New Year's Eve Newport

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

This story may be updated as we learn about more/additional events and meetings. Check back often for updates. Have something that you’d like to see included here? Email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Monday, December 28

Things To Do 

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled.

Tuesday, December 29

Things To Do 

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 1 pm – WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island

Wednesday, December 30

Things To Do 

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled.

Thursday, December 31

Ellis Paul to Livestream New Year’s Eve Show at Club Passim Dec. 31st

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all restaurants must be closed by 10 pm on weekdays and 10:30 pm on weekends, therefore there won’t be any entertainment or New Year’s Eve ball drop activities/events.

Trying to plan something fun for New Year’s Eve? Let the Newport Vineyards Culinary Team handle your NYE Celebration and/or your New Year’s Morning Brunch. This year they are offering a pre-order and pick-up program.  All orders must be placed by Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 5 pm. More info here.

Things To Do 

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 11:30 am – WUN’s Author Series presented by Charter Books – Meet The Author: A conversation with Julien Ayotte

Friday, January 1

Annual Polar Plunge at Easton’s Beach canceled

Things To Do 

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

  • To be announced.

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled.

Saturday, January 2

Things To Do 

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

  • To be announced.

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled.

Sunday, January 3

Things To Do 

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

  • To be announced.

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled.

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.

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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.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.