August 9th, 2014 – Full Lighting

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August 9th, 2014 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by National Grid

National Grid

National Grid delivers the energy to the places where Rhode Islanders live, work and play. This year, we are once again proud to be a sponsor of WaterFire Providence to help shine a light on the rich cultural heritage of our community. Please visit and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for energy-saving ideas for home and business.

August 9th, 2014 Event Schedule:

Sunset time: 7:55pm

All Full Lighting WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until just past midnight. Please check this page frequently for updated information. Updated 7/29/14.

The soundtrack listing for this event will be available soon.

11:00am – Benefit Street: A Mile of History walking tour with the Rhode Island Historical Society

Created in the mid-18th century “for the benefit of all,” this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Begin: John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street
Adults: $15, Seniors: $12, RIHS Members & Students: $10, Children 8 and under: Free
For more information or to make reservations, please contact Barbara Barnes at 401-273-7507 x362

5:30pm – 11:30pm The WaterFire Store on Canal Street

Photo by Jeniifer Bonin

WaterFire Providence lapel pins, photo by Jennifer Bonin. The WaterFire Store on Canal Street is open for business. Stop in and buy a t-shirt, hoodie, poster, magnet, pendants and much more to help support WaterFire and keep the fires burning. Also make sure to check out the Photos of WaterFire tent on Washington Street. This tent will have matted photo prints, featuring the work of our Volunteer Photographers; WaterFire Providence postcards; large format photo posters; and silk screen prints by local artists.

6:00pm – 10:30pm The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street

Arts Festival Plaza. Photo by John A. Simonetti.

Located on Washington Street in the heart of the WaterFire installation, the Arts Festival Plaza is a showcase for local artists and crafts-people. From photography and sculpture, paintings and hand-crafted ceramics, to jewelry and specialty textiles, the WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza features a wide range of locally crafted artisan wares to exhibit for sale to WaterFire’s visitors.

6:30pm – 11:00pm Swing dancing at the WaterFire Ballroom

The WaterFire Ballroom with Roger Ceresi's All Starz and Tony Cerbo.

WaterFire Providence is pleased to be bringing back a crowd favorite. For the first time since 2012 we will once again be activating the WaterFire Ballroom at Turk’s Head Plaza in Providence’s Financial District. This event is being made possible National Grid to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the Providence Police Department. The night’s theme is Swing Dancing and will feature performances from Roger Ceresi’s All Starz and Tony Cerbo.

7:00pm – 11:00pm The Ignite Providence Music Stage on Steeple Street


Presented by Geico | Local Office and Fat Belly’s Irish Pub the Ignite Providence Music Stage highlights the best in local talent. Featuring Jesus Andujar & Grupo Sazon is a Latin orchestra based in Rhode Island. Since 2003 Jesus Andujar and his talented musicians have been producing authentic music from the spanish caribbean; Salsa, Merengue and Latin Jazz. This great band is usually found in the finest venues throughout New England and New York.

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Tim Blankenship

Interactive Media Manager at WaterFire Providence
I've worked at WaterFire since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career here I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. I have recently transitioned to role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I find it very rewarding working to increase engagement with our supporters both locally and globally.

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