Brenton Point Sunset. A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt/Blink Gallery. See more photos and art, purchase this photo here or stop by Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street in Newport.

Good Morning, today is Sunday, June 19. Today is Father’s Day and Juneteenth.

🌊 If you’re wanting to know more about Juneteenth, here’s a read we’re able to share – The history and significance of Juneteenth/

🌊 Here are some fun and interesting Father’s Day facts and figures.

🌊 Celebrate Dad today with a Father’s Day Cocktail Cruise this evening at 6:15 pm on the Coastal Queen. Enjoy a complimentary bartender’s special cocktail while viewing the many beautiful sights along the way like Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Adams State Park, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm and so much more. More details

🌊 Jason Carroll (New York City) and the crew of the MOD70 Argo outran every elapsed-time record associated with the Newport Bermuda Race when they completed the 52nd edition Saturday night at 2320:09 (ADT). Read More

🌊 What’sUpNewp’s Rick Farrell was on hand yesterday for the 46th Annual Rhode Island PrideFest in Providence, check out his photo gallery here.

🌊 Celebrating Billy Joel – America’s Piano Man will perform at The JPT this evening at 7 pm. Playing international smash hits such as ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘New York State of Mind’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Vienna’, ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’, ‘Piano Man’, and many, many more; this group of multi-instrumentalists pay tribute to one of American music’s greats. Tickets/Learn More

🌊 The 47th Annual St. Barnabas Parish Festival wraps up today in Portsmouth.


What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Showers, mainly before 10am. High near 66. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Tonight – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 52. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight.

Marine Forecast

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:11 am | Sunset: 8:22 pm | 15 hours & 11 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 12:21 am & 12:53 pm | Low tide at 6:26 am & 6:29 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 19.9 days, 73% lighting.


Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: Steve Rodrigues from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet: Irish Sessions from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: Honky Tonk Knights from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Celebrating Billy Joel: America’s Piano Man live at 7 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Timeless at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: David Howard & The High Rollers from 4 pm to 7 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: Live music from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, live music from 5 pm to 8 pm

City & Government

  • No meetings are scheduled.

Governor Dan McKee

  • 12 pm – Governor McKee will attend the installation of a Rhode Island Slave History Medallion, which marks sites connected to the history of slavery in Rhode Island.
  • 3 pm – Governor McKee will walk in the Santo Cristo Feast procession.
  • 4:45 pm – Governor McKee will attend the Juneteenth RI 2022 festival.


The Latest from WUN

Father’s Day facts and figures

25 memorable fathers across film history

Carroll’s Argo sets new record of 33 hours in Newport Bermuda Race

Arenado’s HR, 3 RBIs lift Cardinals over Red Sox 11-2

Photo Gallery: Rhode Island PrideFest returns to Providence

Zalatoris, Fitzpatrick survive beast of Open to share lead

Argo on record pace in 52nd Newport Bermuda Race

Election 2022: Fox foregoes convention endorsement, NOW endorses Magaziner, GOP opposition to gun legislation, Ujifusa announces for state Senate

Maker of Harpoon beers to acquire Vermont’s Long Trail

Concert Recap and Photos: Trombone Shorty and friends bring good vibes to Bold Point Park

Road Report: RIDOT, RITBA schedule of lane closures, road construction projects (June 18 – 25)

Highlights from this week at the Rhode Island General Assembly (June 13 – 17)

The history and significance of Juneteenth

Gulls outlasted by Waves, 12 – 10

McIlroy, Rahm and dreamers headline wild weekend at US Open


Local Obituaries


Further Reading

Town & Country – The Best Things to Do in Newport, Rhode Island

WPRI – CDC recommends COVID shots for kids under 5

WJAR – ‘Great Race’ kicks off 9-day, 2,300-mile race in Warwick

We’ll See You Out There

Brenton Point Sunset.

A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt/Blink Gallery. See more photos and art, purchase this photo here or stop by Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street in Newport.

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.