Photo: Rick Farrell

Good Morning, today is Sunday, June 26.

🌊 Pride returned to the streets of downtown Newport Saturday afternoon June 25. The celebration included the Newport Pride Festival and Marketplace, held at the Great Friends Meeting House along with a colorful bike “ride for pride” that drew support from allies and onlookers.

Dozens of community agencies and vendors took part in the festivities which moved from Equality Park to the lawn of the Meeting House this year. The family-friendly, pet-friendly event was a strong show of support for Newport’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

WUN photographer Rick Farrell was there and shares these photos – Newport Celebrates Pride with Festival and “Ride for Pride”

🌊 Looking for a new gig, job, or career? Here’s who’s hiring right now in the Newport area – Now Hiring: 90+ job opportunities available right now in the Newport area

🌊 Don’t miss Sunday Sunshine – A fundraiser honoring Mama G at One Pelham East today from 3 pm to 12 am.

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Patchy fog before 10 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light southwest wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight – Patchy fog between 7 pm and 8 pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 9 to 13 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 10 kt in the morning. Patchy fog before 10 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SSW wind 8 to 11 kt. Patchy fog between 7 pm and 8 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 65°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:13 am | Sunset: 8:23 pm | 15 hours & 10 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 6:48 am & 7:13 pm | Low tide at 12:39 am & 11:46 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 26.8 days, 9% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • @ The Deck: Kenra Girard at 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Irish Pub: Irish Sessions from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Darren Beaupre from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s: Future Phase Band featuring Chelsea A 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
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 1 pm & 4:30 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, John Erikson at 4:30 pm, Dave Alves Band at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Pat Halpin & The 351’s from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: George Zecher on Steel Drums from 3 pm to 6 pm, Bingo inside at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sunday Sunshine – A fundraiser honoring Mama G with live music from John Erikson, Chopville, Stu Sinclair, Beach Nights, DJ Nook, The Naticks, Ryan McHugh, Brian Cabral, Justin Draper, and more from 3 pm to midnight.
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Jake Dyl from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jake Heady from 6 pm to 9 pm

City & Government

  • No meetings are currently scheduled

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We’ll See You Out There

Photo by WUN’s Rick Farrell

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.

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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.
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