Building for the Future: The Story of the WaterFire Arts Center

Building for the Future: The Story of the WaterFire Arts Center

A video series supported by TRAC Builders, Inc. exploring the history, construction, and future of WaterFire Providence’s new headquarters shines light on the Valley neighborhood’s latest cultural institution WaterFire Providence is proud to announce a new video series detailing the history, construction, and future of WaterFire Providence’s new headquarters, The WaterFire Arts Center. WaterFire Providence…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jerry Suggs

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Jerry Suggs

Whether it be on a boat feeding fires, working with the public to ensure the spectacle of the torch processions, or being an Ambassador at a guest station, Jerry Suggs appreciates it all. This is Jerry’s third year as a WaterFire volunteer and he has enjoyed every event he’s worked. Before becoming a volunteer, Jerry…

Slam Dunk WaterFire: A Big Win for Providence

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 2 Comments
Slam Dunk WaterFire: A Big Win for Providence

WaterFire Providence began the 2016 season with a dunk – a Slam Dunk! On March 18th, the basin of Waterplace Park was filled with visitors enjoying the warmth and firelight of a partial WaterFire Lighting. Braziers burned brightly and music carried far as enraptured audiences enjoyed each other’s company on the banks of the river.…

Volunteer Spotlight: Community Partners

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Community Partners

WaterFire takes hundreds of volunteers and a dedicated staff to make its events a reality. Though many already know this, fewer know how deep into the community WaterFire’s roots really go. WaterFire wouldn’t happen without a great many organizations and businesses from around the city donating, supporting, and otherwise helping us do what we do.…

March 18th, 2016 – Slam Dunk WaterFire

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 31 Comments
March 18th, 2016 – Slam Dunk WaterFire

This event is being sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall. Partial lightings usually include all of the braziers from Providence Place Mall to Steeple Street. Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire! Come down early and get…

Volunteer Spotlight: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Volunteer Spotlight: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

WaterFire would be nothing without its volunteers, and within that enormous group of hard-working Rhode Islanders are those representing their place of employment. Along with student groups, families, and many dedicated individuals, corporate volunteers help bring the magic to the city of Providence. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island not only encourages their…

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…