“Passion is the spark that ignites the flame…” ― Deborah Brodie Many people may not know that even with a hardworking staff of 21 employees, WaterFire Providence deeply relies on our dedicated corps of hundreds of volunteers to produce our events. Over 200 members of the community come together to… Read More »We appreciate our volunteers. A lot!
“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs WaterFire Providence would like to thank all of the volunteers, community organizations, college groups, donors, and our interns for their support and dedication during our 2013 season. 2013 was a… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: WaterFire Providence salutes all of our 2013 volunteers!
Preparations are underway at the WaterFire Creative Arts Center for this weekend’s two-day WaterFire Christmas event. One of the great highlights of this spectacular family event will be the magical Festival of Trees. For the second year in a row, we were fortunate to be able to partner with local… Read More »It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like (A WaterFire) Christmas!
This year, after you’ve given thanks; gotten your door buster deals; surfed for cyber bargains; and finished all of the leftovers, WaterFire Providence would like to introduce you to something new. #GivingTuesday is a “new day for giving back” that began in 2012 as a partnership between New York’s 92nd… Read More »#GivingTuesday Is December 3rd
The WaterFire Salute to Veterans is scheduled to take place on November 9, 2013. It will be the first-ever community-wide celebration of Veterans on such a large scale in Rhode Island. This WaterFire will be a full WaterFire event lighting and solely devoted to saluting and honoring our Veterans and… Read More »WaterFire Salute to Veterans – November 9, 2013
In collaboration with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, the bonfires in the basin will be lit at 8:15pm with a special 150 person torch salute in honor of those living with breast cancer and those lost to the disease. This event will be preceded by the lighting of the rest of… Read More »Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life at WaterFire on October 12th
7th Annual WaterFire Providence Celebration at Ruth’s Chris Steak House six o’clock on the evening of Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 Enjoy an evening with an intimate WaterFire basin lighting and exquisite fare with creative wine pairings. Discover the unique items in our live and silent auctions, featuring Guest Auctioneer Oliver Bennett. Tickets… Read More »Evening with WaterFire at Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Auction Preview
The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (6:22pm) and remain lit until MIDNIGHT. This event is sponsored by: Webster Bank. Webster Bank has returned for the seventh season in a row to help WaterFire light up and inspire Providence making it a better place to live, work and visit. Please join us in… Read More »October 5th Full Lighting
The Art of Placemaking Conference focuses on impacts Placemakers, artists, urban planners, community developers and researchers meeting to discuss impacts of using art to build and transform community. WaterFire Providence announces The Art of Placemaking Conference will take place November 7 and 8 at the Omni Hotel in Providence, RI. Leading… Read More »The Art of Placemaking Conference
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