Top 5 Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in NYC…That aren’t Bars

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New Year’s Eve in New York City can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it can also be chaos. It’s very easy to spend your night hopping from place to place, not finding the right vibe, and oops you missed midnight while you were wandering the East Village trying to find a place without a high cover. This year, be prepared and do something awesome for New Year’s Eve!
Go to a Concert

Crowded music concert in summer season

Seriously, forget the bars. There are always cool concerts happening on New Year’s Eve. This year Phish, Dillinger Escape Plan and They Might Be Giants are all playing shows in the area to ring in the New Year, and that’s just the bigger names.

Fireworks in Prospect Park


Bring a warm coat and a hot chocolate and ring in the New Year the low-key way. Prospect Park in Brooklyn does an amazing fireworks show every year, starting at 11pm. On a date? Or bringing the whole family? Or maybe celebrating solo this year? It works no matter what your situation.

Go On A Fun Run


The New York Road Runners do this awesome event every year where you can meet up at 10pm with fellow runners, have a dance party, then go take a run at midnight while the fireworks are being set off around you. The healthiest way to ring in the New Year? You bet. No hangover in 2018!

Get a Swanky Reservation


You might want to act now because tables book up, but why deal with rowdy crowds? Get your significant other, or round up some friends, and go all in on a fancy dinner. You’ll be celebrating with a bunch of sophisticated people, drinking bubbly and relaxingly enjoying 2018’s birth.

Celebrate from the Hudson  


Get on a boat! Seriously, everyone is always talking up how beautifu lthose Hudson river boat rides are so why not ring in the New Year on one? Besides with all the food and booze you need, it’s one perfect inclusive package.

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