Wispy Sunset at Brenton Point – Wispy white clouds frame the orange glow of the setting sun as the sky fades to inky blue over the rocky coastline at Brenton Point State Park in Newport, RI. A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt, available by the artist in a variety of styles and sizes at BlinkGalleryUSA.com and at 89 Thames Street.
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Good Morning, today is Friday, July 1.

🌊 With the arrival of July comes Newport Classical. The 54th annual festival runs from July 1-17, presenting 24 concerts over 18 days. WUN’s Ken Abrams recently caught up with Newport Classical Executive Director Gillian Friedman-Fox about what to expect this year. Read The Interview

🌊 For a full rundown of all that’s happening out there this 4th of July Weekend, click here. Ken has a look at Six Events happening across this Rhode Island this weekend that you don’t want to miss.

🌊 On the market for a new home? WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn has a roundup of the 23 open houses happening in Newport County this weekend

🌊 Some of the new Newport City Council At-Large candidates have shared with What’sUpNewp why they’re running – Kate Jessup, Ryan Patrick Kelley, Stephanie Smyth, and Susan Taylor. Ten candidates in total threw their names in the ring for the four available At-Large seats. See the list.

🌊 Fireworks start popping up tonight across Rhode Island, here’s the full list – Where to find 4th of July fireworks in Rhode Island

🌊 Grab your blanket, a basket of snacks, and your favorite people to celebrate Friday with a Puerto Rican music performance on the lawn of Rough Point at 6:30 pm this evening.

🌊 The Bit Players, Newport’s improv comedy troupe, is taking the weekend off, but you can still find big laughs this evening at Rejects Brewing Co. Their comedy night will feature Anthony Devito, Sam Rubinoff, Mark Anthony Lewis, and Glenn Ginish.

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Patchy fog before 7 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 6 to 15 mph.
  • Tonight – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Marine Forecast

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:15 am | Sunset: 8:22 pm | 15 hours & 7 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 10:11 am & 10:19 pm | Low tide at 3:47 am & 3:25 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 1.7 days, 3% lighting.

Welcome

Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck: Felix Brown at 9 pm.
  • Bar & Board: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Steve Rodrigues at 6:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside: DJ Spiffy at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille:Keats & Co Acoustic Duo from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport: DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm on The Firepit Deck, Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Group Therapy from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: John Erikson at 1 pm, Jake Kulak Band at 4 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Steve Smith & The Nakeds from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Chopville at 9 pm
  • Newport Classical: Opening Night: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Chad Hoopes at The Breakers at 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy (video DJ) from 10 pm to close
  • One Pelham East: Jimmy Weinstock from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, Ryan Faraday featuring Erika Van Pelt at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Rejects Beer Co: Comedy night featuring Anthony Devito, Sam Rubinoff, Mark Anthony Lewis, and Glenn Ginish at 8 pm.
  • Speakeasy: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Surf Club: Justin Pomfret at 9 pm
  • The Breakers: Newport Classical: Opening Night: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Chad Hoopes at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott Duo from 2 pm to 5 pm, Jake Heady Duo from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: John & Joanne at 7:30 pm
  • Zelda’s: Randy Robbins from 9 pm to midnight

City & Government

  • No meetings scheduled.


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We’ll See You Out There

Wispy Sunset at Brenton Point – Wispy white clouds frame the orange glow of the setting sun as the sky fades to inky blue over the rocky coastline at Brenton Point State Park in Newport, RI.

A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt, available by the artist in a variety of styles and sizes at BlinkGalleryUSA.com and at 89 Thames Street.

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.