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Volunteer Spotlight: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

WaterFire would be nothing without its volunteers, and within that enormous group of hard-working Rhode Islanders are those representing their place of employment. Along with student groups, families, and many dedicated individuals, corporate volunteers help bring the magic to the city of Providence. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

WaterFire Records

Like everyone at WaterFire Providence, I am excited to see work progressing on The WaterFire Arts Center. But I am more energized by the new opportunities it provides for our organization. Yes, it will be many times more efficient to have all of our operations contained under one roof, and yes it will be nice to work in a properly finished office environment. But it is really the programming that will take place at 475 Valley Street that gets my fires stoked. It isn’t just me; all of WaterFire’s departments and staff are looking at new ways to engage the public, develop WaterFire as an event, and advance – as well as share – the art of creative placemaking.

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The Fiery Fall Interns

The internship program here at WaterFire Providence is a great opportunity for local students and young professionals to get an inside look at one of Providence’s non-profit organizations. This fall WaterFire Providence has over 10 interns from various Universities including Roger Williams University, Johnson & Wales and Wheaton College. WaterFire… Read More »The Fiery Fall Interns

Fife and drum at WaterFire. Photo by John Nickerson.

Set your imagination on fire, join the WaterFire team on June 13th.

You could say that the original WaterFire happened on June 9, 1772. Most historians agree that when a small group of Providence citizens set the British Gaspee alight in the Providence bay that this was the starting point of the Revolutionary War! On Saturday June 13th, WaterFire Providence will honor… Read More »Set your imagination on fire, join the WaterFire team on June 13th.

RI's new State Officers light WaterFire. Photo by John Nickerson.

RI Inauguration 2015 – Photo Gallery

Rhode Island Celebrates Inauguration 2015 at WaterFire Congratulations to Governor Gina Raimondo, Lt. Governor Dan Mckee, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Thank you to all of our fans who came out and celebrated this historic day with us.

The Fox Point Hurricane Barrier

2014 Water Resources Bill allows WaterFire to Request Hurricane Barrier Closures

WaterFire Providence would like to thank U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed for their critical support in getting legislation passed that will permit better navigation conditions  on the river to help with events like WaterFire.  Due to increased siltation the three downtown rivers are increasing impassable to all boat… Read More »2014 Water Resources Bill allows WaterFire to Request Hurricane Barrier Closures