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

Sponsored by: Lifetime Medical and 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 – 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…

August 15th, 2015 – Full Lighting

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August 15th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by: Amica Insurance  Amica Insurance has been a proud supporter of WaterFire Providence, and we are happy to continue our support of this magical experience, which remains free to the public. 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 – Coming…

August 1st, 2015 – Full Lighting

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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…

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

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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: 8:28 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m. Music Program There is a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. WaterFire will be held rain or shine. Bring a rain jacket and enjoy the…

July 14th, 2015 – Basin Lighting

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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. …