Newport to Open Emergency Overnight Warming Center

Faced with potentially record cold temperatures, the City of Newport’s Emergency Management team is preparing to open an emergency overnight warming center at the Newport Maritime Center beginning on Thursday, Feb. 2nd.

The Maritime Center, which is located in the lower level of the Armory Building at 365 Thames St. will be open during overnight hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and is intended to augment the City’s network of daytime warming centers and community-based social service providers.

Operating hours for the weekend will be as follows: Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.; Friday, Feb. 3rd from 7 p.m. – 12 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 4th from 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.

All those needing to warm up during daytime hours are also welcome to visit one of the City’s other designated warming centers listed below.

Newport Public Library
300 Spring Street
(401) 847-8720
Hours of Operation
Mondays 12 to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fridays-Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Edward King House
35 King Street
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Florence Gray Community Center
Main Lobby
1 Shimoda Way
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Donovan Manor
Chapel Street Side Lobby
19 Chapel Street
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m



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