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Fun, Food & More at First Night!


VENDORS!

 

Alpacas of Breezy Hill Ranch Alpacas are very gentle creatures and they hope you’ll stop by to wish them a happy New Year! Owners Lisa and David Proulx will have alpaca products to buy such as hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks. NBT Bank Parking Lot, all night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloon Gal Jenny has a decade of experience teaching both art and cooking to kids. Her favorite part of being a balloon artist is the smile she brings to children’s faces. This vendor charges $5 per balloon animal.  Lake Avenue School, Gym #2 all night.  

 

 

 

 

 

Jojo’s Fabulous Faces Add a bit of color and sparkle to First Night with beautiful, unique designs!  Locally owned and operated.  Fun for children and adults! This vendor charges $5-$10 per face design.  Lake Avenue School, Gym #2 all night. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forever Flowers sells beautifully preserved roses for you to give your loved one when the clock strikes twelve!  City Center (Hilton Gallery), all night.

 

 

 

 

 


FOOD!

 

Harvey's Restaurant and Bar will be serving up corned beef chowder, a sneak peak of our chowder fest chowder.  Lake Avenue School, 6pm - 10pm.  

Reggie’s Veggies from Greenwich New York, sells donuts and macaroni & cheese to keep you going throughout the night.  Adirondack Trust Drive through, all night.

Ziti Dinner sponsored by the PNECC youth programming provides a baked Ziti meal with a salad, beverage and dessert for $8 adult, $4 youth and $.50 kids. Presbyterian-New England Church, 4pm - 8pm.


MEMORABILIA!

 

First Night Posters are for sale at Crafters Gallerythe Bouchard Art Gallery in the Post Office, the Hilton Gift Shop, the City Center Merchandise table and Saratoga Arts. Posters with art by Sharon Bolton are $15 for the small size and $20 for the large size.

Merchandise Tables for all of the city center bands as well as Saratoga Arts will be set up in the Hilton Hotel Gallery (where audiences exit from the main hall of the City Center).


LAST MINUTE VENDOR ADDITIONS!

 

RAIS, Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga, will have a "Tree of Hope" decorated with doves, stars and mittens labeled with the first names of people who have recovered from addiction, are trying to recover, or who have devoted themselves to the fight against the disease.  Saratoga Visitor's Center, all night.

The Buffalo Brass Machine is a Buffalo, NY based ensemble founded by a group of University at Buffalo students who all met while playing in the school's marching band. They are a high-energy group, applying a traditional New Orleans brass band style to a variety of pop and jazz tunes. Catch them in front of the Saratoga Arts building near the main bus staging platform all night long. 

If you find yourself at the Lake Avenue School make sure to try some of Harvey's chowder!

 

 

Map & Events Schedule

Check out the venue/bus route map (coming soon) and our schedule grid for information on where to find your favorite performers this First Night 2016.  

 

Venue

6-7pm

7-8pm

8-9pm

9-10pm

10-11pm

11-mid

City Center Main Hall

Jim Gaudet

Harold
Ford

Jim Gaudet

Harold
Ford

NRBQ

NRBQ

City Center Room 1

Yankee Holler

MaryLeigh Roohan

JV & the Cutters

Yankee Holler

MaryLeigh Roohan

JV & the Cutters

Forever Flowers: selling beautifully preserved roses to ring in the New Year!

City Center Room 2

Mournin' Dove

North and South Dakotas

Sirsy

Mournin' Dove

North and South Dakotas

Sirsy

Hilton

Jimy Graham

Robanics

Jimy Graham

Robanics

Jimy Graham

Robanics

Hampton Inn

Nisky Dixie Cats

Ramblin' Jug Stompers

Nisky Dixie Cats

Ramblin' Jug Stompers

Nisky Dixie Cats

The Military Museum

Diana Domingo

Michael Jerling

Matt McCabe & Rick Bolton

Michael Jerling

Matt McCabe & Rick Bolton

Lake Ave. Auditorium

Better By Morning

Talia Denis

Better By Morning

Talia Denis

Teen Night will feature a spectacular laser light show!

Lake Ave. Gym 1

Seth and the Moody Melix

Scott Jameson Magic

Seth and the Moody Melix

Scott Jameson Magic

Harvey's Grill will serve up Chowder until 10pm in front of the building.

Lake Ave. Gym 2

Turtle Clan Dancers

Homespun Dancers

Turtle Clan Dancers

Homespun Dancers

Balloon and facepainting vendors can be found here!

Lake Ave. Cafeteria

Silent Wings Raptors

Silent Wings Raptors

St Paul's Lutheran Church Ratboy Jr. Ratboy Jr. Ratboy Jr. MopCo. MopCo. MopCo.

ES College #103

Layah Adler

Mike Campese

Layah Adler

Mike Campese

Layah Adler

Mike Campese

ES College #105

Steve Brundage Magic

Corbie Mitleid past life gallery

Steve Brundage Magic

Corbie Mitleid past life gallery

Steve Brundage Magic

Corbie Mitleid past life gallery

ES College

Just up the street, PNECC is offering a hot Ziti dinner for under $8 until 8pm.
MJ Henion Runes

ES College Rotunda

Michael Ray- Comic Hypnotist

Josh Lozoff- Life is Magic

Michael Ray- Comic Hypnotist

Josh Lozoff- Life is Magic

Michael Ray- Comic Hypnotist

Josh Lozoff- Life is Magic

PNECC

Storycrafters

Storycrafters

Racing City Chorus

Matthew Boyce

Racing City Chorus

Matthew Boyce

St. Peter 

Opera Saratoga

Opera Saratoga

The Weisstronauts

Aged in the Hills

The Weisstronauts Aged in the Hills

St. Peter Parish Center

Saratoga Youth Symphony

Saratoga Youth Symphony

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus

Cello Voce

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus

Cello Voce

NBT Bank 

Rusticator

18 Strings of Trouble

Red
Haired Strangers

Red
Haired Strangers

Rusticator

18 Strings of Trouble

NBT Bank Parking Lot

Visitor's Center

Stories Told

Phil Henry & Gary Moon

Stories Told

Phil Henry & Gary Moon

Stories Told

Phil Henry & Gary Moon

Saratoga Gallery

Peter Oundjian

Capowski

Peter Oundjian

Capowski

Peter Oundjian

Capowski

Saratoga Arts Theater

Ballston Spa Film Festival- Best of the Fest shorts

Hot Club 
of Saratoga

Chris Ruggiero

Hot Club 
of Saratoga

Chris Ruggiero

First Baptist

Big Fez

Grit N Whiskey

Big Fez

Grit N Whiskey

Big Fez

Grit N Whiskey

Caffe Lena

Brass & Blues

Jack Grace

Brass & Blues

Jack Grace

Brass & Blues

Jack Grace

Lifestyles

Shane Guerrette

Seina Shirakura

Benjamin John

Seina Shirakura

Benjamin John

Seina Shirakura

Adirondack Trust

Deena Chappell

Olivia Quillio

Deena Chappell

Olivia Quillio

Deena Chappell

Olivia Quillio

Reggie's Veggies: Mac & Cheese and Donuts!

Post Office

Jeanine Ouderkirk

Jeanine Ouderkirk

Pat Attanasio

Grafton Street Trio

Pat Attanasio

Grafton Street Trio

Free Caricatures by Rich Conley with a special First Night ink stamp!

Temple Sinai

Matthew Carefully

LB Walker

Matthew Carefully

Windfall LB Walker Windfall

Arthur Murray Dance

Foxtrot Waltz Tango Rumba Chacha

Swing


  

SPAC’s 50th Anniversary First Night Fireworks

The sky lights up with a dazzling firework finale to 2015 at midnight in Congress Park. Saratoga Arts invites you to join Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen as we ring out the city’s Centennial Celebration and ring in 2016 with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) 50th Anniversary First Night Fireworks! A perfect viewing area is provided with street closures at the intersection of Spring and Putnam Streets, near the carousel. The First Night Saratoga fireworks display is presented by Saratoga Arts in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), and with support from Northstar Fireworks.

 


 

 

20 YEARS OF FANTASTIC MEMORIES

20 YEARS OF FAMILY FUN

20 YEARS OF YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC


Make plans for a New Year's Eve getaway!

 

DINE
...
at one of Saratoga's amazing restaurants

 
...and ENJOY
FIRST NIGHT SARATOGA 2016 - an evening filled with live music, dance, comedy, magic and midnight fireworks!

First Night will keep you warm! All of our venues are inside, heated, and with free (and warm!) bus service thanks to CDTA, you don't have to worry about getting cold on your way to all the best First Night performances. 


Saratoga Arts is proud to partner with the Saratoga Springs Centennial Committee to present a public premiere of a short video celebrating the end of the 100 year anniversary of our city.  The video will be shown in the Saratoga Arts Theater lobby during First Night from 6pm to midnight.  


A special thank you to Safelite Auto Glass who has just joined us as a sponsor for First Night 2016. 

 

 

 

 


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