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(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

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(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

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(7.12) Full 80-brazier lighting tonight. Tonight on the Music Stage at the corner of Steeple and Canal — Sidy Maiga. WaterFire guests are invited to stop by from 7:00PM – 11:30PM and listen to African rhythms featuring  local master percussionist and djembe player, Sidy Maiga and band

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WaterFire

(6.28) Perfect weather for WaterFire. Tonight’s sponsor is the Unitarian Universalist Association, and while the music for the evening is a bit on the religulous side, a lot of it is good. (No baptisms without proof of tetanus shot.) Just after 9:00pm, members of the local

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First WaterFire

(5.24) Sponsors this week include the Brown Alumni Association, Imagine Brown 250+, and one of those too-big banks trying to burnish its image. WaterFire creator Barnaby Evans is a Brown alum. On tap are firedancers Liz Knights and Andrew Lindsay from sunset to 10:30pm, Gargoyles

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Sequester Dampens WaterFire Schedule

First the Quonset Air Show and now this. The Providence Journal reports, Organizers of Providence’s “WaterFire” project said Monday they are unable to set a schedule for the popular tourist event because budget cuts may hit the federal agency that operates the Fox Point Hurricane

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Last WaterFire Of Season

(10.6) Tonight’s schedule is a little different to accommodate a special event.  Lighting of the bonfires in the basin takes place at 7:45pm; the rest will be lit at 7pm. Spogga, gargoyles, living statues, luminaria, and music. WaterFire is accompanied by music selected by Barnaby

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Salon At The Athenaeum — ArtPlace 2012

(9.28) Join founders and artistic directors Sebastian Ruth, Community MusicWorks, and Barnaby Evans, WaterFire Providence, along with Providence’s Director of the Department of Arts, Culture + Tourism, Lynne McCormack in a discussion of ArtPlace 2012. In June, ArtPlace, a consortium of major private and public

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(9.15) Eighty fires accompanied by atmospheric piped-in music — tonight with a special Luminaria Procession from 7pm to 7:30pm from Roger Williams National Green to Memorial Park from co-sponsor RI Rally for Recovery. It’s Salsa night over at the Turk’s Head ballroom: dance lessons from

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(9.1) When architect William Warner first surveyed this site it was a scrawny river almost completely obscured by parking lots and railroad tracks . . . but somehow he saw this. The New York Times wrote up Waterplace Park back in 1999, THE Providence that

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WaterFire Shows Solidarity For Pussy Riot

At the recent WaterFire lighting on August 18th WaterFire fire-tenders sported multi-colored balaclavas and stoked the fires while Pussy Riot’s latest single  Putin Lights Up the Fires played for the crowd. While WaterFire’s soundtrack traditionally features classical music, and opera this punk rock song was

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(7.21) At the TD Ballroom— Congolese Rumba; lessons and performance by Rumbafrica. Over at Memorial Park, check out the Gargoyles and Oracles from Ten31 Productions (little kids find these characters pretty interesting). Hey, liquid cookies! Between 6pm and 10pm visit the Dunkin’ Donuts tent on

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(7.7) Head downtown Saturday for a full-blown, 80-brazier WaterFire. You know the drill — Gargoyles, Oracles, Spogga, mimes, Andean pan pipes, and fried dough. (And last time there were some awesome yo-yo kids including state champ Zach Gorton. Hope they return.) And music. The scheduled

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(6.23) It looks like the weather will clear up well before ignition; the WaterFire website is updated regularly regarding such matters. Shouldn’t be a problem though. On tap for Saturday, 7pm to 8pm — TD Ballroom, free swing dance lessons, then dance till midnight, Westminster

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WaterFire Welcomes Netroots, And Everyone Else Too

(6.9) Saturday’s WaterFire comprises a weird amalgam of the Netroots Nation, Portuguese heritage, and a Gaspee historical reenactment (not the burning part, the plotting and leaving part). Check out the WaterFire website for details and complete explanation. There are a few unusual elements in Saturday’s