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Wednesday, December 31
 

9:00am EST

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 EST
New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110

9:30am EST

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

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

10:00am EST

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 EST
Boston Children's Museum 308 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210

10:00am EST

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 EST
Boston Children's Museum 308 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210

10:00am EST

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 EST
American Repertory Theater 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138-3443

10:00am EST

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 EST
Franklin Park Zoo One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121

10:00am EST

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 EST
Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115

10:00am EST

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 EST
Museum Of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115-5523

10:00am EST

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 EST
Multiple

11:00am EST

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 EST
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston, MA 02115

11:00am EST

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 EST
Otis House Museum 141 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114

12:00pm EST

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 EST
Fenway Studios 30 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215

1:00pm EST

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 EST
Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street  Boston, MA 02114

1:00pm EST

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 EST
Boston Ballet 19 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116

1:00pm EST

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 EST
TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114

1:00pm EST

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 EST
Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116

2:00pm EST

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 EST
Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street  Boston, MA 02114

2:00pm EST

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 EST
American Repertory Theater 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138-3443

2:00pm EST

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 EST
Museum of Science 1 Science Park Boston, Massachusetts 02114

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

7:30pm EST

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 EST
Boston Ballet 19 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
 
Thursday, January 1
 

12:00pm EST

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 EST
New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110

8:00pm EST

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 EST
BU Theatre 264 Huntington Avenue