WaterFire Full Lighting: Brown University celebrating its 250th Anniversary

Event Details

October 25, 2014 Event Schedule:

Sunset time: 5:51 p.m.

All Full Lighting WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until just past midnight. Please check this page frequently for updated information. Updated 10/21/14.

11:00 a.m. – Benefit Street: A Mile of History walking tour with the Rhode Island Historical Society

Created in the mid-18th century “for the benefit of all,” this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Begin: John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street
Adults: $15, Seniors: $12, RIHS Members & Students: $10, Children 8 and under: Free
For more information or to make reservations, please contact Barbara Barnes at 401-273-7507 x362 or [email protected].

5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The WaterFire Store on Canal Street

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The WaterFire Merchandise Store on Canal Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

WaterFire Providence lapel pins, photo by Jennifer Bonin. The WaterFire Store on Canal Street is open for business. Stop in and buy a t-shirt, hoodie, poster, magnet, pendants and much more to help support WaterFire and keep the fires burning. Also make sure to check out the Photos of WaterFire tent on Washington Street. This tent will have matted photo prints, featuring the work of our Volunteer Photographers; WaterFire Providence postcards; large format photo posters; and silk screen prints by local artists.

6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street

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The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

Located on Washington Street in the heart of the WaterFire installation, the Arts Festival Plaza is a showcase for local artists and crafts-people. From photography and sculpture, paintings and hand-crafted ceramics, to jewelry and specialty textiles, the WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza features a wide range of locally crafted artisan wares to exhibit for sale to WaterFire’s visitors.

Sunset – 10:30 p.m. – Fire Dancers Performing Along the River

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Benjamin Reynolds spinning fire on the bow of Prometheus, photo by John Nickerson.

Benjamin Reynolds will be performing  on the river starting with the lighting of the braziers on the wall in Memorial Park. They will be performing several times in various locations throughout the evening.

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