It’s Parade Day!

We have been working well into the night putting the finishing touches on our lanterns… and we are finally there!

There may be a chance of snow showers, so wrap up warm, grab your lanterns and we’ll see you on the streets!

Lantern Fever takes over Thatcher Brook Primary School

For the past few weeks, TBPS students from Pre-K to 4th grade have been working with excitement to complete their lanterns for this year’s River of Light in Waterbury. Pre-K to 2nd grade students have been working with MK Monley, art teacher at Thatcher Brook. 3rd and 4th graders worked with Gowri Savoor to make individual flower-pot lanterns which will be overflowing with wild vegetation and fantastical flora, come parade day.

Art-Community-Light. Some images from the 2016 Artists’ Lantern-Making Workshop

A few days ago, over 20 artists, educators and creative-makers spent two days with artists Angelo Arnold and Gowri Savoor, to create large-scale lanterns to spearhead this year’s River of Light in Waterbury. Some incredible structures came out of the weekend including: a bird of paradise, a giant acorn, several toadstools that will form a fairy ring, a saguaro cactus and a coffee plant. Look out for them at the parade on Dec 3rd!


A Great Big Thank You to this year’s sponsors!

A heartfelt thank you to this year’s sponsors and supporters:

The Green Mountain Coffee Cafe & Visitors Center
Revitalizing Waterbury
Waterbury Duxbury School District
The Alchemist
Waterbury Rotary Club

Axel’s Frame Shop and Gallery
Billings Mobil
Darby, Kolter, & Nordle, LLP
Northfield Savings Bank
Old Stagecoach Inn
Simon Operations
Sunflower Salon
Thatcher Brook Primary School PTO
Waterbury Recreation Department

Thanks to the generosity of our local restaurateurs you’ll be able to  support the River of Light Lantern Parade while enjoying our spectacular local fare. Every Tuesday in November, participating restaurants will donate 10% of their proceeds to Waterbury’s River of Light Lantern Parade.  Make a date with your family and friends! Here are the participating restaurants:

November 1st:        Arvads & The Blue Stone
November 8th:    KC Bagels & Stowe Street Cafe
November 15th:    Prohibition Pig
November 22nd:    Cork & The Reservoir Restaurant and Taproom
November 29th:    Blackback Pub & Hen of the Wood
Hope to see you there!