Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine and Wayne Barnes

Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine and Wayne Barnes

At WaterFire Providence we love recruiting new volunteers to help us light up the night, but one thing we pride ourselves most on is when volunteers love their experience so much that they decide to return to help at another event. Or in the case of Catherine and Wayne Barnes, returning for 10 more years…

July 9th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 4 Comments
July 9th, 2016 – Full Lighting

July 9th, 2016 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 begins shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. Things to see:  Grab Your Paddles and Help Us Light Up the River  Clear Currents returns for the 2016 Season Clear Currents is the portion of the evening’s WaterFire lighting that…

June 18th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 26 Comments
June 18th, 2016 – Full Lighting

June 18th, 2016 Event Info: Sunset: 8:24 p.m. Lighting time:  8:44 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m. Music Program Important Traffic, Parking, and Safety Guidelines | Planning for an Enjoyable and Safe WaterFire Experience Please be aware that the weekend of June 18th is also the weekend of Rhode Island Pride Fest, which…

May 28th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 12 Comments
May 28th, 2016 – Full Lighting

May 28th, 2016 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. Weather considerations: The forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies and temps in the high eighties. We do not expect cancellations or delays for this lighting. Last updated 5/26/2016 Things…

May 21st, 2016 – Basin Lighting

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | One Comment
May 21st, 2016 – Basin Lighting

This event is being sponsored by The MET High School, Celebrating 20 Years A pre show performance on the basin stage will kick off the event from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Headlining the pre show is American Idol Finalist David Hernandez debuting his new single “Beautiful” and three additional performances by alumni and students of The…

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 | 33 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…