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First Night

warwick, rhode...
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First Night

Can anyone tell me about First Night in Newport on Dec 31. How crazy and crowded does it get? Where's a good place to park? Are there a lot of druken idiots, or is it safe for families. I rememeber being in Newport on New Year's Eve many years ago and it was absolutely insane I know Newport has changed over the years, but after all it is New Year's Eve.

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for Newport, Providence
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1. Re: First Night

The First Night events are family friendly and alcohol free.....as for the rest of the people in Newport, that's a crap shoot, although most people go to a bar/restaurant that charge a substantial cover charge, so the "bar hopping" crowd isn't as crazy as say during the summer, or the really crazy St. Patrick's Day Parde.

You can park at the Visitor's Center next to the Mariott. There are other parking lots throughout the city and will probably be charging. Meters and Resident only parking on the streets are not in effect this time of year, so if you find a place, take it.

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