New Year's Eve

Courtesy Andy MacKay -- Andy MacKay’s first stop was the 1400 Bar and Grill where he performed on the bagpipe on New Year’s Eve.

Pipe-athon Benefits Cancer Society Again

Jan 10,2023

The eighth Annual Alameda Hogmabay Pipe-athon hit Alameda on New Year’s Eve, and blew away the weekend storm, playing Auld Lang Syne on the bagpipes in 17 bars around the Island. The event’s goal was to raise funds for American Cancer Society (ACS). This year the event raised more than $4,000.

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10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with kids

Dec 30,2021

Here’s a list of some fun ways to ring in the New Year as a family.

1) Toast to the new year with a tasty mocktail. Create a signature cocktail and mocktail for the kids. Give it a long and important sounding name and drink it in your fanciest glassware to toast the new year.

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Andy MacKay  Andy MacKay, far left, and Team Pipe-A-Thon members Joe “Jake Blues” Donohoe, Jamie “Elwood Blues” Eckmier, Ron “The Collector” Manabat, Rod “Tarantino” Ortiz, Ken “Fittipaldi” Johnson thank the community for its generosity on New Year’s Eve.

Piper Raises Cash for Cancer

Jan 14,2016

For the second year in a row, Alameda resident Andy MacKay and Team Pipe-A-Thon visited 19 bars in Alameda on New Year’s Eve, bagpiping “Auld Lang Syne” to enthusiastic patrons. In the process they collected more than $3,200 for the American Cancer Society.

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