Volunteer Spotlight: Santa Claus

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Giving, Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Santa Claus

Santa Claus – known as Ken Panciera on the off-season – will help bring the Christmas spirit to Providence during WaterFire’s Christmas Fire on December 18th. “As you get older, Christmas becomes more of a marketing type of thing – you lose the spirit as you get older. But I’m a kid at heart.” Even…

Volunteer Spotlight: WaterFire’s Veterans

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Volunteering | 2 Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: WaterFire’s Veterans

On November 7th, WaterFire Providence honored our many dedicated veterans, active military, and military families with a Salute to Veterans WaterFire. These brave individuals gave so much to our country, and believe it or not, a great many of them continue to do so. WaterFire is proud to have a team of veterans among our…

The Fiery Fall Interns

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Internships, WaterFire Providence | No Comments
The Fiery Fall Interns

The internship program here at WaterFire Providence is a great opportunity for local students and young professionals to get an inside look at one of Providence’s non-profit organizations. This fall WaterFire Providence has over 10 interns from various Universities including Roger Williams University, Johnson & Wales and Wheaton College. WaterFire offers many different internship positions…

December 18th, 2015 – Christmas WaterFire

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 52 Comments
December 18th, 2015 – Christmas WaterFire

This special event is being sponsored by an anonymous donor and will highlight the good work being done by the Providence Rescue Mission. WaterFire Providence would like to thank Ocean State Sandwich Company for generously donating lunch for our staff and volunteers on the day of this event. Event Schedule: Friday, December 18th – Basin…

The Christening of Artemis

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in WaterFire Providence | No Comments
The Christening of Artemis

Introducing Artemis! The newest member of the WaterFire fleet. October 29th Providence, RI This morning months of hard work on our new boat, Artemis, was celebrated at Collier Park with a christening ceremony. WaterFire Providence’s “Float Our Boat” kickstarter campaign started on April 9, 2015 to start funding for our new boat. Artemis will be…

Volunteer Spotlight: Joe and Anne DeFaria

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Joe and Anne DeFaria

When Joe and Anne DeFaria first visited WaterFire, they mostly stayed at the basin and watched the fires burn against the skyline backdrop. They didn’t really venture very far down the river. Now, years later, they are the volunteers who know the ins and outs of Starry Starry Night – at the other end of…

WaterFire Celebrates #GivingTuesday 2015

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Giving, WaterFire Providence | 2 Comments
WaterFire Celebrates #GivingTuesday 2015

This year, after you’ve given thanks; gotten your door buster deals; surfed for cyber bargains; and finished all of the leftovers, try a new feel good tradition! #GivingTuesday is a new day for giving back that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Your support will help us Let In The Light! For…

November 7th, 2015 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 4 Comments
November 7th, 2015 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

This fire is made possible by Gold Star Sponsor Walmart, presenting Sponsors of the Veterans Resource Fair The Walmart Foundation,Silver Star Sponsor Bank of America, Bronze Star Sponsors Dominion Power & Energy and Chase Canopy, Media Sponsor the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association and other supporting sponsors: Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, TACO/The White Family Foundation ,…

October 3rd, 2015 – Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 7 Comments
October 3rd, 2015 – Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™

Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and Your Rhode Island BMW Centers October 3rd, 2015 Event Info: Sunset: 6:26 p.m. Lighting time:  6:46 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m. Music Program ** There is light/moderate rain in the forecast for Saturday. We are still planning to go ahead with the WaterFire lighting…

September 26th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | One Comment
September 26th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Webster Bank, the Confucius Institute and US-China Institute at Bryant University, and Lifetime Medical. September 26th, 2015 Event Info: 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 midnight. Things to see: Before the lighting — Big Drum Powwow at Roger Williams National Memorial Traditional…