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

Of note – look for Jamestown’s fireworks display on Sunday night (Newport’s will be on Wednesday).

Friday, June 29th

3 pm, 5:30 pm, & 8 pm – Won’t You Be My Neighbor at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – Binge BBQ Night! at Ragged Island Brewing Company

5 pm to 8 pm – Live music at The Pineapple Club at Gurney’s Newport

6 pm – Remember Me at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

6:35 pm – Newport Gulls Home Game at Cardines Field

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

Saturday, June 30th

One-Design Regatta at New York Yacht Club

7:30 am – Brewing Good RI – 50 or 100 mile bike ride at Ragged Island Brewing Company

 8 am – Motors & Mansions at The Elms

8:30 am to 12:30 pm – Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

10:30 am – RI Bridge Bike Shuttle Launch

10:30 am – Ask a Gardener at Rough Point

1 pm to 4 pm – Weekend Music Series presents Grayson Ty at Newport Vineyards

3 pm, 5:30 pm, & 8 pm – Won’t You Be My Neighbor at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 8 pm – Live music at The Pineapple Club at Gurney’s Newport

5 pm – Newport Polo presents Independence Cup at Newport International Polo Grounds

6 pm – Remember Me at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

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

Sunday, July 1

8 am – Free Guided Bird Walk at Norman Bird Sanctuary

10 am – Gardening with the Masters with Newport Restoration Foundation

10 am – Classic Car Show at Atria Aquidneck Place

11 am – Remember Me at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

11 am – A Discussion of Native Plant Species, Bees and More at Prescott Farm

1 pm – Sit & Stay Photo Day at Potter League For Animals

3 pm, 5:30 pm, & 8 pm – Won’t You Be My Neighbor at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm to 5  pm – Grace Morrison at NIMfest

5 pm to 8 pm – Live music at The Pineapple Club at Gurney’s Newport

5 pm – The Kings Lens and Friends Art Night with Chantal and Ghizus! at The King Lens & Friends

7:45 pm – Fireworks cruise with 12 Meter Charters

8 pm – DOG SEES GOD at The Firehouse Theater

9 pm – Town of Jamestown Fireworks Display

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.