First Night Monterey - Celebrating Art on New Year's Eve!
FIRST NIGHT 2024 BUTTONS ON SALE!
Buttons give you ACCESS TO ALL VENUES and directly support the artists — buying a button ensures that First Night Monterey is able to offer the very best in community arts and performances! Online sales have started! Pick up your online-purchased buttons at Will-Call on December 30/31. Buttons will be available at our retail partners beginning in December - Buttons make great stocking stuffers, Hanukkah and Secret Santa gifts. Watch for Early-Bird Prices — Early Bird Pricing ends December 10, both online and in stores!Buy Buttons!
MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES! DONATE TODAY!
Your donation matched through Dec 31! Monterey County Gives opens for donations on November 9! Over time, First Night has expanded its passion for families and the arts to be a year-round experience, with workshops, festivals and kids’ programming. Our outreach project, "Artworks!", brings together young people to take part in performing and visual arts at community sites in Monterey and Greenfield. Through the year-round Artworks! program – culminating in the New Year’s celebration of visual and performing arts – First Night hopes to encourage involvement and love for the arts. Help us keep the Arts in childrens' lives!
LINE-UP SELECTION FOR FNM 2024 BEGINS!
"Button-up" for 9 hours of entertainment! From Jazz to Blues, from Rock to Folk! FNM 2024 will have a line-up of over 65 performances designed to delight the entire family.
World dance — International costumed dancers.
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living: This beautiful Sanctuary will resound with mellow sounds and great arrangements throughout the night!
The Golden State Theater and Monterey Conference Center feature music, art and community! Dance to the sounds of live bands; Celtic, Folk, Jazz, Marimba are just a few of the sounds you will hear. Sneak Peeks will continue to expand throughout November!
VOLUNTEER - GET INVOLVED!
Be a part of First Night! Artful activities are on-going now! You can help! Volunteer now, individually or as a group! Be part of the team! Artful activities are on-going! High School and College Students: Build up your community service hours; volunteer in a fun and creative environment! Expand your resumé with relevant experience; service learning hours are available.
POSTER/BUTTON DESIGN CONTEST RESULTS FOR FNM 2024!
Since 2003, First Night Monterey staff has collaborated with CSUMB and the Service Learning class for Publication Design students, engaging the students into a creative competition to design the annual First Night Monterey Poster and Buttons. FNM artists work with the design students from theme concept to design for five weeks in class until selection of the final design. The winner will have the opportunity to produce the graphics for print and web.