Bethlehem’s First Night 2019 Celebration, a family friendly, fun event, will be held on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31 and will start off with fireworks at the Four Corners at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment and activities will follow at various nearby venues, all within walking distance of the Four Corners.
This event is presented in partnership with the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Bethlehem Community Fund, Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited, Bethlehem Senior Projects, and Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation with entertainment and activities hosted by Bethlehem Chabad, Bethlehem Masonic Lodge, Bethlehem Public Library, Bethlehem Town Hall, Delmar Fire Department, Delmar Marketplace, Delmar Reformed Church, First United Methodist Church, and St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
This year’s lineup includes:
NISKY DIXIE CATS ● THREE QUARTER NORTH ● WIDE AWAKE
PLAYIN’ with FIRE BAND ● RED DIRT HIGHWAY ● MAGICIAN JIM SNACK
AARON DAVIS ● ANDY the MUSIC MAN ● MENDELSSOHN CLUB
Other entertainment includes an outdoor ice sculpture, face painting, crafts for kids, green screen photo booth, DEC wildlife game, Therapy Dogs International, a performance by Bethlehem Traditional Irish Dance, and Bethlehem’s Got Teen Talent Show at Town Hall.
Proceeds from First Night button sales will be divided equally among four Bethlehem non-profits. Bethlehem Community Fund’s mission is to raise money to fill the gap left by traditional social services. Teachers, nurses, guidance counselors, school social workers, and area clergy make most of the requests for assistance. All proceeds received by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation are held in a scholarship fund to assist local individuals and families in need participate in town activities. Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited works closely with the Bethlehem Central School District to support positive activities for students as well as annual forums designed to help parents and teens confront the challenges and opportunities they face. Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. provides programming and funds to supplement the Town Senior Services Department, sponsor the Bethlehem Food Pantry, and support an emergency heating fund.
The performer application deadline has passed and performer selections have been communicated via email and/or phone. Thank you to everyone who applied.
Questions? Contact Robin Nagengast at 518-439-4955, extension 1164 or email.
Would you like to participate by volunteering?
Please contact Joan Gavrilik at 518-605-6580 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Bryant Asset Protection, Inc.
Sunmark Federal Credit Union
McSharry & Associates Realty
Policy Research Associates
Quality PM, Inc.
Albany Med EmUrgent Care-Glenmont, Bethlehem Central Teachers Association, Delmar Marketplace & McCarroll’s Village Butcher, Four Corners Pharmacy, Gregory's Barbershop – Delmar, Lavelle & Finn, LLP, School’s Out, Inc., and St. Thomas the Apostle Church