Chatham Celebrates 300th Anniversary With First Night
By: iO Staff , December 31, 2012
First Night Chatham, celebrating Chatham's 300th anniversary, will have a wealth of entertainment taking place around the various venues of the village starting at noon with children's activities and ending at midnight with a countdown and fireworks.
In the daytime, for the younger crowd, a number of acts will perform from the Toe Jam Puppet Band to a magic show from Marcus Magician. Activities include face painting, a noise parade, miniature golf, and a plenty of other activities.
In the evening, starting at 7 PM and lasting until midnight, there will be live entertainment from groups including Feelin' Good, The Noteables, Cape Cod Opera, the Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers, the Tim Sweeny Trio, Saltwater Jazz, Cape Cod Fiddlers, Pianist Peter D'Elia, Asa Bryce on classical guitar, Java Jiva, the Shaun England Band, Kathy Hamilton and Priscilla Smith on flute and concert harp, the Rip it Ups, Toast and Jam, Thom Dutton on Celtic Harp, Chris Henshaw's one man Irish band, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Dancers, Naomi Turner's Tides Dance Company, the Chatham Poets, and Friends of Monomoy Theatre sharing song and scenes.
There will be two fireworks displays, first at Veteran's Field at 6:30 PM and the second at Midnight as the Countdown Cod drops on Oyster Pond.
Visit firstnightchatham.com for a complete listing of the 75 performances, bus route, food vendors, and accessibility. Prices are $18 for adults and $5 for children 11 and younger. Children under 2 are free. Tickets are available at the Chatham Clothing Bar, Where the Sidewalk Ends, D'Angelos, FNC Headquarters in Chatham and Snow's in Orleans.