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Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this weekend.

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Friday, May 18th

7 am – Bike to Work Day!

10 am to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams

12 pm to 3 pm – Gurney’s Volvo Ocean Race Clambake at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

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

5:30 pm – Reception for Slocum Exhibition at Redwood Library

6 pm – 2018 ArtsFest! at St. Michael’s Country Day School

6 pm – 8:30 pm – Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival Opening Night Benefit Party

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

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Saturday, May 19th

6 am – Royal Wedding Breakfast at Jane Pickens Theater

8 am – Cars & Coffee at Marble House

9 am to 12 pm – 2018 Newport in Bloom plant sale at Elks Lodge

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

10 am to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams

10 am – Garden Tour of Chateau-sur-Mer 

10 am – 18th Century House Joining & Planemaking Demonstration at Wanton Lyman Hazard House

10:30 am – Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Spring Plant Walk

11 am – 5 pm – Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival on Bowen’s Wharf

12 pm to 3 pm – Gurney’s Volvo Ocean Race Clambake at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

2 pm – Gurney’s Resorts In-Port Race

2 pm – Choir School of Newport County Spring Concert at Emmanuel Church

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

5:30 pm – First Daily Ticketed Sail of 2018 at 12 Meter Charters

6:30 pm – Barrel Aged Beer Night at Newport Storm

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

Sunday, May 20th

8 am – Youth Birders Walk at Miantonomi Memorial Park

10 am to 6 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams

11 am – 5 pm – Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival on Bowen’s Wharf

12 pm to 3 pm – Gurney’s Volvo Ocean Race Clambake at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

2 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Restart (Newport to Cardiff)

2 pm – Crazy For You at Newport Children’s Theater

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

4 pm – Seaside Stage Society Auditions at Trinity Church

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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.

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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.

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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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