The 22nd annual New Year’s By The Bay celebration will take place Monday, Dec. 31, beginning 2 p.m. at venues throughout downtown. Chem-free music and performance events will continue all day and evening, culminating in a midnight bonfire at the Belfast Public Landing.

Admission is by buttons, available now via the still-being-updated website, and at the Belfast Co-op. Buttons are $20; $5 for youth/students; and free for children younger than 5. To keep tabs on the evolving community event, check the Facebook page, where one can RSVP for the big event.