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'William and Mary Night' at New Town

The College of William and Mary and New Town will partner to host students at a fun-filled event Thursday, September 20 featuring door prizes, live entertainment by Snackbar Jones, extended store hours and special discounts for William and Mary students, faculty and staff (W&M ID is required for discounts). The William and Mary Night at New Town promises to be a unique opportufliernity for both students and merchants and will last from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

“William and Mary Night at New Town promises to be a great evening. What's not to like about live music, prizes, and discounts offered in a street party environment. And there is so much available at New Town now that wasn't there a year ago,” said Sam Sadler, vice-president for student affairs. “This special program the merchants there have put together will be a fun way to learn what this fast-growing area on the edge of our campus has to offer.”

During the event students will have a chance to explore the new shops and restaurants that have opened since the end of the last academic year. Bus service will be provided from campus with buses running approximately every fifteen minutes. Special shuttles will be leaving from the front of the University Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Snackbar Jones will perform on Main Street from 8 to 11:30pm. The numerous door prizes include two bikes. A free raffle ticket will be available to each William and Mary attendee at the event‚s information center at the New Town Cinema fountain. Winners will be announced at the bandstand on Main Street 9:15 - 9:30 p.m. Winners do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win. Winners and prize pick-up information will be posted on the New Town web site at

Merchant discounts for the event and additional information about New Town are also available on the New Town web site at