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First Night Buffalo logo courtesy of Independent Health Foundation
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First Night Buffalo invites WNY kids to show off their talents


Thu, Oct 12th 2023 09:45 am

Independent Health Foundation seeks videos to be shared as part of New Year’s Eve festivities

Press Release 

It’s back! Independent Health Foundation’s First Night Buffalo 2024 will highlight the talent of Western New York kids. Children ages 5 to 17 are invited to submit a short video highlighting their talent as part of this year’s First Night virtual celebration.

Through Sunday, Nov. 5, kids can submit their talent in four different categories – vocal competition, instrumental competition, dance competition, and an open skills competition (magic, tricks, etc.) – in video clips that last 60-90 seconds.

Submissions, along with a parent or guardian signed waiver, can be made at www.firstnightbuffalo.org/talent. The website includes a full listing of rules and requirements.

“We had such a great response last year and are excited to again feature the incredible talent of kids throughout Western New York,” said Carrie Meyer, executive director, Independent Health Foundation. “This is another exciting way for families to engage in activities that help create strong, vibrant and healthy communities. We can’t wait to see what the kids come up with this year to help us ring in 2024!”

Top videos selected by the First Night Buffalo committee will be posted to be viewed as part of the free entertaining lineup of performances and activities for First Night Buffalo on Dec. 31 online at www.firstnightbuffalo.org.

Plus, the top contenders will be eligible to win cash prizes and Bluetooth Bumpboxxes provided by G&G Fitness. Prize details are listed online.

All videos submitted must be accompanied by a submission form available online that includes verification of a parent or guardian’s permission. Absolutely no profanity or insensitive subject matter will be permitted. All submissions will be screened for appropriateness by the First Night Buffalo committee, whose decisions are considered final. Complete rules and requirements to submit a video are available online at www.firstnightbuffalo.org/talent.

First Night Buffalo

First Night Buffalo, sponsored by the Independent Health Foundation in partnership with the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, will feature an entertaining lineup of free performances and activities accessible online at www.firstnightbuffalo.org on New Year’s Eve.

First Night family party packs, including everything a family of four needs to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home, will go on sale at select Tops Friendly Markets in early December.

First Night Buffalo, one of the Independent Health Foundation’s signature events, will mark its 35th year as an event full of activities and entertainment for the entire family.

Independent Health Foundation

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.

The Independent Health Foundation was founded in 1992 after the original organizers of First Night Buffalo asked Independent Health to become a sponsor. After the third year of First Night, the Independent Health Foundation was founded to begin producing the event. It has continued to develop all its programs and initiatives for the past 30 years.

For more information about the Independent Health Foundation, visit www.independenthealthfoundation.org.

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