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.
Museums & Galleries
Who We Are: Visualizing New York by the Numbers
In coordination with the upcoming 2020 Census, the Museum of the City of New York presents this exhibition that looks at New York City through statistics and numbers. The showcase highlights the importance of data as a tool to better understand the City and its residents, particularly how the population count affects political representation, education funding, social programming, infrastructure and other hot-button issues.