FNM365® is a Year-Round Community Development Program, dedicated to bringing the community together, not only for New Year’s Eve but all 365 days of the year. The FNM365® motto is “Together We Can.”FNM365® in conjunction with First Night Morris County Partners, Supporters, Volunteers, Patrons, and Community Members will provide the following programs throughout the coming year.

The Advisory Board is an essential part of First Night Morris County. Advisory Board Members are Community and Business Leaders, former Board Members and/or Board Chairs, Current Board Members, Volunteers, Supporters, Vendors, Venues, Partners and Key Committee Members. The Advisory Board Meets 3 times a year, oversees the FNM365 Initiative and the development of new programs or initiatives.

Artists are Entrepreneurs. To be a Successful Artist and Entrepreneur, Artists need (at the very least) basic business skills and a willingness to approach selling art as any Entrepreneur would. For Artists who are serious about building a sustainable career, we have partnered with the New Jersey Small Business Development Center of Northwest Jersey (NW-NJSBDC) to provide the “Artist Entrepreneurship Program.” Thanks to the NW-NJSBDC, Program Participants we refer have access to online assessments, webinars, seminars, and one-on-one counseling.

1st Annual Arts & Innovation Summit: “Inspiring Growth & Opportunity”

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, 11:30 AM

Program Overview

The program will consist of two focused panel discussions: the first on the topic of Arts & Innovation as it relates to Workforce Development and the second Panel will focus on the difference between STEM, STEAM and STEM Arts.

Each Panel discussion will feature a diverse Speaker set with expertise from the Arts, Business, Non-Profits and Industry Recognized Speakers. The in-depth panel discussions will analyze and discuss the topics in-depth along with focus on real world success stories and tangible takeaways.

In between each Panel Discussion a focused Thought Leadership Segment will discuss a follow up concept to the previous Panel Discussion with a Community or Business Leader. At the conclusion of the Formal Program, attendees will have the ability to participate in interactive discussions on topics presented during the program.

The 1st Annual Arts & Innovation Summit is Presented by First Night Morris County’s FNM365 Program and Advisory Board.

Click Here To Visit the Arts & Innovation Website

For 28 Years First Night Morris County has brought the Community Together on New Year’s Eve. For the Past 6 Years, First Night Morris County has donated over 500 Buttons (Admission) to New Jersey Based Non-Profit Partners. Our Non-Profits Partners distribute the Buttons to families experiencing hardship and/or are financially unable to afford attending First Night Morris County’s Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration.

The Newly Enhanced Community Reinvestment Program (CRP) provides Year-Round Impact through our participating Non-Profits Partners. Non-Profit Partners can sell buttons (tickets) and receive a commission of $10 per 4 Pack or $3 Per Ticket until December 27th. Non-Profit Partners have the option to offer a special Buy 4 Get 2 Free Promo through December 27th. Non-Profits Partners who reach at least $100 in commission can promote a monthly featured event on the First Night Morris County Community Events Calendar.

Best of all the program is free for 501c3 Non-Profits to Participate in and First Night Morris County provides the marketing materials. The sign up is quick and easy. To get involved, please complete our on-line sign up form by clicking here.

At the Heart of First Night Morris County is the Volunteers. First Night Morris County is a 501c(3) Volunteer Non-Profit featuring a Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and 5 Committees: Fundraising, Event Operations, Marketing & Communication, Administration & Event Volunteers. Each Year over 100 Volunteers participate in various projects throughout the year to keep First Night running strong. Our Volunteer base is both a diverse and talented group of people.

To develop the next generation of Volunteer, Community and Business Leaders First Night Morris County has expanded our Volunteer Internship Program to the Economic Empowerment Program. Students from Middle School to Graduate School receive Mentorship, Training, and Hands-On Opportunities to Prepare them for the Future. Our program focuses on STEM-Based opportunities with an emphasis on Data Science, Analysis, Application Development, and Architecture. Students will receive soft skills and leadership training. Each student will select one of three paths: Website & Mobile App Development/Architecture, Digital Marketing & Data Analysis, and Design & Data Science.

The Literacy Initiative is the evolution of our highly successful Bookmark Program. Thanks to the Support of Jersey Central Power & Light and our dedicated Volunteers over 20,000 Bookmarks will be distributed throughout the Morris County Library System. A love of reading from an early age is essential to success in the classroom and life. Each year we will provide reading recommendations from Educators and Successful Professionals via our Reading List Posts on Social Media.

Our Featured Sponsors

FM Kirby
Investors Bank
Provident Bank Foundation
Atlantic Health Care
CMIT Solutions
95.5 FM K-Love
Tour Masters Production