Tim Blankenship

I've worked at WaterFire since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career here I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. I have recently transitioned to role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I find it very rewarding working to increase engagement with our supporters both locally and globally.

Clear Currents paddlers in Waterplace Basin. Photo by Jen Bonin.

WaterFire salutes Narragansett Bay Commission for ten years of success in cleaning up the Bay!

This is the tenth anniversary of “the biggest project you’ll never see,” otherwise known as Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow Project (CSO). It’s been ten years since the Project went on-line and the results have been impressive — Phases I and II of the CSO have captured and treated… Read More »WaterFire salutes Narragansett Bay Commission for ten years of success in cleaning up the Bay!

July 14th, 2018 – Full Lighting

  A special dedication in memory of President Donald Farish of Roger Williams University This event is being sponsored by Fidelity Investments and NACUFS 2018 National Conference. July 14th, 2018 – Full Lighting Sunset: 8:20 p.m.The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.Music Program All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South… Read More »July 14th, 2018 – Full Lighting

June 30th, 2018 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Cox Business and Amica Insurance. [one_third] June 30th, 2018 – Full Lighting Sunset: 8:25 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.Music Program [/one_third] [one_third] [/one_third] [one_third_last] [/one_third_last] All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting… Read More »June 30th, 2018 – Full Lighting

President and Prime Minister of Portugal Visit Providence for WaterFire and RI Day of Portugal Celebration

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 was certainly a momentous day in Providence, it was the final day of PVDFest and the second of two days of annual celebration of Portuguese heritage and history that comprises Rhode Island Day of Portugal. This day was the 41st RI Day of Portugal celebration and there… Read More »President and Prime Minister of Portugal Visit Providence for WaterFire and RI Day of Portugal Celebration

May 26th, 2018 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Bank of America and The Providence Journal. May 26th, 2018 – Full Lighting Sunset: 8:09 p.m.The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.Music Program All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past… Read More »May 26th, 2018 – Full Lighting

WaterFire Providence Statement About Brown’s Exhibition Cancellation

Regarding the planned exhibition of artist Ryan Mendoza’s “2672 South Deacon” at the WaterFire Arts Center. PROVIDENCE, RI (09 February 2018) – Brown University’s withdrawal from our partnership exhibiting artist Ryan Mendoza’s “2672 South Deacon” has not changed our passion regarding the importance of the work. The art installation includes… Read More »WaterFire Providence Statement About Brown’s Exhibition Cancellation