Another new item is that, in partnership with longtime event supporter General Electric, kids 12 and younger accompanied by a paying adult will be admitted free to special events. Details here.
Restaurants, pubs and other venus will be having special offers throughout the celebration, as Broadway and surrounding streets become the place for music, the arts and family-friendly entertainment.
The theme this year is "Explore the Night," a push to get return visitors to seek out events, exhibitions and the like that they have not experienced in prior years.
A six-band event called "First Fest" will be part of the drawing card.
You can get full details on tickets, venues, schedules and the like online.
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