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

This story will be updated throughout the week as new events and meetings are announced.

Have an event you’d like to see added to this list or a future list? Add it to our event calendar.

Monday, May 10

Green Animals Plant Sale returns May 10 – 16

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Tuesday, May 11

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Wednesday, May 12

Newport City Council will host their next regular council meeting on May 12, here’s what’s on the agenda

Rhythm & Roots returning to Ninigret Park this Labor Day Weekend, tickets on sale on May 12

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Thursday, May 13

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Friday, May 14

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County offering the Tinney Family Arts Scholarship; Deadline May 14

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet.

Saturday, May 15

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet.

Sunday, May 16

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.