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WaterFire Providence Announces Details of the 5th Annual Salute to Veterans Saturday, November 4, 2017
Walmart, Last Flag Flying, the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association, Bank of America, National Grid, Dominion Energy, Chase Canopy, the Providence VA Medical Center, and many other generous sponsors help WaterFire to honor Veterans across Southern New England
October 30, 2017

WaterFire Arts Center Receives 2017 Rhody Award for Historic Preservation
On Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, RI, Preserve Rhode Island in partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will present the 2017 Rhody Awards “to honor the people who make a difference by protecting Rhode Island’s historic places.”
October 19, 2017

WaterFire Announces Third Annual FireBall Event at the new WaterFire Arts Center
FireBall is a celebration of WaterFire Providence and its work in illuminating and transforming the city.
October 16, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for the September 30th, 2017 Full Lighting and Welcomes the Return of The Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life
Sponsored by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
September 26, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for the Sept. 23 lighting
Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island: Celebrating 125 Years of Thinking Big
September 15, 2017

WaterFire Providence presents an author talk with Gene Bunnell and David Brussat at the WaterFire Arts Center
Two 30-minute talks followed by a Q&A.
September 15, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces a Full Lighting on Sunday, September 3, 2017
Sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council, as well as a community gathering to recognize the importance of the RI Holocaust Memorial
August 25, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for our August 5th Full Lighting for C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C
sponsored by GILEAD
August 1, 2017

WaterFire Announces Details of Basin Fire on July 20th, 2017
Sponsored by the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
July 19, 2017

WaterFire Arts Center will host the 4th Annual FringePVD Festival presented by the Wilbury Theatre Group
Presented by The Wilbury Group in collaboration with WaterFire Providence, the 2017 Festival will be hosted in the new Waterfire Arts Center
July 17, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for our July 22nd, Full Lighting and Clear Currents Community Paddling Event
Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Fidelity Investments
July 14, 2017

A ceremony on Bastille Day honoring three Rhode Island WWII Veterans for their service in liberating France.
The ceremony will be performed by French Consul General Valery Freland accompanied by Rhode Island Honorary Consul to France Roger Begin in front of the Rhode Island World War II Memorial in Memorial Park in Providence, Rhode Island on Bastille Day, Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
July 8, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for July 27th, Basin Lighting
Sponsored by CALEA Summer Conference – Providence, Rhode Island
July 2, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details of Full Lighting Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sponsored by National Grid
June 30, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for our June 24th Full Lighting
Sponsored by Cox Business
June 16, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for Full Lighting Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sponsored by RI Day of Portugal and Rhode Island College with its Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies and with the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust
June 2, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for Memorial Day Weekend Full Lighting Saturday, May 27, 2017
Sponsored by Bank of America and Brown University
May 18, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for the First Full Lighting of the Season on FRIDAY, May 19, 2017
Sponsored by Providence College celebrating 100 Years of Light A Century of Values That Endure
May 12, 2017

WaterFire Arts Center Awarded Grow Smart RI Award
On May 3, 2017, Grow Smart RI announced the winners of its 6th Annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards, which included the WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley Street in the Valley/Olneyville neighborhood in Providence.
May 12, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces the 2017 Season Schedule
WaterFire Providence announces the 2017 WaterFire season which currently includes ten full lightings and three partial lightings, two of them which happened in April.
May 2, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces Details of a Basin Fire on April 28th, 2017
Sponsored by Rotary Conference 2017, LLC
April 21, 2017

WaterFire Providence Announces a Basin Lighting on April 8, 2017
Sponsored by the Hemophilia Federation of America
March 30, 2017

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