Showtime! First Night Morris 2013 starts at 7 pm in Morristown

‘Barynya,’ one of the world music acts that will perform at First Night Morris 2013:

Nobody likes hard decisions. But once a year, First Night Morris presents a pleasant predicament:

Which great shows will you see?

Some 80 performances are scheduled tonight, Dec. 31, 2012, at 24 venues across downtown Morristown for First Night Morris 2013, the 21st annual edition of this holiday treat.

Top names from virtually every musical genre will be here (see video of ‘Barynya,’ above), along with first-rate comedians, actors, dancers, kiddie acts and reptiles.

Yes, reptiles. Really big ones.

“First Night’s tremendous variety of performances caters to all preferences at an unbelievably affordable price,” says First Night Chairman Michael Schmidt. “It’s about community, education, and broadening our perspectives while having a really enjoyable time.”

A $25 badge ($90 for a four-pack) gets you into everything.  Realistically, that translates to four events, punctuated by two fireworks displays (9:15 pm and midnight) over the historic Morristown Green.  Here are details to help you plan a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve that you will never forget:

THE PERFORMERS

THE VENUES, WITH MAP

RESTAURANTS WITH ‘FIRST DINE’ DISCOUNTS

BUY BADGES AT:

  • The Command Center, Hyatt Conference Center at Headquarters Plaza, 3 Speedwell Ave.
  • The Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St.
  • The Morristown & Township Library (after 4 pm), One Miller Road
  • The Morristown Green

IF YOU ORDERED TICKETS ONLINE…

You must present your receipt at WILL CALL to fetch your badges. WILL CALL will be at the Mayo Performing Arts Center until 4 pm. After 4 pm, WILL CALL will be at the Morristown Library’s South Street entrance, directly across the street from MPAC.

PARKING:

All Morristown Parking Authority lots are free for First Night Morris 2013 events. The event map identifies free parking sites with a “P.” Metered parking is free after 8 pm.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Free shuttles, provided by Atlantic Health, will stop at nine locations throughout the night. Shuttle stops are identified on the event map.

FIRST NIGHT PROGRAMS…

Are available online and at:

  • The Command Center in the Hyatt Conference Center at Headquarters Plaza
  • The Mayo Performing Arts Center,
  • The Morristown & Township Library
  • Morristown High School,
  • The Morristown Green.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND IMPRESSIONS…

Send ‘em here and we will include them in our First Night coverage!

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF FIRST NIGHT MORRIS 2013

A flavor of First Night Morris…



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