Free Activities

Spiran Hall Down
noon – 11:00

Event Headquarters

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

Dining Room
Get your delicious food from the food trucks parked outride on School Street and

6:00 – 10:30
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: 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.

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.

All Around
6:00 – 9:00

Serendipity Stilt Dancers

Watch for some Very Tall People roaming the downtown while you switch venues after the 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 performances. Serendipity Stilt Dancers connect earth, rhythm, heart & sky in graceful high-energy dances.

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

For young families!  Ring in the New Year with an early countdown beginning at 8:45PM and culminating with a Balloon Drop at 9PM.

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

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.