We can hardly believe it, but this year marks First Night’s 35th Anniversary. 35 great years of providing affordable, family-friendly access to the arts! We’re so proud of the work we do here and hope you will join us as we celebrate this special milestone!
This year, in addition to the regular First Night ’17 button, we are offering a limited edition 35th Anniversary Button as a special keepsake and fundraiser for First Night. Anniversary buttons are on sale now for $35.00.
Performer and Event information now available! Get your program book and event information right here for First Night Worcester 2017. Continue reading
WORCESTER – Video games are not just a game anymore for South High Community School students. Since March 3, South High and Becker College students have been teaming up in the Interactive Media Design Mentoring Program, and both sides have been loving the experience. Continue reading
WORCESTER, MA – [February 26, 2016] – Leveraging its relationships with Becker College and South High Community School, First Night Worcester announces a new outreach program benefitting inner-city youth. The partnership creates an educational collaborative teaming Becker College student mentors with South High mentees to explore educational and career opportunities in the growing field of Interactive Media Design. Continue reading
Who’s on First. It’s true – The Who tribute band Who are You will be playing at First Night Worcester 2016, with a show scheduled from 9 to 9:45 p.m. Dec. 31 in Tuckerman Hall. It will be the first time the band, whose members come from Western Massachusetts, has performed in Worcester. Continue reading
WORCESTER – First Night Worcester 2016 came in like a lion – at least on Tuckerman Hall stage.
A fiery red and white costume Chinese Lion Dance combined flashes of acrobatics and symbolism in a performance by The Southeast Asian Coalition “Youth Effect” that opened the First Night evening festivities Thursday in the venerable hall. Outside a short while later, two horses pulling a packed wagon of people could be seen traveling along Tuckerman Street and then turning right onto Salisbury Street. Continue reading
WORCESTER — Worcester’s 35th First Night celebration returns Thursday, Dec. 31, with up to 60 performances on 12 stages and 20 participating locations overall. And, this year, there is a new way to plan your evening, a phone app. Continue reading
WORCESTER – First Night Worcester has already started thinking about its New Year’s Eve celebrations next year, which will be the 35th put on by the nonprofit organization since the first one was held on Dec. 31, 1982. Continue reading
WORCESTER, MA – [December 1, 2015] – First Night Worcester is set and ready to go for this year’s arts celebration. Heading into its 35th year of operation, the nonprofit is the oldest First Night in the nation and has produced a New Year’s Eve arts festival in downtown Worcester every year since 1981. “We’re really excited for this year’s show,” said Howard McGinn, executive director of First Night Worcester. “Our schedule is final; we’ve got exciting new performances, a terrific new venue (Jillian’s Worcester) and, best of all, a brand new mobile app so folks on the go can get the most out of their First Night experience!” Continue reading