October 23, 2003

News for First Night Boston 2004:

First Night Boston 2004 to Feature Anime Programming

Reported by PatrickD
From New England Anime Society

First Night Boston is the country's oldest and largest New Years arts celebration. On December 31, 2003 from 1:00pm to midnight, First Night presents its 28th annual day-long festival of art, music, dance, ice sculpture, fireworks and more. First Night is an alcohol-free event that welcomes children, families and revelers of all ages to celebrate community and unity through the arts.

In addition to the performers announced earlier this month, First Night has announced that The New England Anime Society, the convention organizers of Anime Boston, will present some of the best and most popular Japanese animation from the last forty years. The anime will be screened at the Hynes Convention Center. Times and titles TBA.

This program is among over 200 being presented at First Night Boston 2004. Complete schedules will be available with button purchase or online in late November.

The First Night Boston 2004 button, designed by renowned visual artist Paul Goodnight (who celebrates his birthday on December 31), is the ticket for admission to all performances! Buttons are just $15 per person (children under four are admitted free), and can be ordered online now at or purchased at Shaw's/Star Market, Store 24 and hundreds of other outlets beginning December 1. For more information about First Night Boston 2004 call (617) 542-1399 or log into First Night's website at