First Night Productions
Services to the Field
Whether you want to create a new event or revitalize an existing one, First Night Productions can help. As producers of the oldest and largest New Year’s Eve Festival of the Arts in North America, the experienced staff of First Night is well-prepared to lead you through each step of the process:
• Developing a high impact concept;
• Building a smart budget that works with your resources;
• Selecting and designing the right program site;
• Obtaining the necessary permits;
• Connecting to artists and contracting talent;
• Coordinating technical production;
• Fulfilling sponsor expectations; and
• Managing event logistics.
First Night Productions is a flexible, professional resource for mission-driven event planning. Your staff and volunteers can draw on our team’s expertise and leverage our broad network of community resources to deliver an event that confidently represents the spirit of your organization while accomplishing your goals.
Fidelity FutureStage at the Boston Pops
Fidelity Investments engaged First Night to manage an exciting talent competition and help prepare winning musicians from Boston and Cambridge public high schools for performances with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. First Night also helped to replicate the Boston model for the Houston Symphony.
Back-to-School Jamboree on City Hall Plaza
First Night was contracted by the Boston Public Schools/Office of Family and Student Engagement to produce festivals on City Hall Plaza, kicking- off the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. About 10,000 BPS students and family members learned about academic and health resources while they enjoyed giveaways, arts and crafts activities, and dance and music performances.
Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park
For more than five years, the Franklin Park Coalition has contracted First Night to produce morning and evening series of free music and dance performances during July and August. In addition to providing a great outdoor showcase for local artists, the series has also featured nationally-renowned performers.
To begin a discussion about how the First Night team can help you to create a great event, contact Tom Formicola at (617) 542-1399 ext. 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.