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.

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

July 22nd, 2017 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Amica Insurance and Fidelity Investments. July 22nd, 2017 – Full Lighting Sunset: 8:14 p.m.Lighting time: 8:34 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.Music Program [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_last] All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled… Read More »July 22nd, 2017 – Full Lighting

July 8th, 2017 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by National Grid July 8th, 2017 – Full Lighting [one_half] Sunset: 8:22 p.m.Lighting time: 8:42 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.Music Program [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_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 occurs shortly after sunset and… Read More »July 8th, 2017 – Full Lighting

The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was a huge success!

Thank you to all who attended the official grand opening and Ribbon Burning ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center. We were honored to kick things off with a wonderful rendition of Summertime by the inimitable Rose Weaver. A big thank as well to all of the community leaders that joined us to… Read More »The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was a huge success!

Photograph by Erin Cuddigan

The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge a success!

Thank you to all who attended the official grand opening and Ribbon Burning ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center. We were honored to kick things off with a wonderful rendition of Summertime by the inimitable Rose Weaver. A big thank as well to all of the community leaders that joined us to… Read More »The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge a success!

June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Cox Business June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting [one_half] Sunset: 8:25 p.m.Lighting time: 8:45 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.Music Program [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_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 occurs shortly after sunset and the… Read More »June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

May 27th, 2017 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Bank of America and Brown University [one_third] May 27th, 2017 – Full Lighting Sunset: 8:10 p.m.Lighting time: 8:30 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… Read More »May 27th, 2017 – Full Lighting