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Entertainment & Activities

First Night® Portsmouth 2014 - Activities and Entertainment

Outdoors...
Street Dance: 5pm - Midnight
Venue Sponsor: Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Services

Hosted by Portsmouth Community Radio
Pleasant Street at Market Square

Make your New Year's resolution on a star!
Stop by Pleasant Street and visit with the NH Astronomical Society
for a bit of First Night® stargazing...


Fireworks Display at 7:30
South Mill Pond

Countdown to Midnight in the Square at the Street Dance!

Ice Sculpture: Work commences at about 1pm
North Church @ Market Square

Indoors...
The "New" Connie Bean @ The Portsmouth Middle School

Venue Sponsor: Portsmouth Regional Hospital

4:00 - 8:00
Caricatures by Bob Nilson

4:00 - 9:00
Fabulous First Night® Face Painting

The performances...
4:15 - 5:00, 5:15 - 6:00
Abracadabra! Magic with Phil Smith

6:15 - 7:00
Storytelling with Peter Sheridan

8:00 - 10:30
Battle
of the Bands!
(Times may vary - be there early if you have a fave!)

8:15 - 8:45 - The Floods
9:00 - 9:30 - Dancing Madly Backwards
9:45 - 10:15 - Sam Robbins and the Fine Young Men

Middle Street Baptist Hall
8:15 - 9:00, 9:15 - 10:00, 10:15 - 11:00
Jeff Warner & Bruce McIntyre trade sets with Great Bay Sailor...
Maritime, Celtic, Americana and Tunes of the Season - a must see!

The North Church
4:15 - 4:45, 5:45 - 6:15
Lindsay Bezich                       
Puppets galore!




5:00 - 5:30, 6:30 - 7:00
Sammie Haynes
Fun, interactive children's music.

8:15 - 9:00, 9:30 - 10:15, 10:45 - 11:30
T.J. Wheeler and Company
Blues, more blues, a bit of R & B and jazz...and always a great time!

Saint John's Church Hall
8:15 - 8:45, 9:00 - 9:45
Seacoast Civic Dance Company
This award-winning group continues to delight our audience across all programs!

Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Venue Sponsor: Optima Bank

5:00 - 5:45, 6:15 - 7:00
Poor Howard and Bullfrog
Authentic Blues courtesy of Howard Stith (12 string blues guitar) and Mike Rogers (harmonica).
Simply the best...

8:00 - 8:45, 9:15 - 10:00, 10:30 - 11:15
Roderick Russell - Head Trip!
Be amazed...sword swallowing & mind reading...

South Church
5:00 - 9:00
Warm Up with a Chili Dinner!
Chili dinner and cookoff.

Proceeds fund service work in Belize

5:00 - 5:45, 6:15 - 7:00
Rock My Soul
Can we get an "amen"? Great gospel music and more.

8:00 - 8:30, 8:45 - 9:15
Salt River
Fine folk music...

 

9:45 - 10:30, 10:45 - 11:30
Cormac McCarthy, Sammie Haynes and Friends
Amazing singer-songwriter AND a fantastic band!

Temple Israel
8:15 - 9:00

Randy Armstrong and Genevieve Aichele - World Tales: Stories and Music from Around the World
9:30 - 10:15, 10:45 - 11:30
Randy Armstrong - World Fusion Music on 25 instruments from around the Globe…..

United Methodist Church Hall
8:15 - 9:00, 9:30 - 10:15, 10:45 - 11:30

All Together Now
"Get back to where you once belonged..."

W.E.S.T. - West End Studio Theatre
Venue Sponsor: Bottomline Technologies

5:00 - 5:30, 6:00 - 6:30
Pontine Theatre

Pontine features a cast of puppets performing a 19th century story
by Frank Stockton, 
“Cap’n Eli’s Best Ear”.

8:30 - 9:00, 9:30 - 10:00
New Hampshire Theatre Project

“Singing in the New Year: A Comic Cabaret” featuring resident artists,
Heather Glenn Wixson and 
Peter Motson.