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april, 2022

09apr7:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.Saturday, April 9 (Basin Lighting)Supported by the Gordon SchoolWaterplace Park Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence

Event Details

Visitors enjoy the fires at WaterFire. Photograph by Laura Paton.
Visitors enjoy the fires at WaterFire. Photograph by Laura Paton.

Saturday, April 9
(rain date Thursday, April 14)
Supported by the Gordon School
Basin lighting – Sunset (7:20 pm) – 10:00 pm

A special pre-season Basin Lighting supported by The Gordon School on Saturday, April 9, 2020 (rain date Thursday, April 14, 2022).

This lighting is presented in partnership with the Gordon School, a progressive nursery through eighth-grade independent day school located in East Providence, Rhode Island, will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 (rain date Thursday, April 14), the lighting will begin after sunset (7:20 p.m.) and the fires will remain lit until 10:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to come early and speak with administrators, faculty, and students about the diverse programming and education opportunities available at the school.

“Gordon is a school that values creativity, community, and joyful wonder, and that makes WaterFire the perfect partner for this celebration. We are inviting Gordon’s entire extended family of parents, faculty, students, and alumni to come together with the rest of Rhode Island for an unforgettable night,” said Dr. Noni Thomas López, Head of School. “Come shake off the long winter and reconnect with one another as the new WaterFire season begins!”

WaterFire Providence thanks our generous supporters for helping to make this season possible. See our 2022 WaterFire Season Schedule.

Event Times

(Saturday) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.


WaterFire ProvidenceWaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908