June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

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June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Cox Business

June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sunset: 8:25 p.m.
Lighting time: 8:45 p.m.
The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.
Music Program

Cox Business

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.

A note about the weather: There is a pretty good chance that there will be a thunderstorm during the day tomorrow, but the weather during the actual event will be very nice. WaterFire will continue as planned. Check us out Twitter or Facebook for late breaking updates and be extra nice to all of our staff and volunteers who will likely be a bit soggy by the time the fires are lit.

WaterFire Providence welcomes back long time sponsor and community partner Cox Business. “For over 15 years, Cox Business has been a proud co-sponsor of WaterFire, and it just gets bigger and better every year,” said Ross L. Nelson, vice president of Cox Business. “Supporting the local economy is an important issue for us, and WaterFire is the perfect example of how an idea can become a significant catalyst for economic growth in our state. And it’s a great night out in Providence.”

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in partnership with Bryce Studio, returns to Washington Street for the 2017 WaterFire Providence season. The Arts Festival Plaza and will be active from 6:00 – 11:30 p.m. This outdoor artisan fair will showcase some of the great artwork created in Rhode Island in mediums such as glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase artwork by Rhode Island-based artists.

Grab a bite to eat! Visit one of our great food vendors:

Washington Street

On the River Walk between College and Washington Streets

College Street

Steeple Street

Waterplace Park Basin

Various Locations:

Visit Starry, Starry Night

Starry, Starry Night. Photograph by Erin Cuddigan.

Starry, Starry Night. Photograph by Erin Cuddigan.

The Starry, Starry Night Installation will shine brightly in Memorial Park. Join thousands of WaterFire visitors in Memorial Park where the public is encouraged to add their own light to the night. For a small donation to WaterFire, make a wish upon a star or place your very own message and luminaria candle lantern in the park. The park will be aglow with hanging blue stars and a constellation of twinkling luminaria candle lanterns below.

WaterFire’s favorite characters are back!

Liz Knights performing at WaterFire Providence, photo by John Nickerson,

Liz Knights performing at WaterFire Providence, photograph by John Nickerson,

Fire dancers Andrew Lindsay and Liz Knights will dazzle the crowds during several performances throughout the evening at the confluence, on boats, and on the wall of braziers near Memorial Park.

Michael Grando

Mime artist Michael Grando

Mime artist Michael Grando will return again for this event. Be sure to catch Michael, in costume as the Commedia dell’arte character Pierrot, as he cruises the river tossing carnations to visitors along the shore.

Andrew Anselmo

Origami Master Andrew Anselmo will delight crowds of all ages near the RISD auditorium.

Charge up with National Grid

Photo by Tom Lincoln

Make sure you can capture the magic of WaterFire all evening long by visiting National Grid charging station on Canal Street to recharge your smartphone and other mobile devices during the lighting.

Step back through history at the Governor Stephen Hopkins House

Governor Stephen Hopkins HouseMake time to see The Governor Stephen Hopkins House located at 15 Hopkins Street (off Benefit Street). They are open for tours: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. and April through November on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & until 10:00 p.m., when they fall on a full WaterFire lighting (the last tour begins at 9:30 p.m.).

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The museum is also open by appointment, for which there may be a modest admission charge. Please email shh1707@gmail.com to make an appointment.

 

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Tim Blankenship

Interactive Media Manager at WaterFire Providence
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.

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3 Comments

  1. AmyBeth Parravano
    June 21, 2017

    Hello Tim….I recently attended the Waterfire Arts Center ribbon cutting ceremony and as a performing artist would like opportunity to be included in upcoming events
    I’m interactive pantomime artist more about me see Facebook.com/AmyBethParravano

    where is the photo gallery from the ribbon cutting event? there were several photographers there I’m sure that I was included in the photos!

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