Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in Newport this week.

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Monday, January 1

10 am to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

Tuesday, January 2

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

7 pm – City of Newport Zoning Board of Review

Wednesday, January 3

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

Thursday, January 4

11:30 am to 7 pm – Brick Alley Pub’s Snow Party

12 pm – IMC’s Newport Audition at Island Moving Company

12 pm – 8 Bells Lecture Series: World War II  at Seamen’s Church Institute

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

5 pm – City Of Newport Special Council Meeting

Friday, January 5

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Shape Of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

2:30 pm – Innovate Newport Groundbreaking Ceremony

5 pm to 11 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

7 pm – Newport Storm Pint Night at Brick Alley Pub

8 pm – The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Saturday, January 6th

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

10 am to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

12 pm – Beach Cleanup at Fort Adams State Park

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Shape Of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Winter Speaker Series featuring Darrell West at the Newport Art Museum

8 pm – The Bit Players at The Firehouse 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/

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.