Newport Seal Tours
Save The Bay Seal Tours return to Narragansett Bay this weekend

Here’s all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport County this weekend.

Friday, January 19

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Phantom Thread at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 8 pm – Fireside Friday: Live music with David Alves at Newport Vineyards

5 pm to 11 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

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


Saturday, January 20

9 am to 12:30 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

10 am to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

10 am – Working Cities Celebration at Florence Gray Center

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Phantom Thread at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Newport Seal Watch Cruises with Save The Bay

2 pm – Winter Speaker Series at Newport Art Museum featuring Roger Mandle “The Future of Museums”

3 pm – Newport County Youth Chorus Concert at Emmanuel Church

4 pm to 7 pm – Saturday just got better at Ragged Island!

5 pm – January Owl Prowl at Norman Bird Sanctuary

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


Sunday, January 21st

Newport Wellness Week (January 21 – 28)

10 am to 3 pm – Newport Wellness Marketplace at Discover Newport

10 am – Motors & Mimosas at Audrain Automobile Museum

11 am – Jazz Brunch at Hotel Viking

12 pm to 5 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

12 pm – Mapathon for Bikes, Pizza and Beer! at Bike Newport

12:55 pm – Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Newport Seal Watch Cruises with Save The Bay

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Phantom Thread at Jane Pickens Theater

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 - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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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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