Please help support New Year’s Rockport Eve 2015 by coming out and having some fun!

We have new fundraisers coming up!

Cape Ann Big Band in Concert!

March 27, 2015: The fabulous Cape Ann Big Band will appear in concert on Friday, March 27 to support New Year’s Rockport Eve.  The venue is the handicap-accessible sanctuary of the First Congregational Church at the corner of Main and School streets.  The concert starts at 8 PM with an intermission serving coffee, soft drinks, water & desserts in the Fellowship Hall.  NYRE asks a $15 donation for each ticket, and there is a $1.00 convenience fee for each ticket bought online.  Buy your tickets now by clicking the button below.  All online tickets are will-call: your name will be on a list at the door.  Print the email confirmation and bring it with you to the concert if you want to be extra cautious.  All ticket sales are final – your purchase will be refunded only if the concert is canceled.

Advance $15 Tickets can be purchased by calling: 978-559-1263 or emailing:  You can also purchase your tickets at the door.


April 17, 2015: Rock ‘N Roll dance with the Hot Tub Piranahas. Details to be announced.


NYRE and Civic Activities

New Year’s Rockport Eve, Inc. is very much involved with Civic Activities for the Town of Rockport as well as raising funds for our year end celebration.  We do 5 different Cook Out Food Tents during the year where we sell hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, strawberry shortcakes, home made desserts and beverages.  The following dates you will find us either at Harvey Park, downtown Rockport; Milbrrok Meadow, across from Front Beach or at the Legion Hall grounds, across from Back Beach.  The following dates are for 2015:

May 16, 2015: Motif #1 Day, Harvey Park, in front of the Baptist Church at the corner of Broadway & Mt. Pleasant St. 10 AM – 5 PM.  The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates the Arts in Rockport. And all of it centers around the fishing shack-artist’s studio-tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves that was painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1 by Lester Hornby, a well know artist and instructor of the period. Film, poetry, dance, music, and art-making activities are all a part of the festival, as well as historical presentations and a 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives.

August 9, 2015: Rockport Acoustic Music Festval in Millbrook Meadow, entrance next to Nate’s Restaurant across from Front Beach on Beach St. 12 noon – 6 PM.  For 3 decades, volunteer musicians from Cape Ann and beyond share free “Music in the Meadow”.  Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a bathing suit.  You can go for a dip in the ocean in between performances!

September 19, 2015: Peace Fest Harvey Park, in front of the Baptist Church at the corner of Broadway & Mt. Pleasant St. 12 noon – 5 PM.  The International Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, and was first celebrated September 1982.  This day provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of Peace on a shared date.  In celebration of love, peace, and tolerance, our church sponsors a Peace Day Festival in Rockport every year.  Activities include art, music, song, dance, drama, poetry, puppetry, story telling, and children’s activities.

October 11,2015: Classic Car Day Facebook Angela Cook; American Legion grounds, Beach Street, across from Back Beach 9 AM – 2 PM.  Owners of Classic Cars from Cape Ann and beyond bring their beautiful cars to Rockport for the public to admire their beauties of the past!

October 17, 2015: Harvestfest Harvey Park, in front of the Baptist Church at the corner of Broadway & Mt. Pleasant St. 10 AM – 6 PM.  The annual Rockport HarvestFest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, chowder, small-batch jams, jellies and chocolates, locally-grown produce and more. Local craft beer will be on tap, and Rockport’s own Twin Lights, a 120-year old soda company, will be on hand as well, with soda crafted from the company’s original recipes.

Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day, the highlight of which is the Seafood Throwdown, a competition-style showcase between two chefs, demonstrating the versatility of coastal New England’s most significant harvest, fish.

HarvestFest also features plenty of live bluegrass, jazz, folk and Celtic music, along with the annual Scarecrow Stroll, where artistic, creative, and generally fascinating scarecrows can be found throughout downtown. Several Rockport inns, shops, restaurants and galleries offer HarvestFest specials and packages.


Here is a list of all the winners from the drawing of the NYRE Lottery Calendars. Thanks to everyone who participated in this fund raiser and I hope you will support us next year by adding this gift to your Christmas list!

Thanks, NYRE Committee

Winners of New Year’s Rockport Eve Lottery Calendar drawing:

Dec. 23: $50 Jeff Amero
Dec. 24: $100 Laurie McKenna
Dec. 25: $100 Bill & T Hansen
Dec. 26: $50 Betsy Eck
Dec.27: $50 Jeff Belliveau
Dec. 28: $100 The Hitchocks
Dec. 29: $50 Johnny Walker
Dec. 30: $50 Sally Brown
Dec. 31: $100 Betty Hudder
Jan. 01: $100 Butch Bradley
Jan. 02: $50 Meghan Quigley
Jan. 03: $50 Debra Caffi
Jan. 04: $100 Curtis Wright donated back to NYRE-Thanks Curtis!
Jan. 05: $50 Neal Kleindienst
Jan. 06: $50 Terry Milton
Jan. 07: $50 Faye Wonson Anderson donated back to NYRE-Thanks Faye!
Jan. 08: $50 Harriet Harding
Jan. 09: $50 Nancy McKay
Jan. 10: $50 Nancy Goodman
Jan. 11: $100 Jeff D’Antonio
Jan. 12: $50 Kathleen Piaggezi
Jan. 13: $50 Roger Norris
Jan. 14: $50 Craig Morrill donated back to NYRE-Thanks Craig!
Jan. 15: $50 Kathleen Piaggezi
Jan. 16: $50 Barbara Martin
Jan. 17: $50 David Koerth
Jan. 18: $100 Roger Norris
Jan. 19: $100 Kelsea Anderson
Jan. 20: $50 Doris Ferraioli
Jan. 21: $50 Stacie Koerth
Jan. 22: $50 Leenie Bradley
Jan. 23: $50 Jeana Grady
Jan. 24: $50 Linda Stewart
Jan. 25: $100 Andrew & Crystal Lattof
Jan. 26: $50 Terry Milton
Jan. 27: $50 Robert & Terri Krause
Jan. 28: $50 Virginia Hale
Jan. 29: $50 MaryAnn Grafton
Jan. 30: $50 Kelly Norris
Jan. 31: $50 Jim Koerth

Congrats Everyone! Thank You to all that participated, keep it on your Christmas list for next year!

Welcome , today is Thursday, July 30, 2015