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First Night 2006

First Night Boston Schedules

Activities in the afternoon: Family Festival  |  Film  |  Music  |  Visual arts
Activities in the evening: Classical music  |  Countdown to Midnight  |  Dance  |  Fireworks
Film  |  Grand procession  |  Ice sculptures  |  Midnight grand finale  |  Pop music
Roots music  |  Theater, comedy, and spoken word  |  World Music
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Ice Sculptures
Boston Common and Copley Square
Starting Dec. 28, visit the Boston Common and Copley Square to see the ice sculptors and installation artists at work creating their masterpieces. On the Jan. 31, the installations are illuminated at dark with a brilliant display of colors.

Frog Pond
Sculptors Steve Rose and David Peterson create a child’s bedtime story. See it come to life in crystal clear reality. Created by Steve Rose & David Peterson / Ice Effects

“Here Fishy Fishy”
Lafayette Mall
Sculptor Don Chapelle presents a beautiful view of tropical fish and magnificent coral reef life. The underwater world will be brought to reality in ice with towering seaweed, colorful tropical fish and undersea coral flora. Created by Don Chapelle / DC Ventures

“Sidewalk Sam”
Brewers Fountain
First Night Neighborhood group and Sidewalk Sam do an interpretive copy of a well-known masterpiece with chalk. The public is invited to join. 1–4PM

Mayor’s Mural Crew
Parade Ground
High School students from the Mayor’s Mural Crew, a program of the Office of Arts, Tourism, & Special Events, create this large-scale installation of kimonos inspired by Boston’s sister city of Kyoto.

“Sowing Wishes – Harvesting Dreams”
Parade Ground
Come to this interactive visual art exhibit to share the simple act of one thought, on paper, created with students from the Boston Day and Evening Academy. Created by Nora Valdez & Matthew Terry

Boston Public Library
Using one of the windows of the historic Boston Public Library’s McKim building, Susannah Lawrence has created a technique in which video is projected into framed elements of architecture giving the illusion of giants. These video giants will look down on and interact with First Night revelers. 5PM – Midnight

Hansel and Gretel & First Night 30th
Copley Square
Eric Fontecchio and Alfred Georgs of Brookline Ice create two monumental ice sculptures at Copley Square. These master ice carvers create a shimmering re-imagining of the story of Hansel and Gretel in ice on one side of Trinity Plaza, and a special 30th Anniversary First Night Boston sculpture on the other side. Created by Eric Fontecchio & Alfred Georgs / Brookline Coal and Ice Company

“The Husky”
Northeastern University, Krentzman Quad
Come see this shimmering eight-foot tall sculpture of the famous Northeastern University mascot. Created by the Northeastern University Ice Carving Team
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