Singer Ayla Brown surprised by marriage proposal at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester

WORCESTER — Ayla Brown didn’t know it when she was performing at Tuckerman Hall around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, but she was about to ring in the new year with an engagement ring. Continue reading

January 6th 2014 by FNW
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Hanover Insurance announces matching grant for First Night Worcester

WORCESTER — In response to First Night Worcester’s recent call for help, The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. has announced that it will match, dollar for dollar, all contributions to the nonprofit organization up to $15,000.

Last week, First Night Worcester issued an “urgent appeal” to supporters and friends, saying it needs to raise $25,000 to fund its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31. Continue reading

December 16th 2013 by FNW
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First Night Worcester’s ad in Vocero Hispano

We would like to thank Vocero Hispano for their generous support.

December 15th 2013 by FNW
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First Night Worcester regroups

Singer song-writer Ayla Brown, mind-reader and comedian Eric Dittelman, and acrobat Li Liu will be among the headline acts of First Night Worcester 2014 on Dec. 31. Continue reading

December 15th 2013 by FNW
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First Night Worcester issues appeal for $25,000

WORCESTER — First Night Worcester is saying “help” as it seeks to raise $25,000 to fund its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 — a Worcester tradition since 1982.

“We are committed to going forward (with the event),” said First Night Worcester executive director Howard McGinn on Monday. Continue reading

November 25th 2013 by FNW
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Fitness for kids steps up in Worcester On The Move

WORCESTER — According to South High Community School Principal Maureen Binienda, one of the most fundamental elements of her school’s culture is its dedication to giving back to the community, and that element is very much by design. Continue reading

November 15th 2013 by FNW
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Alicia Witt fans will have plenty of chances to catch her on screen

Fans of Worcester-born actress and singer-songwriter Alicia Witt will have plenty of TV watching and moviegoing to do over the holidays.

The talented redhead, who performed at First Night Worcester last year, can be seen on two television movie specials, in two TV series dramas, and two feature movies on the big screen beginning Nov. 10. Continue reading

November 7th 2013 by FNW
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First Night Worcester prepares for attendee growth and announces impressive performer line-up

WORCESTER _ First Night Worcester, the second oldest in North America, has been hosting New Year celebrations since 1982. Despite many years of tumultuous times for First Night organizations across the United States, Worcester has persevered because of the tremendous support of corporations and individuals throughout Central Massachusetts. Continue reading

November 4th 2013 by FNW
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South High, Columbus Park students team up in hoops for health with First Night finale

WORCESTER — First Night Worcester and South High Community School recently announced the start of Worcester on the Move, a health and wellness initiative for Worcester students. Continue reading

October 29th 2013 by FNW
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2013 Summer & Fall Festivals & Events with Wachusett Mountain

Polar Beverages, Inc. has been a longstanding partner of FNW, having donated thousands of dollars since 2009 to help support FNW’s many programs and activities. Most recently, the company sponsored the spectacular 2013 midnight fireworks. Continue reading

July 15th 2013 by FNW
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