First Night Bethlehem

2018-First-Night-Button-Face

Bethlehem’s second annual First Night celebration will provide a fun-filled, family-friendly event to celebrate the passing of the old year and the ringing in of the new.  This event is presented in partnership with the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Bethlehem Community Fund, Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited, Bethlehem Senior Projects, Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation, Bethlehem Chabad, Bethlehem Masonic Lodge, Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar Fire Department, Delmar Reformed Church, First United Methodist Church, and St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

First Night Bethlehem will be held on Sunday, December 31, and start off with fireworks at the Four Corners at 6:30 p.m.  Entertainment and activities follow at various nearby venues, all within walking distance of Four Corners.

This year’s lineup includes:
THE SWING DOCS ● MENDELSSOHN CLUB ● BIG FEZ & the SURFMATICS
ANDY the MUSIC MAN ● HEARD ● GB-five ● PLAYIN’ with FIRE BAND
MICHAEL BENEDICT JAZZ VIBES

Other entertainment includes an outdoor ice sculpture, a performance by Bethlehem Traditional Irish Dance, face painting, crafts for kids, green screen photo booth, DEC wildlife game, Therapy Dogs International and a bounce house. There will also be a Bethlehem’s Got Teen Talent Show at Town Hall, followed by a DJ Dance Party.

Join us this year as we celebrate and raise money for our neighbors in need by supporting the following non-profits: Bethlehem Community Fund, Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU), Bethlehem Senior Projects, and Friends of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation.

Buttons are $10 per Adult ($15 day of event), $5 Ages 12-18, and children under 12 are FREE.

Buttons can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com, and picked up at Bethlehem Town Hall (445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar) by Friday, December 29 at 1:00 p.m.  You can also purchase your buttons in person at the following locations:

Bethlehem Public Library, Bethlehem Town Hall, Capital Bank (Slingerlands branch), Delmar Marketplace/McCarroll’s the Village Butcher, National Bank of Coxsackie (Glenmont branch), O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub, Perfect Blend Café, Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub, and Twisted Vine Wine & Tap


Would you like to participate by volunteering?

Please contact Joan Gavrilik at 518-605-6580 or info@friendsofbethlehemparks.org to sign up!


A big THANK YOU to all of the event sponsors!  Your support for the community is very much appreciated, and with your help this year’s event will be a success.

SIGNATURE SPONSORS: 
Conway & Kirby, PLLC
Kinderhook Bank
Glenmont Abbey Village
McSharry & Associates Realty
Policy Research Associates
Quality P.M.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Bethlehem Central Teachers Association, Gregory’s Barbershop, Lavelle & Finn, LLP, and Solarize Albany.

MEDIA SPONSORS: Our Towne, theSpot518 and Spotlight News.

Stay up-to-date on event details by following pages on Twitter @Bethlehem1stNgt and Facebook www.facebook.com/BethlehemFirstNight.