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By adamg - 1/1/22 - 12:49 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Matt Conti had the best seat for the foggy First Night fireworks over Boston Harbor at midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 2:13 pm
Prudential building welcomes 2020

David Parsons took in the Back Bay as the New Year arrived.

Leslee captured the Public Garden bridge on First Night: Read more.

By adamg - 12/31/17 - 11:14 pm
Prudential Center welcomes 2018

617 Images shows us the Prudential building on New Year's Eve.

By adamg - 12/30/17 - 9:46 pm

First Night organizers have called off the 7 p.m. fireworks over the Common, and the 6 p.m. parade that was to precede them because it'll be just too damn cold. The midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, however, are still on, because presumably the totally sober adults who would watch them outside will be smart enough to dress appropriately.

Also cancelled: Read more.

By adamg - 12/31/16 - 4:56 pm
Boston's Prudential building ready for 2017

Chris in Boston looked up at the Prudential building this afternoon.

By adamg - 1/1/16 - 11:33 am

2016 Polar Bear Swim

Steve Safran took The Plunge at L Street in South Boston this morning.

By adamg - 1/1/16 - 11:22 am
2016 at Boston's Prudential building

Dave Parsons shows you couldn't forget what year it is in the Back Bay.

He also watched the fireworks. As did Nicole Woon and Jocelyn.

Copyright Dave Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 6/3/15 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports the city has picked Dusty Rhodes's Conventures to run First Night this year - a version that will include the Grand Procession, the fireworks and the ice sculptures, but apparently few if any of the performances seen in past First Nights.

Also of note: The city was unable to provide the Globe with a copy of the proposal from the company that lost out because "that information resided on the computer of a vacationing official" - so apparently some city departments not only use typewriters for documents, they don't use network storage, either.

By adamg - 1/1/15 - 1:58 pm

2015 Polar Bear Plunge (South Boston)

RoadTrip New England watched the L Street Brownies get ready for a bracing run through 27-degree air into Dorchester Bay this morning.

By adamg - 1/1/14 - 11:09 am
New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor

Italian in Boston watched the New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor.

By adamg - 1/1/11 - 11:05 am

Matt Conti posts some video of the New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor.

By adamg - 10/28/10 - 4:49 pm

HubArts has the scoop on new performance locations this Dec. 31.

By adamg - 1/1/08 - 5:39 pm

And Jpic1 is there this morning to take photos.

By adamg - 1/1/08 - 4:14 pm

Jake Hirsch, with parents Danna and Michael Hirsch of Cambridge, was born at 12:10 a.m. today at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 6 pounds, 10 ounces; 18 3/4 inches long. Photo via Beth Israel, natch.

By adamg - 12/31/07 - 10:35 pm

Above: One of the Seven Dwarves at Copley Square during First Night (although every single kid who saw the sculpture went "Look! Santa!"). Below: This bride at the Four Seasons stood in the window, watching the crowds below at the end of the Grand Procession. As they stopped, noticed her and waved, she waved back, slowly, like royalty (who knows, maybe she was?):


The "family" fireworks over the Common:


Some daytime ice-sculpture photos.

By adamg - 12/30/07 - 6:13 pm

Stephen Baldwin grows weary of starting from scratch:

I've recently received some extremely depressing news: at the chime of Monday's midnight bell we have to go all the way back to bloody January again and do it over. Then February, March, and so on.

I seem to recall that this happened last year as well, and the year before that too. Why can't we just keep going forward for heaven's sake? If you ask me, it's a plain, downright failure of imagination that's responsible for such regressive scheduling. ...

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