It all began in Boston in 1976 with a small local group of artists who were inspired to create a new kind of New Year’s revelry emphasizing community spirit. Decades later, Boston is still at it – and we’re not alone. This year, there will be more than seventy-five New Years Eve arts festivals celebrated in cities and towns across the nation. As the oldest and largest festival, First Night Boston is proud to be at the center of all this activity once more.
All of us here in Boston are working hard to strengthen the First Night brand and to ensure its value through closer work with our counterparts in large and small communities throughout the USA. This new interactive website (which is a work in progress) is just one step we will take to ensure an ongoing discussion among all the stakeholders. A committee of regional liaisons has recently been assembled to create new inroads to First Night cities and towns, facilitating better and more direct lines of communication between all of us. And in the coming months, we look forward to rolling out new information about a range of tools and resources so please stay tuned.
If you have any ideas to share or feedback to offer, do not hesitate to call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in starting a First Night in your city or town, please contact Executive Director Geri Guardino at First Night Boston / First Night USA:
or email email@example.com.