FREE Activites

NYBB 2017 Head Quarters – The Parent Gallery

IMG_0169HQ –  Parent Gallery, 92 Main Street, corner of High Street & Main Sts. at the Downtown Traffic Light, opposite Alexia’s Pizza, 12/31/16 OPEN 12 noon – 8pm on New Year’s Eve for Volunteer & Performer Check-in and helpful assistance to the public – re: schedules,  questions or directions. NYBB 2017 Admittance Buttons may be purchased at HQ from 12/15/16 – 12/31/16.  Buttons may also be purchased online – go to Home page & scroll down  & also at most performance venues during the event until sold out.


Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra – MoJO

FREE Admittance –
1 The Boathouse– 34 Commercial St. at Front St. 2 – 4pm.   We’ll be Swingin’ with the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra – MoJO. Big Band Jazz sounds, swing standards &  dance tunes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra & Quincy Jones. Come to dance, come to swing & sway, come to tap your toes, just come to listen to some great sounds we love…Join the Senior Fun & Celebrate New Year’s Eve Early… you swing & sway to “your special tunes”. Refreshments & snacks will be available. Sponsored by Belfast Parks & Recreation. Visit the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra on facebook

Jennifer Armstrong

 FREE Admission

8- Belfast Free Library*- Abbott Room 106 High St. near Miller St. 2:00-2:45 & 3:00-3:45pm.- Traditional Stories & Songs for Families – Jennifer Armstrong is a Storyteller, Singer, Instrumentalist, Poet & published Author. She has been writing, singing & making music with fiddle, banjo, bagpipe & words for over 40 years. She has been performing & educating in schools, has been heard on NPR, has a show on Belfast Community TV and hosts the Belfast Pie & Story Festival each Fall. Visit Jennifer at:

Belfast Curling Club Open House – FREE

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Belfast Curling Club, 211 Belmont Ave./Route 3, 2.5 mi. west of Routes 1 & 3 intersection, 3:00-5pm Come observe the game of curling, a team sport played on ice indoors. A Curling Club member will describe & explain the game as it’s being played. We will have three games going on at that time for people to see & learn about curling. It’s a warm, safe place for kids & families.

Annual Drum & Rabble Corps Procession – FREE

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Meet at 11:45 at the Downtown Traffic Light, Main & High Streets, on the sidewalk corners. Drummers one & all come lead the way, the Procession leaves at 11:50pm sharp!. The community, including YOU & your friends are welcome to join in the Procession & add to the Rabble Beat, with your own drum, sticks, pots & pans, tin can, lids or noisemakers while walking 2 blocks down Main Street to the Celebratory Midnight Lighting of the 13th Annual New Years Bonfire By The Bay at the Waterfront!

Countdown To the New Year at the Annual Bonfire By The Bay – FREE

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12 – Waterfront Pier at the Belfast Harbor, Lower Main Street, below Front Street, 12-midnight-until the embers fade or high tide… Join us & Welcome in 2017 to the drums beating, a jubilant crowd & a roaring Bonfire By The Bay!