What's Up in Newp Today: Sept. 16

A look at what's happening, new, and to do today in and around Newport.

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It’s been a busy summer for music at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, and the good times will continue right into the Fall season starting with a visit from the Maine band, Oshima Brothers. WUN’s Ken Abrams caught up with Sean Oshima, half of the duo along with his brother Jamie, about the band, their influences, and their upcoming performance. Read More

Gerry Goldstein’s latest column for WUN is about a tree that provides a sweetness of its own - it sings. Read Column

The Newport International Boat Show gets underway today with fun for the whole family. Read More

Newport and Cambridge-based Dockwa is gathering some attention for their pivot to a 4-day workweek. CBS New York

Rhode Island is showing accelerating momentum moving into an economic recovery, says URI economist. URI Today

Apple picking season has officially arrived and according to local growers, the crop looks strong this year. And a nice weekend ahead means time to get out there and support local businesses. Check out our six picks of local orchards.

Where is your favorite place to go apple-picking or to pick up apples?

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The Latest from What’s Up Newp

What’sUp Interview: Sean Oshima of Oshima Brothers coming to Norman Bird Sanctuary September 24th

ReVision: Newport Art Museum announces new exhibition by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Aquidneck Land Trust announces the start of its annual Art & Writing Contest

Gerry Goldstein: Music, with nature calling the tune

Apple Picking Season has arrived! “Six Picks” Orchards in Newport County and beyond

Jamestown Arts Center seeks artist submissions for ‘RAW: Reassessment and Wonder’

National Data shows an increase in child poverty and uninsured children

24th International Seapower Symposium taking place at Naval War College this week

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  5. 12 Metre North Americans to provide grand finale for the sailing season


What’s Up Today 

Weather Forecast

  • Today - Cloudy with scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms. Near steady temperature in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Tonight - Cloudy. Patchy fog. Humid. Near steady temperature in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Marine Forecast

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:27 am | Sunset: 6:52 pm | 12 hours & 25 minutes of sun.

  • High tide at 4:22 am & 5:01 pm | Low tide at 10:26 am & 11:52 pm.

  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 9.6 days, 73% lighting.



Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • JPT Film & Event Center (In Theatre) –Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) –  On BroadwaySearching For Mr. Rugoff

  • Landing – Justin Pomfret at 3:30 pm, Patrick Bradley at 6 pm, Timmy Smith at 7 pm

  • Newport Blues Cafe – Erika Van Pelt at 9 pm

  • One Pelham East – Adam Go from 8 pm to 11:30 pm

  • Ragged Island Brewing – Trivia Night from 6 pm to 8 pm

City & Government

Governor McKee

1 pm - Governor McKee will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the $100 million expansion of Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort.

We’ll See You Out There

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