First Night Monterey - Celebrating 27 Years!
A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS ON NEW YEAR'S EVE!
Historic Downtown Monterey will be hosting a virtual First Night as we ring in 2021! First Night Monterey is teaming up with other First Night organizations to bring you a unique New Year's Eve celebration that will feature performances from Heartstrings, Dirty Cello, Black Irish, Fields of Eden with Kiki Wow, MC Lars, SpectorDance, Art, KIDS’ NIGHT OUT art activities and youth performances! From Classical to Jazz, Blues to Rock, Samba to Folk! First Night Monterey will have a virtual line-up of performances designed to delight the entire family. Stay tuned for further developments!
See Our 2020 Performers
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION AT SUNSET CENTER, OCTOBER 31!
First Night Monterey presents two "Live from the Lot" concerts at Carmel's Sunset Center. Part of a socially distanced Drive-In Concert Series, the concerts are held at the Center’s main parking lot, and run 75 minutes each (3PM and 7PM). Admission is limited to 40 vehicles per show. Live music from three bands (Fields of Eden with Kiki Wow, Heartstrings with Paulette Lynch and Dirty Cello with Rebecca Roudman). Music lovers will watch the shows in and adjacent to their vehicle, entertained by stellar artistic talent via an outdoor sound system. The Celebration includes hauntingly beautiful music, costume contests for cars & people, and heavenly treats! Dress up yourself and your car, and come to have a frightfully FUN toe-tapping time!Read More and Buy Tickets
FALL BREAK ART CAMP AT THE FNM STUDIO!
Children of all ages love the chance to be creative, and First Night Monterey's Art Day Camps use arts as a catalyst to nurture creativity and enhance skills in a non-competitive, safe, fun environment. No prior experience or talent needed. There is a lot of fun and learning with age-appropriate mentoring as your children create in a real studio environment and have the opportunity to paint, draw and make with a variety of material. Presenting special challenges due to COVID-19, camp sessions are limited due to health department requirements; still, a lot of fun, art and making will happen!Read More/Sign Up!
THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT FIRST NIGHT 2020!
It would not be possible to present First Night Monterey without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Volunteering with First Night is a great way for youth to fulfill their community service hours. Read why volunteers love to work the biggest end-of-the-year party in town! Artful activities are ongoing throughout the year - join the fun!Read More About Volunteering