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

March 18th, 2016 – Slam Dunk WaterFire Event Info:

Sunset: 6:56 p.m.
Lighting time: 7:16 p.m.
The fires will remain lit until 10:30 p.m.
Music Program

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.

Slam Dunk WaterFire

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire! Come down early and get your Dunk on! Starting at 6:00 PM join WaterFire Providence for a fun-filled evening including the Slam Dunk Basketball shootout competition in Union Plaza. Step up and take a shot to win wonderful prizes provided by Dunkin’ Donuts in this family-friendly event.

For a donation to WaterFire Providence of $5, shoot for the hoop and get three chances to win Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards, 2016 Slam Dunk WaterFire t-shirts, and the coveted 2016 Slam Dunk WaterFire sweatshirt.

That’s right – sink all three balls through the hoop and win all three prizes! You get 3 chances to win! Try your luck with a Free Throw, Layup, and 3 Pointer. Win a prize for each shot you successfully make. Boom-shaka-laka!

Dunkin’ Donuts will be serving up free samples of some wonderful refreshments near the basin area so make sure to stop by and either “warm up” or “cool down”.

Want to be a part of the art? Learn more about all the different ways you can become involved by asking WaterFire Providence Ambassadors at the event. Stop by the WaterFire Store for WaterFire-inspired merchandise.

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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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33 Comments

  1. Krystle Crossman
    February 18, 2016

    This is on my birthday!! I am so excited. 🙂 That will be a wonderful birthday outing.

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    • Tim Blankenship
      February 18, 2016

      Happy Birthday! Bring us cake.

      Reply
    • Jason Duquet
      March 18, 2016

      ME too!! Happy Bday!!

      Reply
  2. sandy g
    March 2, 2016

    Hi Tim , Im from Connecticut n I want to have a vacation there in Providence I hearc about the waterfires . Imsaving as much money as I can possibly can I never been anywhere interesting I asked my boyfriend to take me there n he said to find out whats the best time to b in Providence in the summer (he never heard of waterire ) we want to c free outdoors music events n art n what ever u guys have to enjoy one week along with the waterfire . I have to let my job know REALLY SOON I appreciate your help , it seems u know well Providence I hope we hear from u .

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    • Tim Blankenship
      March 7, 2016

      Hi Sandy, we don’t have all of the event dates for this season nailed down yet. I can tell you that the PVD International Arts Festival will be taking place from June 2nd – 5th and there will be a WaterFire to go with it on Saturday the 4th. This will be just about the busiest weekend in Providence for arts, music, parades, etc. Definitely not something to miss. Our full schedule will be published in April. Hope you can make it!

      Reply
  3. Sharon alviti
    March 7, 2016

    Our family is hoping your schedule includes June 11 2016 for a waterfire. We are having our daughter’s wedding downtown and are having guests from all over the country. This would make everyone coming love Providence, Rhode Island. Fingers crossed
    Sharon Alviti

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    • Tim Blankenship
      March 7, 2016

      Hi Sharon, our full season schedule will be published in April. Hope everything works out for you!

      Reply
  4. Christina Campbell
    March 10, 2016

    We are visiting from CT on April 1st through the 3rd. It is a celebration for my daughter Heather who has Down Syndrome. She will 30 years old and would love to experience Waterfire. Thank you☺️

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    • Tim Blankenship
      March 10, 2016

      Hi Christina, sorry to say it, but we’re not going to have a lighting that weekend. Although we do have this Slam Dunk WaterFire coming up next next week our season typically does not begin until the end of May. Hopefully you’ll have another chance to come up and visit us again later in the summer. Look for our schedule to be published in mid-April.

      Reply
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    March 14, 2016

    […] Providence’s first lighting of WaterFire is this weekend too! Friday night, come to the Slam Dunk WaterFire, a basin lighting, starting at 6pm with a shootout competition in Union Plaza. This is a […]

    Reply
  6. RJ
    March 15, 2016

    Where do they light the WaterFire?? Is there an address?? How long of a route is it?? Thanks, RJ

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    • Tim Blankenship
      March 15, 2016

      Hi RJ, best address for this event will be: 1 Financial Way, Providence, RI 02903. Parking is available at lots in downtown (more info here: http://waterfire.org/visit/parking-and-directions/). During “full” lightings the installation runs for about 1/2 mile and covers about 8 city blocks, this event is only a Basin lighting.

      Reply
    • Becky Ryan
      March 17, 2016

      It’s down town Providence near the mail .. You really can’t miss it ..

      Reply
      • Tim Blankenship
        March 18, 2016

        😉

        Reply
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    March 16, 2016

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  8. Scott
    March 17, 2016

    Is there a makeup day if it gets rained out / snowed out?

    Reply
    • Tim Blankenship
      March 17, 2016

      No, we don’t really get the opportunity to reschedule these events. WaterFire lightings are rarely cancelled, there is too much planning and momentum behind each event to change the schedule for weather. Hurricanes, torrential downpours, dangerous blizzards have squashed events in the past, but Friday’s forecast is looking like a few rain showers at most. Should be a pretty decent night.

      Reply
  9. Renata Halls
    March 18, 2016

    Waterfire has been my happy place for over fifteen years. I can’t wait for this year’s season to begin. Thank you for all you do.

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    • Tim Blankenship
      March 18, 2016

      Thanks Renata, see you soon down by the rivers!

      Reply
  10. Jim Carter
    April 11, 2016

    Is there a schedule for the rest of the year? I’m trying to coordinate a visit ASAP. Please reply! Thanks!

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    • Tim Blankenship
      April 12, 2016

      Hey Jim, the schedule is coming in the next few weeks. Sorry for the inconvenience, we know a lot of people are waiting and we’re pushing things through as best as we can right now. There are a lot of balls being juggled and we’re trying to make sure none of them get dropped. Thanks for your support and patience.

      Reply
      • Karen
        April 17, 2016

        Hi Tim, Will there be any waterfire events during school vacation week April 18-22, 2016? Thank you.

        Reply
        • Tim Blankenship
          April 18, 2016

          Hi Karen, there are no event scheduled this week. Our next lightings will be in May. Look for our 2016 season schedule to be release within then next couple of weeks.

          Reply
  11. Laurie
    April 24, 2016

    Will there be a Waterfire Event on Memorial Day Weekend?

    Reply
    • Tim Blankenship
      April 25, 2016

      Yes, details will be out this week.

      Reply
      • Nick
        April 29, 2016

        When will the full schedule be out?

        Reply
        • Tim Blankenship
          May 2, 2016

          Today.

          Reply
  12. Al
    April 30, 2016

    Wanted to now schedule for 2016.could you please let me now.4/30/2016

    Reply
    • Tim Blankenship
      May 2, 2016

      The schedule will be posted later today.

      Reply
  13. Donna
    May 1, 2016

    Still cannot find the schedule for this summer, am I missing it, or is it not out yet. Trying to make plans????

    Reply
    • Tim Blankenship
      May 2, 2016

      The schedule will be posted later today.

      Reply
  14. Nick
    May 4, 2016

    Hi Tim,

    I am planing on visiting on May 28th for the full lighting, I looked up a few hotels but I am not sure if they are close to the show.
    Can you suggest a few hotels that I can price out that are within walking distance of the lighting?

    Thank you in advance,
    Nick

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    • Tim Blankenship
      May 5, 2016

      The Renaissance, Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Providence, Hampton Inn, Hotel Providence, and Omni Providence hotels are all within walking distance of the event. The Marriott Providence Downtown (not technically downtown) is also close by. See http://waterfire.org/visit for a map and more details.

      Reply

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