Every night in Providence, Rhode Island -- as in cities and towns across the world -- people say good night. If they're lucky, someone says good night back. What's unique in Providence is that every night at 8:30, some young people say good night and an entire city responds.
The community flashes lights for a minute every night at 8:30 p.m. PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence, Rhode Island, is making kids beam. For one dazzling minute each night, buildings, boats, nightclubs and folks on the street make the city skyline sparkle by flashing lights on one side of the Providence River. The aim is to brighten the spirits of kids in Hasbro Children’s Hospital, located on the opposite bank. The children, in return, shine flashlights from their hospital rooms,
In a widening campaign to spread joy to hospitalized children, lights are flickering from buildings all across Providence for about three minutes at bedtime. Even the East Providence police park cruisers at an overlook across the Providence River and flash the emergency lights. PROVIDENCE, RI – Every time he’s slept over at Hasbro Children’s Hospital while being treated for a brain tumor, little Blake Costa couldn’t wait for 8:30 p.m. His parents, too. At exactly that moment,
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – In the fast-paced, dangerous world of police work, members of the East Providence Police Department brightening up bedtime for some young patients who are facing the fight of their lives at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. As the sun sets on a parking area between the East Bay Bike Path and Veterans Memorial Parkway, squad cars arrive and steer their headlights toward the hospital across the Providence River. “Alright,” Commander Michael David yells.
A nightly display of lights by strangers is a highly anticipated ritual for a Rhode Island children's hospital. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For one sparkling minute each night, skyscrapers, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club and police cruisers send a blinking goodnight message to sick kids inside a children’s hospital. A gesture that began with a single light six years ago has become a nightly display along the Providence River – and a highly anticipated ritual inside Hasbro Children’s H
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown University Sciences Library, a 180-foot tall building on Providence’s East Side, has strengthened their commitment to the “Good Night Lights” tradition by installing LED lighting fixtures, which blink each night at 8:30 p.m. for the patients of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The affixed system of lights and timers on the library ensures that the hospital’s young inpatients are wished “good night” each evening. It’s the latest gesture by a local organiz