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WaterFire Salute to Veterans Panel Discussions presented by WaterFire Providence and Leadership RI

Leading up to the 2020 WaterFire Salute to Veterans Online Video Premiere on November 14, WaterFire Providence and Leadership Rhode Island will present two live panel discussions moderated by Casey Woods, Executive Director at Overwatch Project | FORGE, and emceed…

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WaterFire Staff Stories: Kat Entwistle

Hi all, I’m Kat and I am the Volunteer Coordinator here at WaterFire! I started here in May 2018 as the Volunteer Management and Engagement intern as my last requirement before receiving my bachelor’s degree in Program and Event Management from the University of New Hampshire. In May 2019 I started my full-time position in the Volunteer Department creating relationships and coordinating volunteers, leading many, many ‘Woodpile Workouts’, preparing materials and communications for our downtown lightings and so much more.

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#TeachersLeadRI – Celebrating the 2020/2021 Rhode Island Teachers & Educators of the Year!

Each year, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), award-winning educators from across Rhode Island take part in WaterFire. The annual fall event ‘Celebrating Educational Excellence in Rhode Island’ is part of our #Art4Impact Community Heroes event series.

This year we are unable to gather together at WaterFire so we are using our online channels to give all of our RI Teachers and Educators of the Year the recognition they so richly deserve.

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Burning braziers, at WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island. Photograph by Erin Cuddigan.

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Video credits: Fire dancer Spogga has been performing at WaterFire events for many years. He is also a talented musician who currently lives and works in New Orleans. Storyteller Len Cabral is shown during his appearance at our Rosa Parks House Project exhibition. Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon was the centerpiece of our To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing exhibition.