First Night® Portsmouth 2016 Activities and Entertainment
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Outdoors...
Street Dance: 5pm - Midnight
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. (6pm)

Fireworks Display at 7:30
South Mill Pond

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

Countdown to Midnight at the Street Dance!
Market Square

Indoors...
Saint John's Fellowship Hall
4:00 - 8:00
Caricatures by Bob Nilson

4:00 - 8:00
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

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 Aucella
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
101 Chapel Street
7:00 - 7:45, 8:15 - 9:00, 9:30 - 10:15
Portsmouth Symphony Players
A Salute to Vienna: The Magic of Strauss.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre
125 Bow Street
8:00 - 8:45, 9:15 - 10:00, 10:30 - 11:15
Roderick Russell - "Almost Psychic" - If Sherlock Holmes had a stage show, this would be it!

South Church/Unitarian Universalist Church
292 State Street
5:00 - 9:00 (or as long as supplies last!)
Warm Up with a Chili Dinner!
Chili dinner and cook-off benefits the Senior Youth Service Trip to Appalachia.

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
Elissa Margolin
Ethereal. Thoughtful. Honest music…featuring selections from her most recent indie-folk sound on PIVOT.

9:45 - 10:30, 10:45 - 11:30
The Cormac McCarthy Band
Amazing singer-songwriter AND a fantastic band!

Temple Israel
200 State Street
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
129 Miller Avenue
8:15 - 9:00, 9:30 - 10:15, 10:45 - 11:30
Elvis and the J.C. Underhill Band
A legendary combination...one stage...one night...one lucky City...

W.E.S.T. - West End Studio Theatre
959 Islington Street
5:00 - 5:30, 6:00 - 6:30
Pontine Theatre
Performing, “The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t”, a Toy Theatre story poem by Ogden Nash.

8:30 - 9:00, 9:30 - 10:00
New Hampshire Theatre Project
Performing "A Little Night Music" - Vocalist, Meghann Beuchamp, NHTP artist and former Spectras lead singer and Jeremiah Messer will sing in the New Year with their favorite tunes!

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