City Celebrates! New Year's Eve in Downtown New Bedford

4:30-9pm Plus AHA! After 9 Mon, Dec 31, 2012 - Tue, Jan 1, 2013

Venue: Downtown New Bedford

33 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740


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Ring in the new year with a warm sense of community! The AHA! Partners invite you to join them for a FREE family-friendly evening in Downtown New Bedford. From 4:30 to 8pm there will be plenty of live music, hands-on activities & festive fun. The event culminates with fireworks at 8:30 but off course we encourage you to arrive early and stay late! Not planning to call it a night at 9pm? Stick around for City Celebrates! New Year's After Nine! AHA! partner eateries will be open late with live music & great food! Perfect for counting down to 2013! FREE programming from 4:30 to 8pm includes: � Opening Ceremony with the Showstoppers & UMass Steel Drum Band � Fire & Ice! Fire Eaters & Live Ice Sculpting �  Street Performance with Trevor the Juggler � Hula Hooping outside the Library � Tattoos & Tarot at MUSE Studio � UMASS Dartmouth Kekeli African Music Ensemble on Purchase Street � We Art NB! Galleries open for strolling & shopping: Arthur Moniz Gallery , Crowell's Fine Art, Gallery 65, Judith Klein Art Gallery & TL6 the Gallery � Boutique Shopping - cash in those gift cards: Artificial Marketplace, Calico, 767 Exchange, & Travessia Urban Winery � Get out of the cold & warm up with a hot beverage, soup, sandwich or sweet at Celtic Coffee House or Cafe Arpeggio � Kids! - Hat Making @ Artworks! - Toe Jam Puppet Band, Aerial Arts & Stace Your Face @ the YMCA - Hands-on activities for kids at Artworks!, NBAM, & the National Park with the 19th Century Ladies - Bristol Community College hosts Family Magic Workshop & Show with Jedlie's Magic Circus - Storytelling @ the NB Public Library with Yasmin & Artworks! with Karen Chase - Hand-on activities & live exhibits @ the Ocean Explorium - NBHS Drama Club presents Greek Myths & Theater Games @ the NB Public Libray �  Live Music! - Folk Music @ Cafe Arpeggio: Best of Open Mic with Art Tebbetts, the Dancing Eyebrows, Molly O'Leary & more - Tem Blessed & the Blessed Energy Band @ Nativity Prep - Celtic music @ the Celtic Coffee House with Eddie Dillon &  the Seamen's Bethel with Aoife Clancy - Cape Verdean music with Vincent & Jasper at Celia's Boutique - Jazz @ NBAM with Paul Nagel and Bill Meile, NB Whaling Museum with the Jim Robataille Trio & Scott Alan Correira playing piano at CVPA from 5:30-7:30pm - Showstoppers @ the Penler Space - The O'Tooles @ 767 Exchange - Dance Party in Wing's Court: Bring in the New Year with music that makes you move!  - Swing Dancing with the Hep Cats & DJ Joe Perrone @ the Atrium - Fado with Ana Vinagre @ NB Whaling National Historical Park Visitor Center - Live Music @ the Green Bean& UGLY Gallery � Fireworks @ 8:30pm in Custom House Square City Celebrates! New Year's After Nine AHA! partner eateries are open late with live music & great food! Perfect for counting down to 2013! � Urban Grille will be opening at 5pm offering their full menu of fantastic food. Plus! Live music with Doug Logan, 8pm-midnight. Reservations recommended.  � Stop by Rose Alley Ale House for cold brews & hot food including the best wings in town. DJ Tom Cooney will be spinning tunes from 9pm-1am. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.  � Cork will have live music with Chris Richards & Mike Lavoie from 8:30pm-12:30am plus a 5 course sharing menu with Champagne toast starting at 5pm � Freestone's will be offering a Special New Year's Eve Menu from 5pm til closing. Accepting reservations starting at 4pm. � Waterfront Grill will be open from 11:30am-9pm. Reservations accepted and recommended for groups over 5.  � Stop by the newly opened Celtic Pub (adjacent to the Celtic Coffe House) for a pint or a bite.  � Grab a slice or a whole pie at Pizan's Pizzeria or Brick (open until 9pm) � Make a reservation for the Special NYE menu at Candleworks, seatings at 6 & 8:30pm. Plus DJ Gene Daniels will be in the house starting at 9pm. 

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