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.

Volunteering with United Way for Toys for Tots

A big thank you to Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, and United Way of Rhode Island for providing a wonderful volunteer experience! The WaterFire Providence team spent this morning bringing holiday cheer to local families in need. Inside the awe-inspiring hall of the Cranston Street Armory, we joined with other… Read More »Volunteering with United Way for Toys for Tots

2017 FireBall Fundraiser Photos

A stellar celebration at the newly completed WaterFire Arts Center! Thanks to aerialist Nicole Raab, Grupo Ondas Capoeira; the Extraordinary Rendition Band, Jesus Andujar & Grupo Sazon, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Latin Quintet, Ten31 Productions, Janice Lee Kelly, and all of the performers that made this a truly magical evening.

November 4th, 2017 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Walmart, Amazon Studios and LAST FLAG FLYING, the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association, Bank of America, Dominion Energy, Chase Canopy, the Providence VA Medical Center, and many other generous sponsors help WaterFire to honor Veterans across Southern New England Things to see: The WaterFire Salute to Veterans event is a collaborative, community-wide celebration whose mission is to… Read More »November 4th, 2017 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

September 30th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation The Illuminations of Life Torch Ceremony will begin on the Statehouse steps at sunset and the torches will arrive in Waterplace Park Basin approximately 60 minutes later. Half of the braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin will remain unlit until approximately an hour… Read More »September 30th, 2017 – Full Lighting

August 5th, 2017 – Full Lighting

WaterFire is ON for this Saturday Evening! The rain front has passed and it should clear for a wonderful evening. Check Twitter or Facebook for late-breaking updates. The lighting will occur on schedule. C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C sponsored by GILEAD Event activities begin in Waterplace Park at 6:00 p.m.… Read More »August 5th, 2017 – Full Lighting

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

The Narragansett Bay Commission Helps to Light Up the Rivers

WaterFire Providence and the Narragansett Bay Commission have partnered to present this year’s Clear Currents community paddling event that celebrates improved water quality in RI. Clear Currents features close to 60 illuminated Japanese koi (fish) temporarily mounted on canoes and kayaks that registered participants will paddle up and down the… Read More »The Narragansett Bay Commission Helps to Light Up the Rivers