Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

WaterFire Providence was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 with his “First Fire.” This first fire became a hit and in years since, WaterFire Providence has expanded to include over 80 Braziers that are lit throughout their events every season. The Providence Journal spoke of Waterfire Providence in 1997 describing WaterFire as, “the most popular…

Make it happen: Volunteer with WaterFire Providence

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Events, Volunteering | No Comments
Make it happen: Volunteer with WaterFire Providence

While there is a short break in WaterFire lightings downtown, the staff and interns are still busy behind the scenes preparing for the upcoming events. This hard work will all come to life on Tuesday, July 14th with a Basin Lighting and Saturday, July 18th with a Full Lighting of WaterFire. In order to make…

July 18th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | No Comments
July 18th, 2015 – Full Lighting

The event is being sponsored by: Navigant Credit Union and Cox Business July 18th, 2015 Event Info: Sunset: 8:18 p.m. Lighting time: 8:38 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m. Music Program – coming soon! All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past…

July 14th, 2015 – Basin Lighting

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | No Comments
July 14th, 2015 – Basin Lighting

The event is being sponsored by National Association of Clean Water Agencies The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is proud to mark its 45th year of clear commitment to America’s waters in partnership with WaterFire.  NACWA represents the collective interests of America’s clean water utilities nationwide – dedicated public servants and true environmental advocates. …

Set your imagination on fire, join the WaterFire team on June 13th.

Set your imagination on fire, join the WaterFire team on June 13th.

You could say that the original WaterFire happened on June 9, 1772. Most historians agree that when a small group of Providence citizens set the British Gaspee alight in the Providence bay that this was the starting point of the Revolutionary War! On Saturday June 13th, WaterFire Providence will honor the burning of  Gaspee, 243…

Public Meeting: Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in WaterFire Providence | No Comments
Public Meeting:  Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives

Public Meeting: WaterFire Providence will hold a public meeting on May 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. in the American Locomotive Works complex at 317 Iron Horse Way, Building 58, Suite 204 in Providence.  The purpose of the meeting will be to inform the public about and elicit…

June 13th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Art, Events | 3 Comments
June 13th, 2015 – Full Lighting

The event is being sponsored by: National Grid National Grid delivers the energy to the places where Rhode Islanders live, work and play. This year, we are once again proud to be a sponsor of WaterFire Providence to help shine a light on the rich cultural heritage of our community. Please visit www.nationalgrid.com and connect…

Saturday, May 23rd – Full Lighting

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 16 Comments
Saturday, May 23rd –  Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Bank of America and Brown University in celebration of its 250th Anniversary. May 23rd, 2015 Event Info: Sunset time: 8:06 p.m. Lighting time: 8:26 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m. Music Program All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled…

Saturday, May 16th 2015 – Partial Lighting

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | No Comments
Saturday, May 16th 2015 – Partial Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Volvo Group of Companies in North America The Volvo Group of Companies is a proud sponsor of WaterFire Providence, which will be one of the main attractions for attendees of the Volvo Ocean Race North American stopover on May 16, 2015. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier offshore…

Two-day Earth Day celebration Brightens Up Providence

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Events, Providence, Volunteering | No Comments
Two-day Earth Day celebration Brightens Up Providence

Earth Day is the world’s largest civic observance. Like WaterFire, Earth Day brings people out in to their communities and reminds us to appreciate the place in which we live. On Earth Day, WaterFire and our season sponsor and neighbor IGT teamed up to get a kick start on spring cleaning in downtown. A group…