Discover all there is to do in and around Newport County and across Rhode Island this weekend.

Friday, April 27th

12:30 pm – Tree Nursery Open House & Arbor Day Tree Planting at Rogers High School

3 pm – Job Fair at Preservation Society of Newport County

5 pm & 7:45 pm – Lean On Pete at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – 2018 Men Who Make a Difference Gala at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

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

Saturday, April 28th

9 am – Rain Barrel Fest at Easton’s Beach

9 am to 12:30 pm – Middletown Grower’s Market at Newport Vineyards

10 am – Job Fair at OceanCliff Hotel

10 am – Drug Take Back Day at Newport Police Department

12 pm – Newport Craft Beer Fest at Great Friends Meeting House

2 pm – Ladies Spring Tea at CrossPoint Church

2 pm – Frederick Law Olmsted Park & Arboretum at National Museum of American Illustration

2:30 pm – Movie screening of The Lorax at Newport Public Library

5 pm & 7:45 pm – Lean On Pete at Jane Pickens Theater

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

Sunday, April 29th

9:30 am – Newport Trolley Tree Tour at Salve Regina University

10 am – 16th Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour

12 pm to 3 pm – Lucy’s Hearth Music BBQ

1 pm to 4 pm – Weekend Music Series: Dave Alves at Newport Vineyards

2 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm –  Lean On Pete at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Whitehorne House Museum Series at Newport Art Museum

6:30 pm – Learn, Fix, Socialize, and Ride at Bike Newport

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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.