Memorials Will Shine Bright

Memorials Will Shine Bright

Memorial Park pays homage to Rhode Islanders who gave their lives during wars and conflicts around the world. For all full WaterFire lightings the park is one end (or beginning!) of our footprint. It has become a reflective place for visitors and locals alike. The light of luminaria candle lanterns lead you along the winding…

Two-day Earth Day celebration Brightens Up Providence

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Events, Providence, Volunteering | No Comments
Two-day Earth Day celebration Brightens Up Providence

Earth Day is the world’s largest civic observance. Like WaterFire, Earth Day brings people out in to their communities and reminds us to appreciate the place in which we live. On Earth Day, WaterFire and our season sponsor and neighbor IGT teamed up to get a kick start on spring cleaning in downtown. A group…

The People of WaterFire: Gina Murray

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Gina Murray

It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are. ―E.E. Cummings Gina Murray is a woman who fell in love at first site with her career. She had the opportunity (thanks mom!) to shadow a surgical tech during a series of operations a few years out of high school and just as…

The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek

The time to act is now! Somebody go get the Director. ―Jarod Kintz The WaterFire experience is very different from person to person, whether you are an international visitor, community member, volunteer, performer, staff member, vendor or board director. It’s a unique aspect of the artwork that each participant is able to have such a…

The People of WaterFire: Michael Grando

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | 2 Comments
The People of WaterFire: Michael Grando

Silence is a source of Great Strength. ― Lao Tzu So many of us have marveled at Michael’s performances on the flaming river over the years. In his portrayal of Pierrot (Pedrolino) from the Commedia del’arte, he is on a naive and everlasting quest to win the heart of a beautiful girl. It was never…

Volunteer Spotlight: John Nickerson

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: John Nickerson

Fire Feeding, photo by John Nickerson Can you picture those friendly people answering questions, getting folks to smile and enjoy their WaterFire visit? John Nickerson is without a doubt one of those people. As a Rhode Islander John was always a frequent WaterFire visitor and even volunteered on several occasions on the wood boats over…

The People of WaterFire: Jen Bonin

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | 3 Comments
The People of WaterFire: Jen Bonin

When you first meet Jen she’s exciting, interesting, and energetic. Her accomplishments never fail to impress from her wide-ranging education and volunteer work to her photography and career. She is a very busy lady and a lot of fun to chat with. She has this heartfelt laughter that places you right on the sunny side.…

The People of WaterFire: Christian Guillen

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Christian Guillen

A few years back WaterFire Providence launched The WaterFire My Story Project which is a collection of stories, poems and videos that were written by our visitors, performers, volunteers and partners.  The goal of the My Story Project is to share stories with our fans from our fans and the idea that your stories tell…

WaterFire As a Cultural Catalyst

WaterFire As a Cultural Catalyst

WaterFire Providence has been working on creating an exciting and performance packed event for the next full lighting in Providence next Saturday, August 10th. The planning and preparation for each WaterFire event is non-stop — but this weekend twelve volunteers from Rhode Island decided to take a weekend trip to Sharon, Pennsylvania. Why exactly do…

Playing with Fire WaterFire Documentary Screening

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 2 Comments
Playing with Fire WaterFire Documentary Screening

On Sunday, February 10th, guests battled the blizzard of 2013 to attend a Playing with Fire private screening of WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City. The screening took place at the at the gorgeous Riverfront Loft home of Linda and Steven Cohen and was co-hosted by John and Holly Schenck. Guests were also treated…