City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve!

December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Destination New Bedford
City Celebrates! New Year's Eve! @ Downtown New Bedford

City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell and sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank

FREE Programming throughout Downtown New Bedford 5PM-8PM
Fireworks on the waterfront by State Pier 8:30PM

Check out amazing street performers, stilt walker, jugglers, fire-eaters, and…
• An Interfaith Service from 5:00-6:00PM in Seamen’s Bethel, plus a recital featuring harpist Eva MacFarlane 6:00-8:00PM
• Three dynamic Toe Jam Puppet Band performances at YMCA of Greater New Bedford
• NEW for 2018! Lori Gomes Ensemble featuring Joaquin Santos, Yuki Monolog Kenesaka and Vaughn Brathwaite brings jazz to the
New Bedford Harbor Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member from 5:00-7:00PM
• Fortune Teller by Sanctum Folklorica at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 5:30-7:30PM – plus free face painting by Overhead Arts 5:00-8:00PM
• NEW for 2018! Soul & funk band D.D. Bastos & the PALLAS play at Gallery X 6:00-8:00PM
• NEW for 2018! Vinny’s Miracle Fish Puppet at the New Bedford Free Public Library steps 6:00-8:00PM
• Jedlie’s Magic Circus presents a Family Magic Workshop at the New Bedford Public Library 5:30 and 6:30PM
• Whaling City Sound presents jazz music at the CVPA UMass Dartmouth5:00-7:00PM
• Digital Graffiti Wall by Pure Energy Entertainment at the Zeiterion TheatrePenler Space 5:00-8:00PM
• NEW for 2018! Living Art: Snow King and Queen by Extraordinary Arts LLC at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park – plus the “NYE 2018 Smile Cam” (live photo projection) by Sutherland Visual Media 5:30-7:30PM (Due to the government shutdown NB National Park is closed until further notice)

In Wings Court & Custom House Square:
• NEW for 2018! Check out Mr. Vinny’s Bubble Guys and Gals in Wings Court 5:30-7:30PM
• Cirque de Light heats up the night with fire spinning and LED hoop
performances from 5:00-8:00PM in Custom House Square
• DJ Anghelli spins dance hits in Wings Court 5:00-8:00PM
• Overhead Arts performs with stilt walkers and glow hoops (Purchase Street, Wing’s Court, Custom House Square)
Plus so much more!

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