First Night York may have been officially canceled, but one city church plans to hold a celebration anyway.
Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., will be opening the HeidelBean (coffeehouse) space from 6 to 9 p.m. for music, entertainment and dancing and hors d’oeuvres.
If you might be interested, email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can plan accordingly.
York won’t be having its annual New Year’s Eve in Continental Square this year because of a lack of funds, according to Kevin Schreiber, director of economic development for the city.
It was announced in last year’s budget meetings that without donated funds, which pay for all of the city’s events, there could be a cut in events – including the New Year’s Eve’s celebration, previously known as First Night, Schreiber said.
Jim Gross, director of public works, said the event costs about $35,000 to put on and the city has taken a financial loss the past 10 years.