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13th Annual Little Apple New Year’s Eve Celebration
Time: 10:30pm - 2:00am
Ring in 2015 at the 13th Annual Little Apple New Year’s Eve Celebration in Aggieville!
Since establishing its roots in 2003, The Little Apple New Year’s Eve Celebration has become one of Manhattan’s most popular (and coldest) traditions! Each year, several thousand spectators and revelers will gather at the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Moro Street to ring in the New Year with family and friends. Moro Street is even renamed to Broadway for the day to mirror the ball drop in New York City!
Since the first celebration, the event has grown from 4,500 attendees to over 10,000! With an event of this size and well, this much excitement, it has garnered much attention for the Little Apple through national and regional new coverage in years past!
This year’s celebration begins at 10:30pm in Aggieville with a performance by The Mikey Needleman Band, a premier Midwest party band! A family-friends zone will be in front of Varsity Donuts so the little ones can get close to the action, too. The countdown to 2015 begins a little before midnight with DJ Dan Michaels and recognition of local dignitaries. At 12:00am sharp, grab your family and friends as the official ball drop on top of Varney’s marks the beginning of 2015!
Aggieville Blood + Drive
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Aggieville has long been viewed as the lifeblood of college students. On Jan. 27, patrons of all ages can serve as that literal lifeblood for those in need.
The entertainment, retail and service districts inaugural A Pint for a Pint is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27, when the Kathouse Lounge hosts a community Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Aggieville Business Association.
And while that warm feeling you get when helping the community is a strong incentive, the Aggieville Business Association is also presenting A Pint for a Pint participants with a commemorative t-shirt and a coupon for a free pint of beer, pint of coffee or a pita.
The ABA is excited to invest its member's talents and resources to facilitate this drive, said Rod Harms, executive director of the Aggieville Business Association. Blood supplies are typically at their lowest at this time of year and our members want to make a difference. How else can you literally save someones life several lives, actually just by sitting in a recliner for an hour or so?
American Red Cross guidelines note that each pint of donated blood can save the lives of up to three individuals. While donors must be in good general health and at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), there is no upper age limit.
The ABAs board of directors and membership have been actively working during the past year to expand the activities of the district and remind visitors that the area serves a growing variety of patrons representing wide-ranging demographics. Previous events include last summers Nothing Festival (focused on local residents), the 125th Anniversary and Makers Faire (alumni, families and artisans), a flu clinic (district members), and activities for families and children such as the homecoming parade, mayors parade and tree lighting, and New Years Eve celebration. Harms noted that Sundays are now Aggievilles second busiest day, starting early with the coffee and donut crowd and continuing with mid-day retail, lunch and dinner.
Because blood donors are specifically advised not to drink alcohol immediately after donating, donors will be presented with a coupon to be redeemed for their free pint at one of the member establishments on Jan. 29. Pita Pit is providing coupons for a free pita as an alternative to a pint, Bluestem Bistro and Radinas is providing coffee, and Threads is producing free donor t-shirts. Varsity Donuts, sandwiches and other treats will be supplied by ABA members for those who present to donate
The goal for the drive is 45 pints. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit www.redcrossblood.org, or download the American Red Cross Blood Donor mobile app.