First Night Worcester director moves forward while fundraising

WORCESTER — A new performance venue to add to its lineup, a new contest, a new opening act — the news is starting to come in about First Night Worcester 2015.

But First Night Worcester executive director Howard McGinn, who successfully navigated a financial crisis last year, is counting down to a prospective New Year’s Eve celebration with “fingers crossed.” Continue reading

August 29th 2014 by FNW
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First Night Worcester partners with Ralph’s Rock Diner

WORCESTER, MA – [August 26, 2014] – An historic partnership is in the works as First Night Worcester announces Ralph’s Rock Diner as a venue for its New Year’s Eve arts festival. “We couldn’t be more excited about this,” said Howard McGinn executive director of First Night Worcester. “Edgy and funky with a cool, fresh vibe, Ralph’s will bring a whole new dimension to First Night.” Continue reading

August 26th 2014 by FNW
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First Night Worcester issues artist’s challenge

WORCESTER, MA – [August 25, 2014] – In an innovative new twist, First Night Worcester has announced a special contest which will award a coveted performance slot at its annual New Year’s Eve art festival. The winner will open for the evening’s headline act at historic Tuckerman Hall, home to the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and one of Worcester’s premier performance venues. The contest is open to artists from any genre. Continue reading

August 25th 2014 by FNW
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First Night Worcester expands its fundraising efforts

First Night Worcester is putting on a show, and it’s not for Dec. 31. A special fundraising concert at 8 p.m. April 26 at Worcester State University will feature two acts that were among the hits during First Night’s New Year’s Eve festivities last year — high-tech comedy and music duo AudioBody, and mind-reader and comedian Eric Dittelman. Continue reading

April 3rd 2014 by FNW
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First Night Worcester to host special, one-night-only event

First Night Worcester will host a special fundraising event on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Sullivan Academic Building Auditorium at Worcester State University. The event brings together two popular artists from First Night’s recent New Year’s Eve celebration into one spectacular show. “We’re thrilled to present this special encore performance of AudioBody and Eric Dittelman”, said Howard McGinn, executive director of First Night Worcester. Continue reading

March 31st 2014 by FNW
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First Night takes steps to fund itself in future

WORCESTER — It’s a new countdown for First Night Worcester, which last year had to launch an appeal to fund its Dec. 31 event. The nonprofit organization, which has put on annual New Year’s Eve celebrations in Worcester since 1982, plans to form a small working group in the next couple of weeks to consider how it can sustain itself financially, said First Night Worcester Executive Director Howard McGinn. Continue reading

January 24th 2014 by FNW
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Photo planning is good, but not failsafe

Having a plan is important, but knowing when to scrap that plan when the unexpected happens can save an assignment. Continue reading

January 10th 2014 by FNW
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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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