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10/26/2020 Member News

First Night St. Pete 2021 Celebrates 28 Years!

First Night St. Petersburg, Inc. is celebrating 28 Years of bringing the City of St Petersburg Art in Unexpected places during Unexpected times!

 

First Night St Pete is ringing in its 28th Anniversary Celebration of the Arts with a three-hour virtual event. Due to the global pandemic, and in order to ensure a safe transition into 2021, First Night will be providing family-friendly fun to the people of St Petersburg and beyond in the comforts of their own home!  And just because it is virtual doesn’t mean that there isn’t an interactive component. You can still take a salsa lesson, sing along to songs, a chance for First Night button holders to make a LIVE cameo appearance, and an opportunity for everyone to take part in a resolution bonfire by James Oleson. This celebration will feature an hour-long FirstKIDS program followed by two hours of family-friendly fun. 

 

First Night is also proud to announce a partnership with Creative Clay artist, Aaron Fraser, who is this year’s admission button designer. Although the event is virtual, buttons will still be sold in order to unite everyone through art! Advance price button purchases can be done by visiting First Night’s website at www.FirstNightStPete.com and will be on sale on November 1st! There are custom family packages for two to four people and it includes “entry” into the virtual platform, a button, a piece of bubble wrap for the traditional bubble stomp announced by WDUV’s Ann Kelly, special performances by our area’s most innovative artists, a live painting by Zulu Painter and a resolution bonfire burning with viewer input. 

 

In order to keep the First Night tradition going for 2022, First Night will be raising money through the Friends of First Night partnership program, as well as through the proceeds from the custom-designed admission buttons. This year’s event is co-sponsored by The City of St Petersburg. First Night St Pete is held from 9:00 p.m. until Midnight and is by far fun for ALL AGES!


FIRST NIGHT 2021 ADMISSION PACK OPTIONS

Available November 1st- December 30th:

 

Option One: First Night Family Pack $35.00

  • Includes 4 First Night St Petersburg, FL artist original designed buttons (ticket price includes shipping costs)
  • 2 Traditional Hat kits  – Supplies shipped to you (ticket price includes shipping costs)
  • 2 Small pieces of bubble wrap

Virtual Event Page with access to:

  • Traditional Hat Photo Upload to be part of the show
  • Exclusive First Night Public Art Project w/your participation
  • KIDS of First Night activities Live-Stream starting at 9pm
  • First Night Festival of the Arts Live-Stream Event starting at 10pm

 

Option Two: First Night Support Pack $25.00

  • Includes 2 First Night original, St Petersburg, FL artist designed buttons (ticket price includes shipping costs)
  •  Additional FirstKIDS buttons can be purchased for $5.00 and will include a traditional hat and bubble wrap.

 

Virtual Event Page with access to:

  •  BINGO Card for Live-Stream play along access
  •  Exclusive First Night Public Art Project w/your participation
  • KIDS of First Night activities Live-Stream starting at 9pm
  • First Night Festival of the Arts Live-Stream Event starting at 10pm

 

Option Three: Friends of First Night $100.00

Friends of First Night is a unique opportunity to get involved with long-standing traditions, beyond attendance. The Friends benefit program will provide support for our non-profit and will provide special VIP benefits for you and your guests!

  •  Includes 4 First Night, St Petersburg, FL artist original designed buttons (ticket price includes shipping costs)
  • Friends of First Night 10% off discount on Food and Beverages at the Annex (400 Beach Drive N.E.) to be redeemed before the end of January.
  • Video shout out during the live-stream event to honor your support and a chance to participate in the virtual countdown to midnight
  • Custom designed, heavy vinyl change purse by Spring Green Hand Bags….made from upcycled First Night Banners from past years
  • A hand-typed NYE poem written by Gio’s Typos
  • A BINGO card and live access to the BINGO game with a chance to win some amazing prizes!
  • Your family name or business listed on our website under “Sponsor/ Partners”
  • 2 Traditional Hats – Supplies shipped to you (ticket price includes shipping costs)
  • 2 Pieces of bubble wrap
  • A get one give one program. For every Friends of First Night package sold, we will give away ten FREE tickets to any families or individuals who have been affected financially by COVID-19.

 

Virtual Event Page with access to:

  • Exclusive First Night Public Art Project w/your UNIQUE participation
  • KIDS of First Night activities Live-Stream starting at 9pm
  • First Night Festival of the Arts Live-Stream Event starting at 10pm