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New Year's Evening Drumming In Herndon

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Herndon ArtSpace is having a New Year's Evening celebration, including drumming!

Come to the entire event, or just the drumming (around 9:00pm). Description of the program is below.

Bring extra drums, rattles, and pots and pans if you have them; we will need extras for the people who don't have drums.


The family-friendly celebration begins inside the gallery at 7 p.m. Melanie Stanley will tell her original story about the last train leaving Herndon on the W&OD. Local folk singer Bill Davis will tell his original tall tales in song. Leslie’s hoops will astound young and old alike.

The celebration moves outside at 9 p.m. for the main event–a bonfire with pine cone colored flames leaping into the air. At the bonfire, Bill Davis will “conduct” a People’s Band and Sun Dance Performance will lead the audience in “First Foote” folk dances. Complimentary hot cocoa and cookies will be served inside the gallery.

The celebration moves back into the Post Gallery at 10 p.m. where jazz band leader Al Robertson will host Herndon’s very own “Tonight Show,” featuring the best in local performers. Light refreshments.

The event is free and open to the public. Due to seating limitations, passes are required for the 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. post-bonfire celebration. 100 complimenary passes will be distributed the night of the event. While there is no admission charge, guests are encouraged to bring cookies and other finger foods as donations to share with their neighbors. All are invited to bring a musical instrument to play in the People’s Band.