Thursday, December 31, 2009
About 25,000 people are expected at first night being held in the Cultural District Downtown. Many streets are shut down and there will be over 100 cultural events held in about fifty places, including music and dance performances. At 6pm and at midnight there will be fireworks shows. People were out and about by 6pm.
North Side resident Lance Chimka was there with his three year old daughter. He said "the vitality of the streets" on first night made the experience particularly fun.
Pictured are instruments from an interactive percussion zoo at The August Wilson Center and 2010 cupcakes from Dozen bake shop.