July 14th, 2018 – Full Lighting

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July 14th, 2018 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Fidelity Investments and NACUFS 2018 National Conference. 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 long-time sponsor Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments & WaterFire are celebrating their 16-year partnership with Japanese origami cranes hand-folded by…

June 30th, 2018 – Full Lighting

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June 30th, 2018 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Cox Business and Amica Insurance. 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 is thrilled to have long-time sponsors and community partners Amica Insurance and Cox Business return for the 2018 season. Amica Insurance…

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

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in WaterFire Providence | No Comments
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 was even a WaterFire lighting…

June 10th, 2018 – Basin Lighting

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June 10th, 2018 – Basin Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Rhode Island Day of Portugal. [/one_half_last] Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall. RI Day of Portugal Celebration – Part of a two-day event at the Alex and Ani City Center RI Day…

May 26th, 2018 – Full Lighting

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Events, WaterFire Providence | One Comment
May 26th, 2018 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Bank of America and The Providence Journal. 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. WEATHER NOTES: There is a chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon/evening. WaterFire will go ahead as planned.…

Welcoming Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Community, Fundraisers | 2 Comments
Welcoming Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island

As part of our campaign to help keep WaterFire’s Access Program Afloat we were honored to have 2018 Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island, Tina Pedersen, visit us at the WaterFire Arts Center last week to talk about accessibility and the WaterFire Access Program. The last time Tina visited WaterFire, she was a torch-bearer at our Flames of Hope…

Celebrating Rosa Parks

Celebrating Rosa Parks

Celebrating Rosa Parks featuring Ryan Mendoza‘s “Rosa Parks House Project” Join us Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM for a concert and celebration gathering as well as community and panel discussions throughout the day. WaterFire Arts Center 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI The WaterFire Arts Center will also be open on Easter Sunday…

WaterFire Providence Statement About Brown’s Exhibition Cancellation

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 a house of refuge for…

Celebrating the Women Who Ignite Providence

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in WaterFire Providence | No Comments
Celebrating the Women Who Ignite Providence

Here at WaterFire Providence, we believe that representation and diversity are two of the pillars that bind a community together and through each WaterFire lighting we celebrate the renewal of those bonds.  Today is International Woman’s day so we wanted to take a moment to recognize a few of the many strong female contributors who help keep…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kou Nyan

Volunteer Spotlight: Kou Nyan

Rookie of the Year, Kou Nyan started volunteering for WaterFire in 2017. How did you begin your journey with WaterFire? My journey with WaterFire began with a leap of faith. I was unemployed and knew I had to do something. So I prayed to God, volunteerism dropped in my spirit and the rest is history.…