Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

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Volunteer Openings & Instructions
& Key Dates – Updated 12/31
We still have open volunteer slots and need your support to fill out the volunteer roster. See our new Volunteer Openings & Instructions page (updated regularly) for a list. Thanks for your help !!

Thanks to all who have already volunteered this year! We still need volunteers for some 10 PM and 11 PM slots, but your support has filled up the rest of the volunteer schedule. Thanks !!

Welcome to
First Night Chatham

Come join us for First Night Chatham! We are a family-friendly, alcohol free, town-wide celebration of the arts with over 70 performances and events.

December 31st, 2022 will be First Night Chatham’s 32nd New Year’s Eve celebration. The past two years have been of limited scope, but this year the plan is to come back to “more normal”. Activities will start with the Town Photo at the Chatham Lighthouse at Noon, with indoor performances as in all but the past two years, reaching a peak of noise and awe with the Noise Parade and Veterans Field Fireworks, and more activities until finishing at 9 PM.

For more information, see this Cape Cod Chronicle article of May 19, 2022 regarding First Night Chatham's plans.

Help Produce First Night Chatham

Join Our Committee
The First Night Chatham Committee needs your help running this year's event. The Committee has several open positions.

We have added a page to the website describing Open Committee Positions. Please consider joining the fun and satisfaction of helping produce one of Chatham's signature events.
Or Be a Specialty Volunteer
While most volunteers work as Venue Volunteers, greeting patrons and checking buttons, we also need dozens of Specialty Volunteers who help behind the scenes, or work on a team led by a Committee member, to produce one of the First Night Chatham Special Events (such as children's activities).

Please also consider helping in ways described on the Specialty Volunteer page.
News

Independence Day Parade
July 3rd;   9:30AM
The First Night Chatham float in the Chatham Independence Day Parade will feature Hyannis Sound, Cape Cod's award-winning male a cappella group. They are only here in the summer, so come hear Hyannis Sound's first performance for First Night Chatham.





Town Photo Available
The Town Photo is available!! Printed photos may be purchased at the Chatham CVS.

To view the Town Photo online, with deep-zoom viewing that allows you see individual faces, see the Town Photo 2021-2022 page.




Latest Headlines
Online Buttons All online orders are now “Will Call”. The “Ship to Home” option has ended.

Printable Schedules now available.

First Night Chatham Headquarters will open Dec 20th.


Buttons Now Available!
At Local Merchants & Online
Buttons are now on sale at several local merchants, and online. Go to the Buy Buttons for a list of merchants, or to buy online.

First Night Chatham's 2019-2020
theme is Strike Up The Band.




Entertainment Pages Updated
Listings of First Night Chatham 2020 Performers and Special Events show this year's spectacular schedule of First Night Chatham activities. Still subject to change, the Performances and Special Events pages will give you a head start on planning for an exciting First Night Chatham 2020.



Volunteer Appreciation Prizes
Thanks to the Chatham Wine Bar & Restaurant, we will have Volunteer Appreciation Gift Certificates again this year, which will be awarded to some of our lucky volunteers at the Volunteer Thank-You Party in January. More detail on the Volunteers Page.




Online Button Sales Extended
First Night Chatham Headquarters has buttons, and you can buy “Will-Call” buttons online for another day. Visit the Online Button Store page to buy.
Adult buttons are now $25 for the last three days of button sales.



Headquarters is Open
First Night Chatham Headquarters is now open, with buttons, programs, merchandise and information. 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday; 1 - 4pm on Sundays. See the Headquarters page for more detail.



Volunteer News

Help Produce First Night Chatham
Join Our Committee
The First Night Chatham Committee needs your help running this year's event. The Committee has several open positions.

We have added a page to the website describing Open Committee Positions. Please consider joining the fun and satisfaction of helping produce one of Chatham's signature events.

Be a Dec 31st Venue Volunteer
Show your support of First Night Chatham by signing up early to be a Venue Volunteer on the 31st. While signups don't normally start until Fall, you can help by indicating a willingness to come back this year as a Venue Volunteer. Volunteers are First Night Chatham's most precious resource, and without them the event could not happen.

Please see the Volunteer page for more information.
Or Be a Specialty Volunteer
While most volunteers work as Venue Volunteers, greeting patrons and checking buttons, we also need dozens of Specialty Volunteers who help behind the scenes, or work on a team led by a Committee member, to produce one of the First Night Chatham Special Events (such as children's activities).

Please also consider helping in ways described on the Specialty Volunteer page.

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Last Year's
Town Photo
Available at CVS
or Click to View Online





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