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JCC of Greater New Haven Hosts 2nd Annual First Night Woodbridge:  A New Year’s Eve Event for Children & Families

JCC of Greater New Haven Hosts 2nd Annual First Night Woodbridge:  A New Year’s Eve Event for Children & Families

The Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven is starting off the New Year with a bang!  The center, located at 360 Amity Road, will host its second annual family New Year’s Eve event, complete with face painting, craft-making, a DJ dance party, games, and a “new year’s toast” from 5PM to 9PM on Saturday, December 31st.  With Hanukkah arriving later than usual, potato latkes, candle lighting, and festive games will be an added bonus this year.  Families will have an opportunity to make noise and throw confetti before heading home ahead of the masses.  The schedule will run as follows:

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Free Swim in the pool

6 p.m.: DJ, Dancing, Food, Games, and more!

6:30 p.m.: Hanukkah candle lighting

6:45 p.m. PJ library Hanukkah story in the living room (optional)

7 p.m.: Dreidel tournament begins

8 p.m.: Ice cream sundae bar opens

8:45 p.m.: Ball drop and New Year’s “Toast”

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

First Night Woodbridge at the JCC will provide families with a fun and safe place to spend their evening together, without breaking the bank, or having to be on the roads late at night.  As a large community space, the JCC is eager to offer this opportunity for families in the Greater New Haven area.

Registration includes entry, food, and soft drinks, as well as fun NYE giveaways.  Prices:

Adults ajewnd Children 13+ $10 in advance/$15 at the door

Children 12 and under $5

Children 2 and under free

Family max $30 in advance/$40 at the door

Tickets at beginning December 1st.

“First Night” events happen in more than 50 US cities, including three in Connecticut:  Hartford, Westport/Weston, and Danbury.  What’s unique about First Night Woodbridge at the JCC is that families will be able to come inside to experience a variety of activities without having to brave the cold or worry about parking.

For additional information, please contact Eliana Sugarman, Youth Programs and Family Events Coordinator at the JCC:; 203-387-2522 x306, or visit

Sponsorships from area businesses are being actively pursued.  If you would like to become a business sponsor for First Night Woodbridge, please contact Dr. Mara Balk, JCC Program Director:; 203-387-2522 x300.

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