The Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is arguably one of the busiest days of the year in Newport, and there’s no secret that our city needs a pick-me-up when the crowds go home.

For the 7th year in a row, Brick Alley Pub will once again host their Annual Post-Parade Day Clean-Up!

The cleanup will be held the morning after the 61st Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 12th from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Over the last couple of years, volunteers have joined the Brick Alley Pub team to collect well over 700lbs of trash the morning following the parade.

Volunteers Wanted

Those who are interested in helping the Brick Alley Pub team and other volunteers help clean up Newport, can commit to as much or as little time as they have available. The crew of volunteers will meet at 10:00 a.m. at Brick Alley Pub and will wrap up around 12 p.m.

Everyone that volunteers to help with this effort will receive free admission to What’sUpNewp’s 5th Anniversary Party, a $10 gift certificate to Plumby’s Upstairs Burger Bar and a complimentary Newport Storm Spring Irish Red Ale (for those 21+).

Brick Alley Pub will provide all the necessary supplies (gloves, trash bags, sweepers, etc.) – you just need to bring yourself and a friend or two! For any students needing some community service hours, this is a great way fulfill.

What’sUpNewp 5th Anniversary Party

Join the What’s Up Newp Crew at Plumby’s Upstairs Burger Bar at Brick Alley Pub on Sunday, March 12th for our 5th Anniversary Party.

It’s hard to believe it’s been exactly 5 years since What’sUpNewp launched on March 12th, 2012. Swing on by Plumby’s, meet the What’sUpNewp Crew and help us celebrate – we’ll have some giveaways (from our amazing sponsors and advertisers), games and more fun for ya.

It’s not just a party, it’s also a day of giving back to the community that we call home!

There will be a $10 suggest donation, proceeds will benefit the great programs at Newport County YMCA. If you’d like to secure your ticket now, you can do so here –

Everyone that join us in participating in the cleanup will get into our Anniversary Party for free, where the first Newport Storm Spring Irish Red Ale is on us. Brick Alley will also be throwing you a $10 gift card to use for food at Plumby’s that day.

If you’d like to get involved as a sponsor, musician or organization; e-mail or call 401-662-1653.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).