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First Night Evanston New Year’s Eve Celebration

Saturday, December 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - Sunday, January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Drinks & Appetizers (at the Home of Bobbe Wolf and Hugh Brodkey)
7:00 PM – Midnight: Performances throughout Raymond Park in Evanston

Members & guests – $30. (Note: price increase; registration deadline passed)

Five churches of Evanston are host to entertainment New Year’s Eve. There will be an incredible range of music, dance, poetry and more from some of the worlds finest artists, many who live on the North Shore. Here’s a few: Howard Levy playing Beethoven on his harmonica, magic from “Actors Gymnasium”, Corkey Siegel playing Blue Gras, Erwin Helfer’s Jazz and many more. Members and guests will first join Hugh and Bobbe at their home for drinks and appetizers. Then the group will move to the different performance venues in Raymond Park.

Please call the Village office for registration and payment.


Saturday, December 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Sunday, January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am


Hosts: Bobbe Wolf and Hugh Brodkey
Lake St. and Hinman
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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