John Covelli Presents 'Beautiful Music for a Happy New Year'

Pianist John Covelli has been presenting a New Year’s Eve Concert for twenty years.  This year the hour-long 7pm concert at St. Patrick’s Church on Leroy Street in Binghamton features short works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Beethoven, Debussy, and Ravel.  Of course no program by Mr. Covelli would be complete without some Chopin, Gershwin, and Gottschalk. For more information, call 607-729-3364. http://wskg.org/audio/1229covelli.mp3

 

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New Year's Eve, Family Style

From PBS Parents:

New Year’s Eve celebrations are often adult-only events, but kids get excited about the big night as well. Because babysitters are scarce and restaurant prices are high on December 31, it makes more sense to celebrate with the kids. Many communities now host family-friendly First Night celebrations with fireworks, music and games (like this one in Windsor, NY), but you can also have lots of fun staying home. Whether you decide to host a neighborhood party or just cozy up with your family, make it a New Year’s Eve to remember with these tips for a kid-friendly celebration.  
Ring in the Noon Year
Many children can’t (or shouldn’t) stay up until midnight, so count down until the noon year.