Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcoming the New Year at First Night Virginia

The organizers of First Night Virginia did a terrific job on Saturday evening! The Downtown Mall was bustling with revelers, and the performances were outstanding.


2012 will be a particularly special year locally, as the City of Charlottesville celebrates its 250th anniversary (the official website is here).

First Night incorporated several events kicking off the year-long birthday party we enjoyed the photography exhibition at City Space about transportation in Charlottesville through the years.

I'm looking forward to learning more about the city's history -- and particularly looking at all the old pictures of "the way we were."  To-wit, here's a superb shot from Neighborhood Development Services:

Here's to a happy and peaceful New Year...