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First Night Boston 2014

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Dec 31, 2013

First Night BostonOn behalf of Charlesgate Realty Group, LLC, we would like to wish everyone a happy & healthy new year!

If you are planning to head into the city for First Night, please be aware that the MBTA will have free service after 8pm and will be running until 2am. Parking restrictions will be in place so public transportation is highly recommended. The First Night button is $10.00 and are available at various convenient stores in the area.

Here are some of the events for visitors to check our during First Night in Boston courtesy of bostonglobe.com

Drum Central with Grooversity and IntAfrika

Groove to the beat of Afro-Brazilian drumming put together by Grooversity and IntAfrika. Created by Brazilian percussionist Marcus Santos, the Grooversity entertainment group not only educates, but also engages others to be a part of social change. 1:45-2:15 p.m. Hynes Convention Center Ballroom.

Handel and Haydn Society

The Young Women’s Chorus (grades 9-12) and the Young Men’s Chorus (grades 8-12) will perform separately. Both Choruses will perform together during the last performance with pieces by George Frideric Handel and Lowell Mason. 1-1:45 p.m. Hynes Convention Center Ballroom.

Face Painting

Get your face painted and become anything! The possibilities are endless.1-6 p.m. Hynes Convention Center Hall A.

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For those who do not want to purchase the First Night button, keep in mind that you can still enjoy some of the festivities in the city, such as viewing of the ice sculptures throughout the city and the midnight fireworks in the Seaport District.

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First Night is where it's at....

Posted by P.T. Vineburgh on Mon, Dec 31, 2012

365 things to do in boston,Symphony Hall,First Night,Lee Fields,John Scofield,Berklee Performance Center,Boston Harbor FireworksWhen in Rome...or Boston in this case....check out First Night for New Year's. This day long celebration has a myriad of activities form which to choose. First Night is the oldest and largest New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts in North America. This is the 37th edition. It was founded in 1976 by a group of artists and community activists seeking to create an alternative, arts-oriented event for New Year’s Eve.  Buttons cost $18 each (children under 4 are admitted free), include a First Night program guide with purchase, and are available at dozens of locations, including Shaw’s Supermarkets, Star Market, Tedeschi Food Shops, and Au Bon Pain. The afternoon programming has a plethora of options and the evening is highlighted by featured musical acts Lee Fields (at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, The Magnetic Fields at Symphony Hall and John Scofield at Berklee Performance Center. The evening culminates with fireworks on the Boston Harbor at midnight. 

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