Special ‘401 Gives’ WaterFire

(4.1) The United Way is sponsoring a special pre-season partial lighting to be held in Memorial Park tonight, Saturday, April 1, in celebration of their annual 401Gives campaign. The lighting will begin after sunset at 7:10pm. The braziers will remain lit until 9:30pm. Food fairs will be open on College Street, adjacent to Memorial Park. Enjoy

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Full WaterFire & Music and Dance

(8.13) An evening of live music and dancing is on tap at tonight’s full WaterFire lighting, but there will be plenty of entertainment prior to sunset, on three different stages starting at 6pm. The food and artist markets and the POC (Papitto Opportunity Connection) Community Village* will also be opening at 6pm. There’s a lot

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Performers Needed — WaterFire Steeple Street

The call has gone out from WaterFire seeking performers, artists, and musicians to perform on the Steeple Street Stage during this season’s full lightings. Those who are interested can start by filling out the performer inquiry form on the website. This announcement has generated dozens of questions on the WaterFire FB page including the subject

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Full WaterFire Honors Covid Heroes

(9.4) It’s back! And Saturday’s WaterFire will be honoring the very people who got us through the past eighteen months and who continue to serve the public under unbelievably stressful circumstances: Essential Workers. The 2021 Covid Heroes lighting will begin with a 100 person Ring of Fire torch lighting ceremony in Waterplace Park. Torchbearers will

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‘Beacon Of Hope’ Ends July 31

The WaterFire ‘Beacon of Hope’ installation will be closing Friday, July 31st. Big thanks to Barnaby Evans for this beautiful and moving tribute. Each evening when the RI Department of Health reports Rhode Islanders lost to COVID-19 that day, a ceremony takes place, lighting individual luminaria to honor those community members, starting at 8:30pm. The

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‘Behind The Scenes At WaterFire’ With Barnaby Evans

(12.6) It’s not all fun and flames you know. That wood isn’t going to stack itself. (Where do they get it all?) Learn all about the staging of this signature Providence event and tour the new WaterFire Arts Center, this Friday on a bus tour with WaterFire creator Barnaby Evans. “Behind the Scenes” is sponsored

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