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November 4, 2020

First Night Buffalo 2021

First Night entertainment and festivities will be unveiled online at in early December

Buffalo, NY – The 32nd annual First Night Buffalo presented by the Independent Health Foundation will be like none before as it will be celebrated virtually for everyone looking forward to the promise of the new year in 2021

“As we conclude a very unique year in our history and look forward to the promise of 2021, the Independent Health Foundation will help families celebrate on New Year’s Eve safely while still enjoying some of the festivities of years’ past through our first Virtual First Night Buffalo,” said Carrie Meyer, executive director, Independent Health Foundation. “Details for our Virtual First Night Buffalo 2021 are being finalized and we look forward to unveiling our lineup of entertainment and activities in early December.”

First Night Buffalo, the Independent Health Foundation’s signature annual event, has consistently drawn capacity crowds of up to 5,000 to downtown Buffalo on New Year’s Eve for an affordable, drug-and alcohol-free event full of activities, music and entertainment for everyone.

“Although we won’t be celebrating together in the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center this year, the Independent Health Foundation is offering some fun, family-friendly activities and entertainment so they can celebrate the new year together in their homes,” said Meyer. “Everyone can look forward to interactive videos featuring familiar faces from First Night and fun activities for all ages to enjoy. The show will go on!”

Produced by the Independent Health Foundation, First Night Buffalo 2021 will mark its 32nd year this New Year’s Eve. Complete details on Virtual First Night Buffalo 2021 will be unveiled in early December.

Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of Western New York residents through awareness, prevention, education and other programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit

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