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Full WaterFire Saturday

Tonight is the first full WaterFire of the season with 80 braziers flaming away. The music playlist includes Bach, Vivaldi, Kareem Roustom, Yo-Yo Ma, ‘Vissi D’Arte’ by Puccini (the goosebump song), the Low Anthem, and ‘Lake Bed’ by Brown Bird. Many of the songs on


Future WaterFire Arts Center

Who doesn’t drive around this city imagining great uses for this or that old mill building. And if this building is the one I think it is, I had plans for a roller rink on the first floor. WaterFire Providence has just launched Episode 1

Bean Home

WaterFire Mascot Found!

[Additional Note: Tim has left a long comment below on the the entire ordeal. Of course they can only guess at parts of the story. So relieved this had a happy outcome. BC] What a great way to start the week. Bet they’re celebrating down


Help Find Bean/Found

[FOUND — January 24th!] Lost in the Regent Avenue neighborhood. Bean, the WaterFire mascot dog, is still missing. This is personal here at the Dose. Bean is cared for (and dressed and photographed) by Dose creator and designer, Tim Blankenship. In addition to being the

Christmas WaterFire

Christmas WaterFire — Sponsored by Anonymous

(12.18) Festivities Friday night at the Waterplace Park Basin. Enjoy the spirit of Christmas at the 5th Annual Christmas WaterFire benefiting and showcasing the work of the Providence Rescue Mission and as a gift to the City of Providence! Thanks to an anonymous donor the 34 braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin


WaterFire Salute To Veterans

(11.7) Events start early for the WaterFire Salute to Veterans. This is a full lighting with eighty braziers. At 4:30 p.m. we’ll kick off the WaterFire lighting with a 150 Veteran Torch Procession and 300 Veteran Ring of Fire in Waterplace Basin. WaterFire Providence invites you


WaterFire & Big Drum Powwow

(9.27) Celebrate Chinese Culture Night tonight at WaterFire. Sponsored by the U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University, it will feature a Chinese dragon dance, shadow puppetry, and check out the Chinese silk, paper cutting, calligraphy, and knots, on Steeple Street. Knots! Where else


Full WaterFire

(9.12) This week’s WaterFire is sponsored by the people who brought you retainers, headgear, and palate expanders — yes, say aaaah to your friendly neighborhood orthodontists.  And “thank you,” because as humiliating as those adolescent tortures felt at the time, thank god my parents got


WaterFire — Now With More Tango

(8.29) Full WaterFire lighting tonight — 80 braziers, count ’em. And the Argentines return with spontaneous outbursts of tango dancing. Special tango music is mixed into the tonight’s music program to get you moving. Performers come from Providence Tango, Argentine Tango at the Towers, and


Full WaterFire — Willkommen

(8.1) WaterFire celebrates direct flights to Germany and Hep C awareness (you try and write that sentence). Gerbermuhle:  Biergarten Unter den Weiden in partnership with Trinity Brewhouse.   In a friendly salute to our new international air partner, Frankfurt, Germany (with non-stop flights on Condor Air

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WaterFire — Instagram Scavenger Hunt

(7.18) Rain or shine. There’s inclement weather in the forecast but a full-bore, 80 brazier, WaterFire will go on as planned. The event kicks off with a 100 person torch Ring of Fire surrounding the circle of braziers in Waterplace Basin, and the Social Media Team will


Full WaterFire

(5.23) First this PSA: If you don’t absolutely have to drive around the Brown University area today then stay away. This weekend is Brown commencement with related activities all day. Add to that all the lost and frustrated out-of-towners driving rental trucks for the first

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Partial WaterFire

(5.16) A partial WaterFire lighting takes place tonight courtesy of the ocean racers cruising through the state. Andrew Lindsay and Liz Knights from Cirque de Light will be performing during the WaterFire lighting ceremony and then several more times during the night on the piers

Waterplace Park

Low Tide At Waterplace Park

Coming soon to a river near you . . . SiltFizzle™! Dredging is badly needed in the basin of Waterplace Park, and further downriver as well. Barnaby Evans of Waterfire held a kookie Mad Hatter Tea Party photo op last Friday calling attention to a


WaterFire Basin Lighting

(11.29) Providence welcomes the bridge players with a partial WaterFire tonight. A North American Bridge Championship, NABC, is a bridge event that draws bridge players from around the world. They are held three times a year in different cities in North America.  In 2014, the



(11.8) The final full lighting of the season will celebrate a WaterFire salute to the Veterans with special events and resources. The Salute to Veterans ceremony will begin at the Statehouse at 4:45 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. Banneker Industries helps to kick off the WaterFire lighting