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Discover the best events, activities and things to do during this weekend in and around Newport, RI.

All Weekend Long

Rolex Will Present the New York Yacht Club’s 162nd Annual Regatta This Weekend in Newport

Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport

Friday, June 10th

6pm – An Evening For Education at Edward King House

6:30pm – Barrel of Laughs Comedy Night at Newport Vineyards

6:35pm – Newport Gulls Will Open 2016 Home Season on Friday Night

8pm – Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players at Firehouse Theater

9pm – Sublime: A Sober Dance Party at Newport Community Yoga Center

Saturday, June 11th

8am to 11pm – Global Wellness Day at Vanderbilt Grace & Throughout Newport

8am – Portsmouth Arts Guild Community Yard, Art & Craft SALE at Portsmouth Arts Guild

9am to 3pm – Swiss Village Farm will Host Annual Visitors Day on June 11th

10am to 4pm – Family Affair Event at Newport Elks Lodge

11am to 12:30pm – GIRL SCOUT PROGRAM: Treasure Hunting on the Trails at Ballard Park

5pm – Newport Polo’s Lufthansa Cup

6:30 pm –  American Heart Association Will Host Southern New England Heart Ball in Newport on Saturday

7pm to 8:30pm – Mystery at the Museum: Wedding Belles at Griswold House

8pm & 10pm – Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players at Firehouse Theater

Sunday, June 12th

11am – Cacao Ceremony at The Bird Sanctuary at Norman Bird Sanctuary

5:30pm – Second Sunday Café: Poetry Reading and Book Signing w/ Micheal O’Siadhail at Jamestown Arts Center

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.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.