>> Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a COVID-19 press briefing at 1 pm today to provide an update on vaccinations and the coronavirus disease in Rhode Island.Watch it live here.
>> During a virtual workshop at 4:30 pm today, Newport City Manager Joe Nicholson will provide Newport City Council with an update on COVID-19 in the city.Watch it live here.
>> Newport Gallery night returns tonight to DeBlois Gallery and the Jamestown Arts Center.Details
>> This May, VIPs – or “Very Important Pups” — will take over the patio at Stoneacre Garden to compete in Stoneacre Hospitality Group’s inaugural Stoneacre Dog Show. During the show, which is scheduled to take place from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, May 22, a panel of judges will award first-place ribbons across 10 categories, ranging from scruffiest beard to waggiest tail.Find out more and sign up your dog to participate here.
What’s Up in Newport County Today
Thursday, April 8
~ Happy Birthday today to Richard Hatch, Frank Carpano, Lauren Babbitt, and Kate Fletcher!
WUN Content Related To Today
- 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
- Today –Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
- Tonight –Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
- Today –N wind 5 to 9 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight –Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Thecurrent water temperature in Newportis43°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 6:15 am | Sunset: 7:19 pm | 13 hoursand 4 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 6:14 am & 6:35 pm | Low tide at 12:07 am & 12:29 pm
- Moon: Waning Crescent, 26 days, 15% lighting.
Things To Do
- Newport Daffodil Days
- 10 am to 1 pm –Veggie Days at the MLK
- 5 pm –Newport Gallery Night
- 5:30 pm –The Material Culture of Gout and Physical Disability in Early America
Live Music & Entertainment
- 8 pm – Jeff Rosen at One Pelham East
JPT Film & Event CenterVirtual Screening Room
- Madama Butterfly: The Met
- Oscar Shorts: Animated
- Oscar Shorts: Live Action
- Oscar Shorts: Documentary
City & Government
- 10 am –Little Compton Tax Assessment Board of Review
- 5 pm –Little Compton School Committee
- 7 pm –Little Compton Town Council
- 6:30 pm –Jamestown Town Council
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- Newport Restaurant Week returns April 9 – 18 with crave-worthy deals
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