New Year’s Eve Sardine & Maple Leaf Drop

Join us for the 16th annual New Year’s Eve Great Sardine and Maple Leaf event!  This year’s celebration will be different, with community safety in mind in light of the pandemic. TIMA is planning new ways to celebrate the New Year’s arrival in Canada and the US, including a drive-by parade 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!

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 this year’s 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, 2020

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

DECEMBER 31, 2020

7 am – 2 pm, WACO DINER — The oldest diner in Maine!

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

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

10 am – 2 pm, RAYE’S MUSTARD — Since 1900. Downtown Gift Shop. More than 25 small batch crafted gourmet mustard flavors.

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

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

3 pm – 9 pm, THE OLD SOW GRILL — family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar. Gift certificates available.

4 pm, BLUES FOR YOUR POCKET WITH CATHERINE LEE, WSHD Radio. Listen for a special New Year’s Blues show on local community radio! Tiger Radio broadcasts on 93.3 (live DJs) and 91.7 (automated programming) and serves Eastport, Pleasant Point, Perry, Pembroke, Robbinston, Lubec and surrounding areas, including across the bay to listeners in New Brunswick.

7 pm, EASTPORT ARTS CENTER — via Zoom. Play by Play, Stage East’s online theatre class, presents It’s a Wonderful Life, 2020 adaptation by Brian Schuth. Free show. Check out a sneak peek trailer here! <https://youtu.be/NWLQgZj7VtY>; for Zoom link and more info, please visit this event page: “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

8 pm – 10 pm, BOLD COASTING WITH JIM HOFFMAN, WSHD Radio. Listen for a special New Year’s Eve show on local community radio! Tiger Radio broadcasts on 93.3 (live DJs) and 91.7 (automated programming) and serves Eastport, Pleasant Point, Perry, Pembroke, Robbinston, Lubec and surrounding areas, including across the bay to listeners in New Brunswick.

9 pm, EASTPORT AREA AND ONLINE— Those in the Eastport area, watch for a fire truck drive-by parade featuring the Great Sardine & Maple Leaf, and those online can watch a Facebook Live broadcast on the Tides Institute’s Facebook page! The route will cover almost every street in Eastport. Park downtown, by the Eastport schools, or other parking lots to watch!

10 pm, DOWNEAST RAINBOW ALLIANCE —A fun meet-up across Zoom rooms with LGBT2Q+ and Allied Folx across our region. Have a favorite song? We’ll play it! Some games? We’re there. Jokes and kindness welcome!

10 pm – 1 am, THE ELECTRIC DOGHOUSE WITH FIRE DOG TOM MCLAUGHLIN, WSHD Radio. Listen for a special New Year’s Eve show on local community radio! Tiger Radio broadcasts on 93.3 (live DJs) and 91.7 (automated programming) and serves Eastport, Pleasant Point, Perry, Pembroke, Robbinston, Lubec and surrounding areas, including across the bay to listeners in New Brunswick.

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

Midnight (ET), TIDES INSTITUTE & MUSEUM OF ART —  ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ online.

F O O D     A N D     E A T E R I E S

THE OLD SOW GRILL — 3 pm to 9 pm

R&M IGA — 7 am to 7 pm

WACO DINER — 7 am to 2 pm

THE NEW FRIENDLY — 11:30 am to 7 pm

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

MOOSE ISLAND MARINE — 8 am to 5 pm.

S. L. WADSWORTH & SON — 9 am to 4 pm

THE COMMONS — 10 am to 4 pm

RAYE’S MUSTARD — 10 am to 2 pm

EASTPORT BREAKWATER GALLERY — 10 am to 4 pm

STUDIOWORKS – noon to 4 pm

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