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What's Up in Newport: Sunday, September 24
On Tap Today: Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, Litchfield vodka Espresso Martini Contest, and more. Plus, a look at all of the latest What'sUpNewp headlines.
Sunday, September 24, 2023 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
🎶 Van Morrison thrilled fans in the first of two shows at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday night. WUN photographer Rick Farrell was there and shares some photos of the evening.
🇮🇪 The Museum of Newport Irish History’s first talk of its 22nd Annual Lecture Series will feature renowned historian and director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, Dr. Christine Kinealy.
⚾ The last-place Red Sox are playing for a chance to finish above .500 and to catch the rival Yankees and avoid finishing last in the AL East for the third time in four seasons.
🏈 The New England Patriots today will look to get their first win when they face a Jets team that’s trying to rebound from an ugly loss.
🏈 College Football: Quarterback Connor Watkins ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns and Villanova beat Rhode Island 35-9 in a Coastal Athletic Association season opener for the Wildcats on Saturday.
🏈 College Football: Ethan Gettman connected on a 38-yard field goal with under two minutes left in regulation, then hit from 37-yards out in overtime to lift Bryant to a 16-13 win over Princeton in a non-conference contest Saturday afternoon.
🍂 Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Harvest Fair is next weekend! Join them on September 30 and October 1 for a fun-filled weekend of fall festivities. Enjoy food trucks, live music, children's games, crafts, pony rides, and of course, the mud pit! Get your tickets today
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WHAT’S UP TODAY
Today: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Northeast wind 14 to 17 mph. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Low around 58. Northeast wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Today: NE wind 12 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. A chance of showers. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tonight: NE wind around 12 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Showers are likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
Coastal Water Temperature: 66°F.
Sun, Moon, & Tide
Sunrise: 6:34 am | Sunset: 6:39 pm | 12 hours and 5 minutes of sun.
High tide at 3:18 am & 3:52 pm | Low tide at 8:45 am & 10:39 pm.
Moon: Waxing Gibbous. 8.6 days, 62% lighting.
Things To Do
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival at Rosecliff
8 am to 10 am: Cars & Coffee — Youngtimers at Fort Adams (Rescheduled to September 30)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm: Fall Visitors Weekend at West Place Animal Sanctuary (Rescheduled to October 7 – 8)
10 am to 1:30 pm: Tiverton Farmers Market at Town Farm Recreation Area
10 am to 4 pm: One to One Fall 2023
1 pm to 4 pm: Apple Cider Bar at The Chanler at Cliff Walk
4 pm to 6 pm: Choreographed Ballroom Dancing
4 pm to 7 pm: Litchfield vodka Espresso Martini Contest at The Deck
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Live Music & Entertainment
Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
Fastnet Irish Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Music By Mel from 4 pm to 7 pm
Johnny’s Restaurant and Patio at the Wyndham Newport Hotel: Newport Island Quartet from 3 pm to 7 pm
JPT Film & Event Center: Carlos: The Santana Journey global premiere at 4:30 pm
Landing: Jim Devlin at 1 pm
Narragansett Cafe: Professor Harp from 4 pm to 7 pm
Newport Playhouse: Ghost Of A Chance at 11 am
One Pelham East: Sean Rivers at 5 pm
Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
Sunset Cove: Andre Arsenault from 11 am to 2 pm, East Bay Roots from 3 pm to 6 pm
The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
The Pub at 2 Mile Corner: John Erikson at 4 pm
The Reef: Reggae Brunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
No local meetings are scheduled.
See the agendas and a complete list of public meetings across Rhode Island here.
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Forecast includes rip current risk, surf height, weather, winds, and more.
The last-place Red Sox are playing for a chance to finish above .500 and to catch the rival Yankees and avoid finishing last in the AL East for the third time in four seasons.
Quarterback Connor Watkins ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns and Villanova beat Rhode Island 35-9 in a Coastal Athletic Association season opener for the Wildcats on Saturday.
The Patriots are 0-2 to start the season for the first time since 2001 in Belichick’s second year with the franchise.
Ethan Gettman connected on a 38-yard field goal with under two minutes left in regulation, then hit from 37-yards out in overtime to lift Bryant to a 16-13 win over Princeton in a non-conference contest Saturday afternoon.
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Are you in the market for a new home in beautiful Newport County? If so, you’re in luck! This weekend, a variety of properties will be available for viewing during public open houses.
Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Rhode Island. Gas prices are as of September 22.
Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ophelia broke down counties in every state with the highest opioid dispense rates.
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