September 23rd, 2017 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Events, WaterFire Providence | One Comment
September 23rd, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island: Celebrating 125 years of Thinking Big There will be a plethora of great family friendly events happening in Providence this Saturday. Plan to come to the city early so you can enjoy a full day and night of fun exploring Providence. Doors Open RI Festival – 10:00 a.m.…

Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Steber and Russ Cooney

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Steber and Russ Cooney

If you have ever experienced a WaterFire event, then you have probably seen the boats that fill the braziers with wood and keep them lit.  These fire tenders are an integral part of making the event happen and it would not be possible without them. It is people like wood boat captain’s Chris Steber and…

September 3rd, 2017 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 4 Comments
September 3rd, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council The lighting is going ahead as planned. Check for updates on our Facebook page. We expect most of the rain to clear out before the lighting begins around 7:15 p.m. Event activities begin on Washington Street at 6:00 p.m. See below for more details. The Jewish Alliance will join…

Volunteer Spotlight: Dalton Kelley and Americorps

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Volunteering, WaterFire Providence | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Dalton Kelley and Americorps

Among WaterFire volunteers, there are those who have been with us for decades, hooked since their first lighting, and others who are just starting their journey. Dalton Kelley, a member of the Americorps Topaz 13 FEMA Corps, along with the other members of his team were among these first timers on June 24th. Before volunteering,…

August 5th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 8 Comments
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. See below for more…

The Narragansett Bay Commission Helps to Light Up the Rivers on July 22nd

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Clear Currents, Events | 2 Comments
The Narragansett Bay Commission Helps to Light Up the Rivers on July 22nd

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 river after sunset. The brightly…

July 22nd, 2017 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 18 Comments
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 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 midnight.…

July 8th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 3 Comments
July 8th, 2017 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by National Grid July 8th, 2017 – Full Lighting 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 midnight. WaterFire Providence welcomes back sponsor National Grid “National Grid strongly supports WaterFire and all that it means for Providence and…

Summer 2017 Intern Update

Summer 2017 Intern Update

Summer 2017 is already flying by, and the WaterFire interns have been busy! Spread out among 13 departments, interns play an integral role throughout the summer season. Our experiences thus far have been extremely valuable, and luckily there is still plenty of time for even more. To give you an idea of our time at…

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

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Art, Events, WaterFire Arts Center | No Comments
The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was 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 share their thoughts on WaterFire…