A community celebration of the arts, FNM is an affordable,
alcohol-free family celebration. A creation of activities, colors, lights,
musical entertainment and performances unfolds on New Year's Eve in Historic
Downtown Monterey for First Night Monterey as we dance, play, act, perform,
create and sing our way into the New Year!
Art Connecting Communities outreach projects use art to promote non-violent resolutions to problems, such as gangs, bullying, and domestic violence with a goal of connecting communities and building positive healthy attitudes. FNM presents artwork completed this past year by youth and community members within this project. The resolution room challenges all of us to see the changes we can make in our individual lives!
We invite you to a very special party as we transform the streetscapes, buildings, theaters, churches and concert halls throughout Historic Downtown Monterey into a fun, informative and unique way for the community to experience multiple forms of art on an evening where we celebrate our uniqueness, our commonality and the coming of the New Year!
Activities begin at 3:00PM with the Opening Ceremony staged
on Colton Lawn stage on Pacific Street. Kids Night Out! begins at 3:30PM with interactive art activities: face painting, henna tattoo
artists, puppet art theater, folk music and magic show will entertain
children of all ages. Join us for the Twilight Procession at
5:30 as we process down Alvarado Street. Commit your New Year's resolution at
the interactive Resolution Sculpture. Performances range from Classical to Hip
Hop, Jazz to Reggae, Dance Venues to the Written Word and a whole lot of art!
Grand Finale starts at 11:15. Check program and return to our website for complete
details. There wll be indoor and outdoor finales to choose from and a separate ticket is required for the indoor finale; get your finale ticket after 8pm at the Portola Plaza Kiosk.