Multi-group meetup: See the Waterfires in Providence!

One of the coolest things to do in the summer is checking out the Waterfires in Providence.  A couple of Meetup groups will be carpooling down for an evening of adventure while we enjoy this New England pasttime.

Never been to the Waterfires? This is a sensory experience beyond compare. See the skyline of Providence, the meandering river, and gondolas snaking around the cauldrons of fire lighting up the water and the sky. Hear the mystical and soothing music specially selected to match the evening's mood.  It's an experience that defies description.

 

You can come and go at any time, although we'll be meeting up on the steps of the entrance to Providence Place (City Side entrance).  From here, we'll head on out to take in the sights and sounds.  We'll be heading out to the Waterfires around 8:15pm, so try to make it on time! 

Here's the schedule of events this evening: http://waterfire.org/schedule/saturday-august-10th-2013/

HOW TO GET THERE:

No matter your schedule this evening, we strongly recommend carpooling.  I expect that a couple of people will be offering rides -- please let us know if you are driving or need a ride in the comments section below.  Please give yourself extra time for traffic, as it will be bumper-to-bumper once you enter the city.

Here's a list of ways to get to the event, along with directions: http://waterfire.org/visit/parking-and-directions/

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  • Jared S.

    Good.

    August 12, 2013

  • Tony

    There were a couple snags for this meetup -- parking was extremely difficult to come by, I was late to the location, and some people had problems finding the meetup location. As a result we ended up in a couple of smaller groups. But I tell you, it still was a lot of fun. Thanks to all who came, hope to see you at another event soon.

    August 11, 2013

    • Alex A

      I think the meetup was just great, because it would be very hard to stay one big group in such a crowded place, especially that some people wanted to take pics, others wanted to go shopping, etc. So splitting into a couple of smaller groups was the right thing to do

      August 11, 2013

    • Julie

      I have a really good time. Thanks Tony for setting it up.

      August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wonderful afternoon and evening. m l

    August 11, 2013

  • Tony

    We are here, in front of the Melting Pot

    August 10, 2013

    • Karen

      Sorry tony we had dinner at trinity brew house and walked down to the rink and watched the Latino dancing and then down to the Waterfire!!! Karen, Deborah and Maryanne

      August 10, 2013

    • Tony

      That's ok -- hoping all of you had a good time!

      August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is everyone?

    August 10, 2013

  • Emily

    We are stuck in traffic in the parking structure right now

    August 10, 2013

  • Diane

    Are people planning on meeting up for dinner beforehand? If so, please let me know, I'd be interested in joining up. Thanks!

    1 · August 10, 2013

    • john

      I found tables near Indian restaurant. I'm right next to the windows. Wearing blue shirt and keans

      August 10, 2013

    • john

      *jeans

      August 10, 2013

  • Emily

    Where are we meeting? I'm with Leo, rosi, and Jared

    August 10, 2013

  • Emily

    Is anyone carpooling from Boston? I would need a ride, at least on the way back; if I needed to, I could take the commuter train in, but depending on what time it ends, I'm worried the subway/commuter train will have stopped running. I would just need to come back to pretty much anywhere in the Boston area near either downtown or Fenway (I live near Fenway), or anywhere within about a 3-4 mile radius (even Cambridge) (I can walk from any of these areas back to my apt). If anyone possibly has a spot in their car on the way back, please let me know! :)

    August 1, 2013

    • Lorena L.

      hi, Do you know the time this ends? Because I´m cheking about the subway and I´ll like to go but I´m worried about the time, and stop the lines. The last train is 12pm, isn´t?

      August 8, 2013

    • Emily

      Hi Leo, I don't have your number, but I'm here at the orange line T stop on mass ave.

      August 10, 2013

  • Jill M

    Anyone else want to meet for dinner at the food court at Providence Place around 7? Somewhere near the Indian place?

    August 10, 2013

    • Eric

      I will meet at food court

      1 · August 10, 2013

    • Jill M

      OK - my plan is to try to find a table near the Indian Restaurant. I'm wearing a brown t shirt and a bright green sweater.

      August 10, 2013

  • Liam

    can't make it

    August 10, 2013

  • Liam

    sorry don't feel good

    August 10, 2013

  • Rick

    I'll be there. Thanks for suggesting it..

    August 10, 2013

  • John S

    Offerring a ride from Dedham and adjacent (W. Rox, Westwood, Hyde Park, T Rte 128 Sta.). More details on Google doc. I'd like to go a couple of hours early to get dinner at a well-reviewed place in Prov, if others are interested.

    August 5, 2013

    • John S

      Hi Wanda. I'm sorry but I'm no longer planning to go. I hope you can get a ride from one of the others who have posted in just the last couple of days.

      August 10, 2013

    • Wanda

      Ok. I'm rather late w/ this, so if I don't get a ride, no problem, will just try and make next water fire.

      August 10, 2013

  • Dan

    If anyone wants to carpool from the Walpole, foxboro, Mansfield area I am planning on driving

    August 4, 2013

    • Karen

      Sorry Cindy my car is full. Karen

      August 9, 2013

    • John S

      Dan, I'm no longer going, FYI.

      August 10, 2013

  • Ruth B.

    I am coming from Concord, MA and am willing to carpool if anyone wants to.

    August 9, 2013

    • Ruth B.

      My vehicle is full but if someone drops out I can let you know

      August 9, 2013

    • Ruchi

      Thanks !

      August 10, 2013

  • Wanda

    Anyone driving from south shore area? I'd like to carpool. I can meet anywhere around south shore.

    August 10, 2013

  • Sharon

    I live in Wakefield. Is there anyone I old catch a ride with? Thanks!

    August 9, 2013

  • Betty

    Jeff, I'd like a ride. Thanks.

    August 9, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    I'm driving from Porter Square Cambridge and can take 3 more.

    August 9, 2013

    • Me G.

      Oh great, I am coming from Cambridge too - could I get a ride please?

      August 9, 2013

  • Gary

    Hi, not familiar with the Providence place mall. What restaurant is the City side entrance by? Is that by the cheesecake factory? We are meeting up at 8:15 or before and leaving @ 8:15. I'm also doing the Spartan Race tomorrow in NH so I need to know what time to leave that event to make it to this one.

    Thanks,

    August 9, 2013

  • Cindy0948

    HI

    Is anyone driving from the Nashua, NH area or Northern MA?

    August 9, 2013

  • Doug

    Driving from Peabody if anyone wants to carpool.
    is parking just on the streets?

    August 8, 2013

  • Leo

    Those who RSVP to carpool with me this Saturday, please make an effort to show up, if you plans change let me know ASAP, so the people on the wait list can take your place, thanks!

    August 8, 2013

  • Betty

    Leo, can you let me know if I am on your carpool list? I am still interested in a ride.

    August 8, 2013

    • Leo

      Betty, all 4 people had confirmed with me very quickly, so you are on the wait list, if someone drops out, then you will have a spot. Like I said on the comments at this point I am going make one stop Mass/Ave orange line, thanks!

      August 8, 2013

  • Tony

    Hi all --Weather is looking good for Saturday night and we're expecting a big crowd -- should be a great time. I wanted to remind everyone that I'm also hosting a trip to Foxwoods earlier in the day, so it would be nice to see some of you also there. Here's the link: http://www.meetup.com/SocialFun...­

    August 8, 2013

  • Julie

    I'm a maybe. I'll know better towards the end of the week.

    August 4, 2013

    • Julie

      Ok, I'm a yes. :-)

      August 7, 2013

  • Betty

    Leo, I sent you an email. Please check and let me know.

    August 5, 2013

  • Betty

    Leo, can we coordinate via email if you will provide your email to me? I'm on the B line.

    August 5, 2013

    • Leo

      just emailed you:)

      August 5, 2013

  • Betty

    Leo, can I get a ride from you? I am on the green line. Thanks.

    August 4, 2013

    • Leo

      Betty, what stop on the green line are you thinking about? If it is not too far from where I live I should be able to pick you up also.

      August 5, 2013

    • Betty

      Leo, can you provide your email to co

      August 5, 2013

  • Tony

    If you are LOOKING FOR A RIDE or CAN PROVIDE A RIDE to this event, I've put together a carpool exchange webpage. You can enter your information here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsh...­

    August 4, 2013

  • Stacey

    Drat! I'm in Colorado.

    August 2, 2013

  • Tony

    RSVPs include other groups

    July 29, 2013

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