Motif1Welcome to NEW YEAR’S ROCKPORT EVE: the web site that is dedicated to celebration. We celebrate the future, the joy of sharing a special evening with family, friends and neighbors and our hope that a New Year will bring good health, happiness and new opportunities.





An important note from the NYRE organizer,  Claire Franklin and her committee:

Thank You to everyone who came out to celebrate New Year’s Rockport Eve 2014!  

We are usually begging for funds at this point, but thanks to my newly formed committee and myself we came out raising enough funds to meet all of our financial obligations for 2014.
This does not mean we can just lie back and relax.  We are already planning on some fund raising events to support our 2015 celebration.  Some of our performing bands have offered to have benefit concerts and dances to raise funds.  We are planning a dance sometime in April with the Classic Rock ‘N Roll band the Hot Tub Piranhas.  Date and details to be announced on our fundraisers page here on the website.  The Cape Ann Big Band Concert will be announced as soon as details are finalized.
Also, our Lottery Calendars are still for sale up to February 2, 2015, the day of the drawing. See our fundraisers page here on the webpage for details.
Thank you for all your support in the past and we hope you will continue to support us in the year to come!

If you can afford to send in a donation, no amount is too small; $5, $10, any amount will be accepted.  The checks can be made out to New Year’s Rockport Eve, Inc. (or N.Y.R.E.) and can be sent to Granite Savings Bank, PO Box 180, Rockport, MA 01966.  You could also walk in and make your donation at the bank and the tellers will send me the receipt. 

I hope you all have a Healthy New Year to come.

Thank you in advance,

Claire Franklin                   Adam Hill

Suzan Galpin                     Sue-Ellen Kresh

Susan Glasser                  Celene Lyon

Jeana Grady                      Geof Lyon

Jim Grady                           Seania McCarthy


Our new 2014 schedule and performers bios are now on the site! 

We will entertain you with clowns, cowboys, magicians, musicians – classical, pop, jazz, Dixieland, folk, country, gospel swing and rock and roll – ventriloquists, dance, drama, puppets, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! And, we have planned a spectacular midnight event that will be a truly memorable welcome to the beginning of a new year.



Buy your buttons before December 31 to save money! See the button prices below.

Age 18 or older Age 13 – 17 Age 4 – 12 Age 3 or younger
Before Dec. 31 $17 $12 $5 FREE
December 31 $20 $15 $5 FREE


Buttons can be purchased at the following locations:

In Rockport:
New for 2014!  R3 Sons Fun Emporium, 6 Dock Square
Also New for 2014! Rite Aid, Whistlestop Mall
Bean & Leaf Cafe, 12 Bearskin Neck
John Tarr Store, Main St.
Smith hardware & Lumber at the Lumber Desk, 3 Station Square
Toad Hall Bookstore, Main St.

In Gloucester:
New for 2014! Building Center, Harbor Loop
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Commercial St.
House of the Raven, Main Street
Wally’s Blackburn Bistro, Blackburn Industrial Park

Buttons can also be purchased online with a credit card or a PayPal account. Select the applicable button price, click the Add to Cart button below, and select the quantity on the Shopping Cart page. Click Check Out to complete your order, or click Continue Shopping to return to this page to add differently priced buttons to your order. There is a $1.00 convenience charge for each button purchased online which is reflected in the prices shown below. All online purchases are will-call: your name will be on a list at the Spiran Hall Ticket Office, and you can pick up your buttons there.

Reserve your buttons on-line early! On-line sales will end on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at midnight! After that time, you may purchase tickets after noon on Wednesday at Spiran Hall at the corner of Broadway and School Street.


Buttons may also be purchased by emailing Claire Franklin.  A $2.00 handling fee will be added to all buttons purchased through mail order.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: Can I buy buttons on the 31st?

Buttons will be sold on December 31st at Spiran Hall (our headquarters) on the corner of Broadway & School Street from noon ’til 11pm.

Bean & Leaf Cafe will be selling buttons at 12 Bearskin Neck and will be open ’til Midnight on December 31st.

Plenty of on street parking downtown Rockport, no meters.

Many of our inns, B&B’s, and motels will be open and we suggest you make your reservations early. Click on the Food/Lodging link for a list of Rockport Inns with links to many of their web sites courtesy of

New Year’s Rockport Eve is continually engaged in Fundraising, We would also welcome any donations (no amount is too small) by mailing your check made out to NYRE to Granite Savings Bank, PO Box 180, Rockport, MA 01966. We also offer items for sale. Please click on the Store button on the site navigation to order NYRE souvenirs.

Donations to help NYRE may be made at any time.facebook  g+44

Welcome , today is Tuesday, January 27, 2015