It's out with the old year and in with the new! Join us as we lower a giant red Maple Leaf at 12 midnight Atlantic time (11:00 pm Eastern) and at 12 midnight Eastern time watch an 8 foot Sardine drop to Eastport's downtown Bank Square from the third story of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art building to celebrate the arrival of the New Year!

Sponsored by Tides Institute & Museum of Art
Event Schedule, Participating Venues & Businesses as well as Accommodationss Listed Below.

E V E N T S   -   N E W   Y E A R ' S   E V E

1:00 - 4:00 pm: Waponahki Museum. 1:00 p.m. Meet & Greet; 2:00 p.m. Humble Song - Forgiveness Ceremony; 3:00 p.m. Light Refreshments; 4:00 p.m. Doors close

2:00 - 5:00 pm: Ongoing letterpress printing demo at Tides Institute & Museum of Art, ground floor.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Open House, South Street Greenhouse.

4:00-5:00 pm. and 10:30-11:30 p.m., sardine-tasting, Tides Institute and Museum of Art. Choose your favorite sauce - Raye's mustard or maple syrup!

5:30 pm: Eastport Recites. Peavey Memorial Library

7:00 pm: Life Cycles. Seven short plays on the stages of human existence. Presented by Stage East at the Eastport Arts Center. Tickets $8 adults, 17 and under free.

7:00 - 9:00 pm: Ongoing letterpress printing demo at Tides Institute & Museum of Art, ground floor.

9:00 pm: Life Cycles. Seven short plays on the stages of human existence. Presented by Stage East at the Eastport Arts Center. Tickets $8 adults, 17 and under free.

9:00 pm - Midnight: Open House. The Commons. Selection of wine, cheese and crackers, hot cider, cookies, and other holiday goodies.

10:30 pm - Midnight: Alan Cook on guitar and fiddle performing original music and favorite tunes. Tides Institute & Museum of Art, second floor.

11:00 pm (Midnight Atlantic) New Year's Eve Maple Leaf Drop, Bank Square.

12:00 (Midnight Eastern) New Year's Eve Great Sardine Drop. Bank Square.

E V E N T S   -   N E W   Y E A R ' S   D A Y

New Year's Day breakfast and brunch. The Waco Diner and Liberty Cafe and Pub.

1:00 - 4:00 pm - Open House with wood fired sauna and tour, Kendall Farm Cottages, Bowden Lake, Perry. More information: Kendall Farm Cottages

F O O D   &   D R I N K:

Bank Square Pizza and Deli
34 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-2709

Join us for a special all Mexican New Year’s featuring the best from our authentic, popular Mexican food menu. Free coffee, and American and Mexican hot chocolate for customers.

Hours: 11:00 am – 12:30 am—December 31st.

Dastardly Dicks
62 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-2090

Wicked Good Coffee – Expressos – Lattes – Cappuccinos – Frappes – Smoothies – Italian Sodas – Tea – Baked Goods – Free Wi-Fi

Hours: 8:00pm—12 midnight –December 31st

Happy Crab
35 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-9400
Email: Happy Crab

No cover charge. D.J. Gordie, noisemakers, hats, streamers. Prime rib and seafood specials. Good fun, good time, good crowd.

Hours: All day until closing.

Liberty Cafe and Pub
64 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-2028

Hours: Café and Pub open at 4:00 pm for dinner specials and will serve continuously throughout the night and into breakfast on New Year’s Day!  Live music by assorted musical artists! Reservations recommended but not necessary.

Pickled Herring
32 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-2323

Opening at 8:00 pm and running to midnight with a masquerade cocktail party. Masks will be provided. Live music, no cover charge. Serving drinks and hors d'œuvres. No need for reservations.

Rose Garden Pub
9 Dana Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-9598
Email: Rose Garden

Hours: Pig roast starting at 6pm and DJ music all night!

Waco Diner
47 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-4046

The oldest diner in Maine founded in 1924!

Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner on December 31st and New Year’s Day.

B U S I N E S S E S   &   V E N U E S:

BZ Bee Floral Designs by Hilda
Hilda Lewis
52 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-4466
(800) 244-4163

Your local Eastport florist, offers professionally designed flower arrangements and gift baskets for all occasions paired with outstanding customer service. Come in for a breath of spring!

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with extended evening hours on December 31st.

Breakwater Gallery
93 Water Street
Eastport, Maine
(207) 853-4773
Email: Breakwater Gallery

Offering a blend of original fine art, sculpture, unique crafts and distinctive gifts representing over 20 artists with a focus on Maine, New Brunswick and beyond.

Hours: 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm—December 31st.

Dancing Dogs Pottery & Art
107 Water Street
Eastport, Maine
(207) 853-4135
Email: Dancing Dogs Pottery

Paintings, functional works in clay by Richard Erikson and jewelry by Kelle Bates Ericson.

Hours: 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm or by appointment —December 31st.

Eastport Pets
89 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04630
(207) 853-0099
Email: Eastport Pets

Everything your pet could ever want and more! Pets welcome to come in! Don’t miss the display of one of the original New Year’s Eve Sardines created by Shanna Barry.

Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Open for extended evening hours and surprise sales on December 31st

John Smith Books
64 Water Street, Berman Mall behind Dastardly Dicks Coffee Shop
P.O. Box 245
Eastport ME 04631
(207) 853-0003 
Email: John Smith Books

Hours: Open all day—in and out.

Merry Christina's 
Mixed Media Artist
at The Christina Gallery
64 Water Street, Berman Mall behind Dastardly Dicks Coffee Shop
P.O. Box 245
Eastport, ME 04631
(207) 853-4818

Hours: 11:00 am until midnight!—December 31st

Port O’Call
52 Water Street
Eastport, Maine  04631
(207) 853-0800
Email: Port O’Call

Wonderful gifts! Great casual clothing, including humorous and colorful boxers and PJ's, lots of tees, wonderful books on Maine and the Maritimes, traditional family games and puzzles, Maine-made pottery, Eastport beach glass /sea glass jewelry and lots more.

Hours: 10am – Midnight. Serving hot mulled wine, and have other

Peavey Memorial Library
26 Water Street
Eastport, Maine  04631
(207) 853-4021
Email: Peavey Memorial Library

Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm—December 31st with a CD launch party for ‘Eastport Recites’ at 5:30 pm.

‘Eastport Recites’ showcases the literary passions of Eastport residents and business people, who will be reading selections that they love for the enjoyment of the community. The first annual CD, Eastport Recites 2013 will be released during a New Year's Eve event at the library at 5:30 pm on Monday, December 31st. CDs will be available for a minimum donation of $10.00. Everyone is invited to come celebrate--listen to live readings, enjoy warm beverages and light refreshments, and share in holiday spirit while supporting the library's ability to continue providing the services that have been so valuable to the community for nearly 120 years.

A wonderful example of Romanesque Revival architecture, the library collection also includes a display of paintings by Dougal Anderson, George Pierce Ennis, and others.


Raye’s Mustard Mill Pantry Story and Museum
83 Washington Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-4451
Email: Raye's Mustard

Hours: 8:00 am -4:00 pm—December 31st

North America’s last remaining traditional stone-ground mustard mill. Taste test the range of 25 award-winning mustards!

S. L. Wadsworth & Son, Inc.
42 Water Street
Eastport, Maine  04631
(207) 853-4343

Email: S.L. Wadsworth

The Nation’s Oldest Ships Chandlery (a dealer in supplies and equipment for ships and boats). Chris Brown, 6th Generation Proprietor.

Hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm—December 31st.

South Street Greenhouse And Garden
Sally Erickson
3 South Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-2087
Email: South Street Greenhouse

Hours: Open House Tours 2:00 – 4:00 pm—December 31st

Year-round, GMO-free, chemical-free, egg and vegetable production, 24' X 72' solar heated, polycarbonate greenhouse, offering winter salad and greens and warm weather crops Spring - Fall. Food available through Eat Local Eastport at and Eastport Market Day. Packaging in our famous cloth bags are also for sale.

Eastport Arts Center
36 Washington Street, Eastport, Maine
(207) 853-4650
Email: Eastport Arts Center

Stage East presents ‘Life Cycles’: Seven short plays on the stages of human existence.
Two performances at 7:00 and at 9:00 pm—December 31st—at the Eastport Arts Center.
Tickets: $8.00. May be purchased in advance or at the door.  Proceeds to benefit EAC operating budget.

The Commons
51 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-4123
Email: The Commons

Fine artisan gallery and glorious seaside vacation rentals. Featuring the work of more than 90 artists and artisans from Washington County, Maine, and Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

Hours: 10:00 am until after midnight New Year's Eve. Hosting an Open House beginning at 9:00 pm with a selection of wine, cheese and crackers, hot cider, cookies, and other holiday goodies. 

Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA)
43 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-4047
Email: Tides Institute

Hours: 2:00-5:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

Ground floor: StudioWorks Print Shop featuring an exhibition and sale of Community Posters designed and printed by TIMA’s Hand Line Press over the past six years. Ongoing letterpress printing demo from 2:00-5:00 pm and from 7:00-9:00 pm. Try your hand at running a print to take home!

Second floor: Midnight AT to Midnight ET Music Hour featuring Alan Cook on guitar and fiddle performing original music and favorite tunes from 10:30 pm – 12:00 am. Specializing in American roots music, Alan guides his listeners through an eclectic presentation that weaves many emotions and musical genres. Sardine tastings, exhibition of works from the permanent collection and the new exhibition of a jointly created work by Passamaquoddy traditional artist, David Moses Bridges and sculptor, Richard VanBuren.

Out front in Bank Square: Special appearances by The New Year’s Eve Brass Band performing to welcome the New Year with O’Canada to accompany the Maple Leaf Drop at 12 midnight AT-Atlantic time (11:00 pm ET) and Auld Lang Syne for the Great Sardine Drop at 12 midnight ET-Eastern time.

TIMA is located in the former Eastport Savings Bank Building, a three-story award winning restoration of an 1887 National Register of Historic Places anchor property in downtown Eastport, Maine.

Waponahki Museum and Resource Center
59 Passamaquoddy Road
Pleasant Point/Sipayik, Maine 04667
(207) 852-4500
Email: Waponahki Museum
Open  1:00 - 4:00 pm.
1:00 - Welcome to the Waponahki Museum
2:00 - Humble Song - Forgiveness Prayer Ceremony
3:00 - Open House


A C C O M M O D A T I O N S:

In Eastport

Cobscook Properties, LLC
Pat Scott
PO Box 58
57 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631
(207) 853-6179
Email: Cobscook Properties

Two properties available, one in a downtown building overlooking the waterfront: Dancing Dogs on the Water, and other in the residential historic district within walking distance of the downtown: Twin Spruce House. Use ‘Contact’ button on pages to inquire.

Kendall Farm Cottages
Georgie Kendall
20 Kendall Lane
Perry, Maine, 04667
(207) 853-6685
Email: Kendall Farm Cottages

Cottages are seasonal and open May to October however, on this special New Year's Eve occasion we do have rooms available in a 200-year old farm house warmed with a glowing wood stove with stunning sunsets overlooking Boyden Lake, a wood fired sauna and a fabulous New Year's Day breakfast!

Kilby House Inn Bed & Breakfast
Gregory A. Noyes
122 Water Street
Eastport, Maine  04631
(207) 853-0989
1-800- 853-4557
Email: Kilby House

Milliken House B & B
Mary Williams
29 Washington Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-2955
Email: Milliken House

Motel East
23 Water Street # A
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207) 853-4747
Email: Motel East

The Commons
51 Water Street
Eastport, Maine  04631
(207) 853-4123
Email: The Commons

Todd House
Ruth McInnis
1 Capen Avenue (on the corner of Water Street and Capen Avenue)
Eastport, Maine  04631
(207) 853-2328
Website: w

Pets welcome.


In Surrounding Localities:

Calais, Maine:

International Motel
Ken Thomas
626 Main Street
Calais, Maine 04619
Phone: (207) 454-7515 or 1-800-336-7515

Calais Motor Inn
John Marchese
663 Main Street
Calais, Maine 04619
Email: Calais Motor Inn

Lubec, Maine:

The Eastland Motel
Heather Henry and Glen Tenan
385 County Road
Lubec, Maine 04652
(207) 733-5501
Email: Eastland Motel

All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. They include free phone to anywhere in the US or Canada as well as free in-room Wi-Fi.

Lubec Rental Properties, LLC
Jody Grimes
2 Reynolds Lane    
Lubec, Maine 04652
Phone: (207) 733-4748
Email: Lubec Rental Properties

3 vacation homes available; 3 night minimum stay


Machias, Maine:

Bluebird Motel
231 Dublin Street (Route 1)
Machias, Maine 04654
(207) 255-3332

Machias Motor Inn
103 Main Street  (Route 1)
Machias, Maine 04654
(207) 255-4861
Email: Machias Motor Inn

Riverside Inn & Restaurant
622 Main Street (Route 1)
East Machias, Maine 04630
(207) 255-4134
Email: Riverside Inn

Elegantly restored sea captain’s home and award winning fine dining. In 2007, the Riverside Inn was awarded "The Best Gourmet Restaurant in the State of Maine" by La Legion d'Honneur du Voyage of Paris, France. Reservations required for New Year’s Eve dining.

St. Stephen, New Brunswick:

Winsome Inn
Dennis Hong
198 King Street
St. Stephen, NB E3l 2e2
(506) 466-2130
Email: Winsome Inn