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New Year’s Eve 2018: Here’s where to ring in 2019 in Newport

New Year’s Eve is almost here and the What’sUpNewp crew is keeping you in the know of the very best events and parties happening in Newport, because we know you want (and deserve) to...

11 cozy places to eat and drink in Newport

When it's cold in Newport, sometimes you just need to go somewhere cozy. Whether you're catching up with old friends during a holiday break, enjoying dinner out with visiting family members, or going on a date,...

LoBro Taco to open on Broadway

Newport, RI - There's a new restaurant opening in The-City-By-The-Sea this week. It looks as if LoBro Taco will open to the public for the first time on Friday, December 7th. From the team behind...

Sardella’s opens Imbriglio’s Pizza Napoletana

Sardella’s Ristorante Italiano has announced that they have opened a new restaurant next door to them on Memorial Boulevard. Imbriglio's Pizzaria Resto Bar Napoletana (also referenced as Imbriglio's Pizzeria,...
Christmas In Newport

Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Newport

Christmas Day in Newport, believe it or not, will be here before you know it. For some of you, the thought of cooking at home, traveling, or visiting the family is simply, out of the question and...

Wholesome Fresh permanently closes

Wholesome Fresh has confirmed that they have permanently closed their location at 22 Washington Square in Newport. Several of our readers wrote in over the last couple of days...
Hurricane Carol Newport

PHOTOS: Hurricane Carol Makes Landfall in Newport, RI on August 31, 1954

On August 31st 1954, Hurricane Carol came ashore the coast of Newport, RI with a massive surge and winds of 115 mph. In one hour, Carol destroyed 3,800 homes, sank or damaged 2,000 boats and...

“Twas The Night Before Christmas” and its ties to Newport

Photo Credit: oddthingsiveseen.com Newport, RI - Did you know that one of the most popular and well known Christmas poems, “Twas The Night Before Christmas”, has ties to Newport? “Twas the night before Christmas” was written by Clement...

8 Christmas lighting ceremonies you shouldn’t miss this season

Newport, RI - Christmas trees, boats and lighthouses across the City-By-The-Sea are about to light up and fill the Newport air with holiday cheer. Here are several scheduled holiday lighting celebrations to put on your calendar; 21st...

2019 Newport Folk Festival Announcement: Chris Funk from The Decemberists to host, curate ‘For...

Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival lineup announcements are well underway and we're keeping track of the latest right here. While all 2019 Newport Folk Festival is sold-out, Newport Folk...
bowens wharf christmas tree lighting

75+ things to do in and around Newport this week (Nov. 27 – Dec....

Newport, RI - Here's what's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week. The 48th Annual Christmas In Newport begins on Saturday, December 1st! To view their full schedule of events for...

Santa’s schedule of sleigh rides through neighborhoods of Newport

Newport, RI - Santa Claus, with the help of Newport Fire Department and Newport Police Department, will be making his annual sleigh ride through the neighborhoods of the City on December 12 13, 18, and...

Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Newport

Newport, RI - Whether you’re far away from home and can’t make it back or just to prefer to eat out and keep it simple on Thanksgiving, the following restaurants offer you a warm...
Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade

21st Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade scheduled for November 23rd

Newport, RI - Sail into the most wonderful time of the year at the 21st Annual Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. Spectators can view this highly anticipated dazzling display...
Polar Bear Plunge

5 reasons to take the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge at Easton’s Beach

(Photo by Larry Hart Bettencourt) New Year’s Day is almost here and area “polar bears” are preparing to make their annual plunge into the frigid waters off Easton’s Beach. While taking a dip in near-freezing water...

2019 Beach Season: Keeping track of beach, lake, and pond closures (Updating List)

Throughout the summer season the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will recommend closing the state's licensed beach facilities, most of the time it's due to high bacteria counts, harmful algae blooms,...

Bowen’s Wharf: Shopping spree, Block Party, Christmas Tree Lighting, and more planned for holiday...

Newport, RI - Bowen's Wharf will certainly live up to its nickname as "The Anchor of Newport" this holiday season. This year the Bowen's Wharf Merchants Association is sponsoring a spectacular holiday shopping spree. Starting...

Stoneacre Tapas sold

Stoneacre Brasserie has confirmed with What'sUpNewp that they have sold Stoneacre Tapas at 515 Thames Street and will not be opening for the summer season. Owners Christopher Bender and...

50+ things to do in and around Newport this week (Dec. 18 – 25)

Here's what's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week. The 48th Annual Christmas In Newport continues thru December 31st, visit www.christmasinnewport.org for the full schedule...
Newport Restaurants

What’s Open, What’s Closed: When restaurants are taking time off this winter (Updated)

It’s beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport, RI. Many restaurants have already permanently/temporarily closed or are preparing to do so over the next few weeks.

Can’t-miss events in Newport this September

Discover the best, biggest and most popular events happening in and around Newport, Rhode Island this September For a full listing of events, visit our Events Calendar.

Aquidneck Land Trust will open Spruce Acres Farm to public on December 18th

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has announced that Spruce Acres Farm will be open to the public starting on Tuesday, December 18. The 22.67-acre property, situated on the Middletown/Portsmouth border, was conserved by ALT in 2017....

2019 Worlds in Newport will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metres in the...

Photo – 12 Metres racing in Barcelona during the 2014 12 Metre World Championship. The 2019 Worlds in Newport will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metres in the U.S. (photo credit: SallyAnne Santos/Windlass Creative) Newport, RI –...
Endeavour

Public welcome to observe artifacts, samples retrieved from Endeavour search

Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) announced today that the preliminary evaluation of artifacts and samples retrieved from the potential Endeavour site in Newport Harbor will be open for public observation at their temporary...

50+ things to do in and around Newport this week (Dec. 4 – 10)

Newport, RI - Here's what's happening, new, and to do this week in and around Newport. Christmas In Newport is underway, scroll down for a look at their official events happening this week and month. Tuesday,...