No one needs to go without dinner or company on Thanksgiving.

Seamen’s Church Institute is inviting the public to join them on Thanksgiving Day for their Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

“Everyone in the community is welcome to join us! Come enjoy a delicious home cooked meal, dessert included, prepared and served by our dedicated and generous volunteers”, Seamen’s Church Institue wrote in an email to What’s Up Newp.

The dinner will be served from 11 am to 1 pm and is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, call 401-847-4260 or email Tara Gnolfo at

Seamen’s Church Insitute is located at 18 Market Square in Newport.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.