New Year’s Eve Sardine & Maple Leaf Drop

Join us for the 18th annual New Year’s Eve Great Sardine and Maple Leaf event on Friday, December 31, 2022!   TIMA is planning new ways to celebrate the New Year’s arrival in Canada and the US, including the traditional drops by the Great Sardine & Maple Leaf (watch online or in person!), online programming for those near and far, and take-home party and craft kits with free downloadable components.  We’re looking forward to this annual community celebration and starting new traditions! Happy New Year to all!

The Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drops will be live streamed through TIMA’s Facebook and Instagram pages a little before and after midnight Atlantic time and midnight Eastern time.

The below information is from last year’s event. Stay tuned as updated information is compiled!

New Year’s Eve Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop 2019

The New Year’s Eve celebration is organized and sponsored by the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. See New York Times article, There was a late-night delivery of a venerated sardine in Maine. by its New England bureau chief, Ellen Barry, on adjustments made to the December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve celebration in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

S P E C I A L    E V E N T S   –   N E W   Y E A R ‘ S   E V E

Visit artsipelago.net/events/ for area events throughout the holiday season and year-round!

DECEMBER 30, 2021

7 am – 3 pm, THE LOBSTER CRATEServing traditional Downeast Maine favorites for breakfast and lunch.

8 am – 5 pm, MOOSE ISLAND MARINE — Warm hats, gloves, boots, socks, hooded sweatshirts, long underwear, waterproof coats and flashlights! Even flashlights built into our hats!

9 am – 4 pm, S. L. WADSWORTH & SON — The nation’s oldest ship chandlery and an essential business open for essential needs!

10 am – 4 pm, EASTPORT BREAKWATER GALLERY — Fine arts in Downeast Maine, on the waterfront in historic downtown Eastport.

10 am – 4 pm, SWEETIES DOWNEAST — A confectionery wonderland; homemade fudge, hand dipped chocolates, retro novelties, gourmet popcorn, nuts and sugar free delights.

10 am – 4 pm, THE COMMONS — Distinctive creations for artful living and new online shop!

10 am – 5 pm, PEAVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY, curbside pick up of books, call 853-4021 FMI.

11 am – 3 pm, RAYE’S MUSTARD — Since 1900. Downtown Gift Shop. More than 25 small batch crafted gourmet mustard flavors.

11:30 am – 7 pm, THE NEW FRIENDLY — American/New American restaurant with New Year’s Eve specials!

12 noon – 4 pm, STUDIOWORKS — Curbside or walk-by pickup of take-home celebration and craft kits. Donations welcome. For those in the nearby area who are in quarantine, isolation or otherwise unable to travel, please contact the Tides Institute for drop off arrangements: call 207-853-4047 or email tides (AT) tidesinstitute.org. Download a PDF set of coloring pages:  herring, maple leaf and happy new year: coloring pages for NYE

2 pm – 8 pm, HORN RUN BREWING — Small microbrewery offering fresh craft beer from our charming downtown waterfront location.

3 pm – 7 pm, THE HAPPY CRAB — Enjoy good food and fun folks at the Happy Crab in downtown Eastport!

3 pm until TBD (when the crowd disperses), THE OLD SOW GRILL — Family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar. Gift certificates available.

DECEMBER 31, 2021

7 am – 3 pm, THE LOBSTER CRATEServing traditional Downeast Maine favorites for breakfast and lunch.

8 am – 1 pm, MOOSE ISLAND MARINE — Warm hats, gloves, boots, socks, hooded sweatshirts, long underwear, waterproof coats and flashlights! even flashlights built into our hats!

9 am – 4 pm, S. L. WADSWORTH & SON — The nation’s oldest ship chandlery and an essential business open for essential needs!

10 am – 1 pm, PEAVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY, curbside pick up of books, call 853-4021 FMI.

10 am – 4 pm, EASTPORT BREAKWATER GALLERY — Fine arts in Downeast Maine, on the waterfront in historic downtown Eastport.

10 am – 4 pm, SWEETIES DOWNEAST — A confectionery wonderland; homemade fudge, hand dipped chocolates, retro novelties, gourmet popcorn, nuts and sugar free delights.

10 am – 12 midnight, THE COMMONS — Distinctive creations for artful living and new online shop!

11 am – 3 pm, RAYE’S MUSTARD — Since 1900. Downtown Gift Shop. More than 25 small batch crafted gourmet mustard flavors.

11:30 am – 7 pm, THE NEW FRIENDLY — American/New American restaurant with New Year’s Eve specials!

12 noon – 4 pm, STUDIOWORKS — Curbside or walk-by pickup of take-home celebration and craft kits. Donations welcome. For those in the nearby area who are in quarantine, isolation or otherwise unable to travel, please contact the Tides Institute for drop off arrangements: call 207-853-4047 or email tides (AT) tidesinstitute.org. Download a PDF set of coloring pages:  herring, maple leaf and happy new year: coloring pages for NYE

12 noon to 11 pm EASTERN MAINE IMAGES — Award-winning photographs by Don Dunbar.

2 pm – 10 pm, HORN RUN BREWING — Small microbrewery offering fresh craft beer from our charming downtown waterfront location.

3 pm – 7 pm, THE HAPPY CRAB — Enjoy good food and fun folks at the Happy Crab in downtown Eastport!

3 pm until TBD (when the crowd disperses), THE OLD SOW GRILL — Family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar. Gift certificates available.

5 pm – 12 midnight, WACO DINER — The oldest diner in Maine! Click to see the 2021-22 NYE special event menu.

7 pm STAGE EAST — Eastport’s long-running theater group offers a show on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

11 pm (midnight AT), TIDES INSTITUTE & MUSEUM OF ART — ‘O Canada,’ online and in-person.

12 midnight (ET), TIDES INSTITUTE & MUSEUM OF ART —  ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ online and in-person.

JANUARY 1, 2022

7 am – 3 pm, THE LOBSTER CRATEServing traditional Downeast Maine favorites for breakfast and lunch.

10 am – 4 pm, THE COMMONS — Distinctive creations for artful living and new online shop!

11 am – 3 pm, RAYE’S MUSTARD — Since 1900. Downtown Gift Shop. More than 25 small batch crafted gourmet mustard flavors.

11:30 am – 7 pm, THE NEW FRIENDLY — American/New American restaurant with New Year’s Eve specials!

12 noon – 9 pm, HORN RUN BREWING — Small microbrewery offering fresh craft beer from our charming downtown waterfront location.

3 pm – 7 pm, THE HAPPY CRAB — Enjoy good food and fun folks at the Happy Crab in downtown Eastport!

3 pm until TBD (when the crowd disperses), THE OLD SOW GRILL — Family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar. Gift certificates available.

7 pm STAGE EAST — Eastport’s long-running theater group offers a show on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

F O O D     A N D     E A T E R I E S

HORN RUN BREWING  — 2 pm – 8 pm Dec 30; 2 pm – 10 pm Dec 31; 12 pm – 9 pm Jan 1

R&M IGA — 7 am – 7 pm Dec 31; 8 am – 5 pm Jan 1

RAYE’S MUSTARD — 11 am – 3 pm, Dec 30 through Jan 1

SWEETIES DOWNEAST  — 10 am – 4 pm, Dec 30 and 31

THE HAPPY CRAB — 3 pm – 7 pm, Dec 30 through Jan 1

THE LOBSTER CRATE — 7 am – 3 pm, Dec 30 through Jan 1

THE NEW FRIENDLY — 11:30 am – 7 pm, Dec 30 through Jan 1

THE OLD SOW GRILL — 3 pm until the crowd disperses, Dec 30 through Jan 1

WACO DINER — 5 pm – 12 midnight, Dec 31; click for NYE special menu

W H E R E   T O   G O?    W H A T   T O   D O?

EASTERN MAINE IMAGES — 12 noon to 11 pm, Dec 31

EASTPORT BREAKWATER GALLERY — 10 am – 4pm, Dec 30 & 31

MOOSE ISLAND MARINE — 8 am – 5 pm Dec 30; 8 am – 1 pm Dec 31

PEAVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY — 10 am to 5 pm, Dec 30; 10 am to 1 pm, Dec 31

RAYE’S MUSTARD — 11 am – 3 pm, Dec 30 through Jan 1

S. L. WADSWORTH & SON — 9 am – 4 pm, Dec 30 & 31

STAGE EAST — 7 pm show, Dec 31 & Jan 1

STUDIOWORKS – 12 noon to 4 pm, Dec 30 & Dec 31

THE COMMONS — 10 am – 4 pm Dec 30; 10 am – 12 midnight Dec 31; 10 am – 4 pm Jan 1

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