First Night Monterey—Celebrating Art for 25 Years!

GREENFIELD HARVEST FESTIVAL & 5K RUN OCT. 15

Join us at the Greenfield Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 15, produced by FNM each year as part of our ArtWorks! Outreach. You will enjoy 5 hours of entertainment for the family, with three music venues and a stage featuring traditional dance troupes. From rock'n'roll to salsa, Cumbia to Banda! The day will be filled with interactive art activities, music, food and craft vendors. The 1/5K run will begin a 8:30 am and the festival will begin with a parade at 11:15 am.
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DAY OF THE DEAD ART EXHIBITION

FNM and GCAC are excited to announce the second annual El Día de Los Muertos exhibition at the Arts Center. This show celebrates the rich color and history of the holiday. Artists, schools and community members create traditional, contemporary and personal Day of the Dead inspired artwork. Please join us in celebrating with music and dance on Wednesday, November 1, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Call for Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS — FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY 2018

First Night is inviting visual and performing artists to submit their applications to be part of a family friendly celebration ringing in 2018! Our New Year's Eve celebration of the arts is in its 25th year, and the event on New Year's Eve 2017 promises to be the best one yet! This year's theme is "Celebrating 25 years of Magic!"
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ABOUT OUR NEW YEAR'S EVE ARTS CELEBRATION

First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve from the 3 pm Opening Ceremony to the Countdown to Midnight; our theme for FNM 2018 is "Celebrating 25 Years of Magic". The many performances range from Classical to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Reggae, dance ensembles and artwork created at our year-round outreach programs. Kids' Night Out (free for ages 5 and under) features music, art & activities for the little ones, culminating with the Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm.
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