First Night Fun And Successful

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First Night Fun And Successful

(Northampton, MA) — Northampton has chalked up another successful First Night celebration. Tuesday night thousands of people crowded the streets for fireworks, live music, and the traditional raising of the ball at the Hotel Northampton. It’s the last year the Northampton Center for the Arts will run the event. The city is looking for new organizers next time around.

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