About Us

Our Mission at First Night Worcester

The mission of First Night Worcester is to cultivate the creation, understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts through educational programs, community partnerships, and an innovative, diverse, and high quality New Year’s Eve arts celebration. First Night Worcester creates the spirit of community through a shared cultural experience, which is accessible and affordable to all.


First Night Worcester is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a hands-on volunteer Board of Directors that meets year-round to plan and implement programs, and raise 100% of funding annually in order to fund the annual celebration and its programming.

Board of Directors

Kallin Johnson

Charles J. Washburn
Vice President

Daniel Mackowiak

Sara Murphy

Board Members

Francis (Tuck) Amory, Jr.
Corinne Barber
Maureen Binienda
Alice Canty
Thomas Corrigan
Elizabeth Crowley
Charles Der Kazarian
Anne Laprade-Seuthe
Mary Oroszko
Hung Pham
Eileen Rodgers
Cathy Wilcox-Titus, Ph.D


Howard McGinn
Executive Director

Here’s How You Can Join the Fun

Provide goods and/or services, serve on committees, volunteer during the event, become a sponsor, apply to perform or make a donation in any amount and mail check or money order to: First Night Worcester, PO Box 60432, Worcester, MA 01606