WaterFire Providence http://waterfire.org Creatively transforming our community. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:43:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Episode 15 – WaterFire Ignites RI Radio Show http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-15-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/ http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-15-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:14:11 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=11016 Tune in to the WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show on WPRV AM790 Wednesdays, from 3-4pm. The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com. This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the…

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Tune in to the WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show on WPRV AM790
Wednesdays, from 3-4pm.

The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com.

This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.

15. Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life and exploring the local arts scene.

Statehouse in Pink, photo by Drew Christhilf.

October 1st, 2014 – Today we are joined by Gary Calvino, director of development, from the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Gary will be talking about breast cancer awareness month and the special celebration that is coming up on October 11th with the Flames of Hope Celebration of Life event at WaterFire Providence.

Machines with Magnets

Our second guests will be Willa and Glenna VanNostrand, who are both Providence based performers and artists. Willa is also the gallery curator and Machines with Magnets a local art gallery/performance space located in Patucket, RI. Willa and Glenna will sharing their insights in the local arts scene and highlighting some great upcoming performances.

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September 27th, 2014 – Full Lighting http://waterfire.org/blog/september-27th-2014-full-lighting/ http://waterfire.org/blog/september-27th-2014-full-lighting/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:03:59 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10957 Sponsored by Webster Bank and the Confucius Institute September 27th, 2014 Event Schedule: Sunset time: 6:36 p.m. 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 9/26/14. The soundtrack listing for this event will be available soon. 11:00…

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Sponsored by Webster Bank and the Confucius Institute

Webster Bank

We are pleased to support WaterFire Providence® whose inspirational Waterfire sculpture transforms our downtown experience and celebrates the city’s renaissance.

Webster Bank, NA., Member FDIC
The Webster symbol and Webster Bank are registered in the U.S. Patent and trademark office.

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute is an educational resource dedicated to benefit students, educators, individuals, and businesses in the local region through quality Chinese language and culture education.

September 27th, 2014 Event Schedule:

Sunset time: 6:36 p.m.

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 9/26/14.

The soundtrack listing for this event will be available soon.

11:00 a.m. – 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 or bbarnes@rihs.org.

5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The WaterFire Store on Canal Street

The WaterFire Merchandise Store on Canal Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

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.

6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

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.

Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute

A Celebration of Chinese Culture. Photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

 

Confucius Institute partners from all over New England will be joining WaterFire all evening long! Headquartered in Beijing, China, the Confucius Institute is a global education network dedicated to teaching Chinese language and culture, and promoting understanding on China worldwide. Five Confucius Institutes in New England, Confucius Institute at Bryant University, Confucius Institute at University of Rhode Island, Confucius Institute at UMASS Boston, Confucius Institute at University of New Hampshire, and Confucius Institute at Central Connecticut University, jointly sponsor the Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire event, to celebrate the 10th  Anniversary of the Confucius Institute, and to mark the achievements of advocating the culture diversity in the New England Region.  All Confucius Institute partners will be sharing Chinese Culture all evening long:

  • 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: WaterFire guests are encouraged to visit Steeple Street to learn about all of the incredible facets of Chinese Culture abroad and right here in New England through interactive displays, exhibits and performances.
  • 5:30 p.m.  – 6:45 p.m.: Prior to lighting The Confucius Institute will be hosting very special performances highlighting Chinese culture and performance art including a Chinese Dragon Dance performance on the basin stage in Waterplace Park.

Chinese Dragon performance on the Waterplace Basin Stage. Photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

WaterFire Salutes Rhode Island Educators: The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) will be recognizing the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year as well as 75 additional distinguished Rhode Island educators at WaterFire this Saturday.  The commended educators will gather to be recognized in a ceremony taking place on College Street.  Education Commissioner Deborah Gist will speak as well as the Teacher of the Year.   Starting at 6:20 PM., teachers will be participating in a torch procession from Starry, Starry Night to the basin for the lighting of WaterFire.  A very special thank you to Bananagrams and Thames & Kosmos who will be supplying each of the 75 distinguished Rhode Island Educators with full game sets for their classrooms.

6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Innovation in Education: A Showcase of Success in Rhode Island: Located on the Washington Street Bridge, WaterFire Providence will host an inspiring display of exhibits showcasing a wide variety of successful, innovative, and creative approaches to education happening in Rhode Island.  A few select pieces of K-12 student artwork will be digitally displayed for all WaterFire visitors to admire.  Join us as we celebrate and shine a light on the wonderful work done by Rhode Island’s educators. Some exhibitors include:

  • Paul Cuffee School – “Our display will feature a rotating slide show and student representatives depicting and describing a recent senior trip aboard the tall ship Mystic which served as a classroom at sea for the students’ English maritime literature studies and science data gathering.”
  • Downcity Design and Innovation by Design -“ DownCity Design and Innovation by Design will be unveiling our Mobile Design Lab, a playful set of supports that will be used to bring design education to schools across RI through one-day residencies that invite students and teachers to work together to creatively solve problems.”
  • ABCya.com- “Invite people to play our Math BINGO game. High scores of the night win prizes.”
  • Community Preparatory School – “Come see Community Preparatory School’s hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Projects.”
  • Providence After School Alliance- “Participants build and race their own air-powered mini racecars, with a prize for the winner.”
  • The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS)- will feature aspects of  their “world-class experiential school dedicated to teaching highly technical and deeply craft-oriented career skills.”

Sunset – 10:30 p.m. – Fire Dancers Performing Along the River

Photo by John Nickerson.

Benjamin Reynolds will be performing  on the river starting with the lighting of the braziers on the wall in Memorial Park. They will be performing several times in various locations throughout the evening.

Sunset – 11:00 p.m. IALD LightNight at WaterFire Temporary LED Lighting Installations

Member volunteers from the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) will present LightNightT at WaterFire, a celebration of light and lighting along the Providence River Greenway. New temporary installations of LED lighting will highlight the Irish Famine Memorial and various landscape features near College Street, South Main Street, and The Greenway, adding to a magically illuminated nighttime environment that will allow visitors to appreciate the power of light and learn more about the practice of lighting design during the evening’s many festivities. We encourage you to come out and experience the creativity and sparkle of LightNightT at WaterFire 2014.

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Episode 14 – WaterFire Ignites RI Radio Show http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-14-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/ http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-14-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:11:39 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10938 Tune in to the WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show on WPRV AM790 Wednesdays, from 3-4pm. The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com. This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the…

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Tune in to the WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show on WPRV AM790
Wednesdays, from 3-4pm.

The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com.

This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.

14. A Salute to Rhode Island Educators, Engaging RI visitors with the PWCVB, and the 2014 Land Trust Alliance Rally

Guest lighters in the Waterplace Basin. Photo by Erin Cuddigan.

September 17th, 2014 – Our first guest today is Deborah Gist, the RI Commissioner of Education. On September 27th will be presenting our annual Salute to Rhode Island Educators, this event is presented in coordination with the Rhode Island Department of Education. The Salute to Educators will feature the Innovation in Education: A Showcase of Success in RI on the Washington Street Bridge. This showcase will highlight local educational institutions and programs that are producing positive outcomes for students of all levels through innovation and leadership.

The Providence skyline and the Bridge of Stars. Photo by Emily Gauvin.

Our second guest will be Martha Sheridan, President and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. The PWCVB works to create vibrant growth for the local economy by promoting, developing and expanding a united convention, meetings and leisure industry. Through creative partnerships with WaterFire Providence and other local cultural institutions they have been successful in bringing many large conferences and convention into the city along with thousands of individual visitors every year.

Waterplace Park. Photo by Jen Bonin.

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Today’s last guest is Rand Wentworth, president, Land Trust Alliance. The 2014 Land Trust Alliance is being held in Providence on September 18th – 20th. The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization that works in three ways to save the places people love.  First, we increase the pace of conservation, so more land and natural resources get protected.  Second, we enhance the quality of conservation, so the most important lands get protected using the best practices in the business. And third, we ensure the permanence of conservation by creating the laws and resources needed to defend protected land over time.

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Episode 13 – WaterFire Ignites RI Radio Show http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-13-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/ http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-13-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:08:34 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10925 Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790 Wednesdays, from 3-4pm. The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com. This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art…

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Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790
Wednesdays, from 3-4pm.

The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com.

This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.

13. A Celebration of Chinese culture at WaterFire and Supporting the arts through preservation

A Chinse dragon delights the crowd in the basin of Waterplace Park. Photo by James Turner.

September 10th, 2014 – Our guest the first portion of the show will be Dr. Hong Yang, Bryant University’s vice president for international affairs and director of Bryant’s U.S.-China and Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute will be presenting a showcase of Chinese culture at the WaterFire lighting on Septmber 27th.

Yes on 5

In the final segment of the show (19:37) our guest will be David Beauchesne – Executive Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, discussing the Cultural Facilities Bond referendum (Question 5). Passage of Question 5 would authorize the state to borrow $35 million to support improvements and construction at arts facilities and historic sites around the state. In addition to the nine performing arts organizations named in Question 5, the bond would fund a competitive matching grant program for other eligible arts facilities across the state.

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September 19th, 2014 – Basin Lighting http://waterfire.org/blog/september-19th-2014-basin-lighting/ http://waterfire.org/blog/september-19th-2014-basin-lighting/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:54:10 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10920 Basin Fire WaterFire installations are a smaller version of the event; lighting up the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the five braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall. Join us in the Waterplace Park Basin for an intimate lighting of WaterFire Providence. The fires will be lit shortly after sunset…

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Basin Fire WaterFire installations are a smaller version of the event; lighting up the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the five braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall.

Join us in the Waterplace Park Basin for an intimate lighting of WaterFire Providence. The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (6:48pm) and will remain lit until 11:00pm. Basin lightings are a great way to experience the magic of WaterFire without the crowds.

Sponsored in part by: Land Trust Alliance

Land Trust Alliance

 

 

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Episode 12 – WaterFire Ignites RI Radio Show http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-12-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/ http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-12-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-show/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:20:12 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10888 Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790 Wednesdays, from 3-4pm. The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com. This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art…

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Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790
Wednesdays, from 3-4pm.

The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com.

This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.

12. Clear Currents Rewind; WaterFire’s Up and Down Relationship with the Tides; Bottles Fine Wine & The Benefits of Supporting WaterFire

Clear Currents (Photo by Jen Bonin)

September 3rd, 2014 – Our guest the first portion of the show will be David Dobrzynski who was the river leader at our August 23rd Clear Currents: Paddle WaterFire event. David will discussing the success of the event and talking the importance of activating Providence’s rivers for recreational and artistic use.

In the middle portion of the show WaterFire creator and WaterFire Providence Executive Artistic Director Barnaby Evans will be highlighting our complicated relationship with the tides. Barnaby will be touching on our partnership with the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and the various business and government entities that control it’s use; he will also be talking about the new legislation that was shepherded through Congress by the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation. This new law allows WaterFire to request a hurricane barrier closure in order to facilitate our events although we still face the challenge of paying for these closures.

Bottles Fine Wine

In the final segment of the show our guest will be Eric Taylor from Bottles Fine Wine. Bottles Fine Wine has been partnering with WaterFire Providence for a couple of years and this year they become an official partner of the Brazier Society of WaterFire Providence. Eric will be discussing the benefits of supporting WaterFire Providence and will be highlighting some of the wine offerings that Bottles Fine Wine will be presenting at September 23rd Benefit Bash and Waterplace Restaurant.

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Episode 11 – WaterFire Ignites RI Radio Program http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-11-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-program/ http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-11-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-program/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:13:54 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10805 Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790 Wednesdays, from 3-4pm. The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com. This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art…

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Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790
Wednesdays, from 3-4pm.

The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com.

This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.

11. The WaterFire Providence Volunteer Experience & Making Pretend with Ten31 Productions

Gift from a gargoyle, photo by James Turner.

August 27th, 2014 – Barnaby and Bronwyn will be joined in the studio by Eric Auger and Joe Pari, the creative duo behind the masks at Ten31 Productions. Ten31’s gargoyles and other lively characters have been enthralling crowds at WaterFire for many years and even claim to have been born at WaterFire. Eric and Joe will be discussing the creative process behind their mysterious creations and highlighting their upcoming event, MYSTERIUM The Eternal Masquerade, being held on October 31st at the Providence Public Library.

Volunteers gather before a lighting. Photo by Erin Cuddigan.

In the second half of the show (starting at 19:24) our guest will be WaterFire Providence’s Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Ritter. Andrea will speak about how our fans can become involved with our events as volunteers and she will also share some stories about what it means to be a WaterFire volunteer. Volunteering is a great way for individuals, families, and organizations to get give back and help to enliven their community. As we say, “volunteer at WaterFire and become a part of the art!”

 

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September 4th, 2014 – Partial Lighting http://waterfire.org/blog/september-4th-2014-partial-lighting/ http://waterfire.org/blog/september-4th-2014-partial-lighting/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:41:00 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10721 Partial Lighting Fire WaterFire installations are a smaller version of the event; lighting up the river from the Waterplace Basin to Steeple Street. A total of 57 braziers will be lit including the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall, the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin, and the 20 braziers between the Waterplace…

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Partial Lighting Fire WaterFire installations are a smaller version of the event; lighting up the river from the Waterplace Basin to Steeple Street. A total of 57 braziers will be lit including the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall, the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin, and the 20 braziers between the Waterplace Bridge and the Steeple Street Bridge.

Join us in the Waterplace Park Basin for an intimate lighting of WaterFire Providence. The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (7:14pm) and will remain lit until 11:00pm. The WaterFire Lighting Ceremony will take place at sunset along with a 100 torch Ring of Fire surrounding the basin.

Fire Dancers Liz Knights and Andrew Lindsay: Sunset – 10:30pm

Andrew Lindsay and Liz Knights, photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

Liz and Andrew will be performing  on the river starting with a performance on the bridge piers in the Waterplace basing during the lighting ceremony. They will be performing several times in various locations throughout the evening.

Sponsored in part by:

Federal Bar Association, Rhode Island Chapter

Federal Bar Association

The Federal Bar Association is comprised of both practicing attorneys and members of the federal judiciary. Its mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of federal practitioners, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. The Rhode Island Chapter of the FBA has chosen to partner with WaterFire for this event being held in connection with the 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention of the FBA in order to highlight the unique culture of Rhode Island for attendees from throughout the United States.

 

Gold Level Sponsors

Adler Pollock & Sheehan

Adler Pollock & Sheehan


Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick


Edwards Wildman

Edwards Wildman

Hinckley Allen

Hinckley Allen


Partridge Snow & Hahn

Partridge Snow & Hahn


Scott & Bush

Scott & Bush

 

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Episode 10 – WaterFire Ignites RI Radio Program http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-10-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-program/ http://waterfire.org/blog/episode-10-waterfire-ignites-ri-radio-program/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:15:41 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10819 Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790 Wednesdays, from 3-4pm. The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com. This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art…

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Tune in to WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island on WPRV AM790

Wednesdays, from 3-4pm.

The show is streamed live  for listeners at www.790business.com.

This weekly program is hosted by Barnaby Evans, Artistic Executive Director at WaterFire Providence and Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.

10. Celebrating Providence’s waterways and heating up Providence’s nightlife.

Clear Currents Koi Fish. Photo by David Amadio.

August 20th, 2014 – Today’s show will highlight two important parts of WaterFire Providence’s mission, bringing life back to Providence’s rivers and presenting local artists and performers at our events. During the first part of the show our hosts will be speaking with Tom Uva, Director of Planning, Policy and Regulation at the Narragansett Bay Commission and Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council; Tom and Alicia will be discussing our Clear Currents: Paddle WaterFire event and how their organizations have worked to improve water quality and increase recreational opportunities on Providence’s rivers.

Ignite Music Stage at WaterFire. Photo by Tom Lincoln.

In second third of the show we’ll be talking with local singer Tony Cerbo, Ricardo Pitts Wiley, from the Mixed Magic Theatre, and Salvatore Buscemi, Corporate Manager at Fat Belly’s Pub about how WaterFire Providence works with local artists and companies to create partnerships that allow us highlight local talent. Tony Cerbo and the Mixed Magic Theatre’s Exult Choir will be performing at the Ignite Music Stage at WaterFire on Saturday, August 23rd. Fat Belly’s Pub along with Geico | Local Office Warwick are sponsoring this year’s music stage on Steeple Street. The Mixed Magic Theatre and the Exult Choir are also hosting a Gospel Festival in Providence on August 29th.

Full Show:

Part 1: Tom Uva from the Narragansett Bay Commission and Alicia Lehrer from the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Part 2: Singer Tony Cerbo and Salvatore Buscemi from Fat Belly’s Pub

Part 3: Ricardo Pitts Wiley from the Mixed Magic Theatre

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August 23rd, 2014 – Full Lighting http://waterfire.org/blog/august-23rd-2014-full-lighting/ http://waterfire.org/blog/august-23rd-2014-full-lighting/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:52:17 +0000 http://waterfire.org/?p=10660 Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Cox Business. August 23rd, 2014 Event Schedule: Sunset time: 7:35pm 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 8/19/14. The soundtrack listing for this event is now available. 11:00am – Benefit Street:…

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Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Cox Business.

Amica Insurance

For 11 years, Amica Insurance has been a proud supporter of WaterFire Providence, and we are happy to continue our support of this magical experience, which remains free to the public.

Cox Business

Cox Business provides Data, Voice and Video services for more than 290,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions, and federal, state, and local governments.

August 23rd, 2014 Event Schedule:

Sunset time: 7:35pm

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 8/19/14.

The soundtrack listing for this event is now available.

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 or bbarnes@rihs.org.

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

The WaterFire Merchandise Store on Canal Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

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.

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Grupo Ondas Capoeira Batizado on the Waterplace Park Stage

Capoeira Batizado on the Waterplace Basin Stage. Photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

  • Enjoy the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Grupo Ondas that combines fighting, dancing, acrobatics, and music into a “game” that is as breath-taking to watch as it is to play!

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

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Presented by Geico | Local Office and Fat Belly’s Pub the Ignite Stage will bring even more music to the night!

Tony Cerbo performing at the WaterFire Providence Ballroom. Photo by John Nickerson.

Featuring Tony Cerbo, a local Rhode Islander and nationally recognized crooner. Be sure to be on the dance floor as this local legend brings the Rat Pack back to life! With a special appearance from the Exult Choir from the Mixed Magic Theatre, formed in 2006, the critically-acclaimed Mixed Magic Exult Choir was brought together in an effort to honor and preserve America’s great gospel music tradition. 

Guests are invited to stop by to check out the music and grab a drink from Fat Belly’s outdoor bar and take a photo with the Geico Gecko, and dance their socks off starting at 7:00 PM.

The Exult Choir

Sunset – 11:00pm Clear Currents: Paddle WaterFire

Clear Currents Koi Fish. Photo by David Amadio.

Grab Your Paddles and Help Us Light Up the River During WaterFire Providence’s Clear Currents Event On Saturday, August 23rd.

What is Clear Currents?

Clear Currents is the portion of the evening’s WaterFire lighting that incorporates 100 illuminated Japanese koi (fish) temporarily mounted on canoes and kayaks that registered participants will paddle up and down the river after sunset. The light from these brightly colored fish will beautifully compliment the 80 wood burning braziers installed on the river!

There are still paddling opportunities available: sign up for this great event today.

Sunset – 11:30pm National Grid Courtesy Phone Charging Stations.

National Grid Courtesy Phone Chargin Stations. Photo by Jennifer Bonin.

  • Make sure you can capture the magic of WaterFire all evening long by visiting National Grid charging stations on Washington Street and Canal Street to recharge your smartphone and other mobile devices during the lighting.

Sunset – 10:30pm Fire Dancers Performing Along the River

Spogga Sparkler, photo by Thomas Payne.

Spogga Hash will be performing  on the river starting with the lighting of the braziers on the wall in Memorial Park. They will be performing several times in various locations throughout the evening.

Bike Taxi Tours at WaterFire Providence from Eco Pedicab on Washington Street

Eco Pedicab

Eco Pedicab provides safe, fast, and fun pedicab rides. Their Pedicabs are 100% human powered, for the most environmentally friendly option of public transportation.

They will have a pedicab pickup station on the Washington street bridge and canal walk, though never hesitate to just yell “Pedicab!!” if you see us on the streets

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