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First Night Oneonta 2020


We are thrilled to announce that LEAF and Five Star Subaru are once again joining together to cover admission costs for all to First Night Oneonta’s alcohol free, family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Foothills Performing Arts Center!!

LEAF and Five Star Subaru will be offering this holiday gift to the community to ensure that everyone has a safe and sober New Year’s Eve. Five Star is committed to keeping people safe on the roadways and LEAF’s mission is to help people avoid all the problems surrounding addiction. Thank you LEAF and Five Star Subaru for everything you do for our community and for First Night Oneonta!

First Night Oneonta’s 2020
New Year’s Eve Celebration is on the theme
"20/20 - I Can See Clearly Now!"

First Night hopes that everyone who comes brings a clear vision of their hopes and dreams for the NEW YEAR!

If spending time with friends and family is one of your goals for the New Year… come join us and get a good start on making that dream come true!

At 5 pm the celebration begins with a parade down Main Street. Line-up is at the Foothills between 4 and 4:30 and the Atrium will be open so that people will be able to stay warm while waiting for the parade to begin! Everyone is invited to participate so dress in your finest and join us!

At 5 pm in the Production Room of the Foothills onsite registration begins for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Video Game Tournament! $1000 in prizes! To pre-register visit

At 5 pm on the Main Stage poets will be reading at the Words for the New Year’s Poetry Readings!

At 6 pm the entire Foothills facility will explode into life with live music, juggling, fire spinning, dancing, drumming, face painting, clowning, balloon twisting, activities for kids and more! Special guest Anthony Eardley from American Ninja Warrior will be there to greet families! For more information click on the Entertainment tab!

At 7:30 on the Main Stage, come watch finalists compete for $1000 in prize money in First Night’s first ever Talent Show and Contest! For entry information, click on the Talent Show tab!

At 10 pm (instead of fireworks this year) First Night will be featuring a Black Light After-Party, with music by Uncle John and the Turtle and entertainment by Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners!

The evening’s ENTERTAINMENT includes:

Becca Frame and the Tall Boys
Yolanda Bush and the Cool Water Collective
Uncle John and the Turtles
Mike the Juggler
Drum Quest Interactive Drumming
Anthony Eardley; American Ninja Warrior
Elite Dance Academy
Jillian’s Dance Arts
Holbrook-Wade School of Dance
Donna Decker Ballet
High Kicks and Broomsticks with Zoe Curtis
Harmony Martial Arts
BJ the Clown and Balloon Twisting
Hill City Ice Queen and Friends
Kids Activities with OWL
Face Painting by LEAF
Black Light Party with MTC DJ Service
Ice Cream by Polar Bear
Free Pizza
And more!!

First Night Oneonta 2019

Photo by Jim Kevlin. For more photos of the parade visit the
Hometown Oneonta website! Click Here!

Bring the family and enjoy a fantastic night of New Year’s fun at First Night Oneonta’s New Year’s Eve at the Foothills!! 
Please send donations to First Night Oneonta, Inc. PO Box 101, Oneonta, NY 13820!

First Night Oneonta is an all-volunteer not-for-profit dedicated to producing admission free, alcohol free, family friendly festivals of the arts. Along with the New Year’s Celebration at the Foothills we also produce the Hometown 4th of July in Neahwa Park!

First Night relies on your donations so that we can keep our events free to the public. If you would like to help, please consider a fully tax deductible donation to First Night Oneonta!
Thank you!

- The First Night Oneonta Board of Directors

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Five Star Subaru
LEAF, Inc.
Anonymous Foundation
Nellie and Robert Gipson
Anonymous Foundation
Dewar Foundation
The City of Oneonta
Hartwick College
Corning Incorporated Foundation
The A Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation
Stewarts Shops
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce
Future of Oneonta Foundation
The Eggleston Foundation
Gates Helms Hawn
New York Central Mutual
Sidney Federal Credit Union
Delaware Bank of Delhi
Delaware Engineering
Benson Agency Real Estate
Cleinman Performance Partners
Price Chopper Golub Foundation
Bank of Cooperstown
Tom Morgan and Erna McReynolds
Foothills Performing Arts Center
Bassett Healthcare Network
JR Millworkers
The Hampton Inn
The Southside Mall
DC Marketing Community Bank
Townsquare Media
The Daily Star
Ironstring Press

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