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 | No 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 | 15 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…

The People of WaterFire: Gina Murray

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Gina Murray

It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are. ―E.E. Cummings Gina Murray is a woman who fell in love at first site with her career. She had the opportunity (thanks mom!) to shadow a surgical tech during a series of operations a few years out of high school and just as…

The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek

The time to act is now! Somebody go get the Director. ―Jarod Kintz The WaterFire experience is very different from person to person, whether you are an international visitor, community member, volunteer, performer, staff member, vendor or board director. It’s a unique aspect of the artwork that each participant is able to have such a…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson

Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson

The smell of the cedar and pine heavy in the air, clad in all black, you are surrounded; surrounded by wood, by water, by people, by a city normally busy by day and deserted by night. But, tonight it is different. It is rich in culture and filled with vibrancy. You are a WaterFire Wood…

The People of WaterFire: Michael Grando

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | 2 Comments
The People of WaterFire: Michael Grando

Silence is a source of Great Strength. ― Lao Tzu So many of us have marveled at Michael’s performances on the flaming river over the years. In his portrayal of Pierrot (Pedrolino) from the Commedia del’arte, he is on a naive and everlasting quest to win the heart of a beautiful girl. It was never…

Volunteer Spotlight: John Nickerson

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: John Nickerson

Fire Feeding, photo by John Nickerson Can you picture those friendly people answering questions, getting folks to smile and enjoy their WaterFire visit? John Nickerson is without a doubt one of those people. As a Rhode Islander John was always a frequent WaterFire visitor and even volunteered on several occasions on the wood boats over…