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Claremont First Night: A New Year’s Party for All!

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Claremont-Sugar River Rotary Club is inviting everyone to the last event of the year — Claremont First Night. Come celebrate the New Year with activities all around the City. The evening kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on December 31, and will go until midnight. Fun, family-friendly events are scheduled at Arrowhead Lodge, the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, Claremont Opera House, Family Fun Zone and Meyer Maple Lanes.    

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“There will be something for everyone,” said Mark Brislin, Claremont’s Parks and Recreation Director. “Whether you want to go tubing at Arrowhead, take a dip in the pool at the Community Center, or enjoy some of the great entertainment that we have lined up, there will be something for everyone to enjoy,” said Brislin. 

At 10:00 p.m., there will be a dazzling fireworks display over the ski area at Arrowhead, which will also be televised live on CCTV channel 8. After fireworks, the evening is not over! Meyer Maple Lanes will ring in the New Year with a live DJ rocking the music until midnight. “Local businesses have been very supportive of this event and are excited to bring a New Year’s Eve celebration back to Claremont,” said Liza McSwain, President of the Claremont-Sugar River Rotary Club. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this event to the community of Claremont and are looking for ways to help sustain this event for years to come,” said McSwain. 

There will be four interactive Jedi training workshops held at the Claremont Opera House presented by World Under Wonder theater group. The Family Fun Zone, on Pleasant Street, will be back as a venue this year. Families will have full access to the inflatables and bounce houses. “It is exciting to watch this event grow,” said Brislin. “When we brought the First Night activities back five years ago, all of the activities took place at the Community Center and Arrowhead. The community and local businesses are really embracing this event,” he added. 

 Food and beverages will be for sale at Arrowhead Lodge, Claremont Savings Bank Community Center and Meyer Maple Lanes. Parking will be available at Arrowhead Lodge, Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, Claremont Middle School, and Claremont Savings Bank. A shuttle service will run from Broad Street Park to the Community Center between 6:00 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. 

First Night is sponsored by the Claremont-Sugar River Rotary Club with the assistance of many City businesses. 

You can help sponsor the First Night events by purchasing a Claremont First Night 2019 button, available from any Rotarian or supporting merchant in town for only $1.00 each. Buttons are required by all members in your family or party to enjoy First Night activities. 

More activities may be added, so for up-to-date information, please visit claremontparks.com. Or like Claremont Parks and Recreation on Facebook at Claremont First Night. 


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