Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

For Kids

Preliminary Schedule subject to change

Brewster Bayside Skippers
 
Brewster Bayside Skippers
Promoting the sport of jump rope while teaching the value of self-motivation, physical fitness and teamwork.
Since 1993, the Brewster Bayside Skippers have been promoting the sport of jump rope while teaching the value of self-motivation, physical fitness and teamwork. Started by Coach Paul Mullin and now coached by John Hammond, the team has grown from a handful of elementary students into a team of national and international champions. They have jumped in parades all over the Cape, and have also had 3 members jump in a group in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013 and 2015.

The team had 14 top ten finishes and 15 top 20 finishes at the 2015 National Competition. The team returned to the National Competition in 2016 and placed in the top 5 for four speed events (including two 3rd place finishes), and the top 10 for five additional speed events. In the individual freestyle events, there was one top 5 placement and two top 10 placements.
Community Center Gym at  1:00 PM
Community Center Gym at  2:00 PM
 
Bubble Wrap Stomp
Photo: John Markus
 
Bubble Wrap Stomp
A favorite activity of many parents, too! Watch the kids show joy as they break the bubbles and make lots of noise!
A favorite activity of many parents, too! Watch the kids show joy as they break the bubbles and make lots of noise!
Community Center Aerobics Room at  1:00 to 3:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Candyland
 
Candyland
Play a life-size Candyland game - you are the game piece as you move along the giant board.
Play life-sized Candyland - you are the game piece as you move along the giant board following the rules of Candyland. Be the first to the castle as you pass through the Peppermint Forest, meet Queen Frostine and her ice cream sea, and try to avoid The Villain of Candy Land, Lord Licorice. Candy prizes for all courtesy of Chatham Candy Manor.
St. Christopher's Parish Hall at  1:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Carnival Caper
Photo: Ron Snider
 
Carnival Caper
A costumed road race, sponsored by the Chatham Squire. Register, show off your costume, and race for fun!
A costumed road race, from the Chatham Squire to the Lighthouse and back, sponsored by the Chatham Squire. Register outside the Squire starting at 2 pm ($10); Costume judging at 2:30 pm; the race starts at 3 pm (a bit under 2 miles round-trip). Tee shirts and beef stew served at the Squire after the race! Spectators line Main Street to cheer on the runners, walkers, and anyone else parading down the road in costume.
Outside the Squire at  2:00 to 3:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Challenge! Trivia for Teens & Tweens
 
Challenge! Trivia for Teens & Tweens
“Ooch” Outchcunis and his brother Nik lead trivia high tech, interactive, and loads of fun.
EPL favorite Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis and his brother Nik will host their unique spin on trivia – high tech, interactive, and loads of fun – for tweens and teens in grades 5 to 12. (Prizes provided by the Eldredge Public Library)
Eldredge Public Library at  3:00 to 4:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Children's Art Studio
 
Children's Art Studio
Children's craft projects - all child friendly and designed with great creativity.
This event is always very popular, so find your way here as soon as possible. Children craft fascinating stuff, each in their own way. Projects are all child friendly and designed with great creativity.
Elementary School Cafeteria at  2:00 to 5:00 PM
 
Cirque du Jour
 
Cirque du Jour
The circus comes to Chatham for one of First Night Chatham's most popular entertainments.
Top notch big talent includes juggling, animal acts, clowns, ringmaster, tightrope walking, a girl on a flying trapeze, and anything else you can think of! Four performances again this year.
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  1:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  3:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  5:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  7:00 PM
 
Face Painting
Photo: Susan Karchmer
 
Face Painting
What child does not enjoy having something fabulous painted on their face?
What child does not enjoy having something fabulous painted on their face? Our painters are the best and the line moves really fast.
Monomoy Middle School Cafeteria at  12:00 to 4:00 PM
 
Early Fireworks at Veterans Field
Photo: Stanlee Wetzel
 
Early Fireworks at Veterans Field
Spectacular fireworks at Veterans Field after the Noise Parade, as a special treat for the young and young-at-heart.
Spectacular fireworks after the Noise Parade will be presented as a special treat for the young and young-at-heart. The show is at Veterans Field and viewing is from the parking lot and fields behind the Chatham Community Center.
Veterans Field at  6:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Free For High School Teens
 
Free For High School Teens
Hear Cape Conservatory C Rock Band and get Cape Cod Henna Body Art. Enjoy free pizza, snacks and beverages in the game room.
Hear Cape Conservatory C Rock Band and get Cape Cod Henna Body Art. Enjoy free pizza, snacks and beverages in the game room. Band members are Anna Barnocky, Drums, Sturgis Charter Public School East Campus; Christopher Esdale, Guitar and Vocals, Sandwich High School; Liam Flynn, Guitar and Vocals, Barnstable High School; Lucca MacDonald, Bass and Vocals, Falmouth Academy.
Community Center Lower Level at  7:00 to 10:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Free For Middle School Teens: Laser Tag
 
Free For Middle School Teens: Laser Tag
Play laser tag, chill with friends, plus free pizza and drinks.
Hang out with friends from 7:00 to 10:00 at the Community Center. Returning this year: Laser Tag. Plus games, and free pizza and drinks.
Community Center 2nd Floor at  7:00 to 10:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Rick Goldin
 
Rick Goldin
Children sing, dance and jump along with Rick and his singing animal puppets.
Children love Rick Goldin's performances because they get to sing, dance and jump along with Rick and his singing animal puppets. His songs feature lots of movement and child participation, and surprises and unexpected twists that keep even his youngest listeners paying close attention.
St. Christopher's Chapel at  2:00 PM
St. Christopher's Chapel at  3:00 PM
 
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Photo: Michael Karchmer
 
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Buttons are required to hop aboard a horses-drawn buggy for a ride around town and wave to friends.
Buttons are required to hop aboard a horses-drawn buggy with some other folks to enjoy an old fashioned perspective as you drive around town and wave to friends and strangers. Children love it, and we love seeing them enjoy the town!
Main St at Town Hall at  1:45 to 4:45 PM
 
Ice Carving by Chip Koser
 
Ice Carving by Chip Koser
Watch Chip and his team carve a beautiful sculpture from large blocks of ice.
Ice sculptor Chip Koser carves a beautiful sculpture from large blocks of ice. In 2011, Chip and his team took home a bronze medal at the World Ice Art Championship held in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Cape Cod 5: Front Lawn at  12:00 to 4:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Legos
 
Legos
Use giant life-sized LEGOS to create and build robots, club houses, thrones, mazes, rainbows and more!
Build with giant life-sized LEGOS! Create life sized structures like rainbows, robots, club houses, thrones, mazes, and more! Only limit is your imagination. Fun for all ages!
Monomoy Middle School Cafeteria at  12:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Miniature Golf
Photo: John Markus
 
Miniature Golf
This year we have a full 9 holes of mini-golf at two separate locations. Who does not love mini golf in December!
This year we have a full 9 holes available for play at the Middle School Small Gym – 1 to 6 pm and a full 9 holes at the Community Center Gym – 1 to 6 pm. Who does not love mini golf, especially in December!
Monomoy Middle School Small Gym at  1:00 to 6:00 PM
Community Center Gym at  1:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Noise Parade – led by The Atwood House Museum
Photo: Ron Snider
 
Noise Parade – led by The Atwood House Museum
Make noise any way you want, wear silly hats, flash some lights. Walk to see the early fireworks!
Join the raucous fray! Led this year by The Atwood House Museum. Make noise any way you want.

A police escort leads the parade and no one will be cited for too much noise. Great fun for kids and adults, who often wear silly hats. Start at the corner of Cross and Main at 6 pm, walk to rotary, then continue on to the Chatham Community Center to see the early fireworks!
Town Hall Corner (Main & Cross Streets) at  6:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Trevor Pearson
 
Trevor Pearson
Fun for all ages! Trevor combines hilarious antics and visually spectacular, award-winning juggling skills.
Trevor Pearson’s interactive juggling show combines hilarious antics and visually spectacular, award-winning juggling skills with a message of self-empowerment. Fun for all ages! Trevor grew up in Brewster and it was there that he learned to juggle as a teen. He’s been juggling professionally for over 15 years, performing and instructing throughout New England, and beyond. Trevor has been inspiring and amusing First Night Chatham audiences for over a decade with the juggling of clubs, rings, balls, boxes, plates, hats, rubber chickens and audience-suggested objects to boot. He might even juggle boots!
Community Center Gym at  3:00 PM
Community Center Gym at  4:00 PM
 
Rock 'n' Roll Racing
 
Rock 'n' Roll Racing
Two great family activities: Rock'n'Roll Racing, a mini-Nascar race track, and 9-hole mini-golf.
Rock'n'Roll Racing is a mini-Nascar race track where you drive a car from the side with a steering wheel and throttle. And 9-hole mini-golf is also here in the Middle School Gym.
Monomoy Middle School Small Gym at  1:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Toe Jam Puppet Band
 
Toe Jam Puppet Band
Sing and dance along as they entertain with original songs, shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun.
Community Center 2nd Floor at  1:00 PM
Community Center 2nd Floor at  2:00 PM
 
Town Photo
Photo: Spencer Kennard
 
Town Photo
Come with family & friends. Buy the photo or see it online. A whole-town event!
Important! Please use front gate only !
Show up with your family and friends and pets to pose for the Town Photo. Start First Night Chatham with a wave at the camera and a smile on your face. The photo will be available at the Chatham CVS store for purchase. A panorama deep-zoom photo will also be posted on the First Night Chatham website. Have fun zooming in to see if you blinked, check out who was there, and just enjoy actually seeing your lovely smile up close.
Chatham Lighthouse Grounds at  Noon  (Button-free)
 
Yo-Yo's, Music and Dance with Ooch
 
Yo-Yo's, Music and Dance with Ooch
Yo-yo tricks, cool music and sweet dance moves with “Ooch” Outchcunis for a fun, interactive and high energy afternoon for families of all ages.
EPL favorite Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis combines three of his favorite activities -- yo-yo tricks, cool music and sweet dance moves – for a fun, interactive and high energy afternoon for families of all ages.
Eldredge Public Library at  1:00 PM  (Button-free)