Patchogue introduces twist on New Year celebrations

December 16, 2014 by  

Residents of Patchogue are being invited by the town’s chamber of commerce to come out for a special New Year’s Eve event.

After a lot of planning, the chamber has organized the ‘Midnight on Main Street’ New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s designed to be a free , family friendly party, with hot drinks, food, music, and a twist to the tradition of a midnight ball drop.

Rather than dropping, the ball, which is about four feet in diameter and filled with color-changing LED lights, it will be raised up on a bucket truck starting at 11:59 pm. Once it reaches the top of its path, it will be 2015. There will also be a fireworks display put on by the fireworks design company Grucci.

According to the head of the event’s organizing committee, Phil Butler, many local businesspeople made a donation to help fund the night’s activities. He himself donated $5,000.

The raising of the ball will be the first of its kind for the town, and the chamber hopes that it will bring the community together in a spirit of fun and festivity.

A printing company can help to make the night even more enjoyable by producing such items as custom printed party hats and favors, T-shirts, decorations, song lyric sheets for sing-alongs and even a large banner welcoming everyone who comes out to celebrate the night.