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Endless Summer at The Newport

Posted in 22 Nov 2017

The Newport, Merivale’s expansive lifestyle destination set on the stunning shores of Pittwater, is celebrating its second summer with an exciting programme of free daily events and experiences for all ages.

The Newport’s ‘Endless Summer’ campaign officially kicked off yesterday, with the launch of a beautiful new collaboration between Chandon and Seafolly. The leading swimwear brand and Australia’s number one premium sparkling wine have come together to create the Limited Edition Chandon X Seafolly Summer Bottle, bringing the spirit of summer to life with two limited edition designs. The Chandon Brut NV features the ‘Palm Beach’ print, inspired by a stroll along a palm lined beach, while the Chandon Rosé NV’s Modern Love is a playful pink floral featuring the vibrant botanical blooms of a coastal garden. Both bottles will be available at The Newport for the special price of $48 (until 1 January), making them the ultimate summer accessory.

The Newport is also set to host a weekly programme of FREE experiences, launching in December including:

Monday: Cinema By The Sea
Every Monday night, locals can sit back and enjoy The Newport Summer Film Program, featuring a line-up of Hollywood classics and family favourites including The Italian Job, Dirty Dancing and Eddie the Eagle.

Tuesday: Northern Beaches Mums and Big Tuesday’s with Jack McCoy supported by Surfing World and Summer Bright Lager
Northern Beaches Mums Facebook Network will host their weekly catch-ups at 9am, every Tuesday. Then at night, The Newport will ride the wave of the local surfing community by screening new and classic surf films and documentaries from 7.30pm. 23 January will be dedicated to the females of surf, with Heart of the Sea and Blue Crush, before a Kai Neville double feature on 30 January, with upcoming films Listen Now, Misty Dawn and Dear Suburbia.

Wednesday: New Talent Night
Every Wednesday 6-8pm, the venue will showcase local youth talent with a line-up curated by musicians Keith Armitage and John Stone, including Mia Burlinson and Dan Crestani.

Thursday: Crafternoon with Little Lane Workshops and Live Entertainment
Little Lane Workshops will host an afternoon of arts and crafts, where guests can indulge their creativity and mental wellbeing with family and friends. Balmy Thursday evenings will be made sweeter with a summer soundtrack of DJs such as Graham, MK-1, Sam Wall, Soulxn and Diola, alongside live acts like Milan and Gemma Lyon.

Friday: Yoga and SUP and Live Entertainment
At 9.30am every Friday, The Newport will offer yoga class by Modern Movement, followed by stand-up paddle boarding with athlete and sports trainers Katie Williams, Scott Hardiman and James Casey at 10.30am. Later in the evening, the weekend kicks off with summer cocktails and live sunset beats.

Saturday: Face Painting and Live Entertainment
There’s something for everyone on Saturday, with free face painting for the kids 1-3pm, and acoustic performances and DJs into the evening, with NJ Duo, Gang of Brothers, Orly, New Ojeez, Duan, Only and Milan set to perform in the coming weeks.

Sunday: Reptile Man and Live Entertainment
From 12pm-2pm, The Newport’s resident reptile man Kym will show the kids some of his favourite cold blooded friends and be on hand to answer reptilian questions.

Christmas at The Newport
The Newport will bring the festive cheer to the Northern Beaches with visits from Santa on 16 and 17 December, alongside children’s Christmas entertainment, arts and crafts. The venue will also host its very own Christmas Carols service on Sunday 17, from 4.00pm.

The venue will also be open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, with performances by Gang of Brothers, Alex Mac, Mike Champion, Phil Toke (Christmas Eve) and Max Marvel, JRDynamite, Rob Edwards and James Allo (Boxing Day).

New Year’s at The Newport:
The Newport is the perfect spot to see in the New Year, with fireworks at 9pm and 12pm, and Barney Cools DJs performing until 2am.

The Newport will also celebrate Australia Day, screen The Australian Open live and cheer on the Aussies at The Ashes with XXXX Gold. Further information on all events and experiences can be viewed at www.merivale.com/thenewport

Merivale launched the first phase of its landmark redevelopment of The Newport in April 2016. This summer, it will open the highly anticipated second phase – a refined dining concept headed up by Executive Chef Jordan Toft and created by Merivale’s design team of Justin and Bettina Hemmes, Kelvin Ho of Akin Creative and Amanda Talbot.

Following its acquisition in August, Merivale will also open the refurbished beachside pub, The Collaroy in late summer. With a kitchen led by Toft, The Collaroy will be a vibrant beachside destination for the Northern Beaches community, catering to a broad range of tastes, budgets and occasions.

Further details on both venues, including opening dates, will be announced shortly.