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New Year’s Day 2024: What’s Open, What’s Up

[CREDIT: DEM] One of the state services operating New Years Day 2024 is George Washington State Campground, where the DEM will host its annual New Years Day hike.

[CREDIT: DEM] One of the state services operating New Years Day 2024 is George Washington State Campground, where the DEM will host its annual New Years Day hike.
[CREDIT: DEM] One of the state services operating New Years Day 2024 is George Washington State Campground, where the DEM will host its annual New Years Day hike.
WARWICK, RI – It’s a New Year, so put a new Warwick City Calendar on your shopping list, remember to write a ’24 on checks and forms, and review this list of services as local, federal and state services observe New Years’ Day 2024.

In Warwick, city hall and the school department are closed for the holiday. The city’s sanitation department does not observe this holiday.

Public transit company RIPTA is following regular routes. All RIPTA offices, except for the Customer Service Call Center, are closed today.

Check the RIPTA website for schedules.

TF Green State Airport is operating, with arrival and departure schedules online.

Banks are also closed.

If you’re typically an early riser after New Years’s Eve, or even relatively slow to start in the morning, there are a few active options for you:

DEM First Day Hike

First Day HIke, Jan. 1, 11 a.m. till 1 p.m., George Washington State Campground, Chepachet, RI

Kick off the New Year burning off extra holiday calories in the great outdoors. Commemorative pins are available for participants while supplies last. This year, join us for a 1.5-mile loop hike at George Washington State Campground.

Leashed dogs are allowed if the leash is no longer than six feet. The trail is on uneven ground; jogging stroller-friendly. Children must be always accompanied by an adult. There will be outdoor information tables and activities stationed along the path. The walk will be held rain or shine, so DEM encourages participants to dress accordingly.

“Remember, it’s hunting season. Orange clothing is not required for the guided hike since it is within the state campground, but we recommend you wear 200 square inches (hat or vest) in case you plan on extending your hike into the surrounding management area.”

Polar plunging

First Day Polar Plunge for Wish Come True Groups and individuals will head to the ocean for a great cause while helping two local kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses at t Easton’s Beach (AKA First Beach) in Newport on Sunday, January 1st, from 11 a.m. till 1:30 p.m.

A Wish Come True, the oldest wish-granting organization in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, hosts its annual Polar Plunge. Arrive early, as parking will be limited.

Rob Borkowski
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 [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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