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Get the scoop on the big 250th anniversary of the founding of Monterey. Its history comes to life New Year’s Eve 2020 when First Night Monterey opens the year-long celebration with its annual event in the downtown area. Speaker Ellen Martin, Executive Director of First Night will tell you all about it at the November lunch.
The First Night concept was created in 1976 by a group of citizens in Boston. The tremendous success year after year inspired First Night Celebrations in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
About First Night:
The mission of First Night Monterey, Inc. is to bring families together and unite our community in all its diversity through the visual and performing arts, to foster the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts and to celebrate families and community through workshops and the New Year‘s Eve celebration. The centerpiece of First Night Monterey is our alcohol-free celebration on New Year's Eve in downtown Monterey.
First Night Monterey (FNM) was started by Paulette Lynch and her husband Ken Peterson in 1992, aided by a group of Monterey Peninsula residents who wanted a creative alternative to the traditional New Year’s Eve revelry. Paulette came to Monterey from the Boston area, and brought the First Night model to Monterey. First Night Monterey premiered with First Night Monterey 1993 on December 31,1992.
A bountiful buffet will be served at Gardener Ranch.
Asian Chicken Salad
Bay Shrimp Pasta Salad with Cucumbers and Dill
Greek Salad with Pita Bread and Hummus
Grilled Vegetable Platter
Brownie Bites and Lemon Bars
Reservations and cancelations must be submitted to Penny Wood by Friday, November 1, noon.
No walk-ins. No exceptions.
And, as always, men are invited to all of our events.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Registration is required before Friday, November 1, 2019
Payment In Advance Or At Event
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM