Providence, RI: WaterFire Providence announces the details for the Arts and Health Series || Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ full lighting on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This lighting is sponsored in part by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Sunset is at 6:21 pm and the fires will remain lit until 11:00 pm. The lighting ceremony on October 5 will consist of two parts. One-half of the braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin along with all of the rest of the braziers throughout the installation be lit starting at 20 minutes after sunset (6:41 pm). The second half of the braziers in the Basin will be lit starting just after 7:00 pm to coincide with the arrival Illuminations of Life Ceremony torches.
Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation – Flames of Hope Celebration Village in Station Park The Illuminations of Life Torch Ceremony will begin on the Statehouse steps at sunset and the torches will arrive in Waterplace Park Basin approximately 40 minutes later. Half of the braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin will remain unlit until approximately an hour past sunset. At this time the Illumination of Life 150-person torch procession will arrive in the basin from Station Park leading into a Ring of Fire and the remaining fires will be lit.
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather to light the way towards hope and healing for anyone touched by breast cancer. Gloria Gemma’s Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ was created to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the city of Providence PINK and sparking a movement to inspire awareness, compassion, and support. This weekend-long celebration embraces everyone who has been impacted by cancer.
There are a variety of activities happening in Station Park as part of the Gloria Gemma foundation's Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™ event. Details can be found on their website at https://www.gloriagemma.org/flames-of-hope.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in partnership with Bryce Studio, is happening again on Washington and Steeple Streets from 5:00 - 10:30 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. From 5:30 - 9:30 pm the Steeple Street Music Stage will feature musicians from The Pump House Music Works Open Mic Series featuring Lily Rhodes, Morgan Piatek, Tim Larson & Devin Bender.
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. Dream Orbs on the Bridge of Stars in Waterplace Park. From sunset until 10:00 make a wish and add your light to the night by releasing a glowing blue or pink orb into the waters of Providence's rivers.
WaterFire Signature Performers & Attractions will include:
WaterFire Providence 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.
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