December 31, 2022

Hybrid New Year’s Eve

Folk Dance Party

An evening of participatory folk dancing and revelry!

with the Pinewoods Band

9:00pm - 12:30am EST

Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA

Festive attire is encouraged! The decor will transport the dance hall into a Winter Palace of sparkly silver and icy white.

In-person admission payable at the door

Purchase Zoom admission through the FAC Music Shop. If you have trouble with the Zoom link email the office.

Raise a glass with FAC to welcome the New Year! The evening’s program features international folk dance favorites, both classic and current, to tremendous live music by the Pinewoods Band.

There will be refreshments: a party buffet, punch, and a midnight toast.


  • FAC member $25
  • General admission $30
  • Student $20
  • Children under age 8 free


  • FAC member $12
  • General admission $15
  • Student $10
  • Superfan $25

    Covid protocols

  • required masking
  • fully vaxed and boosted
  • windows open for better ventilation
  • one dance break where food is available in a designated area of the hall

Midnight toast

There will be two separate areas for revelers toasting in the new year:

  • one for those with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider in hand
  • another for those with a smile behind a mask

About the Band

The Pinewoods Band showcases the far-reaching talents of an eclectic and spirited group of musicians who have been playing together at home in Greater Boston and throughout the US and Canada since 1991. Their energy, wit and enthusiasm are matched by an amazing breadth of repertoire and instrumental command.

Band Members

  • Tom Pixton, band leader (accordion, vocals)
  • Julia Poirier (guitar, vocals)
  • Patrick Yacono (clarinet, kaval, gajda)
  • Niki Yeracaris (violin)
  • Ralph Iverson (fiddle, gadulka, tambura)
  • Barbara Pixton (bass)
  • Brian Wilson (fiddle, clarinet)
  • David Skidmore (percussion, clarinet, whistle)

Footwear and Fragrance Suggestions

Help protect the hall’s wooden floor by changing to clean, soft-soled shoes before dancing. For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with allergies or asthma, do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products at our dances. Thank you!