Discover what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend!

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Friday, August 4th

9 am to 10 pm – 19th Annual Helly Hansen Warehouse Sale at Helly Hansen Newport

11 am – 6:15 pm – Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – Barbells & Brews at One Asterisk

7 pm –Newport Polo’s Gala la Bamba at Rosecliff

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

8 pm – Alive! at Salvation Army

8 pm – Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 5th

9 am to 10 pm – 19th Annual Helly Hansen Warehouse Sale at Helly Hansen Newport

9 am to 1 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

10 am – Coffee & Conversation: Orrin Evans & Alexander Heffner at Hotel Viking

11 am – 6:40 pm – Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park

2 pm to 3:30 pm – Mixology Masterclass at The Vanderbilt Grace

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm – Colonial Newport: Merchants and Masterpieces at Redwood Library

5 pm – Newport Polo Series – USA Vs. Mexico at Newport International Polo Grounds

5:30 pm – Design Lecture: Nathalie Miebach, Science Data + Sound & Touch at IYRS

6 pm – Summer Harvest + Gratitude Ritual at Gather

6 pm – newportFILM Annual Summer Benefit at International Tennis Hall of Fame

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Sunday, August 6th

Race The State Rhode Island

9 am to 10 pm – 19th Annual Helly Hansen Warehouse Sale at Helly Hansen Newport

10 am – Fitness in the Park at Miantonomi Park

11 am to 2 pm – Miantonomi Exploration Days at Maintonomi Tower

11 am – 6:30 pm – Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park

12 pm – Cocktail Wars Summer Splash Week 5 at Skiff Bar at Newport Marriott

1 pm – Three Angels Fund 8th Annual Fundraising Event at Kempenaar’s Clambake Club

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm to 6 pm – NIMFest Concert Series Presents Alan Bernstein All-Star Jazz Ensemble at King Park

4 pm to 6 pm – Newport Opera House to Host Free Public Performance for Children and Families at St. Michael’s Country Day School

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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 - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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 ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.