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(8.19) Head downtown tonight for the lighting of eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial Park on South Main Street. The lighting will begin at 7:40pm and the braziers will remain lit until midnight. On-shore programming will open at 6:30pm.

The August 19th WaterFire will celebrate Clear Currents, the community paddling event celebrating improved water quality in RI. Clear Currents features close to 65 illuminated Japanese koi fish temporarily mounted on kayaks that registered participants will paddle up and down the river after sunset. The brightly colored fish beautifully complement the 80 wood-burning braziers installed on the river. Clear Currents celebrates the cleaner water that led to the opening of the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow; an initiative that has dramatically improved water quality throughout the entire bay area over the past few years.

Andrew Anselmo, Origami Master will be hanging out all night at Market Square and visitors can find A Silent Soapbox living statue at the bottom of Washington Street Bridge and Canal Walk starting at sunset. Ten31 Productions will be illuminating the World War Monument in Memorial Park.

The Starry, Starry Night installation returns to Memorial Park near the Crawford Street Bridge; add your light to the night by wishing on a star or dedicate a luminaria candle lantern.

Ignition at sunset, 7:40pm to midnight, Saturday, August 19, WaterFire, downtown (directions)

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