off Seamen’s new monthly musical celebration ”Food Folk and Fun” featuring local musicians. Save the date of February 16 for the next installment with artist Michael Troy. Later in the afternoon, author Annie Sherman, managing editor of Newport Life Magazine, came on board in the Seamen’s Library to sign copies of her first book, “Local Legends of Newport.” Published in November, the book features people who helped make Newport the great place that it is including Seamen’s friend and former Superintendent Jack Grant. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Photo: Chef Luis MacDowell with Billy Mitchell and Superintendent Michelle Duga

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On January 2nd 2014 the storm “Hercules” hit the Northeast bringing blizzard conditions and bitter cold.

Seaman’s Church Institute realized that the snow and bitter cold would be a challenger for the people in need in Newport.

The center stayed open till the subzero temperatures subsided providing warmth, hot food for many people in need.

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Food Folk & Fun

December 28, 2013

Where: Seamen’s Church Institute
When: January 19th 2014
Time: 11:30pm (Brunch) 12:30pm (Concert)
Cost: $15.00

 

The Aloha Cafe at Seamen’s Church Institute presents a new Sunday Brunch billed as Food, Folk, and Fun!

Chef Luis has an exciting brunch menu and we are teaming up with Newport City Limits to provide entertainment from local singer/songwriters.

Even better – all proceeds go to supporting the Community Meals Program at Seamen’s which fed almost 6,000 people in 2013!

$15.00 per person, seating is limited to provide for an intimate performance. Reservation only – call Luis at the Cafe today at 847.4260.

 

 January “Artist of the Month”

Billy Mitchell

 

Billy’s music is like a trip to Key West via “The Twilight Zone”.

An unabashed Boomer, his original music resonates, involves and entertains, spanning emotionally from hilarious to heartfelt.

Billy’s music is recorded on four CDs: “What’s So Bad About Feelin’ Good?”, “The Diva of the Silver Top Diner”, “Gumbo Beach” and “Trop Trip”.

Comfortable with any sized crowd, his specialty is intimate venues (decks, private parties, house concerts ) where he can connect with the audience.

His performance philosophy is “It’s all about the audience… whatever gets them going” as he draws from a large repertoire of cover songs that are like the soundtrack of a generation and his own unique original material.

Billy has been performing for over 25 years on Rhode Island waterfronts and regionally in venues like Boston’s Dick’s Last Resort and The House of Blues in L.A. He originally sang in a cappella doo-wop quartet The Hudsons, and is front man for Classic Rock band New York Minute, in addition to solo shows.

He is a published ASCAP songwriter with a catalog of over 50 original songs and is a board member of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association, Billy also produces Radio & TV jingles and other digital media and branding programs with his company JYNGLZ .

With music inspired by the wit of Shel Silverstein and the eccentricity of John Prine, few people can connect with an audience like Billy Mitchell.

 

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To all our friends we extend our best wishes for a

very happy Holiday Season and prosperous New Year.

Christmas Community Breakfast will be served at Seamen’s Church Institute

on Christmas Day from 9-11am.

FREE  All are welcome.

Additional Christmas Breakfast, Monday, December 30th from 9-11am.

FREE  All are welcome.

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