We’re getting ready to wrap up our year here at Secret NYC, and whether you’re looking to party your way into 2023, or enjoy the night with friends and family, it’s definitely a celebration! Like other holidays in NYC, this New Year’s will see a fair share of firework displays across the city! For a colorful splash of fun, check out our list of best places to view fireworks on NYE:
1. Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Back for the first time in 3 years, the Santore’s World Famous fireworks is returning for an NYE spectacle! Taking place at the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, you’ll be able to join the crowd an enjoy a free fireworks show to ring in the new year! There will also be live entertainment by Quintessential Playlist, who will perform live music at 10pm before the fireworks begin.
Learn more and RSVP to the event here.
2. Times Square
The most iconic NYE celebration features a fireworks display, as well as the iconic ball drop, over a ton of confetti, and of course musical acts! If you’re brave enough to withstand the frigid temperatures and large crowds, this is arguably one of the best, if not the best, place to catch fireworks once the clock strikes midnight!Here’s everything you need to know about New Year’s Eve in Times Square!
3. Central Park
Looking to quite literally run into 2023? Central Park’s firework show is in conjunction with the New York Road Runners’ annual four-mile Midnight Run. Watch a 15-minute-long New Year’s Eve fireworks show on your trek as the clock strikes midnight. If you wish to view the fireworks as a non-runner, you must be a +1 to a runner to watch on the race course, otherwise you can view it publicly on the corner of 5th Ave and 72 St.
Learn more here.
Hop aboard the Paddle Wheel Queen, a premiere cruise yacht, for an epic New Year’s Eve on the river! For only $20, you can enjoy hours on a boat that includes music in a high-energy atmosphere, breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, cocktails and food available to purchase, and of course a firework show! There are two different NYE excursions to choose from (5 – 9 pm or 10 pm – 2 am). This is a great place to dance the night away, grab some views, and enjoy a show!Buy your tickets here!
5. Near Statue of Liberty
NYC shoots off fireworks every New Year’s Eve and this year will be no different. Particularly near the Statue of Liberty, there are a bunch of ways to view them up close and personal, including food and champagne packages through tour guides like New York Harbor Tours, Liberty Cruise, and Circle Line.
6-10. An NYC Rooftop Bar
Since the main 3 firework “shows” are listed above, we’ve found some of the best rooftop bars in NYC to watch them at! Sip on delicious cocktails and enjoy the sweeping skyline views as you toast to 2023 and watch colorful fireworks. Check out some of our highlights below:
- Bar 54 (Times Square fireworks)
- Beast and Butterflies (Times Square fireworks)
- Life Rooftop (Central Park fireworks)
- Darling (Central Park fireworks)
- The Greens at Pier 17 + Watermark Bar (Waterfront fireworks)