Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Check out spectators' view of the Bristol 4th of July Parade and add your own photos to the gallery.
The Bristol 4th of July parade surely held many memories for many families. We asked Bristol and Warren residents to share theirs with their Patch community. Check out some of the scenes, as captured by local residents, and add your contributions to the gallery by clicking the "upload photos" button. You can also email your pics to email@example.com. Don't forget to tell us who you are, and add any information you'd like to include with the photos.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Share your favorite 4th of July photos with the world ... or at least the Bristol-Warren area.
Bristol's 4th of July celebration was filled with special moments, and with the number of spectators estimated at more than 100,000 Wednesday, there are sure to be some fantastic photos floating around. We want you to share them with the community. Open your photo album to your friends and neighbors. Show off your photographic skills, or share a special moment with your family. Whether they're of the sites of the parade, the flash of fireworks or just you and you friends, we want your pictures. Email your photos, along with your name and any information you want to include, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply attach them to this article. We'll compile the photos into a Patch Community Gallery for the site.
Check out a gallery of the crowd viewing the 4th of July Parade.
Thousands of visitors flooded Bristol Wednesday morning for the 227th Bristol 4th of July Parade. Check out a sampling of those viewing the parade as the oldest 4th of July celebration in America paraded down Hope and High streets Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Check out some photos of the 227thristol 4th of July Parade.
The 227 Bristol 4th of July Parade wound its way down hope and High streets Wednesday morning, featuring bands from across the town and the the country. Check out a gallery of photos from the parade.
Patriotic exercises at the Colt School begin Bristol's 4th of July celebration.
"I welcome you to Bristol as we celebrate the 4th of July like no other town in America." Town Administrator Diane Medeiros — among other dignitaries — officially opened Bristol's 4th of July celebration at 8:30 this morning during patriotic exercises in the Colt School auditorium, her final address on parade day as administrator. Medeiros is leaving her position at the end of the year after more than 25 years with the town. "It's our can-do attitude that sets us apart," Medeiros said. "Just like the work of the 4th of July Committee to pull this miracle off. It helps us spread good will inside and outside the community. This is our time to shine." The 4th of July Committee welcomed dignitaries from around the community and state, …
The 4th of July Committee provided a copy of the parade program for the 227th Bristol 4th of July Parade.
The Bristol 4th of July Parade kicks off about 10:30 a.m. from Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and conclude on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street. Thousands of spectators are sure to show up early to grab their best seats. Be warned: Any chairs or blankets set up before 5 a.m. are subject to being confiscated. But you want to male sure to get the best viewing spot you can for this lineup. Check out the full parade orders in the attached pdf. And check back with Patch Thursday for full coverage of the celebration.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Visit the Schooner WOLF at Bristol Harbor through Wednesday.
"We are honored to have you as members of out fleet. My standing orders to all of you ... carry on smartly; just don't do it in public." With that, Capt. Finbar Gittelman swore in the newest members of the Conch Republic Navy, while docked in Bristol Harbor. The Schooner WOLF docked in the harbor Sunday and hosted a dockside reception for visitors Monday evening. The WOLF is the designated flagship of the Conch Republic. It is designed after the blockade runners that patrolled the Florida straights, Carribean Sea and Atlantic Ocean in defense of the island nation also known as Key West, Florida. "Like all great nations, we have a Navy, and the WOLF is out flagship," said Gittelman, who helped build the 74-foot schooner in the early 1980s…
The Bristol Community Chorus opens the show tonight, and The British Invasion wraps up this year's series at Independence Park.
The big day is less than 24 hours away, and the party continues tonight at Independence Park as musicians rock the night away on the eve of the 4th. The Bristol County Chorus kicks things off at 6:30 tonight. Originally founded by members of a church choir who wanted to do more than their weekly service required, the community chorus now includes members from multiple communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, not all of whom are choir singers. The chorus offers a varied vocal program spanning several genres of music, under the direction of Founder Joan Roth. The Bristol 4th of July Concert Series ends on a rockin' note at 7:30 when The British Invasion takes the stage. More than just the Beatles, The British Invasion is nostalgic …
The parade is a little more than 24 hours away ... what time do you claim your viewing spot?
The 247th Bristol Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 10:30 Wednesday morning. But with the thousands of visitors expected in Bristol — and with roads closing at 8:30 a.m. — it pays to show up early. No one is allowed to set up shop before 5 a.m. — and overnight camping along the parade route is prohibited. But some will surely be standing there waiting before the sun even rises. So what time do you plan to hit the streets for the show tomorrow morning? Are you an early riser to ensure you get your favorite spot, or will you sleep in and take your chances? Vote in the poll below, and share your plans for a perfect parade day in the comments section.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Superchief Trio and world-famous Bellevue Cadillac take the stage tonight at Independence Park.
Check out some high energy music as the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series continues thonight at Independence Park The evening begin with the high-energy Swing, New Orleans R&B, jump blues, boogie-woogie The Superchief Trio brings to the stage at 6:45 p.m. The Superchief Trio — "the ultimate dance-party band" —is described as "a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics, all rolled up into one small package." The bandfeatures covers of Professor Longhair, Huey Smith, Smiley Lewis, Wee Willie Wayne and many others. Pianist Keith Munslow met trombonist Pam Murray at Providence arts incubator AS220, where they performed together in the Smoking Jackets and the Neo 90s Dance Band…