[alert type=”danger” heading=”Full Lighting”]Saturday, June 30th
Sunset: 8:25 p.m.
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From the WaterFire website:
WaterFire, an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.
Went to Waterfire this past Saturday. WOW! What a crowd. One of the biggest I’ve ever seen. It was tough to find a standing spot along Memorial Blvd. Finally found one across from the Textron building. I was angry to see that a boat had to come around to fish debris out of the water. And no sooner had the boat left when more trash (cups) came floating by. It’s was hard for me to believe that this was accidental. The sidewalks on Francis St & Park Row are still in terrible shape, as they have been for years. What a shame, especially with people visiting from all over the world. I heard several accents Sat night that I just couldn’t make out. Definitely Eastern European.