New Year’s Eve Dance Party (hybrid)

December 31, 2023
8:30pm - 12:30am ET

International folk dancing and revelry

Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA

Raise a glass with FAC to welcome the new year!

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


  • 8:30pm -- *New!* Community Social
  • 9:00pm -- International folk dancing with live music by the Pinewoods Band
  • 12:00am -- New Year's Toast and even more dancing until 12:30am!

We will provide refreshments for the party, including a Sweet and Salty snacks buffet, Paula’s famous punch, and sparkling beverages for a midnight toast.

Refreshment Donations are always welcome, and festive attire is encouraged!



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


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

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!