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Autumn doesn’t arrive until September 23rd and there’s still plenty to keep you busy, smiling and entertained in the City By The Sea!

Here’s what’s happening, new and to do this week in Newport!

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Things To Do In Newport, RI

Monday, September 14th – Thursday, September 17th

1 – Community Meeting Regarding The Future of Newport’s Parks | Monday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

This is the first of three community meetings to plan the future of Newport’s parks, trees and open space, it will take place on Monday, September 14 at the Pell School on 35 Dexter Street Newport. Open house begins at 5pm and presentation and discussion at 5:45.

Newport Open Space Partnership is working to plan for the next century of Newport’s parks, trees and open spaces, and it’s your opportunity to help shape the next era of Newport’s landscapes!

Phase 1 of the master planning process focuses on discovering the existing conditions of Newport parks and open spaces. The first community meeting, on Monday, September 14th at the Pell School, will include an informal open house beginning at 5:00 pm, followed by a presentation beginning at 6:00 pm. Your input will help sustain and improve Newport’s public outdoor spaces for the next hundred years. Please join us for this interactive and informative Master Plan Community Meeting and share this invitation with your friends and neighbors. We want input from everyone on the future of Newport’s open spaces.

If you’re unable to attend, you can also contribute by taking a brief and fun online survey.

There will be a second community meeting in December where the community will be able to see how their suggestions help shape options for the future and can provide further input for the plan. More information about upcoming meetings, as well as copies of all meeting materials, will be continue to be available at this website –

2 – Dodgeball For Charity | Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Newport Athletic Club will host Dodgeball For Charity on Monday. $10 per person – Show up as a single or a team! All proceeds will go to Joslin Diabetes Center Medalist Program and Longitudinal Study in honor of Edward (Ted) Turner of Middletown. 5 minute games. Round Robin double elimination.

3 – Landscape And History Garden Tour | Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the distinguished design history of Doris Duke’s Rough Point while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. Experience the creation of Frederick Law Olmsted who initially designed the grounds. The tour covers 250 years of this beautiful property’s history from farmland to premier vacation spot. Weather dependent, registration available online. $10 per person. More Info

4 – Fundraising Event For Road Warrior Cyclist | Thursday at 6 p.m.

Head out to The Fifth Element to support Rhode Island’s own Road Warrior Cyclist, as he ventures out to raise money and awareness of Homeless Veterans throughout the country. $20 donation at the door. Guest will receive a drink ticket as well as light snacks that will be provided from our sponsors. More Info

5 – Newport International Boat Show | Thursday – Sunday

One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, NIBS features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories, plus educational seminars in a venue that spans historic Newport Harbor. Never-before-seen new boats and products are debuted and awarded in the popular Newport For New Products program. If you harbor a passion for boating, there’s only one place to be! More Info

6 – Vineyard Vinyasa Yoga | Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Un-wine-d with a yoga class unlike any other. Held at Newport Vineyards and presented by Thames Street Yoga, embark on a 1 hour and 15 mins yoga class, followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. Dine at Brix Restaurant following the tasting to cap off the night. $22 per person, includes yoga class and wine tasting samples Wine by the glass available for purchase. More Info

7 – Free Preservation Society Of Newport County Tours

The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering all Newport residents and their families to enjoy all regularly scheduled tours of the Newport Mansions for free in 2015. Any resident member of your family is welcome to enjoy any regular tour, any day of the week, just by showing proof of City of Newport residency at the ticket station at any one of the Newport Mansions. Free admission for Newport residents is available at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, and Green Animals Topiary Garden.

8 – Visit The Coronet

Coronet is a 131-foot Schooner Yacht which was first launched in 1885, and she was one of the most elegant sailing yachts of her day. She was designed for crossing the ocean in style, featuring a marble staircase, stained glass doors, mahogany paneled staterooms, and a piano in the main salon. Since 1995, she has been on the campus of the IYRS in Newport, RI under restoration. In 2006, Coronet Restoration Partners purchased the project and has continued progress on a full restoration. The project is open to the public and can be visited on the IYRS campus. MORE INFO

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Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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