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First Night Akron 2016 now accepting applications for performers
Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is seeking regional artists to participate in the 20th annual First Night Akron on Dec. 31, 2015. Artist proposals may include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theater, puppetry, film, visual art/ installation art, interactive/participatory activities, strolling entertainers and make and take projects.
Cold temperatures don't deter New Year's Eve revelers
Despite temperatures that dipped to -2 degrees with the wind chill, the 19th annual First Night Akron brought between 14,000-15,000 revelers to Downtown Akron to enjoy New Year's Eve in a safe, clean and family-friendly environment.
Volunteer opportunities remain for First Night Akron 2015
It's not too late to volunteer for First Night Akron this New Year's Eve. Approximately 50 openings remain for bus tour guides, emcees, helpers at activity stations and tracking attendance at venues on Dec. 31 in Downtown Akron.
Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble featuring Sandra Emmeline and martial arts master Shifu Gary Harris
Chinese music on authentic string, wind and percussion instruments by Northeast Ohio's traditional Chinese orchestra. more>