Free Activities

Spiran Hall Down
noon – 11:00PM

Event Headquarters

12:00 noon – 11:00 – Button Sales
Buy your buttons here! Cash, check or credit card accepted.

5:00 – 11:30 – Gift Shop
Souvenirs, Noisemakers, Raffles, and novelties.

Coffeehouse
Chili, pulled pork sliders, hot dogs, snacks, popcorn, soda, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are for sale.

6:00 – 11:00
Psychic, Stone & Tarot Readings – For Amusement Only

A psychic reading is not a “fortune-telling experience”, but rather an ethical, professional reading done with integrity, sensitivity and sincerity.

Stone Readings: Terry Milton. Drawing on her psychic talents, her kinship with the earth, her knowledge of similarities between human nature and Mother Nature, and her love and appreciation for the “Mineral Kingdom,” Terry Milton, a.k.a. “The Stone Lady,” will be “Rocking” her Stone Readings.

Tarot Readings: Gail Wall.  Gail has 22 years experience as a professional, working with Tarot, Psychometry, Mediumship, and Pyramid Healing/Reading. She is a certified Tarot Reader with the American Tarot Certification Board. Her Intuitive Studies Certification was completed at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA.

Tarot Readings: Mara deGagne  Mara is an intuitive reader of Tarot. She uses Tarot cards and other ancient methods as tools to enhance her craft of divination and healing. She has studied the Tarot for the past 40 years and has developed her own unique approach to reading.

Tarot Readings: MaryEllen Oliver.  MaryEllen has been a Psychic for 30 years. She is a Medium, able to speak to our loved ones that have passed on. She also loves reading Tarot Cards, as the information comes directly from your Spirit Guides on the Other Side. She does Past Life Regressions, taking the client back into their past lives to ponder the Journey of their Soul. Lastly, she is a Reiki Master.

Public Library
6:00 – 9:00

Roaming Railroad

Join us at Rockport Central Train Station on School Street in front of Rockport Public Library for a trip by train! Not since the demise of the streetcar in 1920 has downtown Rockport had train service. Not just a kid’s ride, the Roaming Railroad was custom built to accommodate adults, making it a true family attraction. Engineer Dan DeCosmo will entertain riders with comedy, train songs and inspirational routines like the little train that could. The train will make stops at some of the RNYE venues along Broadway, Mt. Pleasant St., and Dock Square.

Dock Square
7:00 – 10:00

Gloucester Area Astronomy Club – View the Cosmos!

Weather permitting, the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up in Dock Square from 7:00 to 10:00 for viewing of Uranus, Neptune, and objects far, far outside our solar system — star clusters, colorful double stars, nebulae, galaxies, and stars with their own solar systems. There will be guided tours of the constellations, NASA educational activities and handouts for all ages. Learn how to read a sky map and see how different types of telescopes work. Appreciate the wonders of the night sky, and start the new year with a new appreciation of the enormous and spectacular universe.

Community House Up
8:45 – 9:00

Balloon Drop

Balloon Drop to welcoming 2020 for young families.

UU Church
10:00 – 10:30

Peace Service

The Rockport Unitarian Universalist Church will hold its 23rd New Year’s Eve Peace Service at 10:00. There will be music, readings and meditation.

Dock Square
Midnight

Ball Drop

Don’t go home yet! Watch the ball drop and count down the last few seconds of 2019 as everyone sings Auld Lang Syne.