21st Annual Swing into Spring
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Atlantic Resort

It’s still winter, but we’re already thinking about Spring. Swing into Spring, that is!

This year is the 21st of Swing into Spring, and we look forward to welcoming more guests than ever before at the brand new Atlantic Resort in Middletown.

The night will feature dinner, swing dancing, the music of Mama Soul, live and silent auctions, and more fun than we can possibly describe–all while benefiting the Center’s crucial hunger relief, education, and community programs.

There are several ways you can support this first big event of Newport’s spring season, including donations to our live and silent auctions, event sponsorships, tickets/table purchases, and volunteering at the event.

For more information, please call:
Alyson Novick
Director of Development
anovick@MLKCCenter.org | (401) 846-4828 x102

We look forward to seeing you there!

Auction Donations

Donating to the Swing into Spring Auction is a great way to give your brand or business exposure to 350 local people, just as the community’s preparing for another busy Spring and Summer. To make a donation, please complete the auction donation form and mail it and your gift to our address (both below)

Swing into Spring 2017 Auction Donation Form
Mail to:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840

For more information or further assistance, please contact:
Sandra Baer
Development Associate
sbaer@MLKCCenter.org | (401) 846-4828 x108


There are many benefits to sponsors at Swing into Spring, including tickets to the event and varying degrees of marketing exposure to thousands of local people online, in print, during the event, and after the event. To learn more, please review the levels and benefits, and give us a call!

Swing into Spring 2017 Sponsor Levels & Benefits

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact:
Alyson Novick
Director of Development
anovick@MLKCCenter.org | (401) 846-4828 x102


Single Tickets – $85.00
Table of Twelve – $900.00

We can accept payment in cash, check, money order, or credit cards–which can be charged over the phone. You can also make a gift online through PayPal.
(on the second payment page, where it says “Add Special Instruction to the Admin” please indicate that your gift is for “Swing Tickets” or a “Swing Table”)

Remit Payment to:
“MLKCC” or “MLK Community Center”
20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840

Or call us at (401) 846-4828.


Swing into Spring isn’t possible without the help of a few dozen delightful volunteers who help in the weeks leading up, during set-up/breakdown, and at the actual event.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Nancy Harten
Director of Hunger Services and Volunteers
nharten@MLKCCenter.org | (401) 846-4828 x108




Bowen’s Wharf

Cosmed Group



Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Bob & Rena DiMuccio

Kirby Perkins Construction

Mike Nolan & Heather Hornbeck



Carol & David Bazarsky

Corrigan Financial, Inc.

Custom House Coffee

Del Nero at the Square / Delken

Gray Matter Marketing LLC

Steve & Zulekha Ludwig

Newport Hospital

Peregrine Group LLC

Special thanks to our host, the Atlantic Resort, and florist, the Water’s Edge Flowers.