Volunteer Spotlight: Kim & Lily Widdup

Volunteer Spotlight: Kim & Lily Widdup

Most WaterFire volunteers drive a few minutes to get to Providence and start their night transforming a city. Neither Kim nor Lily Widdup is this type of volunteer. This mother and daughter duo makes the trek up the East Coast from Maryland to return to Kim’s original home, the Providence area, and visit her parents.…

September 12th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 2 Comments
September 12th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by: the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists The Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) is a not-for-profit corporation, recognized as a constituent of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). NESO serves orthodontists in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and the Canadian provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island,…

2015 Clear Currents T-Shirt Design Contest – Winner Announced!

2015 Clear Currents T-Shirt Design Contest – Winner Announced!

Clear Currents is a WaterFire evening where we invite individuals to paddle on the river with their canoes and kayaks during the lighting (it’s not too late to sign up for this year’s event)! Each year participants attach an illuminated koi fish to their vessels to help us light up the night. This year we conducted a…

Volunteer Spotlight: Duane Brouillette & Beatriz Lincoln

Volunteer Spotlight: Duane Brouillette & Beatriz Lincoln

The longer you volunteer for WaterFire, the more you come to understand how engrained it is with the City of Providence. Most of our volunteers live in or around the area, but many moved here for one reason or another and have used WaterFire as a way to make new friends and become familiar with…

August 29th, 2015 – Full Lighting

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August 29th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Thanks to the generous support of the Textron Charitable Trust. August 29th, 2015 Event Info: Sunset: 7:26 p.m. Lighting time:  7:46 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 evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. Things to…

August 15th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 2 Comments
August 15th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by: Amica Insurance and Nortek August 15th, 2015 Event Info: Sunset: 7:47 p.m. Lighting time: 8:07 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 evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. Clear Currents returns for 2015 with two…

August 1st, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 5 Comments
August 1st, 2015 – Full Lighting

C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C | Supported by: Gilead / HepCHope.com | Sponsored by: Fidelity Investments August 1st, 2015 Event Info: Sunset: 8:05 p.m. Lighting time: 8:15 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 evenings. Lighting…

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Karas

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Karas

Monday through Friday, Mark Karas helps people plan their retirement through Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. He wears a tie, shined shoes, and glasses. His profession demands the ability to truly understand people, to connect with their needs while representing large financial institutions in the process. During summer weekends, though, he’s out on the…

2015 Summer Intern Update

2015 Summer Intern Update

The WaterFire internship program is in full swing for the summer 2015 season. With positions available in thirteen different areas, this unique program offers an in depth look at a nonprofit organization. Each internship position varies in responsibilities, but each offers a variety of experiences. Here’s what this summer’s interns are saying about their day…

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…