The Last Night Shall Be First

Tonight, Westport celebrates the final night of 2016 with a First Night celebration.

The family-oriented event includes a slide at Saugatuck Elementary School …


… Dennis the Train Man at the Westport Library …


… and a telescope for stargazing on the banks of the Saugatuck. In the background are launch boats, for the 8 p.m. fireworks.


Hundreds of volunteers — including 1st Selectman Jim Marpe and Jacqueline Devine — make First Night possible:


It all takes place in and around downtown. There’s music, magicians and more at Town Hall, Toquet Hall, Jesup Green, the Westport Historical and Christ & Holy Trinity Church, through 10 p.m.


14 responses to “The Last Night Shall Be First

  1. Happy New year Dan and thanks for 2016!

  2. I would hope 06880 would forward the email about dogs in Terrain store and
    cafe. I would think the town law overrides the store “policy” which permits
    “service dogs” in stores and restaurants.

  3. Barbara Sherburne '67

    Happy New Year, Dan, and to 06880 and all of your followers!

  4. don l bergmann

    Happy New Year Dan. You are greatly appreciated. Don Bergmann

  5. Happy New Year to my Westport connection, Dan Woog, from 2936 miles
    away in Langley, Wa..

  6. Sharon Paulsen

    Happy New Year 06880!

    Keep on … keep’in on, Dan! 🎩 Hat’s off to you!

    Whoop Whoop!