I relocated to the United States a year ago as an asylee from the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a seasoned event manager myself, I was lucky to continue in my field by joining the WaterFire Event Staff team this season. After such a large change, I consider myself… Read More »WaterFire Impact Stories: Natalya Kharkovskaya
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My husband and I moved from northern Minnesota to Providence 22 years ago, returning to the East Coast on a Saturday with our cat and a great book that inspired us to drive downtown for dinner in our new city. We struggled to find parking, but we persevered. “We’d like a table for two, please,” we said when we arrived. “That will be three hours,” the hostess replied. We gasped: “Is it always this busy?” “Yes,” she replied: “Always.” What had we done?! No one had warned us this city’s well-known restaurant scene offered hours-long ordeals just to get a table.
We were honored to present four extraordinary Rhode Islanders with WaterFire Impact Awards: Barbara Papitto, The Honorable David N. Cicilline, Dr. Silas Otniel Rodrigues Pinto, and Umberto Crenca. With such incredible honorees and a great lineup of performances and guests, it’s no surprise that the evening was so memorable.
A Free Workshop Series for Families at the WaterFire Arts Center WaterFire Providence announces the launch of ArtLab@WaterFire: Creative Labs, a new and free workshop series for families of all ages to ignite their creativity and make art together. Hosted on weekends at the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC), these workshops… Read More »Introducing ArtLab@WaterFire Creative Labs
A Campaign to Have a Volunteer Representative from all 39 Cities and Towns in Rhode Island WaterFire Providence is announcing A Light In Every Town, a campaign to connect communities across Rhode Island through the power of volunteerism. Presently, WaterFire boasts volunteers hailing from 35 out of Rhode Island’s 39… Read More »Announcing A Light In Every Town
Six new members to join the year-long professional development program for young artists under 30 WaterFire Providence announces the third cohort of WaterFire Accelerate, a professional development program for artists under 30. The third cohort includes six prolific young artists spanning a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, textiles,… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces the 2023-2024 WaterFire Accelerate Cohort
A New Community Gathering on the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Pedestrian Bridge Happening on August 30, September 14, and October 28 WaterFire Providence announces Starts At Sunset, a new community gathering on the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Pedestrian Bridge sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council. This unique activation… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces Starts At Sunset
WaterFire is bringing back The Map Center this season! As WaterFire visitors come by Canal Street they are able to put a colored pin on a map of where they are from. These maps are sorted by Rhode Island, the United States, and the World. Our visitors have the opportunity… Read More »WaterFire Visitors From All Over The World
WaterFire Providence Announces WaterFire, Full Circle a Docu-series Produced by RocJo Productions airing on Rhode Island PBS
WaterFire Providence announces WaterFire, Full Circle a docu-series produced by RocJo Productions airing on RI PBS. WaterFire, Full Circle is a six-part miniseries, taking viewers behind the scenes to discover how the event happens, to meet the many supporting cast members who make each WaterFire event special and distinctive, how… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces WaterFire, Full Circle a Docu-series Produced by RocJo Productions airing on Rhode Island PBS
TroopTop Thursdays, in partnership with TROOP PVD, are back and better than ever for summer 2023. Starting on June 1 and running through August 31 every Thursday Night* at the WaterFire Arts Center will be the good vibes center of the Valley Neighborhood.