Day care center offers New Year’s Eve party for kids

Day care center offers New Year’s Eve party for kids

PORTLAND, Ore. - Staff members at a day care center in NW Portland will spend Tuesday night watching the ball drop in Times Square.

But they will be doing it at work.

WeVillage in the Pearl District will offer drop-in childcare that lasts past midnight Tuesday night.

“The party starts around six,” said owner Karen Beninati.

Partying until midnight on New Years’ Eve can be a challenge for parents with young children, so Beninati decided to offer a drop-in service that caters to anyone, not just members of the day care.

“We’ll do pizza,” she said. “And when the ball drops we will watch it live in New York so they’ll be able to experience that.”

WeVillage will also provide apple cider in plastic party cups.

For parents planning to drink something harder than apple cider Tuesday night, TriMet will offer late MAX service on the blue, green and yellow lines.

Trains will run roughly every 35 minutes through 3 a.m., according to the TriMet website.
After eight, riding on TriMet will be free.

However, buses and the Portland StreetCar will not offer extended hours.