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FOOD


Adirondack Trust Drive-Through:  Spacey Tracy's Food Truck (Fried Pickles and so much more)

Empire State College: Moby Dick's Fish Fry

First Baptist Church: serving hot drinks and chili all night long

NBT Bank Parking Lot: Harvey's Chowder & The Mason Jar (Waffle Pops)

PNECC: Soup & Salad dinner to benefit the youth group

Saratoga Arts: Green Mountain Cotton Candy & Something Different Food Trailer (Crepes, Cheesecake, Hotdogs)

Temple Sinai: SYSCO and WEXT serve up FREE coffee and hot chocolate


MEMORABILIA


First Night Posters with art by Sharon Bolton:

$20/ $15 - First Night 2018 

$10/ $5 - Previous First Nights

Need to Complete Your Button Collection?

$5 for buttons from 2008 to now and select previous years

First Night 5k Shirts: 

$10- First Night 2017, M and S only

$5- Previous First Nights

Map & Events Schedule

Here is a Quick Guide to First Night 2018 to help you plan your evening:

Art
Rich Conley Caricatures
Origami with Dan Busha

Blues
Blues Journey
Brass & Blues
Fenimore Blues
Holly & Evan Band
Jimy Graham
LB Walker

Classical/Instrumental/A cappella
Buffalo Brass Machine
Grafton Street Trio
Mike Campese
Racing City Chorus
Saratoga Soundtrack      Chorus                  Saratoga Youth Symphony
Vedrana Kalas, Soprano

Dance
Kevin Richards,
 Line Dancing
Nitro Jive
Robanic
 with the Caribbean Sound

Folk/Americana/Roots
HellCat Maggie
Insolent Willies
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix
Ramblin Jug Stompers
Stories Told

Jazz
Annie & the Hedonists
Déjà Vu Jazz
Hot Club of Saratoga
Hetko, Syracuse & Siegel

Kids
Blind Buck Farm
Broken Box Mime Theater
Jeff Boyer, Bubble Trouble
Jo-Jo’s Fabulous Faces
Planetarium Adventures
Scott Jameson, Magician
Silent Wing Raptors
The Storycrafters
Uncharted Wild, Reptiles

Mind Arts
Chrissy Manolakis, Tuila
Joan Scanell,
It’s in the Cards
John Stetson, Mentalist
Joshua Lozoff, Magician
Michael Ray,
Comic Hypnotist
Patrice Gandalfa,
Tarot Workshops

Pop/Rock
Angelina Valente
Ashley Sofia        BellSkinner
Bob Malone
Brendan Eprile
Darling Valley
Katie Louise
Lucy
Maddy Hicks
Sawyer Fredericks
Shane Guerrette Band
Sirsy
Sydney Worthley

Retro
Collette & the Mudcats
The Blackouts
Matthew Boyce &
 the Suspicious Minds
Mike Mettalia &
 the Midnight Shift

Theater/Comedy/Film
Comedy Works
Broadway Showtunes Stars
Saratoga Film Academy
Saratoga Storytellers
Shakespeare Approves

Country/Bluegrass
Harold Ford- The  Spirit  of  Johnny Cash
Three Quarter North

A NOTE ABOUT VENUES*

If you want to see a particular act in one of our smaller venues, it is important that you arrive early!  Venues with lesser space include Adirondack Trust, the Empire State College classrooms, The Post Office, Temple Sinai, and The Visitors Center small room.

To avoid disappointment, have a back-up plan if you venue is full.  For instance, Temple Sinai is just across the street from the City Center, which is our largest venue and the Adirondack Trust and the Post Office are a block away from the Salvation Army with a capacity for 300.   

ONE ON ONE ARTISTS*

If you are hoping to have your facepainted or your caricature drawn, your best bet is to arrive in the early part of the night.  If you would like a tarot or rune reading, you must sign-up promptly at 6pm as these artists' schedules will fill up quickly.

CHECK OUT THE FIRST NIGHT SCHEDULE GRID

 


 FIRST NIGHT CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE UNITED STATES

If you aren’t planning to be near Saratoga Springs this New Year’s Eve, here are some other First Nights you can check out- courtesy of Meetings and Events of Distinction.

 

CALIFORNIA   

 

CONNECTICUT

 

FLORIDA

 

ILLINOIS  

 

MARYLAND

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

NEW JERSEY

 

NEW YORK 

"We came up from NYC
area for 1st night, as we
have done for the past
few years, and had a
wonderful time –
you all do an amazing job
with the evening!"

 

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO 

 

PENNSYLVANIA   

 

VERMONT

 

VIRGINIA

 

WASHINGTON   

 

WYOMING

 

 

What is First Night Saratoga?


One of the oldest and largest celebrations of its kind in the country:

  • 15,000+ revelers;
  • The 5k roadrace at Skidmore College;
  • 30 venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs;
  • 70+ regional and touring acts performing live music, dance, comedy and magic from 6pm to midnight!

 

The most affordable, accessible, safe and exciting all-ages New Year's Eve event in the region:

  • 9,000 admission buttons priced at $20 and under;
  • Kids 12 and under are admitted for free; 
  • All venues are alcohol-free;
  • Free CDTA bus service;
  • Fireworks in Congress Park at midnight!

 

First Night Saratoga will be the highlight of your outgoing year!


Proceeds support the community arts programs at Saratoga Arts to help make the arts affordable and accessible to all.

 

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