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Brief: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at ArtSpace Herndon

ArtSpace Herndon will host Historic Herndon’s traditional, family-friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The party is free and open to the public but 100 complimentary passes will be available on the night of the event for the final part of the celebration from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The three-part event begins inside the gallery at 7 p.m. with stories by Melanie Stanley, folk songs by Bill Davis and the hoops of Leslie Loges. At 9 p.m., the celebration moves outdoors for a bonfire. At the bonfire, Bill Davis conducts the “People’s Band” and everyone is encouraged to bring a musical instrument. Sun Dance Performance will lead all in folk dance around the fire. At 10 p.m., the celebration moves inside where jazz bandleader Al Robertson will host Herndon’s very own “Tonight Show” of local performances and mimicked Tonight Show segments. Complimentary passes are required for the “Tonight Show” portion of the celebration; light refreshments will be provided. The New Year’s Eve Celebration is produced by the ArtSpace Herndon Events Committee with sponsorship from local businesses, The Council of the Arts Herndon, Reston Bike Club and the Town of Herndon Cultivating Community Initiative.

To learn more, go to www.artspaceherndon.com.