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2019 FireBall Auction Items

Get ready to party at our first ever Friday night FireBall!

FRIDAY, October 18th, 2019

The WaterFire Arts Center
with complimentary valet parking at 475 Valley Street
This year’s event will celebrate the creativity and generosity of Brooke and Eugene Lee.

Check out our 2019 Auction Items – All proceeds go to help keep the fires burning!

An unforgettable dinner party for 10 in your home!

Allow the Russell Morin Catering & Events team to treat your guests to an unforgettable evening in your home. The night will include passed champagne, a selection of hors d’oeuvres on a stationary display, a seasonal 3-course meal, beer, and wine. No need to worry about doing the dishes, their menus are inclusive of white china, glassware, and flatware! Dinner certificate is valid November, January – March.

Donated by Russell Morin Catering & Events.


RI Red Food Tours

Private tour for 10, including 7 tasting locations and 3 alcohol tastings for each guest. (Can be used at either the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour or the Downcity Providence Food Tour)

Donated RI Red Food Tours


Chili for eight

Invite some friends over and enjoy a unique evening as Edible Rhody publisher John Schenck will prepare his legendary award-winning, and The New York Times Essential Cookbook-featured Texas Chili and serve it at your home. Dinner includes chili, multiple sides and condiments, guacamole and chips fixings for up to eight people PLUS a basket of wine and wine glasses provided by Standard Liquors of Providence.

Donated by John Schenck.

Dinner at one of RI’s best restaurants – Bacaro

You clean the plates, they’ll do the dishes. There are so many ways to take advantage of this opportunity. Give the Bacaro gift card as a hard earned thank you to a deserving employee. Treat some friends to a great night on the town. Or simply enjoy a date night with the full service dining experience that Bacaro offers like no other restaurant. 

Donated by Bacaro.

Restaurant date night package

Every now and then you need to go out to eat. We’ve got dinner options (and gift cards) for you from four of RI’s top restaurants — Cafe Nuovo, Flemings Steakhouse, Parkside and New Rivers

Donated by Cafe Nuovo, Fleming’s Steakhouse, New Rivers and Parkside.

Connecticut getaway at the Hopkins Inn on Lake Waramaug

This charming inn in Warren, CT will host you and a guest for one night, including a full course dinner and breakfast. The Hopkins Inn is ideally situated for exploring the Litchfield Hills and historic towns of the Nutmeg State. You’ll find hiking trails nearby, antiquing opportunities, and many outdoor activities. The inn is renowned for its restaurant that specializes in contemporary Austrian cuisine.

Donated by the Hopkins Inn.


Year-round parking

Save your time; never scour downtown for a parking spot! This item gives the winner one year of parking at the Providence Metropark lot of your choice.  If you’ve been shopping for a safe, convenient place to park your car, you know that Metropark has all the best lots in downtown Providence. Valid from Nov. 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020.

Donated by Metropark LTD.

Brazier Society experience.

An evening at WaterFire Providence as a Brazier Society member will include access to the Brazier Society catered reception tent for 4 guests. This experience entails special performances, and the rare and unforgettable chance to enjoy WaterFire from the water, with priority access on board one of our custom-built guest boats. Valid during WaterFire’s 2020 season.

Donated by WaterFire Providence.

Dinner at Cafe Nuovo + a Gondola ride

Start off a WaterFire evening with $200 to spend at one of Rhode Island’s great dining institutions, Cafe Nuovo. Then you and three guests will be treated to a gondola ride through the fires, the perfect end to a magical evening. Valid during WaterFire’s 2020 season.

Donated by Cafe Nuovo + La Gondola.

Providence River Boat Ride for up to 18 guests

Enjoy a one-hour private charter along the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park & the Providence Industrial Harbor, with WaterFire volunteer Captain Peter Van Erp! Captain Peter will discuss architectural, historical & nautical points of interests as he guides you throughout the downtown Providence waterways. Available any weekday, May – June 2020.

Donated by Providence River Boat Company

Tickets (2) to “The Prince of Providence” at Trinity Rep

Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus has personally donated two premium tickets to the theater’s production of “The Prince of Providence,” the theater’s hot new show about one of the most Shakespearean figures in all of Rhode Island’s political history — Buddy Cianci. The tickets are, in Curt’s words, ‘dead center of the fourth row, best seats in the house’ and available only for the performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26.

Donated by Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus

Bob Dylan in concert at the Providence Performing Arts Center

He’s as relevant today as back in the 60s, and his music has stood the test of time. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy a pair of tickets to see the incomparable Bob Dylan at PPAC on Wednesday night, November 20. These are great seats — row E in the Right Loge.

Donated by The Providence Performing Arts Center.

Celebrate the holidays with the Grinch

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday story as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. We’re offering two great seats to see the hit holiday musical “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” the evening of Wednesday, December 18.

Donated by The Providence Performing Arts Center.

More Holiday Cheer

RI native Billy Gilman comes home for the holidays to perform a concert at The VETS RI on December 15 at 7pm. The country western star is a perennial hometown favorite. Make a night of it and stay at Downtown Providence’s Homewood Suites by Hilton for the night.

Donated by: The VETS RI + Homewood Suites by Hilton

Fitness in Style

Come experience five free classes at the gorgeous new CORE Fitness Studio in Wayland Square while rocking Lululemon’s latest gear. Choose a top and bottom of your choice to suit your sweaty endeavors! ​Some minor restrictions apply. Must redeem by November 24th. VALID ONLY AT THE WAYLAND SQUARE LOCATION.

Donated by: Lululemon and CORE Fitness Studio, Wayland Square.

See the 2018 World Series Champs 

Two tickets to see the Boston Red Sox during the 2020 season. The seats are excellent, midway between home plate and third base, about 20 rows from the field. The date will be mutually agreed upon by the donor and the winning bidder.

Donated by Barry Fain.

Celtics Tickets

Two tickets to see the Boston Celtics on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00pm versus the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors.   These are excellent seats: Sec 13, Row 18, seats 5-6. Close enough where you can see the players sweat and hear their sneakers squeak.

Donated by the Providence law firm, Barton Gilman, LLP.

Golf at Agawam Hunt

Bring your own foursome to play a round at the Donald Ross-designed 18-hole beauty located in Rumford, RI. Carts are included.

Donated by Jim Prescott, WaterFire Providence Board Chair.

Golf at Wannamoisett

Golf for a threesome to be played with a member at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI. Carts are included. Round must be played prior to November 1, 2020, on a mutually agreeable date.

Donated by Jean + Frank Giorgio.

Lotuff Leather Briefcase

Take care of business in style. This zip-top briefcase is one of the best briefcases available. Guaranteed for life and handmade in New England of natural, vegetable-tanned leather. Perfect for the office and beyond.

Donated by Lotuff Leather.

 West Elm Barware + a little Sin

Add shine to your sips with these 4 metallic-finished stainless steel glasses. A gleaming finish dresses it up for special occasions while the no-fuss flat bottom makes it practical enough for everyday use. The marble and brass corkscrew adds a splash of sophistication to cocktail hour. Plus a bottle of Pinot Noir, AND a $50 gift certificate from Sin Bakery.

Donated by: West Elm, Wayland Square; Sin Bakery.

Boston Getaway

How about a getaway to Boston? Includes one hotel night at the Hilton Boston Back Bay; dinner at the North End’s Arya Trattoria; two tickets for Swan Boat rides; and two passes for admission to the Boch Center Wang Theatre where you’ll get an exclusive look at the Music Hall, part of the upcoming Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame. Hotel must be used by August 30, 2020.

Donated by: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Providence getaway, including dinner at Al Forno

Enjoy a great staycation, doing the special things in Providence you never have time to do. First, check into the hipster hideaway, The Dean, for one night’s hotel stay. Go for a skate at downtown’s skating rink (formerly known as the Alex & Ani Center); take a little walk over to RISD Museum and check out the great collection. THEN, enjoy dinner at Al Forno with a $100 gift card plus an autographed cookbook from chef/owner Johanne Kilheen. Next day, get up and talk to the animals at the Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Donated by: Johanne Kilheen, The Dean Hotel, RISD Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Alex & Ani Center.

Book Lovers’ Bonanza

Take a one-year family membership at the Providence Athenaeum, a true Rhode Island treasure; membership must be activated by May 11, 2020. In addition, Symposium is donating a gift certificate and a curated basket.

Donated by: Antonio Reisopoulos, + Symposium Books.

Glass blowing experience

Learn how to make glass! You and a friend will learn how to make drinking glasses at Gather Glass Blowing Studio located at 521 Atwells Avenue in Providence.  Kids as young as 8 years old can participate. Class participants will pick their glass colors, roll molten glass into their glass color, melt their glass color, blow their glass bubble, shape and open their glass with traditional glass blowing tools. Classes are typically offered 6 days a week.  Class will run approximately 30-60 minutes.

Donated by: Gather Glass.

Collage… And a Lesson

The Collage art work up for auction entitled MIDSUMMER DREAMS/FADING was created this past summer as a series exploring the nature of summer dreams .

The work includes inks and colored collage papers. The entire work is set off by a very bold gold frame capturing the glow of those summer days.

The work was created by Providence based artist and colorist MICHAEL WALCZAK.

MICHAEL WALCZAK is a visual artist working primarily in ink and paper. His love of color, texture, pattern, and line are present in many collections of his abstract and narrative art. His work ranges in size from 10×10 inches to 4×6 feet.

Donated by: Michael Wolczak.

Become a Silent Auction Partner

The 2019 FireBall Silent Auction is now accepting donations! If you are interested in donating to the silent auction please contact Ed Cabral ([email protected]) for more information!