Charles Newton, a partner with Newton & Newton LLC, was elected chair of the WaterFire Providence board of directors. Barbara Mullen, Ph.D., assistant superintendent of Student Services at Cambridge Public Schools, and outgoing board chair James Prescott were elected vice-chairs. Michael Brostek, market vice president at Cox Media, was elected… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces New Leadership on Board of Directors
WaterFire Providence was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 with his “First Fire.” This first fire became a hit and in years since, WaterFire Providence has expanded to include over 80 Braziers that are lit throughout their events every season. The Providence Journal spoke of Waterfire Providence in 1997 describing… Read More »Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence
If you love listening to the music of WaterFire, you’ll love our playlists! The latest playlist is a collection of instrumental tracks, the best that WaterFire has to offer. The tracks include a variety of genres to appeal to every music fan, the absence of lyric tying each song together.… Read More »The Music of WaterFire: Instrumental Music Playlist
It’s 4:00 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. While most New Englanders are fast asleep and cozy in their beds, Lynn Levesque has just finished her hour and a half workout. By 5:30 a.m. she is seated at her desk at Rhode Island Hospital accompanied by “Chuck,” the friendly-looking face of… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Levesque
Elizabeth Myers, currently a partner at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston, has been Chair of the WaterFire Board for the past two years, succeeding now-Vice Chair Peter Van Erp. As Chair, Myers runs general Board meetings, oversees executive committee meetings, and is a member of each of the subcommittees. “I… Read More »Board Member Profile: Betsy Myers, Board Chair
Please join us for a special evening with WaterFire Providence’s first Artists in Residence, Megan and Murray McMillan, for a Processional and Launch Performance of “The Coal Bin Project.” In November 2012, WaterFire Providence purchased a historic, industrial property at 475 Valley Street which we are transforming into the organization’s headquarters,… Read More »Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”
Most fans of WaterFire know that the ‘Water’ in our name refers to the three rivers that flow through Downtown Providence. What many do not realize is that those same rivers rise and fall with the tides of Narragansett Bay at least 2 times a day. Unfortunately, since it was… Read More »Inside WaterFire: Navigating Tidal Challenges
[sc name=featured-caption name=”John Nickerson”] Help us make this the best Christmas WaterFire ever! Sponsor a tree for WaterFire’s very special Christmas fire & festival of trees, on Friday, December 14, 2012, to benefit the Providence Rescue Mission. With only a little more than two weeks left before the big celebration… Read More »Christmas WaterFire – Festival of Trees
Update Thursday, June 12, 2012, 2:30 pm – The Venture for America WaterFire team won their competition and raised a little over $1,700 for us. Congratulations and big thanks for choosing WaterFire Providence! ♦♦♦ WaterFire Providence and Venture for America rolled out a brand new tee-shirt design at the July 7,… Read More »Venture for America designs a hot new WaterFire tee-shirt!
Welcome to the new WaterFire Providence website! While we loved our old website, over the past few years technology has advanced incredibly and we wanted to take advantage of that. So you’ll still find all of the important information that you need to make your WaterFire experience the best it… Read More »Welcome to the new WaterFire Providence website!