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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First Night Worcester receives $6,000 grant

First Night Worcester was recently awarded a $6,000 grant from The Greater Worcester Community Foundation. This brings the Foundation’s cumulative support of First Night Worcester to nearly $180,000 since 1998. Continue reading

July 8th 2013 by FNW
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Bright Night Providence goes dark (Posted on WPRI News)

Rhode Island’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration announced that it will be taking a break from the 10 year tradition. Bright Night Providence made the decision to go dark this year due to lack of funding and sponsorship, however, event organizers are not permanently cancelling the event. Continue reading

July 1st 2013 by FNW
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Worcester’s First Night is now the oldest

With First Night Boston scheduled to cease operations on Sunday, First Night Worcester is about to become the oldest celebration of its kind in the country. And there will be a First Night Worcester 2014 on Dec. 31, said the organization’s executive director, Howard McGinn. “We are definitely going ahead,” McGinn said Friday. “I’m planning on a really good event.” He said he has already booked “10-15 solid acts” and is lining up venues from Lincoln Square to City Hall Plaza. Continue reading

July 1st 2013 by FNW
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Could Worcester’s First Night celebration end?

The nation’s oldest First Night celebration may be coming to an end. First Night Boston announced Thursday they are shutting down due to financial problems. Howard McGinn is the executive director of First Night Worcester. McGinn spoke to Boston’s director, who said they were worried about money. Continue reading

June 21st 2013 by FNW
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Bottler puts the fizz back in First Night

Original article posted by WORCESTER —  Midnight fireworks will return to Worcester this New Year’s Eve. Polar Beverages has donated $10,000 to help fund a fireworks display that will mark the start of 2013. The fireworks will light up the … Continue reading

November 13th 2012 by FNW
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First Night Worcester and The Hanover Theatre Forge Partnership to Bring Back the Fireworks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2012 WORCESTER _ In the spirit of community partnership, First Night Worcester and The Hanover Theatre announced today that both organizations have joined forces in collaboration to co-sponsor an exciting upcoming performance entitled THIS IS … Continue reading

September 18th 2012 by FNW
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