Newport Daffodil Festival
Newport Daffodil Days Festival returns in April.

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 more events, meetings, and things are announced. Check back often for updates.

Have something you’d like to see on this list? Email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Monday, April 5

WATCH: A conversation with musician Charlie Marie (April 5 at 7 pm)

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Middletown

Portsmouth

Jamestown

Tiverton

Little Compton

Watch Live on What’s Up Newp

Tuesday, April 6

7,300 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments to be posted on Tuesday

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Middletown

Tiverton

Jamestown

Little Compton

Wednesday, April 7

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Middletown

Portsmouth

Jamestown

Little Compton

Watch Live on What’s Up Newp

Thursday, April 8

Newport Gallery Night returns on April 8

Louis Armstrong International Continuum virtual event coming April 8-9

SBA to accept shuttered venue operators grant applications on April 8

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Little Compton

Portsmouth

Jamestown

Watch Live on What’s Up Newp

Friday, April 9

Save The Date: Newport Restaurant Week returns April 9 – 18

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled, check back for updates.

Saturday, April 10

Public invited to participate in a cleanup of Braman Cemetery on April 10

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Sunday, April 11

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • 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.

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.