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Tuesday, October 16th 2012

The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (6:02 pm) and remain lit until 10:00pm.
WaterFire will be lit in the Waterplace Basin and will be free and open to the public.

There will be a fundraiser benefiting WaterFire Providence at Ruth’s Chris Steak House starting at 6pm, please see details below.
100% of the proceeds from the fundraiser benefit WaterFire Providence.

  • Experience an intimate basin lighting from Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Enjoy great food plus a new WaterFire cocktail!
  • An exciting LIVE auction and a chance at a great Silent auction!
  • Guest appearances by your favorite WaterFire performers.
  • Gondola rides from La Gondola.


Tickets can be purchased for $150 by calling 401-273-1155 x140 or online.  

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Here’s a sneak preview of the wonderful LIVE Auction packages!

WaterFire at Home
Take home an original WaterFire brazier for use in your own backyard!  Following the original design of WaterFire creator, Barnaby Evans, this brazier will make a wonderful fireplace so that you can enjoy the warmth of the fires with your family and friends without ever having to leave home.

Weekend in Boston
Enjoy a weekend in Boston, Massachusetts with a stay at the local Briarwood Bed and Breakfast.  After enjoying the antique filled, fully equipped suite take part in a culinary tour in the famous North End learning about fantastic Italian cuisine.  Take the time to enjoy any new and interesting places you find along the way with a $250 Gift card from TD Bank.

Parking Passport to Providence
Parking passport good for one year to any MetroPark LTD lot in the city of Providence- never hunt for a spot downtown again!

Game Time
Two tickets in the luxury Putnam Club seating area in Gillette Stadium to the Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers game on December 16, 2012.

American History Downtown
One hour selected wine & hors d’oeuvres tasting for 12 at Julia Child’s favorite French Restaurant in Providence, Pot au Feu; followed by a one hour guided tour of the Providence Independence Trail by restaurant owner and trail creator, Bob Burke.  The walk covers three centuries of local history, vibrant culture, architecture and folklore.

Passport to Fitness
Enjoy unlimited access to the MacColl YMCA in Lincoln, RI for you and your family for an entire year!  This state of the art facility far surpasses those of any ordinary gym with a full basketball court, a 30-foot indoor rock wall, preschool play area, and free weight area.   The facility also hosts many classes in a spacious multi-purpose room  and a 6 lane, 25 yard indoor pool and family activity pool. The MacColl YMCA’s outdoor grounds are just as incredible as the facility itself.  The facility is located on 125 acres encompassing soccer and softball fields, and outdoor basketball courts, a camp pavilion and wooded trails.

Dining in Style
Enjoy an intimate catered event in the comfort of your own home with a $500 gift certificate from Russell Morin Fine Catering, one of the most innovative caterers of Rhode Island.  Take the opportunity to serve up your own specialty cocktail with your new set of Wackie Ware from Providence-based glass maker, Pean Doubulyu.

A Taste of Rhode Island
Invite some friends over and get cooking!  Enjoy New York Times featured Edible Rhody Chili and all the fixings for up to ten people cooked by the chili master himself, John Schenck, on the date of your choice.  Enjoy your chili with some hand-selected micro-brew beers from Federal Hill pub, E&O Tap, or sip on some freshly made margaritas.  On their way out, don’t forget to give your guests a signed copy of The Providence and Rhode Island cookbook by award-winning author Linda Beaulieu, so th at they can cook up some local favorites at home.

Siesta & Fiesta in San Miguel, Mexico
Pick your week in the month of June in a beautiful townhouse in the historic colonial town of San Miguel de Allende! This gorgeous house is within walking distance of all the main attractions—the park, shops and the town plaza as well as international restaurants to suit any taste. This three bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom townhouse is in a private, gated complex.  Each bedroom has its own private full bath, perfect for three couples or singles. There is also a small, outdoor, private courtyard garden with a fountain to relax by. This condo also features maid service three days per week which includes house cleaning and laundry. Thank you to the generosity of WaterFire supporters Arthur Richter and Peter Neivert for this amazing auction item. Also available for rent!

A huge thank you to all of those who have donated.

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