Providence, RI: WaterFire Providence announces the details for the full lighting on Saturday, September 14, 2019. sponsored in part by Alkermes; the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals; and Rally 4 Recovery RI; in partnership with the RI Department of Health; and the RI Department of Corrections. With additional support from Gilead, CVS, Rhode Island PBS, and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. Sunset is at 6:57 pm. The fires will be lit shortly thereafter and burn until midnight. The Rally 4 Recovery celebrations at Turk’s Head Plaza will open at 4:00 pm and include Arts Fairs, Food Vendors, and Special Performances with other events starting at 5:00 pm. In respect to the Recovery Month celebration, this WaterFire lighting is being presented as a dry event. On behalf of all of those in recovery, WaterFire Providence thanks you for your support and understanding.
WaterFire for Recovery – National Recovery Month 30th-Anniversary Celebration – 4:00 pm in Turk’s Head PlazaThis year is the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month, Rally 4 Recovery RI has partnered with WaterFire Providence to host an honorary WaterFire lighting on September 14th that will include a rally held in the Turks Head Plaza of downtown Providence. The rally will start at 4:00 pm and will feature different food vendors, resource tents, and non-profits who will provide information on addiction and recovery. The rally will conclude at sunset with a procession to the river and lighting of the fires. The resource fair and live music will go throughout the night, continuing to make it a destination for visitors.
On the night of September 14, there will be no alcoholic beverages served because we are committed to standing behind those in recovery.
WaterFire Walking Tours, take a walking tour with our knowledgeable interns and volunteers to get an inside look into the history, theory of design and management of WaterFire. Tours begin at 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 pm; book now by making a reservation waterfire.org/walkingtours. For a donation of $15 registrants will walk the length of the canal with a tour guide and land at the basin just in time for the lighting.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in partnership with Bryce Studio, is happening again on Washington Street from 5:00 - 11:30 pm. This outdoor artisan fair will showcase some of the great artwork created in Rhode Island featuring mediums such as glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to support the local arts economy by purchasing work by Rhode Island-based artists.
Visit the WaterFire Marketplace on Canal Street and help light up Providence. Support WaterFire with a donation or a purchase of locally designed apparel, glassware, and gifts. Pin where you are from on Map Center’s maps and watch glass blowing by Gather Glass.
The Starry, Starry Night Installation will shine brightly in Memorial Park. Join thousands of WaterFire visitors in Memorial Park where the public is encouraged to add their own light to the night. For a small donation to WaterFire, make a wish upon a star or place your very own message and luminaria candle lantern in the park. The park will be aglow with hanging blue stars and a constellation of twinkling luminaria candle lanterns below.
WaterFire Signature Performers & Attractions will include:
WaterFire is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement, and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. The powerful work of art is installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. To learn more about WaterFire or make a donation visit https://watefire.org or https://www.facebook.com/waterfireprovidence.
There are 4 full fire dates remaining for the 2019 season: September 14th, September 28th, October 5th, and November 2nd.
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