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    First Night Monterey 2016: Grand Finale

    First Night Monterey 2016: Grand Finale

    Presented by First Night Monterey at Historic Downtown Monterey

    December 31, 2015-January 1, 2016

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    FNM invites you to connect creatively through five “Art Connecting Communities Experiences” in the resolution installation for this year’s event. Artists, students, teachers and community leaders recorded stories, visualized peace and topics they care about through Art Connecting Communities. The creative interactive experiences for First Nighters this year:  1) A World Wall Connections Resolution Sculpture - Trace your ancestors journeys to from where they (or you) emigrated from to where you now live on a huge world map; 2) 25 Posts for Peace and Justice from FNM workshops and partnership collaborators;  3) Make a Mini-Peace-Post with your own New Year’s resolution and post photos or video on the First Night Monterey Facebook page; 5) Create a personal Photo Card to take with you as part of the Arts Council for Monterey County interactive art activity.

    GRAND FINALE!! Countdown to Midnight – Two Indoor Venues! Two Outdoor Venues! Your New Year Starts Here! This year's finale will be held in two indoor venues and two outdoor venues, so whatever the weather you can see in the New Year in style! Indoor venues open at 11:00 and all the festivities begin at 11:15, culminating with a countdown to midnight.

    In the Church of Religious Science/Carleton Hall, the Samba Cruz Trio (Riviere & Simon with Brian Rice) will bring us into the New Year with the sounds of jazz-inflected Brazilian music; Bossa Nova, Samba and other musical forms. Over at the Golden State Theater, Blues at Eleven’s eclectic mix of blues, rock, funk, and jazz, will ignite First Nighters with the best of the blues playing infectious music with Caribbean and African beats bringing in the New Year! At the Rabobank Stage on Alvarado Street, Coffis Brothers and the Mountainmen will rock 'n' roll into the New Year; dance your way into 2016! At the Wells Fargo Stage on Alvarado Street, the Sambahemians/Samba Légal offers an arrangement of authentic Brazilian carnival beats and syncopated rhythms from all regions of Brazil that will get you dancing into 2016!

    Space is limited at the indoor venues, so a Finale ticket (no extra cost to button-holders) is required to get into either indoor venue. PICK UP YOUR FINALE TICKET by showing your FNM button at the Alvarado/Franklin Street ticket booth (look for the signs!) after 6:30pm until they're gone. No extra ticket required for the outdoor venues.

    Have fun, and have a Happy Creative New Year – First Night style!

     


    • At-a-
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      • Venue Info

        Historic Downtown Monterey

        Pacific St
        Monterey, CA 93940

        Full map and directions

      • Admission Info

        Tickets:

        Your Purchase Directly Supports the Artist Fees.
        Prices are:
        ADULT BUTTON (16 and older)
        $20 December 6th through December 30th
        $22 December 31, 2015 (Day of Celebration), available at Event .
        YOUTH BUTTON (6-15 years old)
         $12 December 6th through December 30th
        $15 December 31, 2015 (Day of Celebration), available at Event
        Children five and under are admitted free! Discounted Family Pack (2 Adult and 2 Youth buttons) available online at reduced prices through Dec. 28!
        Buttons on sale at many local stores in Monterey County: Safeway Stores- all Monterey County Stores, Nob Hill Stores in Monterey & Salinas, Walgreens in Monterey & Seaside, 7-Eleven Stores in Monterey and Del Rey Oaks, Monterey Sports Center, Rabobank in Pacific Grove, Gonzales and Marina; or buy buttons online! Discounted Family Pack only available online through December 28, 2015.

        We do not mail buttons. Pick up buttons purchased on-line Dec 30-31st at our Will-Call Site

        Info Phone: 8313734778

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      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        December 31, 2015-January 1, 2016

        Times:

        Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 3 PM through Midnight

      • Accessibility Info

          All Cultural Institutions and MST busses are wheelchair accessible. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the aisles of performance venues due to fire regulations. You will be asked to leave them in lobby areas while attending performances.

      • Member Reviews
        • Event Name: First Night Monterey 2016: Grand Finale
          "First night"
          Comment posted by: Donn from Morgan Hill, CA, Jan 01, 2016

          2014/15 was fantastic, kids entertained until midnight. 2015/16 a total bust. Without the convention center, we froze and kids were left out.

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      • Member Reviews
        • Event Name: First Night Monterey 2016: Grand Finale
          "First night"
          Comment posted by: Donn from Morgan Hill, CA, Jan 01, 2016

          2014/15 was fantastic, kids entertained until midnight. 2015/16 a total bust. Without the convention center, we froze and kids were left out.

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