Best New Year’s Eve Events

nycgo.com staff

The City’s most popular New Year’s Eve celebration is a modest 6-ton ball drop in Times Square. But it’s not the only way to ring in 2018; beyond that confetti-laden display, there are parties, concerts, fireworks displays and even a brisk 4-mile jog through Central Park. We’ve listed some of our favorite options below; check our guide to NYC’s best New Year’s Day events for ways to follow up the big night.

Feb
22

Off-Broadway
Hurricane Diane

Playwright Madeleine George’s comedic commentary on climate change.

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Feb
22

Off-Broadway
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

A maid for a fading Hollywood actress finds herself in the spotlight.

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Feb
22

Off-Broadway
Boesman and Lena

An abusive husband and his wife encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.

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Feb
22

Off-Broadway
Alice by Heart

This new musical, set in WWII-era London, was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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Feb
22

Museums & Galleries
Crusader

the inspiration, influence and legacy of MLK

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Feb
22

Off-Broadway
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State

Colin Quinn takes on the current political climate in this one-man show.

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Feb
22

Off-Broadway
Superhero

A new musical about the superhero who may be living next door in a New York apartment.

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Feb
22

Museums & Galleries
Faith and Empire

This exhibition explores the intersection of politics, religion and art in Tibetan Buddhism.

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Feb
22

Off-Broadway
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

The Transport Group revives this 1971 Broadway play based on court transcripts regarding a group of activists protesting the Vietnam War.

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Feb
22

Museums & Galleries
Rive by Jon Verney

large scale photographs made specifically for the SACI New York Gallery space

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Feb
22

Museums & Galleries
Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold

This exhibit at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling celebrates the work of writer and artist Faith Ringgold.

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Feb
22

Museums & Galleries
Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect

Multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson's work is on display at this elaborate exhibit at the New Museum.

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