Volunteer Spotlight: Josh Jefferis

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Josh Jefferis

One largely unknown fact about WaterFire: everything we use for the event, except for the braziers, is set up in the morning before most people have risen, and taken down after the final visitors leave. Sometimes it takes until 2:30 or 3:00 in the morning before the last WaterFire truck has left the river, and…

September 24th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | One Comment
September 24th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute & US-China Institute at Bryant University and Nortek Saturday, September 24th, 2016 Before the lighting: The 7th Annual Big Drum Powwow Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson of the Pocasset Pokanoket Tribe and Raymond Two Hawks Watson welcome you to the Big Drum Powwow featuring The Eastern Host Drums, The Eastern Medicine Singers,…

September 4th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 21 Comments
September 4th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Sunday, September 4th, 2016 WEATHER UPDATE: Weather looks great, clear, no rain, perhaps some breeze.  Please come join us. All events are proceeding as planned.  Updates will be posted here if needed.  We look forward to seeing you tonight. Updated: 9/4/2016 4:45 a.m. Enjoy special accommodation packages from our hospitality partners Providence area hotels will be presenting…

Be my guest at Providence Journal Critic’s Choice Food and Drink Festival

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Events | No Comments
Be my guest at Providence Journal Critic’s Choice Food and Drink Festival

We’re having a party. But not just any party. The Providence Journal is hosting a festival to celebrate Rhode Island’s food and drink. And they asked me to compile the wish list. This all seemed like a dream when the event people at The Journal proposed it at the beginning of summer. “It’s a Critic’s…

August 20th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 12 Comments
August 20th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Fidelity Investments and National Grid. August 20th, 2016 Sunset: 7:37 p.m. Lighting time:  7:57 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m. Music Program Things to see: Origami Crane Folding with Fidelity Investments Visit Fidelity’s crane tent, located near the WWI Memorial close to the corner of College Street and North Main Street, from…

Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Sondler

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Sondler

At WaterFire Providence, we like volunteers to be exposed to different opportunities in order to find where a volunteer will fit best based on their skills and their interests. A volunteer finding their niche and becoming part of the WaterFire experience is something we strive for and look forward to with every person who lends…

August 6th, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 10 Comments
August 6th, 2016 – Full Lighting

August 6th, 2016 C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C Sunset: 7:59 p.m. Lighting time:  8:19 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m. Music Program For the third year in a row WaterFire Providence is partnering up with RI Defeats Hep C for the “C is for Cure”…

2016 Summer Intern Update

2016 Summer Intern Update

As we hit mid-July, only halfway through summer and three full lightings in, we wanted to take time to reflect on these past few weeks and all that we’ve accomplished as a team. Our WaterFire interns have been sharing their day-to-day experiences and event day stories through our blog, interns.waterfire.org. Throughout the 13 different departments…

July 23rd, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 7 Comments
July 23rd, 2016 – Full Lighting

July 23rd, 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: Shakespeare en el Verano : Romeo and Juliet 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the Waterplace Park Basin Stage. Trinity Repertory Company, in partnership with Rhode Island…

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…