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Wednesday, December 31
 

9:00am

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is offering Buy-One-Get-One-Free admission to First Night 2015 button holders on December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015. This offer is good for one free Aquarium admission with the purchase of another admission of equal or greater value. Not valid with any other discounts and not valid on IMAX Theatre tickets. Limit one offer per customer/button. Offer expires at 6:00 p.m. on 1/1/15. Aquarium hours on December 31, 2014 are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on January 1, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm
New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110

9:30am

Paul Revere House
2-for-1 admission on First Night with a First Night Button.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30am - 4:15pm
Paul Revere House 19 N Square, Boston, MA 02113

10:00am

Boston Children's Museum
Happy Noon Year: Why wait until midnight to welcome 2015? Start your celebration with costumes and decorations and join us as we countdown to the “Noon” year!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Boston Children's Museum 308 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210

10:00am

Boston Children's Museum
Free Admission for First Night button-holders from 10am-12pm on December 31, 2014. Every visitor over the age of 12 months MUST have a First Night Button to receive free admission.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Boston Children's Museum 308 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210

10:00am

American Repertory Theater: The Light Princess
A.R.T. offers free admission to the first 100 button holders for the 10:00 am children’s performance of The Light Princess on December 31, 2014.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
American Repertory Theater 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138-3443

10:00am

Franklin Park Zoo
First Night 2015 button holders receive Buy-One-Get-One-Free admission to Boston's Franklin Park Zoo on December 31, 2014. Leave the winter chill behind and warm up inside the always balmy Tropical Forest, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and much more!

From 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. kids can enjoy storytime, sing-a-longs, crafts and animal facts.

This offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions and is valid for one free admission with the purchase of another admission of equal or greater value. Limit one offer per customer/button. Valid only on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Franklin Park Zoo is open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. The last admission ticket will be sold at 3:30 p.m. 

www.franklinparkzoo.org - 617.541.5466


Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Franklin Park Zoo One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121

10:00am

Mary Baker Eddy Library
Free admission to the library to all First Night Button holders on 12/31/2014. Library is open from 10am – 4pm.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115

10:00am

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston offers free admission to the First Night button holders on December 31, 2014 from 10am-4:45pm.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 4:45pm
Museum Of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115-5523

10:00am

Winter on the Waterfront (Indoor)

For complete details, visit http://winteronthewaterfront.org/

Happy Noon Year
10AM - 1PM 
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Why wait until midnight to welcome 2015? Start your celebration with costumes and decorations and join us as we countdown to the "Noon" year!

Ukulele and Refreshments
1PM, 1:30, 2PM, 2:30, 3PM
Tango inside the World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA 02210
Learn how to play the Ukulele while enjoying a tasty treat!

Free Tea and Games
12PM - 4PM Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Be sure to drop by Abigail's Tearoom to warm up with a spot of free tea and games! 

We Are All Thread
11AM - 4PM The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Design your own hand-held weaving in art-making activity "We Are All Thread". Then at noon, get into the holiday spirit with free hot cocoa and a special New Year's Eve hat-making activity led by artist Jen Hill. 

Local Boston Musicians
10AM - 3PM
International Place
One International Place, Boston, MA 02110
Complimentary musical performances by local Boston musicians amidst the holiday decor in the three-story central winter garden.

Tour of Original Boston Harbor Maps
12PM - 1PM
Magellan Gallery, Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Join Alex Krieger, curator of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Collection, for a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of original Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay maps located in the Boston Harbor Hotel lobby.

Cookie Decorating and Refreshments
12PM, 1, 2PM, 3PM Battery Wharf Hotel
3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109
Stop by and warm up at the Maritime Museum for cookie decorating and hot cocoa! 

Create your Own Rainforest Mask
12pm- 4pm
"e" inc. in the Charlestown Navy Yard
114 16th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Come create rainforest masks that you can use at the First Night Parade! 

Explore USS Constitution's Crew 
10AM - 5PM
USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129
Learn the history of sailors' tattoos and mark yourself with a temporary tattoo. Tattoos cost between $1 and $2. Proceeds help support the Museum's educational programs. 

East Boston Extravaganza
12PM - 4PM
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
20 Maverick Square, Boston, MA
Enjoy free musical performances, crafts, snacks, and a dazzling hand-carved ice sculpture display. Special thanks to East Boston Savings Bank for sponsoring this event! 


Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
Multiple

10:00am

Winter on the Waterfront (Outdoor)

For complete details, visit http://winteronthewaterfront.org/

THE ICE 
All Day
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The season culminates with "THE ICE" featuring a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures complemented by live street theater performances from December 30 - January 1, 2015. It’s part of the 2015 First Night Boston festivities.

Children's Activities and Refreshments
12PM - 3PM
Spirit of Boston Cruises
Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard #75, Boston, MA 02210
Enjoy free children's activities, beverages, and cookies dockside next to the World Trade Center. 

New Year's Eve on the Wharf
12PM - 3PM
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Join us for skating the Rotunda Rink and complimentary hot cocoa and cookies! 

Public Tour of Boston Harbor's finest Boats
12PM - 4PM
Rowes Wharf behind the Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Climb on board and explore some of the coolest vessels in Boston Harbor. The Boston Harbor Pilot Association's CHELSEA and other unique boats will be docked for public tours. All aboard! 

Historic Waterfront Tour 
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Atlantic Wharf boat dock beside 290 Congress Street
Join Boston By Foot to explore Boston's great seafaring heritage on a free walking tour of the historic waterfront. 

Harbor Cruise under the Fireworks
11pm- 12:45am
Gate C, Rowes Wharf, behind Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Thanks to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Mass Bay Lines, enjoy a free harbor cruise to view New Year's Eve fireworks on Boston Harbor. Boarding starts at 11pm. Alcohol-free event. Limited to 300. To register visit: 2015bostonfireworkscruise.eventbrite.com 

 Ice Sculpture: 60" Tall Schooner, by East Boston Savings Bank 
12pm- 4pm
20 Maverick Square, East Boston, MA
Set sail for 2015 with this 60" tall ice schooner in East Boston, the home of generations of shipbuilders and some of Boston's greatest working ports. On display all day, this sculpture was generously sponsored by our friends at the East Boston Savings Bank. 

Ice Sculpture: Mixed Genre 
12pm- 4pm 
3 Battery Wharf, Boston
On display all day. 

Ice Sculpture: Olaf and Sven from Disney's Frozen 
12pm- 4pm 
Entrance to the North Market Promenade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Street, Boston, MA
Meet Olaf the snowman and Sven the reindeer and grab a photo with these fun ice sculpture designed for children and enjoy live music specifically geared towards the kids as well. 

Ice Sculpture: Blink! Ice Throne
12pm- 4pm 
South Market Performance Area at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Street, Boston, MA Outdoor Events
Climb the giant ice throne and have your photo taken with the largest holiday tree in the Northeast as your background - the Blink holiday tree! Live entertainment will also help you get in the mood to celebrate the New Year. 

Ice Sculpture: Giant Ice Sleigh
12pm- 4pm
West End Performance Area between Quincy Market and Historic Faneuil Hall at Faneuil Hall Marketplace 
4 South Market Street, Boston, MA
Hop on board a giant ice sleigh with your friends and family while enjoying live music from local musicians. On display all day. 

Ice Sculpture: 2015 Ice Statue 
12pm- 4pm 
West End Performance Area between Quincy Market and Historic Faneuil Hall at Faneuil Hall Marketplace 
4 South Market Street, Boston, MA
Take your picture with a 50" tall "2015 Ice Display" to mark the New Year and... enjoy live music by local musicians. 

Ice Sculpture: Penguins! 
12pm- 4pm 
New England Aquarium
One Central Wharf, Boston
On display all day.

Ice Sculpture: Boston Harbor Arch 
12pm- 4pm 
Under the Rowes Wharf Rotunda in front of the ice skating rink
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA
Marvel at the swooping arches and architectural details as on of Boston's iconic landmarks, the Rowes Wharf Arch, is presented in ice form! On display all day. 

Ice Sculpture: Specialty piece, hand-carved live! 
12pm- 4pm Under the Rowes Wharf Rotunda
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA
Stay tuned for a scheduled live ice-carving demonstration done by the chef at the Boston Harbor Hotel. What do you think he'll have up his sleeves this year?

Ice Sculpture: Mama Bear and Her Cub
12pm- 4pm 
In front of 2 International Place, Boston, MA 
Perhaps no creature represents the intersection of land and sea (and ice!) with quite the majesty of the polar bear. In conjunction with our ongoing "City to Sea" initiative, which celebrates arts, culture and community on the Downtown Waterfront, International Place and The Chiofaro Company are thrilled to share "Mama Bear and Her Cub" as part of the Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll this New Year's Eve.

Ice Sculpture: Mixed Genre 
12pm- 4pm 
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
On display all day.

Ice Sculpture: Clipper Ship 
12pm- 4pm 
Seaport Blvd. by B Street Outdoor Events
On display all day. 


Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
Multiple

11:00am

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers free admission to the first 300 button holders on December 29th and 31st, 2014 from 11am-5pm (with family activities in the studio from 11am-4pm).


Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:00am - 5:00pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston, MA 02115

11:00am

Otis House Museum Tours & Classical Guitar by Chris Renna
Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Otises. Experience the elegant life of one of Boston's leading families just after the American Revolution. Tour the first floor of this elegant mansion, built in 1796. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., enjoy live music by classical guitarist Chris Renna and refreshments for purchase after your tour. 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:00am - 9:00pm
Otis House Museum 141 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114

12:00pm

Fenway Studios

We would be THRILLED to have you visit our National Historic Landmark! Constructed in 1905, Fenway Studios is the oldest purpose built structure in the country designed solely for an artist’s optimum work and residential space.

Fenway Studios artists work in a variety of styles from portraiture, to abstract expressionism, to printmaking, and decorative art, to realism, as well as postmodern realism, and other modes and styles; additionally some Fenway Studios artists are art conservators and restorers……you will have the pleasure to view and purchase an array of mediums today as you meet each gifted artist……come in out of the cold and enjoy this extraordinary FREE event!

To learn more about all the present day Fenway Studios artists, please be certain to visit our website: FenwayStudios.org 

Wednesday December 31, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Fenway Studios 30 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215

12:00pm

Faneuil Hall Ice Sculptures
Giant Ice Sleigh
West End Performance Area between Quincy Market and Historic Faneuil Hall at 
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Hop on board a giant ice sleigh with your friends and family while enjoying live music from local musicians.

2015 Ice Statue
West End Performance Area between Quincy Market and Historic Faneuil Hall at 
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Take your picture at a 50” tall “2015 Ice Display” to mark the New Year and…enjoy live music by local musicians.

Olaf and Sven
Entrance to the North Market Promenade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Meet Olaf the snowman and Sven the reindeer and grab a photo with these fun ice sculptures designed for children and enjoy live music specifically geared toward the kids as well.

Blink! Ice Throne
South Market Performance Area at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Climb the giant ice throne and have your photo taken with the largest holiday tree in the Northeast as your background – the Blink holiday tree!  Live entertainment will also help you get in the mood to celebrate the New Year.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 12:00pm - 11:45pm
Faneuil Hall Marketplace 1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109

1:00pm

Chu Ling Dance Academy
Ling’s Chinatown-based company delivers a fusion of traditional Chinese dance with the drama of martial arts.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Princeton Movement Theatre: “Outside the Box”
Ever seen someone pull a rabbit out of a hat -- without having either a hat or a rabbit? Join these pantomime artists for a series of skits celebrating the power of pure imagination.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Simply Circus: Workshop
Watch and learn all about circus arts including gym wheels, tight wire, and aerial lyra, and try it yourself! Simply Circus are expert teachers for kids as young as 3, all the way up to adults.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Museum of African-American History Jubilee Concert
Museum of African American History and Handel and Haydn Society offer free admission to the first 50 button holders for two performances of a First Night Jubilee concert on December 31, 2014 at 1pm and 2pm.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street  Boston, MA 02114

1:00pm

Handel and Haydn Society
Young Women’s and Young Men’s Choruses will present ensembles individually and combine forces for a finale of work to celebrate Handel and Haydn’s Bicentennial!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Stories, Music and Story Games for Lap Sitting Young Ones, with Andrea Lovett & Friends
Family Stories, Games and Music. With Andrea Lovett, Alan WhiteAlicia Quintano, Kerri Schmidt, and Anna Adler.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker
Boston Ballet offers free admission to the first 50 button holders for The Nutcracker on December 31, 2014 at 1pm and 7:30pm. Tickets will be distributed to button holders at the Boston Opera House box office beginning at 11am for the 1pm show and 5:30pm for the 7:30 show. After free tickets are gone, Boston Ballet offers button holders a 20% discount for the performance.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Ballet 19 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116

1:00pm

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics take on the Sacramento Kings at the TD Garden on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 1:00PM, and your First Night Button offers you exclusive access to purchase specially-priced tickets for this game only! From now through December 31st, 2014, bring your First Night Button to the TD Garden Box office for access to purchase select seats in the balcony for just $20 and select seats in the lower level for $40. Must present First Night Button in person at the TD Garden Box Office. Seats are limited and sold on first- come, first-served basis.


Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114

1:00pm

Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association Workshop
Hands-on arts and crafts activities include paper cutting and paper folding projects, Chinese Macrame, decorating New Year's cards, and Chinese name writing.

20th Anniversary with First Night!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Boston Public Library Art & Architecture Tours
Free, abridged 30-minute tours of the library, covering some of its art and architecture highlights, every 15-minutes between 1 and 5pm (last tour starts at 4:30pm) beginning from the McKim vestibule.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116

1:00pm

First Night Playground: Indoor Roller Skating Rink
Lace up your skates and get ready to roll! This family fun activity will put you in the party mood. Free skates available onsite.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Anime Marathon
The New England Anime Society, Inc. celebrates Japanese animation, comics, and pop culture. Join us for an all day marathon showcasing classic and popular anime!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 200 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Boston Cyberarts
Aglow: Cyber and Fiber is a collection of installations by Rob Gonsalves and Kristina Goransson. The exhibit features brightly colored felt sculptures as well as interactive audio-visual installations. Visitors are invited to play and dance into the new year.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 301, 303 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

Face Painting
Imaginations run wild, as face painters transform little faces into works of art!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

First Light 2015
A throne that reacts to your brain waves? Using dynamic science and interactive art, First Light fuses technology with creativity!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 203 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

First Night Playground: Block Party
BLOCK PARTY is a series of 200 custom-designed jumbo foam blocks that will engage visitors of all ages in inventing and building playful structures. Created by Katarzyna Balug and Maria Vidart-Delgado from the Department of Play.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

First Night Playground: Silent Disco by Silent Events
Welcome to the silent disco, with DJ Serge Gamesbourg! Grab your headphones and tune in to the live DJ or switch to the channel of your choice. Whether you’re dancing and singing with headphones on or watching the crowd from afar, this Silent Event is a very unique experience! DJ: Serge Gamesbourg (www.soundcloud.com/sergegamesbourg)

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

MiniGreenFest
Presented by Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. A small piece of Boston GreenFest during First Night! MiniGreenFest is a fully interactive program that includes robots, science, art, exhibitors, jump ropes and hula hoops to bring a sustainable message and fitness to kids and families for the New Year.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:00pm

The Magic Lantern Picture Show
A delightful presentation of short films that will thrill and inspire audiences of all shapes and sizes you will thrill to mini-movies of wonder, whimsy and wit. Watch Animation and Live Action Short films that will take you on a ride to fun and festive places!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 308 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:10pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents Puppet Playtime 'In the Garden' by Brenda Huggins and Phil Berman
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:10pm

Puppet Showplace Theatre: First Night Puppet Festival
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:10pm - 5:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101, 102, 103 and Roving 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:15pm

Drum Central with Grooversity and IntaAfrika
Master drummers bring you to your feet as these African and Brazilian percussion groups perform music and song.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom C 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:15pm

BJ Hickman
“Family Fun Magic Show” BJ Hickman returns to First Night with the newest version of his dazzling magic, mind-reading miracles, and grave silliness.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:20pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Father Goose's Tales' by Nappy's Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:20pm - 1:40pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:30pm

4 Star Dance Studio
4Star Dance Studio is a dance school that uses the arts as a tool to install pride, self-worth, respect and integrity in our youth. The Youth Performance Company and CDC (Chance Dance Company) will perform for you today!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Little Red Riding Hood' by CactusHead Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:30pm

Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People
Strengthen family bonds with a yoga practice that's specially designed for all ages. Each session will offer a fun series of poses that build communication skills, confidence, and trust along with creative yoga games and uplifting world music.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 204 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:30pm

Morgan White Jr. – The Man from T.R.I.V.I.A.
Known as one of the premiere trivia experts in the nation and one of only a handful of people who devote their full time to the field of trivia, Morgan White will challenge your knowledge of everything from animation to Boston.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 201 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:30pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Pets Stories, with KR Glickman and Tony Toledo
Family Stories, Games and Music emceed by Norah Dooley. Pets Stories about favorite interspecies family members. Hosts: KR Glickman and Tony Toledo.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 105 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:45pm

Jo-Mé Dance Company
The primary goal of Jo-Mé Dance is to enrich the lives of inner city dancers of all ages through the art of dance. From acting to contemporary-funk style and improvisation, movement blossoms through the dance experience.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:45pm

The Skyriders
Talk about out of the box! This awesome team of incredibly talented and award-winning trampoline acrobats performs full-throttle maneuvers featuring skis, snowboards, wakeboards, and hula-hoops.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:45pm

The Fourth Wall
With "Keystone Cops energy, Three Stooge silliness, and virtuoso musicianship,” The Fourth Wall performs over a dozen pieces combining music, theatre, and dance. Drawing from a deck of cards, the audience chooses the show order. Pick a card, any card!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

1:50pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents Puppet Playtime 'In the Garden' by Brenda Huggins and Phil Berman
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 1:50pm - 2:10pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:00pm

Maximum Velocity
This Professional stunt team really delivers with the hottest cyclers and skaters performing high flying stunts like X-ups and 360s over ramps and undertakers and pelironis on flatland.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Father Goose's Tales' by Nappy's Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:00pm

Chu Ling Dance Academy
Ling’s Chinatown-based company delivers a fusion of traditional Chinese dance with the drama of martial arts.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:00pm

Museum of African-American History Jubilee Concert
Museum of African American History and Handel and Haydn Society offer free admission to the first 50 button holders for two performances of a First Night Jubilee concert on December 31, 2014 at 1pm and 2pm.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street  Boston, MA 02114

2:00pm

Sonic Playground with Maria Finkelmeier
Grab a pair of sticks, clap your hands, and discover new sounds with cymbal, drums, and unlikely percussion instruments. Led by Maria Finkelmeier, a Boston-based performer and composer, families are encouraged to take part in the music making during these interactive performances.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom C 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:00pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Imaginary Beasts, with Tony Toledo
Family Stories, Games and Music. Animal tales from around the world (Tony Toledo).

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:00pm

American Repertory Theater: O.P.C.
A.R.T. offers free admission to the first 100 button holders for the 2:00pm performance of O.P.C. on December 31, 2014.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
American Repertory Theater 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138-3443

2:00pm

Museum of Science
Museum of Science offers free admission to button holders on December 31, 2014 from 2-5pm. Not valid on Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Butterfly Garden, or 4-D shows. Not valid on phone or Internet orders. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Visitors must show their buttons at the Exhibit Halls entrance. Limit one Exhibit Halls admission per customer/button.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Museum of Science 1 Science Park Boston, Massachusetts 02114

2:00pm

Ice Sculpture: Ice Crystals, by Don Chappelle/Brilliant Ice Sculpture
Created by Don Chappelle - Brilliant Ice Sculpture. On display all day. Sponsored by Proctor & Gamble/Gillette.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - Thursday January 1, 2015 12:00am
Copley Square Boylston Street

2:00pm

Ice Sculpture: Ice Dragon, by Don Chappelle/Brilliant Ice Sculpture
Created by Don Chappelle - Brilliant Ice Sculpture. On display all day.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - Thursday January 1, 2015 12:00am
Copley Square Boylston Street

2:00pm

Ice Sculpture: Inspired, by Steve Rose/Ice Effects
A Multi-Themed Ice Sculpture: Celebration, Innovation, Inspiration, and Imagination. Created by Steve Rose Ice Effects. On display all day.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - Thursday January 1, 2015 12:00am
Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common Frog Pond

2:00pm

Ice Sculpture: Tadpole Playground, by Steve Rose/Ice Effects
Ice-carved children playing amongst the bronze tadpole sculptures. Created by Steve Rose Ice Effects. On display all day.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00pm - Thursday January 1, 2015 12:00am
Boston Common Boston Common

2:10pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Little Red Riding Hood' by CactusHead Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:10pm - 2:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:15pm

Magic by Scott Jameson
See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:30pm

O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance
The O'Shea Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance is celebrating 60 years of teaching children and adults contemporary and traditional Irish dancing this year!! Their students have won regional, national, and world titles in solo and team dancing, winning 2 national titles and 2 world titles this year!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'A Woodland Cinderella' by Deborah Costine, Puppeteer!
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:30pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Food Stories, with Norah Dooley
Family Stories, Games and Music emceed by Norah Dooley. Food Stories about breakfast, lunch and dinners that have gone wrong or right. With Norah Dooley, author of Everybody Cooks Rice.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 105 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:30pm

Simply Circus
Watch and learn all about circus arts including gym wheels, tight wire, and aerial lyra!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:40pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Father Goose's Tales' by Nappy's Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:45pm

Princeton Movement Theatre: “Outside the Box”
Ever seen someone pull a rabbit out of a hat -- without having either a hat or a rabbit? Join these pantomime artists for a series of skits celebrating the power of pure imagination.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:45pm

BJ Hickman
“Family Fun Magic Show” BJ Hickman returns to First Night with the newest version of his dazzling magic, mind-reading miracles, and grave silliness.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:45pm

Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People
Strengthen family bonds with a yoga practice that's specially designed for all ages. Each session will offer a fun series of poses that build communication skills, confidence, and trust along with creative yoga games and uplifting world music.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 204 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:45pm

Morgan White Jr. – The Man from T.R.I.V.I.A.
Known as one of the premiere trivia experts in the nation and one of only a handful of people who devote their full time to the field of trivia, Morgan White will challenge your knowledge of everything from animation to Boston.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 201 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

2:50pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Little Red Riding Hood' by CactusHead Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:00pm

A. Major Dance Company
Under the direction of Andrea Herbert Major, this company delivers a sampler of lyrical jazz, hip hop and African dance.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:00pm

Drum Central with Grooversity and IntaAfrika
Master drummers bring you to your feet as these African and Brazilian percussion groups perform music and song.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom C 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:00pm

Ellis Paul
Noted folk singer/songwriter Ellis Paul performs selections from his album, The Hero in You! A tribute to a wide array of American heroes, Ellis crafts vivid musical profiles of men and women whose words, actions, inventions and art made a profound difference to countless lives, encouraging people of all ages to explore their potential and follow their dreams.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:00pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Stories in the Streets Tales of Tails, with Andrea Lovett & friends
Family Stories, Games and Music. Animal stories, with Andrea Lovett & Friends.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:20pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Father Goose's Tales' by Nappy's Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:30pm

The Skyriders
Talk about out of the box! This awesome team of incredibly talented and award-winning trampoline acrobats performs full-throttle maneuvers featuring skis, snowboards, wakeboards, and hula-hoops.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents Puppet Playtime 'In the Garden' by Brenda Huggins and Phil Berman
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:30pm

Magic by Scott Jameson
See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:30pm

O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance
The O'Shea Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance is celebrating 60 years of teaching children and adults contemporary and traditional Irish dancing this year!! Their students have won regional, national, and world titles in solo and team dancing, winning 2 national titles and 2 world titles this year!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:30pm

King of Instruments
Experience the “Sensurround” magnificence of Old South Church’s mighty 1921 Skinner orchestral pipe organ – affectionately dubbed the “Copley Philharmonic Organ,” demonstrated by renowned organist Harry Huff.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

3:30pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Trips/Vacations Stories with Alan White
Family Stories, Games and Music emceed by Norah Dooley. Trips/Vacations Stories about travel with children, with Alan White.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 105 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:30pm

The Fourth Wall
With "Keystone Cops energy, Three Stooge silliness, and virtuoso musicianship,” The Fourth Wall performs over a dozen pieces combining music, theatre, and dance. Drawing from a deck of cards, the audience chooses the show order. Pick a card, any card!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:40pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Little Red Riding Hood' by CactusHead Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

3:45pm

Maximum Velocity
This Professional stunt team really delivers with the hottest cyclers and skaters performing high flying stunts like X-ups and 360s over ramps and undertakers and pelironis on flatland.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents Puppet Playtime 'In the Garden' by Brenda Huggins and Phil Berman
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:00pm

OrigiNation
Set it Off with Origination, featuring NIA Dance Troupe, Girlz of IMANI, Aleye Boyz Troupe and IMANI, Jr. This performance will be a mix of modern contemporary and a high dose of non-stopping hip hop!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:00pm

Ellis Paul
Noted folk singer/songwriter Ellis Paul performs selections from his album, The Hero in You! A tribute to a wide array of American heroes, Ellis crafts vivid musical profiles of men and women whose words, actions, inventions and art made a profound difference to countless lives, encouraging people of all ages to explore their potential and follow their dreams.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:00pm

Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People
Strengthen family bonds with a yoga practice that's specially designed for all ages. Each session will offer a fun series of poses that build communication skills, confidence, and trust along with creative yoga games and uplifting world music.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 204 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:00pm

Morgan White Jr. – The Man from T.R.I.V.I.A.
Known as one of the premiere trivia experts in the nation and one of only a handful of people who devote their full time to the field of trivia, Morgan White will challenge your knowledge of everything from animation to Boston.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 201 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:00pm

Sonic Playground with Maria Finkelmeier
Grab a pair of sticks, clap your hands, and discover new sounds with cymbal, drums, and unlikely percussion instruments. Led by Maria Finkelmeier, a Boston-based performer and composer, families are encouraged to take part in the music making during these interactive performances.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom C 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:00pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Noodleheads and Leprechauns, with Norah Dooley
Family Stories, Games and Music. Noodleheads and Leprechauns: Irish & Italian Folktales (Norah Dooley).

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:10pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Father Goose's Tales' by Nappy's Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:10pm - 4:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:15pm

BJ Hickman
“Family Fun Magic Show” BJ Hickman returns to First Night with the newest version of his dazzling magic, mind-reading miracles, and grave silliness.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:20pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Little Red Riding Hood' by CactusHead Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:30pm

A. Major Dance Company
Under the direction of Andrea Herbert Major, this company delivers a sampler of lyrical jazz, hip hop and African dance.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:30pm

Princeton Movement Theatre: “Outside the Box”
Ever seen someone pull a rabbit out of a hat -- without having either a hat or a rabbit? Join these pantomime artists for a series of skits celebrating the power of pure imagination.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'A Woodland Cinderella' by Deborah Costine, Puppeteer!
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:30pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Family Tree Stories, with Joe Pagliuca
Family Stories, Games and Music emceed by Norah Dooley. Family Tree Stories about Outliers, Black Sheep and/or famous family folk, with Joe Pagliuca.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 105 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:30pm

Simply Circus
Watch and learn all about circus arts including gym wheels, tight wire, and aerial lyra!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

4:50pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Father Goose's Tales' by Nappy's Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 4:50pm - 5:10pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Little Red Riding Hood' by CactusHead Puppets
Join Puppet Showplace Theatre and puppeteers from across New England for puppet festival of epic proportions! Families will enjoy a whirlwind of award-winning performances featuring a memorable characters in multiple puppetry styles. Roving puppeteers, live musicians, and puppet demonstrations will provide interactive, hand-made, theatrical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:00pm

Magic by Scott Jameson
See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:00pm

OrigiNation
Set it Off with Origination, featuring NIA Dance Troupe, Girlz of IMANI, Aleye Boyz Troupe and IMANI, Jr. This performance will be a mix of modern contemporary and a high dose of non-stopping hip hop!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:00pm

The Fourth Wall
With "Keystone Cops energy, Three Stooge silliness, and virtuoso musicianship,” The Fourth Wall performs over a dozen pieces combining music, theatre, and dance. Drawing from a deck of cards, the audience chooses the show order. Pick a card, any card!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:00pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Funny Stories and Ticklish Tales from Here, There, and Everywhere! with Joe Pagliuca
Family Stories, Games and Music. Funny Stories and Ticklish Tales from Here, There, and Everywhere! with Joe Pagliuca.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:30pm

The Skyriders
Talk about out of the box! This awesome team of incredibly talented and award-winning trampoline acrobats performs full-throttle maneuvers featuring skis, snowboards, wakeboards, and hula-hoops.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:30pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Back in the Day Stories, with Norah Dooley
Family Stories, Games and Music emceed by Norah Dooley. Back in the Day Stories about Growing Up, with Norah Dooley.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 105 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

5:30pm

First Night Grand Procession
The First Night Grand Procession is led by different sections of the Back Alley Puppet Theatre and the Puppeteers Cooperative, whose founders have participated in all 39 First Nights in Boston.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Boylston Street

5:45pm

Maximum Velocity
This Professional stunt team really delivers with the hottest cyclers and skaters performing high flying stunts like X-ups and 360s over ramps and undertakers and pelironis on flatland.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

6:00pm

Otis House Museum: Classical Guitar by Chris Renna
From 6-9pm, enjoy live classical guitar by Chris Renna.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Otis House Museum 141 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114

6:30pm

Old South Brass, Organ & Percussion
Sponsored by Old South Church: The best of Boston’s brass and percussion artists join an organist with imagination and verve in a supersonic program of “Pipes and Pops”, playing electrifying arrangements of popular classics, as well as leading the audience in singing stirring favorites.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

7:00pm

Mugar Family Fireworks
The Mugar Foundation and Boston 4 Productions will once again present the Boston Family Fireworks on Boston Common at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2014. This 10-minute fireworks display takes place in the intimate setting of the Boston Common Ballfield (at the corner of Boylston and Charles) where revelers -- of all ages – will have a front-row view of this pyrotechnic extravaganza.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:00pm - 7:10pm
Boston Common Boston Common

7:15pm

The Mercy Case

The Mercy Case is a Rock and Roll band from Boston in the vein of The Smoking Popes and Alkaline Trio. Their live shows are energetic and fun. They have plenty of songs to sing along to. Even if it's your first time seeing them!

Facebook.com/themercycase

Reverbnation.com/themercycase

@themercycase on Instagram and Twitter


Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:15pm - 8:00pm
CityPlace 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02166

7:30pm

Jamaica Plain Porchfest: Songs in the Key of JP
This documentary captures the magic of a vibrant, community-building music festival held in July 2014 on porches all around Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Sixty-five musicians played jazz, reggae, classical, R & B, country, rock, world, and more to a roving audience of 7,000+ people. The film illustrates the power of transforming personal spaces into public art venues, knitting the community together porch by porch. JPPorchfest producers offer a sneak preview of plans to add theater, circus arts, poetry, spoken word, and dance to future Porchfests.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 308 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Late Night Puppet Cabaret
The First Night Puppet Slam is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! This “Late Night Puppet Cabaret” features irreverent and astonishing puppetry acts for adult and teen audiences. Featured performances include National Marionette Theater's Marionette Cabaret, a teddy bear odyssey called "Winning Higgins' Love," and Puppet Master Jake’s outrageous “Punch and Judy.” Hosted by acclaimed (and hilarious) shadow puppeteer Uncle Nappy. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Rainbow Tribe
Holidays with Tribe -- Tribe’s performances range from African to modern jazz and from swing to hip-hop and breakin'. New, local choreography and choreographers reflect popular dance forms by presenting works that draw from a variety of traditions.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

The First Night Lounge (Ages 21+): Sue Costello
Sue Costello: Sue brings you stories of her life growing up in Dorchester. Through conversations with others, we watch her come of age!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 313 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Boston Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam is a thirty-year movement conventionally defined as “the art of competitive performance poetry.” It’s a fast-paced competition where poets have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience: storytelling, lyricism, and stand-up comedy all come together in what’s evolved to a modern oral tradition. Volunteers will be selected to judge the slam, and other audience members are strongly encouraged to participate by cheering, whistling, or (gently) heckling the hosts or judges.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:05pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Brendan Little
Brendan Little has been performing under his own name since he was a teen. He was also the former frontman for the rock band The Painted Lights, and has performed with Frightened Rabbit, The Hold Steady, Cass McCombs, Fanfarlo, Albert Hammond Jr., Sloan, Au Revoir Simone, Buffalo Tom, Ben Lee, and Bettie Serveert.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:10pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Liberty Mutual Copley Stage: Live DJ
Live DJ music at the Liberty Mutual Copley Stage.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:10pm
Copley Square Boylston Street

7:30pm

Thalia Zedek Band
Thrill Jockey recording artists the Thalia Zedek Band are a local "super-group" of sorts, with the songs of veteran rocker Thalia Zedek at their core. The current lineup features members of Come, Fuzzy, Victory at Sea, and Willard Grant Conspiracy.


Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:10pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

ImprovBoston
You provide the inspiration, we provide the laughs! The ImprovBoston National Touring Company returns to First Night to create fast-paced, high-energy, on-the-spot comedy in a show that is always new and never the same show twice.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Wax & Gold
Featuring Debo Band members Danny Mekonnen on saxophones and Adam Clark on drums, Wax & Gold is a group inspired by the large ensemble funk of 1970s Ethiopia at the heart of Debo Band's repertoire. With a set of original compositions, improvised music, and pared-down Ethiopian pop songs, the group seeks a dialogue with the great saxophone-drum duos of the last 30 years: John Coltrane & Rashid Ali, Dewey Redman & Ed Blackwell, Getachew Mekuria & Katherina Bornefeld, to name a few.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

7:30pm

Tribe Vibe: Molt Corps
This is a neo-tribal space with bone & metal artworks and sculptures, human statues, video sculpture, body painting (while this performance does NOT include nudity, it is intended for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised), and acro-yoga & LED spinning, and live experimental musical groups. MUSIC by
Living Light [NC] :: soundcloud.com/livinglight
Of The Sun [MA]:: futureshamans.com
Windhorse [NY]:: windhorsetheband.bandcamp.com
Molt Corps [MA] :: moltcorps.bandcamp.com

Art by
Bodypaint : Adam Giangregorio
Acro-yoga : Nicole Leeland & Adam Giangregorio
Lighting : Kerri Coburn [kerricoburn.com]
Video : Voojoo & Pat Chaney
Sound : Pat Chaney
Deco : Reliquarium [thereliquarium.com]

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 311 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker
Boston Ballet offers free admission to the first 50 button holders for The Nutcracker on December 31, 2014 at 1pm and 7:30pm. Tickets will be distributed to button holders at the Boston Opera House box office beginning at 11am for the 1pm show and 5:30pm for the 7:30 show. After free tickets are gone, Boston Ballet offers button holders a 20% discount for the performance.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Boston Ballet 19 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116

7:30pm

Boston Saxophone Quartet
The BSQ, through its “Noteworthy Scholars” program, seeks out student composers in the Boston Public Schools to compose either an original musical work or arrange an existing music piece for the BSQ. The winning selection is then performed by this professional quartet whose members have appeared with the Boston Pops, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and leading Broadway theaters throughout New England.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 310 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Anime Marathon
Back by popular demand! The New England Anime Society, convention organizers of Anime Boston, presents the best and most popular Japanese animation. For information about titles, visit www.firstnightboston.org

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 200 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Boston Cyberarts
Aglow: Cyber and Fiber is a collection of installations by Rob Gonsalves and Kristina Goransson. The exhibit features brightly colored felt sculptures as well as interactive audio-visual installations. Visitors are invited to play and dance into the new year.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 301, 303 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Face | Face
Face | Face: John Crowley/Matt Walzak
Look into the portal. A Stranger is looking back at you. At the other end of the room a stranger is looking into another portal but the stranger looking back at them is you! The results will be projected. Crowley / Walczak, www.mattwalczak.com

Sylvie Agudelo - Media Installation XV
7:30 PM -11:00  PM 



Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 313 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

First Light 2015
A throne that reacts to your brain waves? Using dynamic science and interactive art, First Light fuses technology with creativity!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 203 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Miz Jones’ House Party
Have a funky good time with soul-jazz vocalist Allyssa Jones and a parade of stellar Boston-based artists. Through classic soul, favorite hits and crazy new mash-ups, this party unites generations in a "groove-centric" celebration.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 309 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

Roger Miller and The Surrealists Games
Welcome to an evening of Exquisite Corpse games where individuals can learn and play riotous mind-bending games that were developed by Andre Breton and his co-conspirators during the 1920's and '30's, the heyday of surrealism. The consummate master of ceremonies, Miller will not only explain and lead the games to kick off the event, but he'll also DJ - providing a surrealistic soundtrack to the evening.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 201 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

First Night Playground: Block Party
BLOCK PARTY is a series of 200 custom-designed jumbo foam blocks that will engage visitors of all ages in inventing and building playful structures. Created by Katarzyna Balug and Maria Vidart-Delgado from the Department of Play.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

First Night Playground: Indoor Roller Skating Rink
Lace up your skates and get ready to roll! This family fun activity will put you in the party mood. Free skates available onsite.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

First Night Playground: Silent Disco by Silent Events
Welcome to the silent disco, with DJ Serge Gamesbourg! Grab your headphones and tune in to the live DJ or switch to the channel of your choice. Whether you’re dancing and singing with headphones on or watching the crowd from afar, this Silent Event is a very unique experience! DJ: Serge Gamesbourg (www.soundcloud.com/sergegamesbourg)

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:30pm

FIGMENT
FIGMENT Boston 2015 brightens Boston Common with 20 innovative, interactive art projects.
The public is invited to play with art that temporarily transforms public spaces into wildly creative places that disappear without a trace while breaking down the wall between spectator and artist!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:30pm - Thursday January 1, 2015 12:00am
Boston Common Boston Common

7:45pm

Sons of Serendip
The quartet Sons of Serendip, finalists from "America's Got Talent" were called "the most musically talented act on the show" by Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. This unique and dynamic quartet consists of a harpist, cellist, pianist and a vocalist. Their "classical" arrangements of popular songs has taken the world by storm.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:45pm

Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People
Strengthen family bonds with a yoga practice that's specially designed for all ages. Each session will offer a fun series of poses that build communication skills, confidence, and trust along with creative yoga games and uplifting world music.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 204 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

7:45pm

(Ages 18+) Alternative Culture Couture (Brooke Morgan)
Alternative Culture Couture: Fashion, Burlesque, and Photography. A multi-genre interactive experience showcasing the dark beauty and edgy fun of Massachusetts' gothic and alternative culture. Come take pictures with our gorgeous models and enjoy a sexy striptease! With musical guest Mei O'hara, and burlesque headliner Delilah Shameless.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 312 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Puppet Improv!
NEW for First Night 2015: The “Puppet Improv!” slam lets you get in on the action through the incredible, innovative work of puppeteer Brad Shur and his team of nimble manipulators. Improv acts include Furry Monster Gibberish Debate, Choose-Your-Own Cardboard Adventure, Shadow Puppet Improv, and more! Hosted by Joshua Holden (AKA “The Hipster Mr. Rogers”) with sock-puppet sidekick Mr. Nicholas, with live music by Phil Berman. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:00pm - 8:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:00pm

Jo-Mé Dance Company
The company will be performing excerpts from Nervosa Along Attachment and Disconnect. The pieces draw out an emotional and physical journey in search for comfort in our own skin and with others.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:00pm

Old South Brass, Organ & Percussion
Sponsored by Old South Church: The best of Boston’s brass and percussion artists join an organist with imagination and verve in a supersonic program of “Pipes and Pops”, playing electrifying arrangements of popular classics, as well as leading the audience in singing stirring favorites.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

8:00pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Story Slam hosted by Brendyn Schneider
Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams. Story slam featuring short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:00pm

Dom Flemons
First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and WUMB-FM 91.9 present: Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. In July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation, and his first since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Prospect Hill finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st century audiences. He was featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and his new album has received praise from The Boston Globe, Paste Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, and more.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115-2602

8:00pm

Roxbury International Film Festival
TOP OF THE ROXANNUAL FIRST NIGHT FILM FESTIVALDECEMBER 31, 2014HYNES CONVENTION CENTER

The 2015 Roxbury International Film Festival takes place June 17, 2015 to June 27, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Below are films that were featured at the 2014 festival and will be screening at Top of the Rox New Years Eve 2014.

 The Best, The Boldest – 17min Director Moon Molsen. Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at the Harlem projects to deliver Sayeeda Porter some news about her son serving in the war in the Middle East. But whatever it is they have to say, Sayeeda ain't trying to hear it.  (sundance official submission as well as RIFF best short winner)

Escapement – 40 min, Director Jae Williams.  Brandon a 17 year old from Boston Massachusetts turns to his musical talents to help his family. Through his journey he struggles with self identity, peer pressure, and trust. He eventually finds guidance through a man of experience and he finds confidence through a man of his past. This is a story about 3 generations of African American men who converge through jazz to tell a story of appreciation, love, and family.  

Maestra
 15 min - Director Catherine Murphy. Maestro explores the experience of eight women who, as young girls, taught on the Cuban Literacy campaign of 2961.

The Theft  21min. Director – Gauri Adelkar. Arjun and his mother Ira have just moved from the US to Mumbai. Pandu, is their new 'servant' and shy 8 year old Bhima is Pandu's son. One afternoon, a large sum of money goes missing from Ira's home and a son's loyalty to his father is put to test, as they are all thrown into a storm of revelations when Ira accuses Pandu of the theft. 

Money Box
 -  5m Director Muzappar Osman.   Greed, money and human nature prevail in this captivating short.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 308 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:10pm

Liberty Mutual Copley Stage: Brite Lite Brite
Composed of award-winning singer-songwriter Andrea Stankevitch and electronics master Luke Johnson, both alumni of Berklee College of Music, Brite Lite Brite has taken live electronic music production and performance to new levels by creating innovative technologies and techniques for live sound design and real-time production.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:10pm - 9:00pm
Copley Square Boylston Street

8:15pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Late Night Puppet Cabaret
The First Night Puppet Slam is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! This “Late Night Puppet Cabaret” features irreverent and astonishing puppetry acts for adult and teen audiences. Featured performances include National Marionette Theater's Marionette Cabaret, a teddy bear odyssey called "Winning Higgins' Love," and Puppet Master Jake’s outrageous “Punch and Judy.” Hosted by acclaimed (and hilarious) shadow puppeteer Uncle Nappy. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:15pm

The First Night Lounge (Ages 21+): Divas After Dark
They're shiny. They're sassy. They're scintillatingly brassy! Ring in the New Year with the hilarious Deb Farrar-Parkman, Roz Browne and Kathe Farris, First Night's own Divas After Dark in their First Farewell Comedy Tour.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 313 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:15pm

Boston Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam is a thirty-year movement conventionally defined as “the art of competitive performance poetry.” It’s a fast-paced competition where poets have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience: storytelling, lyricism, and stand-up comedy all come together in what’s evolved to a modern oral tradition. Volunteers will be selected to judge the slam, and other audience members are strongly encouraged to participate by cheering, whistling, or (gently) heckling the hosts or judges.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:15pm - 8:50pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:15pm

Princeton Movement Theatre: 'Outside the Box'
“Outside the Box” This troupe will change the way you think about mime. In a series of wordless vignettes, ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking, they draw audiences into a performance that takes place as much inside the head as it does on stage.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Puppet Improv!
NEW for First Night 2015: The “Puppet Improv!” slam lets you get in on the action through the incredible, innovative work of puppeteer Brad Shur and his team of nimble manipulators. Improv acts include Furry Monster Gibberish Debate, Choose-Your-Own Cardboard Adventure, Shadow Puppet Improv, and more! Hosted by Joshua Holden (AKA “The Hipster Mr. Rogers”) with sock-puppet sidekick Mr. Nicholas, with live music by Phil Berman. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30pm - 8:50pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:30pm

Urbanity Dance
Inside Out -- Urbanity Dance leads an interactive performance featuring a variety of solos and duets. Dancers explore innovative contemporary movement and invite our audience to discover “inside out” dancing to bring in the New Year.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:30pm

Drew O'Doherty
A self-described "Cub Scout dropout born on the day "Never Mind The Bollocks" was released," Drew O'Doherty, formerly a member of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, is a favorite Boston singer and songwriter.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

8:30pm

Sleeping Weazel: Birth, Breath, Bride Elizabeth
Revel in madness and cake in this runaway hit "lecture play," written and directed by Kenneth Prestininzi. A deconstructed Mary Shelley/Bride of Frankenstein, performed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels, gives a wackadoodle lecture to young brides/scholars -- she's never sure which, due to her alternating bi-polar mania and verbal short circuiting. 

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 206 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:30pm

The Pushups
The Push-Ups deliver a spirited show with a wide range of music, from blues to jazz, classical to Latin. The duet features Guitarist Omar Sosa, and Bassist David Arias, who have been playing together since they were kids. They are both currently studying at Berklee College of Music.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
CityPlace 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02166

8:30pm

Animal Hospital Ensemble
Altering traditional concert convention by situating the audience in the center of the room encircled by dozens of guitarists and drummers, Animal Hospital Ensemble performances provide a unique sonic experience for each listener.

This First Night performance will involve staging musicians on multiple levels of the main rotunda of the convention center inviting the audience to walk around and experience the music from different perspectives.

www.animalhospitalensemble.com

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Escalators 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

8:30pm

Tribe Vibe: Windhorse
This is a neo-tribal space with bone & metal artworks and sculptures, human statues, video sculpture, body painting (while this performance does NOT include nudity, it is intended for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised), and acro-yoga & LED spinning, and live experimental musical groups. MUSIC by
Living Light [NC] :: soundcloud.com/livinglight
Of The Sun [MA]:: futureshamans.com
Windhorse [NY]:: windhorsetheband.bandcamp.com
Molt Corps [MA] :: moltcorps.bandcamp.com

Art by
Bodypaint : Adam Giangregorio
Acro-yoga : Nicole Leeland & Adam Giangregorio
Lighting : Kerri Coburn [kerricoburn.com]
Video : Voojoo & Pat Chaney
Sound : Pat Chaney
Deco : Reliquarium [thereliquarium.com]

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 311 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

Intimations Dance
Intimations Dance is a collaborative interdisciplinary dance company. Telling stories with contemporary techniques, improvisation keeps the work alive in hopes of generating visceral responses from our audiences. We host the annual National Choreography Month Boston performance series to offer opportunities for other emerging and established choreographers in our community.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Late Night Puppet Cabaret
The First Night Puppet Slam is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! This “Late Night Puppet Cabaret” features irreverent and astonishing puppetry acts for adult and teen audiences. Featured performances include National Marionette Theater's Marionette Cabaret, a teddy bear odyssey called "Winning Higgins' Love," and Puppet Master Jake’s outrageous “Punch and Judy.” Hosted by acclaimed (and hilarious) shadow puppeteer Uncle Nappy. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

The First Night Lounge (Ages 21+): Divas After Dark
They're shiny. They're sassy. They're scintillatingly brassy! Ring in the New Year with the hilarious Deb Farrar-Parkman, Roz Browne and Kathe Farris, First Night's own Divas After Dark in their First Farewell Comedy Tour.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 313 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

Boston Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam is a thirty-year movement conventionally defined as “the art of competitive performance poetry.” It’s a fast-paced competition where poets have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience: storytelling, lyricism, and stand-up comedy all come together in what’s evolved to a modern oral tradition. Volunteers will be selected to judge the slam, and other audience members are strongly encouraged to participate by cheering, whistling, or (gently) heckling the hosts or judges.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:35pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

ImprovBoston
You provide the inspiration, we provide the laughs! The ImprovBoston National Touring Company returns to First Night to create fast-paced, high-energy, on-the-spot comedy in a show that is always new and never the same show twice.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

Organ Fireworks
Heinrich Christensen pulls out all the stops of King's Chapel's C.B. Fisk Organ with works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Dupré

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
King's Chapel 58 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

9:00pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: 1st Person Plural, hosted by Brendyn Schneider, Sue Schmidt, Peter Carcia and Michael Anderson
1st Person Plural – True Life Stories. Longer stories by best of Boston Story slam winners – 3 master storytellers emceed by a master storyteller.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 105 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People
Strengthen family bonds with a yoga practice that's specially designed for all ages. Each session will offer a fun series of poses that build communication skills, confidence, and trust along with creative yoga games and uplifting world music.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 204 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:00pm

(Ages 18+) Alternative Culture Couture (Brooke Morgan)
Alternative Culture Couture: Fashion, Burlesque, and Photography. A multi-genre interactive experience showcasing the dark beauty and edgy fun of Massachusetts' gothic and alternative culture. Come take pictures with our gorgeous models and enjoy a sexy striptease! With musical guest Mei O'hara, and burlesque headliner Delilah Shameless.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 312 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:15pm

Jon Bernhardt
Jon Bernhardt


Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:15pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:15pm

Arlington Street Church Tour
A program of varied organ works performed by organists Heinrich Christensen (organist at King's Chapel), Yevgenia Semeina-Maroyan (organist at Arlington Street Church), and Bryan Ashley (organist at the Christian Science "Mother Church")


Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:15pm - 9:45pm
Arlington Street Church 351 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116-3399

9:15pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Story Slam hosted by Diana Valentine
Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams. Story slam featuring short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:20pm

Liberty Mutual Copley Stage: Cask Mouse
Cask Mouse sifts the sand of time to bring alive new stories of American life with the love and craftsmanship that made this country what it is today. Its members draw from all aspects of their diverse musical and geographical experiences to truly express emotion and tell untold truths. With a sweeping love for all music they find themselves meandering the genres of country, folk, rock n roll, rhythm and blues, gospel and soul.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:20pm - 10:10pm
Copley Square Boylston Street

9:30pm

The Wondertwins
Get ready for the Wondertwins - six-time winners at the Apollo Theater! The Wondertwins have performed with Queen Latifah, MC Hammer, MC Lyte, Public Enemy and choreographed for New Kids on the Block. From hip hop to mime and popping to creative dance - make way for the Wondertwins.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Puppet Improv!
NEW for First Night 2015: The “Puppet Improv!” slam lets you get in on the action through the incredible, innovative work of puppeteer Brad Shur and his team of nimble manipulators. Improv acts include Furry Monster Gibberish Debate, Choose-Your-Own Cardboard Adventure, Shadow Puppet Improv, and more! Hosted by Joshua Holden (AKA “The Hipster Mr. Rogers”) with sock-puppet sidekick Mr. Nicholas, with live music by Phil Berman. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 9:50pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:30pm

The Magic Lantern Picture Show
A delightful presentation of short films that will thrill and inspire audiences of all shapes and sizes you will thrill to mini-movies of wonder, whimsy and wit. Watch Animation and Live Action Short films that will take you on a ride to fun and festive places!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 308 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:30pm

Anais Mitchell
Special concert featuring renowned Vermont songwriter Anais Mitchell, currently on tour in Europe in support of her recently released album XOA (Winterland Records 2014) receiving four starts in The Independent and The Telegraph. Her 2013 album Child Ballads (Winterland Records) recently won the BBC Folk Award for Best Traditional Song, broadcast live from London's Royal Albert Hall.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

9:30pm

Patty Larkin
First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and WUMB-FM 91.9 present: Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly)and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter). Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. Patty has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino with “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day” in recognition of her philanthropic contributions to non-profit organizations.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115-2602

9:30pm

Tribe Vibe: Of the Sun
This is a neo-tribal space with bone & metal artworks and sculptures, human statues, video sculpture, body painting (while this performance does NOT include nudity, it is intended for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised), and acro-yoga & LED spinning, and live experimental musical groups. MUSIC by
Living Light [NC] :: soundcloud.com/livinglight
Of The Sun [MA]:: futureshamans.com
Windhorse [NY]:: windhorsetheband.bandcamp.com
Molt Corps [MA] :: moltcorps.bandcamp.com

Art by
Bodypaint : Adam Giangregorio
Acro-yoga : Nicole Leeland & Adam Giangregorio
Lighting : Kerri Coburn [kerricoburn.com]
Video : Voojoo & Pat Chaney
Sound : Pat Chaney
Deco : Reliquarium [thereliquarium.com]

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 311 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:30pm

The Grownup Noise
Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2007, Boston's The Grownup Noise has evolved into a rousing and innovative pop-music outfit, bridging the gap between Americana and Indie music. Their new album is entitled "The Problem with Living in the Moment."

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 10:45pm
CityPlace 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02166

9:30pm

Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms — playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in “I Shot Andy Warhol,” sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwells, from which they've donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:45pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Late Night Puppet Cabaret
The First Night Puppet Slam is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! This “Late Night Puppet Cabaret” features irreverent and astonishing puppetry acts for adult and teen audiences. Featured performances include National Marionette Theater's Marionette Cabaret, a teddy bear odyssey called "Winning Higgins' Love," and Puppet Master Jake’s outrageous “Punch and Judy.” Hosted by acclaimed (and hilarious) shadow puppeteer Uncle Nappy. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:45pm

The First Night Lounge (Ages 21+): Divas After Dark
They're shiny. They're sassy. They're scintillatingly brassy! Ring in the New Year with the hilarious Deb Farrar-Parkman, Roz Browne and Kathe Farris, First Night's own Divas After Dark in their First Farewell Comedy Tour.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 313 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:45pm

Boston Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam is a thirty-year movement conventionally defined as “the art of competitive performance poetry.” It’s a fast-paced competition where poets have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience: storytelling, lyricism, and stand-up comedy all come together in what’s evolved to a modern oral tradition. Volunteers will be selected to judge the slam, and other audience members are strongly encouraged to participate by cheering, whistling, or (gently) heckling the hosts or judges.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:45pm - 10:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

9:45pm

Princeton Movement Theatre: 'Outside the Box'
“Outside the Box”: This troupe will change the way you think about mime. In a series of wordless vignettes, ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking, they draw audiences into a performance that takes place as much inside the head as it does on stage.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:45pm - 10:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 202 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Puppet Improv!
NEW for First Night 2015: The “Puppet Improv!” slam lets you get in on the action through the incredible, innovative work of puppeteer Brad Shur and his team of nimble manipulators. Improv acts include Furry Monster Gibberish Debate, Choose-Your-Own Cardboard Adventure, Shadow Puppet Improv, and more! Hosted by Joshua Holden (AKA “The Hipster Mr. Rogers”) with sock-puppet sidekick Mr. Nicholas, with live music by Phil Berman. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00pm - 10:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:00pm

The Magic Lantern Picture Show
A delightful presentation of short films that will thrill and inspire audiences of all shapes and sizes you will thrill to mini-movies of wonder, whimsy and wit. Watch Animation and Live Action Short films that will take you on a ride to fun and festive places!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 308 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:00pm

American Guild of Organists
A program of varied organ works performed by organists Heinrich Christensen (organist at King's Chapel), Yevgenia Semeina-Maroyan (organist at Arlington Street Church), and Bryan Ashley (organist at the Christian Science "Mother Church")


Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Arlington Street Church 351 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116-3399

10:00pm

Rumba Y Timbal Salsa Social
Now it’s your turn to dance! Work out with the dancers of Rumba Y Timbal as they perform and teach one large salsa class!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 302 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:15pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: 1st Person Plural, hosted by HR Britton, Brendyn Schneider, Diana Valentine and Justin Werfel
1st Person Plural – True Life Stories. Longer stories by best of Boston Story slam winners – 3 master storytellers emceed by a master storyteller.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 105 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:15pm

Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People
Strengthen family bonds with a yoga practice that's specially designed for all ages. Each session will offer a fun series of poses that build communication skills, confidence, and trust along with creative yoga games and uplifting world music.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 204 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:15pm

(Ages 18+) Alternative Culture Couture (Brooke Morgan)
Alternative Culture Couture: Fashion, Burlesque, and Photography. A multi-genre interactive experience showcasing the dark beauty and edgy fun of Massachusetts' gothic and alternative culture. Come take pictures with our gorgeous models and enjoy a sexy striptease! With musical guest Mei O'hara, and burlesque headliner Delilah Shameless.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 312 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:30pm

Boston Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam is a thirty-year movement conventionally defined as “the art of competitive performance poetry.” It’s a fast-paced competition where poets have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience: storytelling, lyricism, and stand-up comedy all come together in what’s evolved to a modern oral tradition. Volunteers will be selected to judge the slam, and other audience members are strongly encouraged to participate by cheering, whistling, or (gently) heckling the hosts or judges.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 103 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Late Night Puppet Cabaret
The First Night Puppet Slam is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! This “Late Night Puppet Cabaret” features irreverent and astonishing puppetry acts for adult and teen audiences. Featured performances include National Marionette Theater's Marionette Cabaret, a teddy bear odyssey called "Winning Higgins' Love," and Puppet Master Jake’s outrageous “Punch and Judy.” Hosted by acclaimed (and hilarious) shadow puppeteer Uncle Nappy. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:30pm

Liberty Mutual Copley Stage: Street Dogs (acoustic)
Street Dogs are a Boston-based punk rock band featuring Mike McColgan, formerly of the Dropkick Murphys on lead vocals. They bring a special acoustic performance with their motto "Not without a purpose, not without a fight!" to the Copley Stage for First Night. They've recorded five albums and  five EPs, and their songs appear on dozens of singles and compilations.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:30pm - 11:10pm
Copley Square Boylston Street

10:30pm

ImprovBoston
You provide the inspiration, we provide the laughs! The ImprovBoston National Touring Company returns to First Night to create fast-paced, high-energy, on-the-spot comedy in a show that is always new and never the same show twice.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Hall A 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:30pm

Sleeping Weazel: Birth, Breath, Bride Elizabeth
Revel in madness and cake in this runaway hit "lecture play," written and directed by Kenneth Prestininzi. A deconstructed Mary Shelley/Bride of Frankenstein, performed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels, gives a wackadoodle lecture to young brides/scholars -- she's never sure which, due to her alternating bi-polar mania and verbal short circuiting. 

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 206 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:30pm

Storytelling with Massmouth: Story Slam hosted by Audra Jamai
Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams. Story slam featuring short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 104 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

10:30pm

Tribe Vibe: Living Light (Eartha Harris)
This is a neo-tribal space with bone & metal artworks and sculptures, human statues, video sculpture, body painting (while this performance does NOT include nudity, it is intended for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised), and acro-yoga & LED spinning, and live experimental musical groups. MUSIC by
Living Light [NC] :: soundcloud.com/livinglight
Of The Sun [MA]:: futureshamans.com
Windhorse [NY]:: windhorsetheband.bandcamp.com
Molt Corps [MA] :: moltcorps.bandcamp.com

Art by
Bodypaint : Adam Giangregorio
Acro-yoga : Nicole Leeland & Adam Giangregorio
Lighting : Kerri Coburn [kerricoburn.com]
Video : Voojoo & Pat Chaney
Sound : Pat Chaney
Deco : Reliquarium [thereliquarium.com]

Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 311 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

11:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Puppet Improv!
NEW for First Night 2015: The “Puppet Improv!” slam lets you get in on the action through the incredible, innovative work of puppeteer Brad Shur and his team of nimble manipulators. Improv acts include Furry Monster Gibberish Debate, Choose-Your-Own Cardboard Adventure, Shadow Puppet Improv, and more! Hosted by Joshua Holden (AKA “The Hipster Mr. Rogers”) with sock-puppet sidekick Mr. Nicholas, with live music by Phil Berman. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:00pm - 11:20pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

11:10pm

Liberty Mutual Copley Stage: Live DJ
Live DJ music at the Liberty Mutual Copley Stage.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:10pm - 11:30pm
Copley Square Boylston Street

11:15pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Late Night Puppet Cabaret
The First Night Puppet Slam is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! This “Late Night Puppet Cabaret” features irreverent and astonishing puppetry acts for adult and teen audiences. Featured performances include National Marionette Theater's Marionette Cabaret, a teddy bear odyssey called "Winning Higgins' Love," and Puppet Master Jake’s outrageous “Punch and Judy.” Hosted by acclaimed (and hilarious) shadow puppeteer Uncle Nappy. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:15pm - 11:45pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 102 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

11:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater: Puppet Improv!
NEW for First Night 2015: The “Puppet Improv!” slam lets you get in on the action through the incredible, innovative work of puppeteer Brad Shur and his team of nimble manipulators. Improv acts include Furry Monster Gibberish Debate, Choose-Your-Own Cardboard Adventure, Shadow Puppet Improv, and more! Hosted by Joshua Holden (AKA “The Hipster Mr. Rogers”) with sock-puppet sidekick Mr. Nicholas, with live music by Phil Berman. Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:30pm - 11:50pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 101 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

11:30pm

Countdown to Midnight: Elijah Rock (Liberty Mutual Copley Stage)

Elijah Rock is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer and entrepreneur. In January he will play Roland Hayes in Daniel Beaty's Breath & Imagination at the Emerson/Paramount Center (ArtsEmerson.org), a role that won him the 2014 NAACP Theatre Award recipient for Best Male Equity performer. He's also a recurring guest star in Masters of Sex (Showtime) and co-produced the biopic Lincoln Perry. elijahrock.com. On the Liberty Mutual Copley Stage.


Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:30pm - Thursday January 1, 2015 12:05am
Copley Square Boylston Street

12:00am

First Night Midnight Fireworks

The First Night Midnight Fireworks will transform the skies above Boston Harbor into a brilliant tapestry of color, light, and sound when the clocks strike twelve. A complete sensory experience unlike anything else, this spectacular display is produced by Boston 4 Productions.


Thursday January 1, 2015 12:00am - 12:10am
Boston Harbor

12:05am

Liberty Mutual Copley Stage: Live DJ
Live DJ music at the Liberty Mutual Copley Stage.

Thursday January 1, 2015 12:05am - 12:30am
Copley Square Boylston Street
 
Thursday, January 1
 

12:00pm

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is offering Buy-One-Get-One-Free admission to First Night 2015 button holders on December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015. This offer is good for one free Aquarium admission with the purchase of another admission of equal or greater value. Not valid with any other discounts and not valid on IMAX Theatre tickets. Limit one offer per customer/button. Offer expires at 6:00 p.m. on 1/1/15. Aquarium hours on December 31, 2014 are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on January 1, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Thursday January 1, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110

8:00pm

Huntington Theatre Company

Huntington Theatre Company offers free admission to the first 100 button holders to the invited dress rehearsal of the Tony Award-winning Best Play and smash hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2015 at 8pm at the BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue (doors open at 7:30pm). Button holders also receive $10 off all tickets to any performance through January 31 for either Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (through February 2 at the BU Theatre) or the moving Irish drama The Second Girl at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, starting January 16) with the code FIRSTNIGHT.  Visit huntingtontheatre.org or call 617 266 0800.


Thursday January 1, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
BU Theatre 264 Huntington Avenue