Newport Daffodil Days Festival

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

This story will be updated throughout the week as additional events and meetings are announced, so check back often for updates.

Have something you’d like to see on this list or a future list? Email the details to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

What’s Up in Newport County This Week

Monday, March 29

Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Jamestown

Tiverton

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

Tuesday, March 30

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Little Compton

Tiverton

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 12 pm: A conversation with Heather Strout, Executive Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Wednesday, March 31

Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Middletown

Little Compton

Jamestown

Thursday, April 1 | 401Gives

Tennis Hall of Fame to re-open April 1

Frosty Freez opens for the 2021 season on April 1

401Gives returns on April 1 with the goal of raising $1.5 million for local nonprofits

Touro Synagogue Foundation to host a virtual talk on April 1

Newport’s Daffodil Days change festival plans, expands to a month-long celebration

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Tiverton

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Friday, April 2 | Good Friday

Island Cinemas to reopen on April 2

Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 6 pm to 9 pm – Somethin’ Else at Localz in Tiverton

JPT Film & Event CenterVirtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Saturday, April 3

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Sunday, April 4 | Easter

Newport County restaurants serving up Easter brunch, dinner on April 4

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

JPT Film & Event CenterVirtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

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.