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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...

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 Bezich                       
Puppets galore!



 

Amy Conley
5:00 - 5:30, 6:30 - 7:00
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
7:00 - 7:45, 8:15 - 9:00, 9:30 - 10:15
Sea Brass Quintet
From classical and jazz to show tunes, this group will delight all.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre
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 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
Salt River
Fine folk music...


 

9:45 - 10:30, 10:45 - 11:30
Cormac McCarthy and Mostly Mainesqueeze!
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
The Return of E
lvis and the J.C. Underhill Band
A legendary combination...one stage...one night...one lucky City...

W.E.S.T. - West End Studio Theatre
Venue Sponsor: Bottomline Technologies
5:00 - 5:30, 6:00 - 6:30
Pontine Theatre
Performing "Christmas Everyday" - A little girl's wish that it be Christmas everyday comes true, and the results create unintended consequences..

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.