Newport, RI – The Newport County Youth Chorus (NCYC) and Emmanuel Church and Dayschool are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Caroling and Crafting Event to be held on Saturday, December 1. The event is free to attend and families with children of all ages are welcome.

The event will be held at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street, Newport from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. In addition to multiple crafting stations, attendees can enjoy free popcorn and hot chocolate and be serenaded by holiday carolers and members of the Newport String Project.

At approximately 3:30 pm, those interested can stroll through the neighborhood to sing for holiday shoppers on Thames Street and for residents of the St. Clare Assisted Living Home (song lyric sheets and jingle bells provided).

Free parking is available in the lot across from Emmanuel Church and the church is wheelchair accessible.

This year’s event is supported by Christmas in Newport.

For more information, visit www.newportsings.org.

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.