6 Places To Spend New Year’s Eve In NYC That Aren’t Bars

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6 Places To Spend New Year’s Eve In NYC That Aren’t Bars
New Year’s Eve in New York City can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it can also be chaotic. 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!
An Immersive Experience


There are several fun masquerades taking place throughout the city on New Year’s Eve. One such event is the Illuminati Ball masquerade where you can indulge in a surreal and unforgettable experience. You’ll be led through an exploration of the myth and mystery of the Illuminati by sirens and sailors, mermaids and sacred cows, barons and baronesses. Explore your deepest desires with daring aerial, fearless fire, and provocative dance and interactive experiences unfolding continuously throughout three sprawling floors in a massive, stunning monument to wealth and prosperity.

Go to a Concert


Seriously, forget the bars. There are always cool concerts happening on New Year’s Eve. This year Phish, Snoop Dogg, and Post Malone 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 10:30 p.m. Whether you’re with a date, with the family, or flying solo this year,  the fireworks never disappoint.

Go On a Fun Run


The New York Road Runners do this awesome event every year where you can meet up at 10 p.m. 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 2019!

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 wonderful dinner. You’ll be celebrating with a bunch of like-minded people, drinking bubbly and enjoying 2019’s arrival in a more relaxing way. 

Celebrate from the Hudson  


Get on a boat! It may be cold out but the views will be spectacular and you’ll get front row seats to the firework displays. Not to mention food and drinks are included in most packages for the evening!

For dinners, boat parties, and everything else taking place in New York City on New Year’s Eve, click here.

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