Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this first weekend of fall.

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Friday, September 22nd

Island Moving Company’s Open For Dancing 2017

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

5 pm – Menashe at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – Wine & Rosecliff Gala at Rosecliff

7:30 pm – Columbus at Jane Pickens Theater

8 pm – Alive! at The Salvation Army Main Hall

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

Saturday, September 23rd

Island Moving Company’s Open For Dancing 2017

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

7 am to 10:30 am – Rhode Races – Jamestown at Fort Getty

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

10 am – Cider in 18th Century Newport: A History Space Event with Newport Historical Society

10 am to 2 pm – Touch-A-Truck to Benefit Child & Family in the parking lot of Child & Family

11 am – Newport vs Hartford Wanderers (Rugby) at Fort Adams State Park

11 am – Rose Island Lighthouse Bubbles & Brushes

1 pm – 2nd Annual Teen B-Fest at Barnes & Noble Middletown

1 pm – SRU vs. Wentworth: Home Opener!! at Fort Adams

1 pm to 4 pm – Weekend Music Series featuring Kevin Greene at Newport Vineyards

1:45 pm – Columbus at Jane Pickens Theater

3:30 pm – Beavertail Lighthouse: Climbing the Tower

4 pm – Newport Polo Series – New England Challenge at Fort Adams

4 pm – Menashe at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – What’sUpNewp presents The Godfather: 45th Anniversary Screening & Celebration at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Shamrocks & Seashells: 8th Annual Benefit for the Museum of Newport Irish at Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom

6:30 pm to 9 pm – Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure at Colony House

7 pm – LGBT+ Newport Social Event at Channing Memorial Church

7:30 pm – Sky Gazing with Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill at Ballard Park

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

8 pm – Avalon Princes Book Launch Party at Maison DNA

Sunday, September 24th

Island Moving Company’s Open For Dancing 2017

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

SECOND ANNUAL ART HOUSE CINEMA DAY at Jane Pickens Theater

8:30 am – 2nd Annual Frosty Freez Family Fun 5k and Kiddie Cone Run at Second Beach

9 am to 2 pm – Middletown Rotary Car Show at Fort Adams State Park

12 pm – 2017 Fall Frenzy! at St. Michael’s Country Day School

1 pm – Revolting Rhymes at Jane Pickens Theater

1 pm to 4 pm – Weekend Music Series featuring Brian Scott at Newport Vineyards

2 pm to 4 pm – Ready, Set, Hike! at Norman Bird Sanctuary

2:30 pm – Lucky at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm – A Piano Journey with I-Heung Lee at Redwood Library

5 pm – Menashe at Jane Pickens Theater

7:30 pm – Columbus at Jane Pickens Theater

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.