Greater City Providence

GC: Photos – Happy 4th!

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Photo © Raastah from Flickr

This RIPTA bus wrapped in old glory is actually advertising something (some show at the Dunk or something, I can’t exactly tell what), but I thought it makes a cute little Happy 4th image.

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Have a safe and Independence Day!

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Way to go. I like it and happy forth of July and this bus should be in the Bristol 4th of July Parade.

  • It’s advertising a show coming to the Dunk in September. “Spirit of America” is like a big indoor marching band show or something, I saw the commercial during the parade. Admission is free.

  • I take it that this RIPTA Bus was featured in the Bristol 4th of July Parade?

  • Spirit of America is coming to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Sept. 25-26 and tickets are FREE! Check out our video preview at
    Performed in the tradition of both a military review and a large-scale theatrical production, Spirit of America presents United States history and American musical heritage. Soldiers in period uniforms reenact key moments from the Revolutionary War to current operations. These reenactments feature a unique perspective of American history — that of the citizen Soldier. The show includes battle scenes, short periods of simulated gunfire, and performances by the Army’s elite ceremonial units. The show features the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army. Elements of the Old Guard include The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the Caisson Platoon, the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and The U.S. Army Drill Team. Please visit for more details, show footage and to get your FREE tickets.

  • Sorry your post got stuck in spam SoA. Thanks for the information on your event.

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