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
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.
Hours: 8:00pm—12 midnight –December 31st
Hours: All day until closing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hours: Open all day—in and out.
Hours: 11:00 am until midnight!—December 31st
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
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
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!
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
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 email@example.com and Eastport Market Day. Packaging in our famous cloth bags are also for sale.
Eastport Arts Center
Stage East presents ‘Life Cycles’: Seven short plays on the stages of human existence.
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)
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
A C C O M M O D A T I O N S:
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.
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!
Milliken House B & B
In Surrounding Localities:
The 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.
3 vacation homes available; 3 night minimum stay
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: