Scheduling in Progress!

Check back often over the next few weeks as more performances are added.  We hope to see you at the 20th New Years By The Bay on 12/31/2016!

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.


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.

1 & 9 - Caricatures by PJ Carter

 High Street, near Miller Street,   LIVE (seated) Caricature drawings by PJ Carter are fun for everyone -whether being drawn  or observing the artist capture the features of a companion in pastels! Leave with a wondeful memento of the New Year’s Celebration.

1 Steelin’ Thunder Steel Drum Band

The Boathouse, Front & Commercial Streets at the Belfast Harbor, 4:30-6:30pm. Steel band music is enjoyed around the world and features sounds from calypso to soca to jazz. The music of this unique, non-electronic instrument is inviting and infectious and makes people of all ages want to “jump up” and dance…come experience the vibes of Trinidad and feel the beat!

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!

Poetry Gala

8 – Abbott Room-Belfast Free Library – 106 High St. near Miller St. – 6:00-6:45pm. A Celebration of the passing of the cape from Belfast Poet Laureate Ellen Sander 2013-2014 to the New Poet Laureate for 2015-2016. A traditional celebratory reading by some of Belfast’s poetic luminaries.