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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Downtown York

6:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

 

Children's Countdown: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central Market

Followed by entertainment at Continental Square

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Mark your calendars! The City of York and SPRINT will present New Year’s Revolution 2014 on Tuesday, December 31, from 6 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. in downtown York.

Musical entertainment at Continental Square will be provided by Nakuu (the York teen recently won the NBA Hip Hoops Music Challenge in Atlanta) at 8:25 p.m., RPM (soul, funk, hip-hop, pop, blues & jazz) at 8:45 p.m., followed by the Sabrina Duke Band (R&B). Adam McCallister will return as Master of Ceremonies for the festivities.

There will be a special children’s countdown 6 to 8 p.m., sponsored by Shipley Energy, complete with complimentary hats and noisemakers for youngsters at Central Market, 34 West Philadelphia Street. Enjoy bounce houses and other entertainment in the warmth of Central Market House. (Please check back for a list of vendors that will be open.)
 

At midnight, watch the white rose drop, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

NEW THIS YEAR: Leading up to New Year’s Eve, Sprint will be conducting a food drive to benefit the York County Food Bank. Everyone who takes a non-perishable food item to a York County Sprint location now through December 30 will be eligible for weekly prizes: a JBL Flip Speaker OR a Motorola Roadster (winner’s choice). A grand prize winner will be drawn on New Year’s Eve in Continental Square and receive a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Gear Watch. To locate a Sprint location near you, visit www.unlimityourdata.com.

In addition, Sprint will match $1 per food item donated up to “2014” dollars!

There will also be giveaways throughout the evening and a fun photo booth for New Year’s Eve revelers, courtesy of Sprint.

Additional Bonus:  Whenever you donate a non-perishable food item at a York County Sprint store, you will receive a button to wear on New Year's Eve at Continental Square. Be sure to turn on the button so that it blinks -- if a Sprint representative sees you, you'll win a prize on the spot!

All activities are FREE and open to the public. Parking will be FREE in the Philadelphia Street and King Street parking garages. (The Market Street parking garage will be closed during the event.)

This is the second year in a row that Sprint has come forward with the funds to ensure the New Year’s Eve celebration will continue. Willy Pirtle, Vice President of Sprint Wireless, said, “Sprint is proud to once again be the sponsor of the City of York’s 2014 New Year’s Eve festivities. In addition we are honored to partner with the City of York in a food collection program for the benefit of the local community.”

Media sponsors for New Year’s Revolution are MediaOnePA and WARM 103.3. Patron sponsors are The Graham Group, C.S. Davidson, and Glatfelter. Special thanks go out to the City of York General Authority for their assistance with the fireworks display.

For more information: visit www.Facebook.com/YorkCitySpecialEvents, follow @YorkCityEvents on Twitter, email events@yorkcity.org or call 717-849-2217.

 

Sprint locations in York County

Crossroads Shopping Center: 351 Loucks Rd, York, PA 17404 -- Facebook.com/LoucksRdSprint

York Galleria Mall: 2899 Whiteford Rd, York, PA 17402 -- Facebook.com/YorkGalleriaSprint

East Market Street:  2474 East Market St, York, PA 17403

North Hanover Mall:  1155 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331

Hanover:  1000 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331

For more information about the York County Food Bank, please visit: http://www.yorkfoodbank.org/

 

Band Bios:

RPM:  Ever since they came on the scene, RPM has flaunted a passionate & energetic spirit people have been drawn to. They've earned fans with their approach to several musical forms: soul, funk, hip-hop, pop, blues & jazz. RPM (Russia, Pennsylvania, Memphis) is a name that brings musical artists and vocalists from across the world together. Based in York, PA, members include Dwayne Dickey (drums/vocals), Alexander Smolsky  (keyboards/vocals), Louis Woodyard (percussions/vocals), Ben Pearson (Bass/vocals), Bill Walsh (guitar/vocals) and Carman Bryant (lead vocals). Together in such a short time they have come into their own as a powerhouse band performing in nightclubs, festivals & parties. https://www.facebook.com/rhythmpowermovement

Sabrina Duke:  Born to belt out a tune and entertain, Sabrina has been singing and writing songs since she was in grade school. She began performing in bands at the age of 15 and captivated audiences with her four-octave vocal range and high-energy stage presence. With deep roots in R&B and soul music, Sabrina has been inspired by and compared to artists such as Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, & Joss Stone. While she found her niche in soul, she has also dabbled in pop, rock, country, and even punk music. She has played all types of venues and concerts such as the Warped Tour and CBGBs, as well as local clubs, county fairs, baseball games, weddings, and music festivals. Sabrina has a natural talent and passion for performing that rarely goes unnoticed. Be sure to check out one of her sultry and soulful performances live!  http://www.reverbnation.com/sabrinaduke

 

Other events happening downtown on New Year’s Eve:

 

Candlelight Concert at York Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse by Flute and Friends Duo, Ed and Fran Norton – Ed (Flutist) and Fran  (Harpsichord/keyboardist) will delight York audiences again giving four performances  on New Year’s Eve at the York Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, 135 W. Philadelphia St. Performance times are 7:00, 8:15, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. The Duo will give an informal concert of baroque and light classical music including works by Bach, Mozart, Handel, Borodin, Schubert, Haydn, Stravinsky, Telemann, and others intertwined with anecdotes and humor.  Beverages and snacks will be available. The concerts are free. Call 717 515-0631 for more information.

 

Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St, across from Central Market, is holding a New Year's Eve version of its coffee house, Heidelbean, from 7:30-10:30 p.m., with music for dancing and listening by "The Stray Catechisms & Friends," refreshments, free wi-fi and fellowship. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted. For information, visit http://heidelberguccyork.com or look for Heidelberg UCC York on Facebook.

 

 Check back for additional details to be announced as the event nears!

 

REMINDER: PETS ARE PROHIBITED AT YORK CITY SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Please note: The first block of North George Street will be closed to traffic on December 31st beginning at 8 a.m.  At 11 a.m., the first block of South George Street as well as Market Street from Beaver to Duke will also close and will remain closed until approximately 4 a.m. on January 1.