Spending New Years eve in NYC? There is no better place on earth to celebrate this wonderful holiday! There are so many options--low cost and
free options—from which to choose that you’ll be hard pressed to make a decision. Here are some ideas:
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S WITH GATSBY'S HOUSE NEW YEAR'S EVE!
Ring in 2018 with a bang at the Hudson Terrace for Gatsby's House New York New Year's Eve, a stylish evening of dancing, drinking and partying at this amazing venue with a stunning view of the river and huge dance floors. Make it a countdown to the new year you'll never forget with a five-hour open bar, four of NYC's top DJs, three rooms to explore and two levels of excitement -- all adding up to one spectacular night of fun. New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, so put on your swankiest, sexiest duds and get ready for one of the best parties the city has to offer.Tickets Usually: $29.00
Celebrate a fresh start and go big at Bar 13's New Year's Eve party. Located near New York's historic Union Square, this newly renovated nightclub features a live DJ spinning techno and hip-hop hits throughout two dance floors. And if you need a break from all the dancing, you can make your way to the rooftop patio where you can catch an amazing view of the city while sipping on some of your favorite cocktails. VIP entry will grab you a champagne toast at midnight, a five-hour open bar, snazzy NYE party favors, and access to an additional bar on the roof deck.
NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS CRUISE WITH DANCING, OPEN BAR AND BUFFET!
This elegant, adults-only cruise not only offers a prime view of the world-famous New Year's Eve Statue of Liberty fireworks, but also boasts an open cocktail bar and midnight champagne toast, a buffet dinner and dancing to a live DJ. You'll enjoy up-close views of New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Freedom Tower as you sail New York Harbor on a multi-level vessel featuring an open-air observatory deck and air-conditioned indoor seating as well. There will be live dancing performances, including belly dancing. This unforgettable VIP experience on the Liberty Cruise yacht out of Pier 36 also includes desserts and New Year's Eve party favors.Tickets Usually: $449
CENTRAL PARK MIDNIGHT RUN
Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2017 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2018. Log on to www.nyrr.org for details.
NEW YEARS EVE IN NYC CONCERT AT ST. JOHN’S
NEW YEARS EVE IN NYC CONCERT AT ST. JOHN’S
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
The Cathedral Church of St John the Divine will be holding its annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. A limited number of general admission seats are FREE and open to the public on a first-come, first served based. Ticket seating is also available starting at $40.
Enjoy partaking in the traditional passing of candle flames at 11:00 pm and see more than 1,000 candles illuminate the church. Splendid.
This year’s concert includes Handel’s Water Music, Suite No. 3. The choir joins with a moving set of contemporary pieces, including the U.S. premiere of See the Wretched Strangers by Lucas Wiegerink, and excerpts from Bernstein’s Mass in celebration of his centennial year. Artists in Residence Jason Robert Brown and Judy Collins make their own musical offerings, and the evening concludes with Joseph Haydn’s Te Deum, to welcome the new year with affirmation and joy.
Log on to stjohndivine.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Making a New Year’s fitness resolution? Join the Annual New Year’s Eve Bike Ride. You can forget your bike and roller skate too. Meet at 10pm at Washington Square Park, under the arch. Start the year off right -- on your bike or skates! Come celebrate New Year's Eve in the great outdoors.
The group be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free!) New Year's Eve dance party in town with fireworks! Dress festively--don't forget your noisemakers and party favors--and bring food and drink to share! If you don't want to do the ride, you can just meet everyone at 11:45pm at Belvedere Castle. Log on to http://times-up.org/rides/new-years-eve-ride for more information!
Everyone must experience Times Square during New Years Eve in NYC at
LEAST once in their life. You and your closest 800,000
friends will participate in a wild cheering spectacle as you welcome the New Year together. Remember, there is a strict no alcohol or backpacks rule.
1-Use the bathroom before you arrive.
2-Check the weather before you go so you can dress comfortably!
3-Check security measures and what you are allowed to bring. Security is extremely tight!
Here's a fun and free way to spend New Years Eve in NYC: Liberty Island and New Jersey fireworks! Log on to iboatnyharbor.com for more information.
Want the best view in town? Jump on the FREE Staten Island ferry and listen to the harbor ships blast their horns at the stroke of 12! Log on to www.siferry.com for more details.