Some City Celebrates Events Moved Indoors
NEW BEDFORD — With frigid temperatures expected on Sunday evening, many of this year's City Celebrates! New Year's Eve events in downtown New Bedford have been moved indoors.
Here's a list of the indoor activities during the celebration:
• An Interfaith Service from 5-6pm in the Seamen’s Bethel featuring harpist Eve MacFarlane 6:00-8:00PM
• NEW for 2017! Living art: Vintage Captain by Ten31 Productions at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center – plus free face painting by Overhead Arts 5:00-8:00PM
• A dynamic Toe Jam Puppet Band performance at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30PM at the YMCA!
• NEW for 2017! Living art: Harriet Tubman by Ten31 Productions at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 5:00-8:00PM – plus free face painting by the Park’s Artist in Residence
• Holiday ice sculpture in Custom House Square 5:00-8:00PM
• Cirque de Light will heat up the night with improvisational fire spinning and LED hoop performances from 5:00-8:00PM in Custom House Square
• DJ Anghelli will be spinning dance hits in the Zeiterion Theatre Penler Space 5:00-8:00PM
• NEW for 2017! Light Painting Booth by Pure Energy Entertainment at the Co-Creative Center 5:30-7:30PM plus Face Art by Vera
• Jedlie’s Magic Circus presents a Family Magic Workshop at NBAM/Artworks! 5:30 and 6:30PM
• Whaling City Sounds provides Jazz music at the UMass Dartmouth CVPA/Star Store 5:00-7:00PM
• NEW for 2017! Pumpkin Head Ted plays at Gallery X 5:00-8:00PM
• Overhead Arts performances with stilt walkers, and glow hoops (Purchase Street, Wing’s Court)
• NEW for 2017! Digital Graffiti Wall by Pure Energy Entertainment at the Z Penler Space 5:00-8:00PM
• “NYE 2017 Smile Cam” (live photo projection) by Sutherland Visual Media and Events in the National Park Visitors Center 5:30 – 7:30PM (Pictures will be available for download later at DestinationNewBedford.org)
And of course, the highlight of the night is the fireworks display, set to begin at about 8:30 p.m. Because a cargo ship will be docked at State Pier, spectators will not be allowed on the east-facing pier. Instead, fireworks viewers will be encouraged to watch from lower Union Street. Traffic will be blocked off at Route 18 and Union Street, and Union Street to North Water.