Multi-discipline New York artist Pat Oleszko, left, helps Osmar Ramos-Caballero of Holyoke with his costume of a BP employee being eaten by a shark. Oleszko has a costume-themed "Global Warning! Writhin' See/Change" group that will march in the annual First Night Grand Procession. ÒIÕm hard-hearted and a realist, but I have a functional sense of humor, so thatÕs how I deal with negativity,Ó Oleszko says. Participants for First Night prepared the day before New Year's Eve in Boston, MA on Sunday, December 30, 2012.

Multi-discipline New York artist Pat Oleszko, left, helps Osmar Ramos-Caballero of Holyoke with his costume of a BP employee being eaten by a shark. Oleszko has a costume-themed “Global Warning! Writhin’ See/Change” group that will march in the annual First Night Grand Procession. ÒIÕm hard-hearted and a realist, but I have a functional sense of humor, so thatÕs how I deal with negativity,Ó Oleszko says. Participants for First Night prepared the day before New Year’s Eve in Boston, MA on Sunday, December 30, 2012.