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SUMMER SOLSTICE BONFIRE ON THE QUINNIPIAC RIVER? Just a somewhat crazy idea... Are you in?

Last weekend I was in Providence, RI - they have there an amazing public art understanding.  The non-profit organization WATERFIRE is turning a downtown waterfront into an awesome performance arts scene...  I was jealous.  New Haven long time ago decided to cut off itself from the waterfront and very little of public life actually happens on the water,  But a lot of that little happens on the Quinnipiac River... I wonder if we could add more?  I got inspired in Providence... 

Waterfire, Providence RI, The WaterPlace Basin in full blaze. Photo by David Amadio.

Obviously, we would have to take into consideration the completely different geography of Quinnipiac River , here is where my scouting memories come.  We cant't pull out a show like Waterfire in Providence, but we COULD learn from Scandinavian summer solstice tradition and have a giant bonfire on the water in front of the Grand Bridge Restaurant... Wouldn't that be a great sight?  Summer solstice 2012 will happen on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:08 p.m. Eastern Time 

I have got already some support for the idea from friends - but, need more.  If you are in, and would like to help please follow up the conversation on the Quinnipiac Riviera Facebook Page... or comment here.


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