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Wednesday, December 31
 

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

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

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

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

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

2:10pm

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

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

5:45pm

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

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

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

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