New Year’s Eve Celebration Welcomes Families, Seeks Volunteers & Sponsors

As reported in previous bulletins, plans for “First Night New Rochelle” are moving forward. Now in its third year, First Night promises to be an even more exciting and uplifting New Year’s Eve experience. A variety of activities are taking shape, including a cabaret, steel drum band, comedy acts, and dancing. This year’s celebration will also feature a festival of lights that will transform the downtown area, with Library Green as its focal point.

Learn more about First Night.

If you are interested in helping, here are two options:

  • Artists who want to participate or create new programming can contact organizer Kathy Townley at
  • Banners will be hung throughout the event area, both as a means of advertising First Night and adding to a general festive atmosphere. These festival banners can be sponsored by individuals, families or businesses for $350.00 and will be displayed for three weeks in our downtown. To reserve a banner, please contact organizers Jeff Krause at or Bennie Giles at