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Peter Mello

Peter joined the WaterFire Providence team in March 2011 to co-lead the organization with Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director. Previously, Peter served as executive director, ceo and board member of the American Sail Training Association (Tall Ships America). In 2006, he founded Sea-Fever Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm focused on strategy, communications and leadership development and launched the Weekly Leader blog and podcast. Prior to that he had a 20 year career in financial services working in New York, Boston, San Francisco and London. Life long mariner, photographer, hockey player and art fan, he lives in Fall River, MA with his dog Zane. Peter proudly serves as a board member of the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art.

WaterFire t-shirt designed by Venture for America

Venture for America designs a hot new WaterFire tee-shirt!

Update Thursday, June 12, 2012, 2:30 pm – The Venture for America WaterFire team won their competition and raised a little over $1,700 for us. Congratulations and big thanks for choosing WaterFire Providence! ♦♦♦ WaterFire Providence and Venture for America rolled out a brand new tee-shirt design at the July 7,… Read More »Venture for America designs a hot new WaterFire tee-shirt!

The WaterFire Ballroom.

TD Bank Ballroom returns to WaterFire with swing dancing tonight!

[sc name=featured-caption name=”John Deputy”] Tonight marks the return of the very popular TD Bank Ballroom at WaterFire Providence! Starting at 7 PM  you can take advantage of free dance lessons by the awesome Providence Swings  in the TD Bank Ballroom and after that you can dance the night away to the great live… Read More »TD Bank Ballroom returns to WaterFire with swing dancing tonight!


We’ve received an ArtPlace Grant!

We are excited to announce that WaterFire Providence has received national recognition today by ArtPlace, a philanthropic collaboration of the nation’s top foundations in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal agencies. We are embarking on exciting creative placemaking initiatives to strengthen the Providence community through… Read More »We’ve received an ArtPlace Grant!

WaterFire Providence presents The Gaspee Project

Happy Gaspee Day!

Happy Gaspee Day! Here’s Barnaby and Lt. Dudingston on the Rhode Show with Will Gilbert yesterday talking about The Gaspee Incident and more. Enjoy! httpv://   And Mayor Angel Taveras also made an appearance with Will and Barnaby. httpv://   Links: June 9, 2012 WaterFire Schedule of Events and The… Read More »Happy Gaspee Day!

The WaterFire Gapsee Project

On June 9th 1772, a year and a half before the Boston Tea Party, the HMS Gaspee was attacked by citizens of Providence as the first act of war against the British Crown and launched the American fight for Independence.  The successful raid and the colony’s successful resistance to any… Read More »The WaterFire Gapsee Project