Join us for “Beverly’s New Year 2017”
Saturday, December 31, 2016
At Beverly’s New Year on December 31, 2015 hundreds of families counted down and celebrated when 1,000 beach balls were tossed into the cheering crowd! This was our 22nd Beverly’s New Year and we had impressive attendance at the event! We featured a Jedi Knight performance, fire spinners, magic, music and dance, arts and crafts, teen bands, turtles and more!
We would like to thank the many volunteers who make Beverly’s New Year even better each year. Committee members Bruce Doig, Darren Brown, Julia Campbell, Neville DePass, Larry Ralph, Joscelyn Ruelle-Kersker, Dalton Young and Heather Wolsey worked together for months to plan the event. Margo Jones once again made beautiful new costumes for the Grand Procession. Volunteers on the day of the event included Alex Crawford, Andy Goldberg, Anita Coco, Bob & Pat Murphy, Bob Monahan, Craig Hovey, Dan Boschen, Denise Deschamps, Diantha Gowens, Don MacQuarrie, Erin & Michael Fortunato, Estelle Rand, Gin Wallace, Jan & Don Preston, John Thomson, Jory Crowell, Julie Meagher, Keith Goggin, Matt Ulrich, Meryl Baier, Mike Halle, Nancy Marino, Renee McCauley, Ryn & Kevin Grant and Susan & Andrew Whitelocks.
Thank you to our Grand Marshal, Riley Fessenden, who led the Grand Procession with her siblings Drew, Meghan and Daniel. Many of you know Riley from the "Riley Rocks" events the community has attended to support her. Riley and her family had a great time helping with the beach balls!
Beverly’s New Year is made possible by the generous organizations that support the event. Our new major sponsor this year was Sungevity. Thank you to our other major sponsors Landmark School and Peabody Properties. New Year’s Reveler sponsors included Friends of the Beverly Public Library and Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency. Friends of Beverly’s New Year included Beverly Garden Suites, Dawson’s Hardware, Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp., Essex Alarm & Security, Heads Up!, North Shore Karate Academy, Papa Gino’s, State Representative Jerry Parisella, Sterling Insurance Agency, The Remodeling Company and Winfrey’s Fudge and Chocolates. Our media sponsor was The Salem News. We also thank our in-kind sponsors Archer Insurance, Barber’s Edge, Beverly Bank, Beverly High School Football Team, Beverly Historical Society, Book Shop of Beverly Farms, CCI Reprographics, Cyrus Dallin Museum, First Baptist Church of Beverly, First Parish Unitarian Church, Flour(ish) Bake Shoppe, Gentle Giant Moving Company, Greater Beverly YMCA, Hastings House, Henry’s Market, House of Seven Gables, Just Kidding, Lynn Museum, Montserrat College of Art, Museum of Science-Boston, Phillips House, Roost & Company, Sterling Center YMCA, Super Sub/Casual Catering, The Cabot, The Castle - A Board Game Café and Wicked Art Bar.
Finally, thank you to Mayor Michael P. Cahill and the City of Beverly, including the Beverly Recreation Department, Beverly Police Department, the Beverly Public Services Department, Beverly Public Library and the Beverly Emergency Management Agency. We wish you a happy and healthy 2016 and we look forward to seeing you downtown!
Thank you to all of the sponsors that supported our
December 31, 2015 event!
New Year’s Revelers
Friends of the Beverly Public Library
Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency
Friends of Beverly’s New Year:
Beverly Garden Suites
Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp.
Essex Alarm & Security
North Shore Karate Academy
State Rep. Jerry Parisella
Sterling Insurance Agency
The Remodeling Company
Winfrey’s Fudge and Chocolates
The Salem News
Beverly Emergency Management Agency
Beverly High School Football Team
Beverly Historical Society
Beverly Public Library
Beverly Recreation Department
Book Shop of Beverly Farms
Cyrus Dallin Museum
First Baptist Church of Beverly
First Parish Unitarian Church
Flour(ish) Bake Shoppe
Gentle Giant Moving Company
Greater Beverly YMCA
House of Seven Gables
Montserrat College of Art
Museum of Science, Boston
Roost & Company
Sterling Center YMCA
Super Sub/Casual Catering
The Castle: A Board Game Cafe
Wicked Art Bar
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Early Bird Button Information
Each button sales location had a limited number of Early Bird Buttons for only $5 but they are sold out! If you did get an early bird button in December 2015, you can enjoy the following discounts in January 2016:
- Beverly Historical Society’s Cabot House - Free Admission
- Lynn Museum - Free Admission
- Cyrus Dallin Museum in Arlington - Free Admission
- Phillips House in Salem - ½ price admission
- Peabody Historical Society - Free Tour