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Good Morning, today is Sunday, May 29.

🌊 A Patriotic Concert featuring the 88th Army Band, Rhode Island National Guard will take place at Fort Adams today from 5 pm to 6 pm as part of the Boots on The Grounds for Heroes event. Read More

🌊 It’s day #4 of the Rogue Island Comedy Festival. Catch the laughs at Top of Pelham and The Reef this evening. Lineup, info, and ticket here.

🌊 If you’re heading to the Red Sox game this afternoon, keep an eye open for the Newport Fire Department Honor Guard.

🌊 11th Hour Racing will host a free week-long, ocean-themed initiative in Newport from June 12 to 18, to celebrate the 11th Hour Racing Team’s return to Narragansett Bay. Read More

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  • Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North wind around 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind around 7 mph becoming west after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – N wind around 7 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – S wind around 6 kt becoming W after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 54°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:15 am | Sunset: 8:11 pm | 14 hours & 56 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 7:57 am & 8:15 pm | Low tide at 1:35 am & 12:55 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 28.2 days, 2% lighting.

Happening Today

Newport Fire Department Honor Guard to present colors before Red Sox Game on May 29

Things To Do


  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Dockside: DJ Face & Inside Out at 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: The Royal Treatment Band at The Firepit from 6 pm to 9 pm, Live DJ at The Firepit from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Irish American Club:  Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Jake Kulak Band at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Gary Gramolini & The Grinders from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East: Acoustic music at 5 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Randy Robbins from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, Jake Dyle from 5 pm to 8 pm

City & Government

  • No meetings are scheduled.

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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/

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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.
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