Kids' Night Out

Kids can count down the New Year a little early at the Edgartown library on Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Where to Ring in the New Year

If selfie was the word of 2013, what will 2014 bring?

Where better to find out than on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Harbor View hosts its annual big bash on Tuesday night, with the Sultans of Swing and the Mike Benjamin Band. Party-only tickets are sold out but packages with lodging are still available. Call 508-627-3761.

Otherwise grab a blanket and a bottle of bubbly and catch the fireworks over Edgartown Harbor at midnight.

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Harbor View Rings in the New Year with Fireworks, Edible Fanfare
Remy Tumin

The Harbor View Hotel was aglow Monday night as revelers ushered in the New Year at the Edgartown hotel's annual bash. It was a night of food, glitz, champagne and even cotton candy.

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New Year's Eve on the Vineyard

The Vineyard may not have a ball to drop, but that doesn’t mean New Year’s Eve Island style doesn’t compare with standing cheek to jowl in the Times Square mosh pit.

Far better, really, to dance 2012 right out of the picture and welcome what is to come with a sweaty, hell yeah.

The Harbor View hosts the Sultans of Swing but you had to be quick to the mark to make reservations. The only spots left are the packages with lodging.

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Last Night, First Day Festivities Expand Stage to Celebrate Launch
Joshua Sabatini

The eighth annual New Year's Eve celebration in Tisbury has a
new look, mixing highlights of years past - the hat parade,
fireworks, Marcus the Magician - with brand-new events over a
two-day period.

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Vineyard First Night Festivities Welcome the New Year 2001

This New Year's Eve, many Islanders brought in 2001 without
champagne toasts and elegant balls. Instead, they celebrated with ghost
tours, sea chanteys and contra dancing as part of Martha's
Vineyard First Night.

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Swimmers Plunge in on New Year’s Day
Mark Alan Lovewell

When three golden girls from East Chop went swimming Tuesday morning, they had little trouble finding their spot at the beach.

No beach towels were in the way, nor were there children on the shoreline to dodge, as they sped down into the water in front of the East Chop Beach Club.

Except for a stiff, bitterly cold arctic blast from the southeast, all was quiet at the beach club. The temperature was in the 30s.

And there was no shortage of space amid the rolling waves in the 39-degree seawater for the swimmers at the popular summer beach.

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