Friday, December 21, 2007
The First Night celebration serves as a showcase for Boston’s cultural and artistic communities through over 250 exhibitions and performances by both local and internationally recognized artists. First Night attracts a total audience of more than 1 million people annually. The unique concept that originated in Boston 30 years ago has served as a model for more than 200 similar celebrations worldwide. First Night has truly become a cherished Boston tradition. First Night New Year's Eve activities take place from 1pm to midnight on December 31st at over 40 indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Boston. The purchase of a First Night Button grants admission to venues featuring the best in theatre, dance, music, visual arts and film. Museums, theaters, churches and performance centers open their doors to First Night Button holders throughout the entire day. Popular attractions include the Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center with its interactive activities for all ages, gigantic ice sculptures on Copley Square and the Boston Common, two glittering fireworks display, and a Mardi Gras-style Grand Procession that sweeps through the streets of Boston. First Night is a very special event that brings families and friends together to celebrate. It’s a signature event that is one of the things that makes Boston a wonderful place to live and visit. Judy and I wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank you for all the prayers and help thru her Chemo treatments, she had her final treatment the other day and she was told that she can look forward to feeling some what normal in 6 to 8 weeks, she will have to be checked out every 6 months with cat scans to keep a close watch on being cancer free. God willing this new year will be much better than the last.