Mark Erelli at Norman Bird Sanctuary on Friday, July 8 (Photo: Ken Abrams)

Good Morning, today is Sunday, July 10.

🌊 The Infosys Hall Of Fame Open for the Van Alen Cup gets underway today at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame. Today is a day for qualifying, gates open at 10 am and tennis begins at 11 am. More Info & Buy Tickets Here.

Here’s today’s scheduled Order of Play;

🌊 It was a perfect evening at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown on Friday when the “Summer Outdoor Concert Series” continued with singer-songwriters Mark Erelli and Rachel Sumner.  What’sUpNewp was there, see our recap and photo gallery here.

🌊 Live music returns to the Norman Bird Sanctuary this morning as Newport Classical presents Strings In Nature at 9 am.

🌊 West Place Animal Sanctuary will be visiting Prescott Farm in Middletown today for Second Sundays from 12 pm to 3 pm.

🌊 James Montgomery and his All-Star Blues Band performed at King Park as part of the Waterfront Concert Series on Friday, July 8. WUN reader Bill Peresta submitted a photo gallery of the show, see it here.

🌊 Live music returns to the Gazebo at King Park from 3 pm to 6 pm today with a performance by Future Phase, Dan Burke & The Royal Treatment.

🌊 Providence Restaurant Week kicks off today and runs through the 23. Details

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What’s Up Today


  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 6 to 15 mph.
  • Tomorrow Night: Clear, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: N wind 5 to 9 kt becoming SSE in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: S wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 67°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:20 am | Sunset: 8:20 pm | 14 hours & 59 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 5:01 am & 5:36 pm | Low tide at 10:28 am & 11:51 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 10.4 days, 80% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • @ The Deck: DJ Jutt at 12 pm, DJ Abby at 7 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn: Live Jazz Music from 11:30 am to 3 pm at the Terrace Bar
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Irish Pub: Irish Sessions from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Fifth Element: Fran Curley Jazz Trio at 11 am
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Darren Beaupre from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • King Park: Future Phase, Dan Burke & The Royal Treatment from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, John Erikson at 4:30 pm, Sean Rivers at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Professor Harp from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Classical: Strings in Nature presented by Newport Classical at Norman Bird Sanctuary at 9 am
  • O’Brien’s Pub: George Zecher on Steel Drums from 3 pm to 6 pm, Bingo inside at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 5 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Chanler at Cliff Walk: Blues & Jazz music in the Wine Garden from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott Duo from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jake Dyl from 6 pm to 9 pm

City & Government

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We’ll See You Out There

Mark Erelli at Norman Bird Sanctuary on Friday, July 8 (Photo: Ken Abrams)

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