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Fourth of July 2019: What’s Open & Closed?

[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] A burst of pyrotechnics zoom in multiple directions at Warwick City Park during Fourth of July Fireworks July 3, 2015.
A burst of pyrotechnics zoom in multiple directions at Warwick City Park during Fourth of July Fireworks July 3, 2015.
A burst of pyrotechnics zoom in multiple directions at Warwick City Park during Fourth of July Fireworks July 3, 2015.

WARWICK, RI —  Today marks the 243rd year for the United States and unofficially begins Summer with a mid-week day off for many people — here’s what’s open:

The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, according to History.com. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. Since 1776, July 4 has been recognized as the birth of American independence, with fireworks and barbecues in celebration.

In Warwick, the City’s fireworks display comes at then end of the weekend on Sunday, but there are still many Fourth of July Fireworks displays throughout the state for those who’d like to see pyrotechnics the calendar holiday today, or nearly any day between now and Sunday.

City Hall and the school department are closed for the holiday. Trash, recycling, and yard waste pick-ups are delayed one day, starting with today’s schedule.

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Public transit RIPTA is following holiday routes on Friday. Check the RIPTA website for schedules.

TF Green State Airport is operating, with arrival and departure schedules online.
Banks are also closed or holding limited hours.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.IF YOU CAN'T READ THIS ARTICLE, AND YOU'D LIKE TO, YOU'LL NEED TO SUBSCRIBE (TOP RIGHT MENU) FOR $1.50 PER MONTH OR $15 YEARLY, OR LOG IN.