Be Here Now: First Night Saratoga

December 29th, 2009, 3:22 pm by Greg

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve?

The City of Albany canned its First Night celebration several years ago, but the family-friendly, low-dough First Night Saratoga is still going strong in Saratoga Springs.

It runs from 5:30pm til 12midnight on Thursday at various venues through the Saratoga Springs downtown area, and it’s all capped off with a big fireworks display.

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Purchase a $15 First Night button – available at many Capital Region locations – that allows access to all venues; children 5 and under are free.

For a complete schedule, go here. Here are just a few of the Nippertown.com recommended stops at First Night Saratoga:

The Presbyterian New England Congregational Church Hall @ 24 Circular St.: 6, 7 & 8pm The Keith Pray Quartet; 9, 10 & 11pm The Brian Patneaude Quartet

Caffe Lena @ 47 Phila St.: 6, 8 & 10pm Seth Glier; 7, 9 & 11pm Sean Rowe

Hampton Inn @ 25 Lake Ave.: Happy Balky & the Good Livin’ 6, 7 & 8pm

First Baptist Church @ 45 Washington St. 6, 7 & 8pm Hair of the Dog; 9, 10 & 11pm The Ernie Williams Band

Saratoga County Arts Center @ 320 Broadway: 6, 7 & 8pm Sonny & Perley; 9, 10 & 11pm Ramblin Jug Stompers

Saratoga Springs Post Office @ 475 Broadway: 6, 7 & 8pm Aged in the Hills; 9, 10 & 11 The Fighting 86’s

Saratoga Hilton Broadway Room @ 534 Broadway: 9, 10 & 11pm Street Corner Holler

Saratoga Springs High School Auditorium @ Blue Streak Boulevard: 8, 9 & 10 The McKrells

Saratoga Springs High School Large Gym @ Blue Streak Boulevard: 7, 8:30 & 9:30pm Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers