Summer of Science TechFire – August 17th

Our Summer of Science series continues this Saturday, August 17th. WaterFire Providence is proud to present this years TechFire Job Fair and Technology Showcase. We are bringing together multiple up and coming tech companies in search of high tech job seekers.

This is the 2nd annual event featuring:

Enjoy guest speakers and a chance to network with professionals from established tech companies as well as startups. Be sure to bring an updated resume if you’re looking to be a part of one of these amazing teams.

Event Times:
  • Job Fair: 6 pm
  • Sunset: 7:43 pm
  • Lighting: 8:03 pm

Join the community and support local food vendors, artists, and donate to keep the fires burning! Enjoy a night in the city as we light over 80 braziers from WaterPlace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park.

Sponsored in part by Virgin PulseTufts Health Plan, and Bryant University

 

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary WaterFire Celebration

July 20th, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man’s first steps on the moon. Throughout the month of July, the WaterFire Arts Center has been home to science, art, and exploration.

English artist Luke Jerram has created the “Museum of the Moon” exhibit which now sits in the main hall of the WaterFire Arts Center. Alongside the moon installation stands an 85′ Milky Way display created by John Sabraw; and Jeremy Schilling’s current series of paintings entitled “The Overview Effect”. Nearly every night, the exhibit has hosted speakers of diverse backgrounds, experience, and perspective. Each lecture has shed light on the importance of past, present, and future space explorations.

The city of Providence has also played its part in celebrating this monumental moment in history. Exhibitions held throughout the city have displayed artwork, film, photography, and immersive hands-on experiences to visitors.

As part of WaterFire Providence’s month long celebration, there will be a full lighting on July 20th in honor of the moon landing. All full WaterFire installations light up over 80 braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street. Sunset begins at 8:16 pm and lighting will start at 8:36 pm. The fires will remain lit until midnight.

All on-shore activities will begin around 6:00 pm

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Envisioning Space Exhibition at The RISD Illustration Studies Building Gallery

poster 11 X 17_NASA Retrospective 04 (2)The ISB Gallery and Michael Kolondowicz have worked together to display incredible artwork, illustrations, NASA photographs and other projects, free to the public.

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: The “Apollo Legacy: Rhode Island and Space Exploration” at Market Square.
  • This area will be a family friendly exhibition, science fair and demonstration area presented by the NASA RI Grant Consortium, and students and faculty from Rhode Island colleges and universities.
6:00 pm: Space Chats at the RISD Museum (Metcalf Auditorium)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Washington Street Bridge
  • “Dr. Samuel Wagstaff’s Eminent Emporium of Photography” – Have your portrait taken sitting on a classic Crescent Moon.
  • Dassault education pods on the visualization of scientific data
  • First Robotics Showcase of robots designed and built by students from 5th grade through high school.
  • RI Museum of Science and Art science learning demonstration.
8:20 pm: Waterplace Basin Stage
Sidewalk Astronomy at the Riverwalk near College Street

Sidewalk Astronomy will offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the stars and planets in the sky.

 

 

 

 Sponsored by the NASA RI Space Grant Program as our Co-Lead sponsor along with Brown UniversityProvidence CollegeThe University of Rhode Island, the NASA/RI EPSCoR Program, and the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust.

Museum of the Moon at the WaterFire Arts Center

You look back at Earth from the Moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything you’ve ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy.

Jim Lovell

For centuries, the moon has been a piece of human inspiration. It has driven explorations, discovery, art, and science. From border to border, each corner of the world has a vision, a history, and a story for the Moon. It evokes passion, vibrancy, and mystery. An intricate and complex combination.

English artist Luke Jerram, has sculpted a highly-detailed 23′ diameter Moon that will travel to 25 countries; Collecting the stories, mythologies, and emotional responses of its audience. “Museum of the Moon” will soon land in the main hall of The WaterFire Arts Center. This sculpture will play a part of a larger series of NASA-related events and exhibitions throughout the city.

The internally lit spherical sculpture is created with detailed NASA images of the lunar surface from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that you can explore up close. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter represents 5 kilometers of the Moon’s surface.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/8 – 11/11

Events happening in and around Providence this weekend:

WaterFire – Salute to Veterans, Saturday, November 10th

Sunset time: 4:30 p.m. Lighting will commence at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for our Sixth Annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans.

Art

Gather Glass – Glass Blowing Class

Choose from a variety of projects and create your very own glass blown keepsake with Gather Glass.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/22-9/24

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 WaterFire – Full Lighting

September 23rd, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sunset time: 6:41 p.m.

Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island: Celebrating 125 years of Thinking Big

History and Architecture
Doors Open RI Festival

Want to experience the Victorian splendor of Barnaby’s Castle and the attic of City Hall? Would you like to see the the recording studios of Rhode Island Public Radio and climb up inside of the dome of Beneficent Church, and more?

We’re giving you the keys to Providence! For one day the Doors Open RI Festival will provide you with free, special access to 20+ one-of-a-kind places across Providence on Saturday, September 23.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/20-7/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 WaterFire
Basin Lighting – Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Sponsored by the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.

Full Lighting – Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Featuring WaterFire’s Community Paddling Event – Clear Currents.  Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Fidelity Investments.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Bastille Day Ceremony to Honor WWII Veterans – Friday, July 17th @ 6pm

In gratitude the Republic of France is awarding knighthoods in the French Legion of Honor to: John Dunnigan, Raymond Gillis, and Leo Héroux.

The ceremony will be performed by French Consul General Valery Freland accompanied by Rhode Island Honorary Consul to France Roger Begin in front of the Rhode Island World War II Memorial in Memorial Park in Providence, Rhode Island on Bastille Day, Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Rose Weaver will sing The Star Spangled Banner and La Marseillaise. The Ceremony will conclude with a toast from a sabered bottle of Champagne presented by Robert Burke in honor of the RI veterans. Following the ceremony the U.S. Coast Guard Brass Quintet is doing a public concert. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/22-6/25

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Cox Business.

Art & Culture
Providence Art Club Opening Reception

Join the Providence Art Club on Sunday, June 25 from 2-4pm for the Opening Receptions of three exciting new exhibitions. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and light refreshments will be served. The galleries of the Providence Art Club are always free and open to the public. Please feel free to join this event and invite a friend!

For questions about any of these exhibitions, please contact Michael Rose at michael@providenceartclub.org, or at 401-331-1114 ext. 5.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/8 – 6/11

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by RI Day of Portugal and Rhode Island College with its Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, with the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust.

Kids and Family
Rise and Shine on the Farm at Roger Williams Park Zoo

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! Join zookeepers in the Alex and Ani Farmyard for a special morning on the farm before the Zoo opens to the public. Enjoy a continental breakfast of bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, juices and coffee outside the Farmhouse, and explore the Farmyard as zookeepers get the day started. This event is “free-range,” so guests can go at their own pace to explore the many activities, including the cow milking, egg collection stations, and the produce growing and play station. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, visit with a beekeeper, watch a farrier trim a donkey’s hooves  and even learn about worm composting with RI Worm Farmers Cooperative.
Date: Saturday, June 10 (rain or shine)
Time: 9:00 am
Cost: $25/members, $35/non-members

Please note: Capacity is limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required. Ticket price includes a continental breakfast, program, and admission to the Zoo post program.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 5/25 to 5/28

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Bank of America and Brown University.

Family Fun
100+ Things to do with Kids in Rhode Island

Spending the weekend in Rhode Island with your kids and you don’t have anything planned? Check out this article by KidoInfo.com and pick your favorites! You won’t be disappointed.

Matty’s Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Day for Epilepsy

Join us May 27th to walk or run in support of individuals diagnosed with epilepsy. This family-friendly event features a pre-race Family Fun Zone, Matty’s Might Dash for kids, and post-race activities for all participants. Cash prize for top male and top female 5K finisher. For more information please visit this link.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 4/20 to 4/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

 The New England Family Fun Festival

New England Families will be able to see a wide range and assortment of family oriented performers including: magicians, story tellers, artists, family bands, gymnastic and dance performers all in one place. The New England Family Fun Festival will bring together a rich cultural tapestry of Rhode Island’s cultures in live performance featuring singing and dance that is sure to leave families wanting more.

Children’s Films

The Providence Athenaeum

Each Saturday morning, the Children’s Library will show short films based on children’s picture books. It’s the perfect chance to enjoy a morning activity and select your books for the week ahead! Free and all are welcome! Drop in, no RSVP needed.

Museums/Galleries

The Split

Hosted by GRIN

What unites the works in The Split is more “how” the artists arrived to them than “what” they purport to represent —this exhibition hence rejects the thematic or the illustrational while still aspiring to address our contemporary condition. Amanda Schmitt is a curator based in New York City, and the director of programming of UNTITLED, Miami Beach and San Francisco.

Naomi Campbell – Edacity

Presented by Yellow Peril Gallery

Edacity features an installation comprising sculptures, wall pieces, metal, glass, and video, where Campbell’s use of light projection on sculptural elements creates an immersive spatial setting. The mobile sculpture Damocles’ Sword hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier or centerpiece alluding to concerns about modern day food experimentation technology and its effect on the individual. Fragments of mirrors and glass alter the viewer’s perception of reality furthering the biological/technological immersive experience.

Providence Art Club Opening Reception

Join the Providence Art Club on Sunday for opening receptions to celebrate two exciting new exhibitions. Refreshments will be served and the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. On view in the Maxwell Mays and Mary Castelnovo Galleries: collage artist Priscilla Foley Blackman, jewelry artist Nina Briggs, and encaustic artists Angel Dean and Nancy Whitcombwill exhibit together in the show Four Explore. On view in the Dodge House Gallery: mixed media artists Nancy Gaucher-Thomasand Mimo Gordon-Riley will exhibit together in the show Opposing Marks.

Theatre/Performance/Music

The Ballroom Thieves and Avi Jacob

The Columbus Theatre

Enjoy the music from the band Ballroom Thieves and Avi Jacob, both from folksinger from Boston.

Miscellaneous

Last Providence Spring Flea Market

Providence Winter and Spring Flea Markets are open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Local vintage and artisan/maker market with food trucks and live music.

New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof to Speak at RWU

Community invited to hear two-time Pulitzer Prize winner talk about “Moral Obligations and National Interest: Refugees in the 21st Century”. As the nation grapples with proposed travel bans and refugee restrictions, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will visit Roger Williams University, urging us to remember the times when fear drove Americans to revile newcomers and reject those seeking refuge.

Friends of India Point Park 17th Annual Spring Clean Up

Meet on the parkside of the tunnel where the bike path goes under India St (in the middle of the Park near the shore) to help pick up litter, weeds, prune, mulch, and replant pedestrian bridge ramps with native, drought-resistant plants.

Free eats: coffee, snacks, and hard-earned pizza at noon!

Earth Day 2017 Spring Cleaning on Valley Street

WaterFire Providence is participating in the 2017 Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning. We are going to be working on cleaning Valley Street (between Hemlock Street and Eagle Street).

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 4/6 to 4/9

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire

April 8th Basin Lighting

7:15 p.m.
The fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Hemophilia Federation of America. (HFA) is a national non-profit dedicated to assisting and advocating for the bleeding disorders community. HFA is pleased to sponsor the first WaterFire of the season on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in conjunction with the annual HFA Symposium, being held for the first time, this year at the Rhode Island Convention Center, April 6–9, 2017.

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