Memorials Will Shine Bright

Memorials Will Shine Bright

Memorial Park pays homage to Rhode Islanders who gave their lives during wars and conflicts around the world. For all full WaterFire lightings the park is one end (or beginning!) of our footprint. It has become a reflective place for visitors and locals alike. The light of luminaria candle lanterns lead you along the winding…

National Recovery Month with WaterFire Providence and Rally 4 Recovery RI

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Community, Events | No Comments
National Recovery Month with WaterFire Providence and Rally 4 Recovery RI

Rally 4 Recovery RI has partnered with WaterFire Providence to celebrate the 30th-Anniversary of National Recovery Month Speeches, Film showings and other activities to bring awareness to the month will occur August 29th through the month of September at the WaterFire Arts Center “Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Rhode Island.…

2019 #Art4Impact: The Summer of Science Event Series

2019 #Art4Impact:  The Summer of Science Event Series

The #Art4Impact Summer of Science Event Series aims to strengthen the connections between art and design and science and technology within our community. The July 20 event marked a momentous milestone of man’s first steps on the Moon, the August TechFire (in less than two weeks!) combines art and technology which challenge our perceptions of…

Remembering Alice Boss-Altman (1943-2019)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Community, WaterFire Providence | No Comments
Remembering Alice Boss-Altman (1943-2019)

We received very sad news this week about the passing of longtime WaterFire Providence board member Alice Boss-Altman. Alice was one of WaterFire Providence’s most tireless advocates who worked behind the scenes to advance our cause and introduce us to new supporters in the community. Alice and her husband Sandy were the first hosts of a Playing…

Big Bang Science Fair at WaterFire Providence on September 22, 2018

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Community, Events, Science | 4 Comments
Big Bang Science Fair at WaterFire Providence on September 22, 2018

Scheduled Talks | Hands-On Workshops | Walk-Up Activities Join us on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for the “Big Bang Science Fair” at WaterFire Providence. Sponsored by Brown University, CS4RI, USCMS Collaboration, IEEE Superconductivity, and Harvard University, with collaborating support of Bryant University, Citizens Bank, and CERN’s USCMS and USATLAS experiment. Event Sponsors | Event Organizers The event celebrates…

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…

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…

Volunteering with United Way for Toys for Tots

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Community, Volunteering | No Comments
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 volunteers and sorted hundreds of…