New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort
Dec22

New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort

The countdown to 2018 has already begun, but it becomes official on New Year’s Eve.  As usual, Fort Wayne will not be short on happenings for the big day.  This New Year’s Eve, you’ll have a variety of choices on how best to ring in 2018.  Read on for some of our favorite celebration ideas for December 31, 2017.  There’s something for everyone! For the Kiddos Science Central’s Countdown to Noon Join Fort Wayne’s favorite science museum from 10am-3pm to don a party hat and noisemaker and enjoy face painting, science demos, and the museum’s many interesting exhibits.  Get there early to count down the seconds to noon and witness the 2,018-balloon drop.   View this post on Instagram Hey #fortwayne ! Come celebrate the New Year at Science Central! Countdown to Noon is on December 31st from 10 am to 2 pm. 🎉 #nye #dtfw A post shared by Science Central (@sciencecentral) on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:19pm PST ACPL Countdown to New Year’s Head to the Globe Room at the main library branch from 2-3pm if your little ones love arts and crafts.  Confetti pipes and other projects are on the agenda, along with noisemakers and an apple juice toast.   NYE Kids Lock-In Party If you’ve been searching for a New Year’s Eve babysitter, look no further than Game Day Sports Camp.  Their responsibly screened and trained staff, along with security and law enforcement, will supervise (and feed!) your K-8th-graders at The ASH Centre as they play sports and games, watch movies, and other surprises.  All they need is a sleeping bag! View this post on Instagram The kids of Fort Wayne will have the best New Year Celebration ever! Bring sleeping bags and excitement! Your children will party and play safely while you ring in the New Year, guilt-free. Sports, Games, Movies, and NYE surprises! Countdown toast at midnight. Dinner and breakfast provided. Hired security/law enforcement will be present. Lock-in will be supervised by a well trained, highly screened staff. $50 per party guest Grades K-8 Email info@gdscamp.com to RSVP. #nye #fortwayne #ops #gdscamp #party A post shared by Game Day Sports Camp (@gdscamp) on Oct 31, 2017 at 9:43am PDT For the Whole Family Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Every year, the Komets host an exciting and well-attended New Year’s Eve hockey game.  Beat the crowds and buy your tickets now.   View this post on Instagram It's time to make your #NewYearsEve plans! 🎉🎉 ⠀ Komets vs Walleye at 7:30PM⠀ A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:46pm PST Fantasy of Lights December 31st is the...

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LFW Weekly Fun File – New Year’s Edition
Dec29

LFW Weekly Fun File – New Year’s Edition

– (And mostly celebrate the fact that 2016 is OVER.) This isn’t everything that’s happening in Fort Wayne this weekend, but it’s a great sampling of NYE fun for all ages! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Let’s Laugh Off 2016 in The Comedy Garage Thursday, December 29 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2016 has been a bit rough. Laugh away the year with Let’s Comedy! There’s no cover for this last show, go enjoy yourself at Pedal City! 2. Science Central’s Countdown to Noon Saturday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the price of admission, take your kiddos to a fun, interactive New Year’s Eve party! They can make party hats, noisemakers, or get their faces painted. There will be a soda toast around noon, complete with a countdown. 3. Kids & Family NYE Party!! Saturday, December 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you need a family-friendly evening event, stop by teds! There will be games and snacks, kid-friendly beverages (and adult beverages, too) and a “midnight” ball drop (aka 8:30 p.m. ball drop). 4. Fort Wayne’s New Year’s Ball Drop (FREE EVENT) Saturday, December 31 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. It’s finally here! Music. Fireworks. LED tower. Countdown to 2017. It’s free and open to all ages. Don’t miss it! 5. 2017 NYE Ball at Main St Saturday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. This is a 21+ event, and the official indoor partnership with the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast with the price of admission. There will be dancing and a photographer to catch you looking snazzy. 6. Space Out NYE Party! Saturday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. This is Wunderkammer’s annual NYE party/fundraiser. If you want to have a great time for a fabulous cause, stop by Wunderkammer for the evening. 7. NYE 90’s Night with live music Saturday, December 31 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. ’90’s night! It’s the best way to ring in the new year. 8. Secret Mezzanine New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Secret Mezzanine will be at Deer Park, If you’re looking for a little more low-key, still awesome bar experience, enjoy some food and music at Deer Park. 9. New...

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas
Dec30

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Get your party dress on and your black tie out because New Year’s Eve is tomorrow!  If you’re still wondering where you and your friends are going to celebrate, we have compiled a list of last minute ideas! You are guaranteed to have a great time ringing in the New Year at one of these events. Here are your suggestions for celebrating 2015 and welcoming in 2016!   Science Central’s Countdown to Noon (1950 Clinton St) If you have kids or have a hard enough time staying up till 10 on most nights, this is perfect! From 10AM-2PM, Science Central will be providing a fun atmosphere for kids to celebrate the New Year without ruining their precious sleep cycle. Face painting, party favors, fun science demonstrations, and a humongous balloon drop will make this an awesome time for the family. Admission is $8 and free for children 2 years old and younger.   Wunderkammer Company’s Phoenix Rising (3402 Fairfield Ave) Come out and support a local organization dedicated to improving Fort Wayne! Starting at 8PM, there will be live music, dance performances, local art, and, yes, a cash bar. This event from run from 8PM-2AM. Tickets are $25 ($15 for designated drivers) and will include one free drink & champagne, food, and artsy activities for you to enjoy. Entertainment will be provided by Bliss Nova, DJ M.S.G., and Dick Wayne. All proceeds will go toward Wunderkammer Company who does so much for our community. Tickets are on sale at http://wunderkammernye.eventbrite.com/   Fort Wayne Komets (4000 Parnell Ave) Wanting something affordable and fun for the family? Then join your favorite local hockey team take on Indy Fuel for New Year’s Eve! Tickets are $8-$26 and will be located at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Game starts at 7:30PM so don’t miss your chance on ringing in the New Year with the Komets! Tickets are on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Fort-Wayne-Komets-tickets/artist/806952?list_view=1&tm_link=tm_header_search   Deer Park Irish Pub (1530 Leesburg Rd) From 10PM-1AM, Deer Park will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve party! Admission is FREE and will include a live band (Secret Mezzanine), free champagne toast at midnight, free food, and Venezuelan traditions!   Ceruti’s Countdown to 2016 (6325 Illinois Rd) From 8PM to 1AM, Ceruti’s will be hosting their annual New Year’s bash with major prizes and giveaways each hour! Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and a midnight Champagne toast will be complimentary by Ceruti’s. Tickets are $30. Giveaways will include hotel getaways and gift cards to some of Fort Wayne’s best restaurants! Entertainment will also be provided by the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra. Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cerutis-countdown-to-2016-tickets-19641873372?aff=ehomecard   New Year’s Eve Gala at...

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Living Fort Wayne’s 2015 New Years Resolutions
Dec31

Living Fort Wayne’s 2015 New Years Resolutions

As 2014 draws to a close and 2015 looms around the corner, we here at Living Fort Wayne are vowing to change some things in our lives for the coming year. Make sure you keep us honest, these are resolutions we want to keep! Feel free to head over to our Facebook and/or Twitter pages or comment below to share your resolutions with us, we’d love to hear from you! Leslie Snare: I’m going totally cliché and hopping on the juice trend…I already bought my first juicer for at home purposes, but now I am going to vow to hit up the juiciest spots in town on mornings when I’m running late to get my daily dose of fruits and veggies: http://beetstreetjuicery.com/ http://www.jaijuice.com/ Sarah Pine: As a new year rolls around, it’s the New Year’s Resolution that you can expect from about 80% of the people you know. My New Year’s Resolution for 2015 is to jump back on the workout train! I’ve been on that train before but kind of fell off. This time around I’m taking my boyfriend along with me so I can have someone that will motivate me a little bit and actually make sure that I go. There is a Planet Fitness conveniently located by me on the Southwest side of town that I love, so come January I will start my membership back up with them for just $10 a month. Wish me luck! Cassey Hurtado: Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions, my own included. In 2015, I resolve to swap out some of my shopping habits for local buys instead. I’ve already found an awesome place to get my coffee. I’ll be trading in my Folgers coffee for Our Daily Brew’s tasty blends. And when eating out, I’ll skip the usual Chipotle or Panera and opt for a local place, like CS3 (Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits), the Dash-In or Bravas. Emily Farmer: I’ve never been so happy to see a new year! Now that I’ve finished my college degrees, I find that I have a little more time each day. In 2015, I plan to focus on family. Andy, the kids and I can take more trips to Fort Wayne’s amazing parks and playgrounds like Kreager, Northside, and Bass to name a few. I also want to spend more time with the kids at the Allen County Public Library and share my love of words with them. Here’s to a new year full of smiles and new memories to be made! Ryan Krueckeberg: I’m a pretty active person when it comes to work, community involvement, and my social life....

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New Year’s Eve 2015
Dec26

New Year’s Eve 2015

Ahh…New Year’s Eve. A time where the best party food actually consists of snacks and finger-food, drinks are aplenty and it’s socially acceptable to allow children to stay up past their usual bed time (if they can make it that long). Midnight isn’t usually a big deal to us now, but New Year’s seems to be the only time where people make a point of counting down to a new day. Fort Wayne offers many venues to ring in 2015. Science Central’s Countdown to Noon (1950 Clinton St.): For those early birds or little ones who really just can’t stay up until midnight, this is for you. Party hats, noisemakers, face painting, science demonstrations and a giant balloon drop makes this the most kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in town. At noon, there will be a soda toast and at the stroke of 12 p.m., 2,000 balloons will drop from the ceiling. 10a.m.-2 p.m. New Year’s Eve 2015 at Ceruti’s (6325 Illinois Road):  A $30 ticket includes entertainment by Good Night Gracie, hors d’oeuvres, midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors and a cash bar. Those interested can visit here for tickets. VIP New Year’s Eve at The Philmore (2441 Broadway):  Supposedly Fort Wayne’s most exclusive VIP party for the New Year. A $100 VIP ticket includes an open bar from 9-12, a live band, dance DJ, champagne toast at midnight, red carpet/photographer and more. To purchase tickets, call Cyclone Social at (260) 622-8772 or click here. Swingin’ Singin’ New Years Eve at the Grand Wayne Center (120 W. Jefferson Blvd):  the Heartland Jazz vocalists and big band orchestra provides a different atmosphere for a New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be live music with dancing, drinks and food with a midnight champagne toast.  General admission is $60. Deer Park Irish Pub (1530 Leesburg Rd):  No cover, champagne and hors d’oeuvres, party supplies, open jukebox and a contest. The contest: Tell the best three-minute story from 2014 and the winner is January’s customer of the month. As customer of the month, your first beer is on the house every day during January. JK O’Donnell’s (121 W. Wayne): The Mighty McGuiggans will be performing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with original songs and covers from Flogging Molly, the Dubliners, the Pogues, Dropkick Murphys and more. There will be a champagne toast at 7 p.m. for Irish New Year then Rhapsody in Wax takes the stage for Prohibition-era jazz from 10-midnight-thirty with a champagne toast at midnight. Piere’s (5629 St. Joe Rd.): As usual, Piere’s will bust out the breakfast buffet with the likes of Brother Believe Me rocking the place with free...

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