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
18

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Winter Sound Walks

As part of its Art in the Garden series, Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents three site-specific original compositions and sound installations meant to augment visitors’ appreciation of their natural surroundings.

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Feb
18

Arts & Culture
Whitney Museum of American Art: Andrea Carlson: Red Exit

Andrea Carlson has drawn on her Ojibwe roots to create a seascape focusing on renewal and reclamation.

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Mar
8

Arts & Culture
Kareem Fletcher: The Hands of Inspiration

Kareem Fletcher created this piece, mounted on the windows of a historic Front Street Building, using multicolored patterns to represent diversity, unity and equality.

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Mar
16

Arts & Culture
Ekene Ijeoma: Breathing Pavilion

Breathing Pavilion is a sculptural installation of 20 nine-foot inflatable columns arranged in a circle.

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Apr
12

Arts & Culture
Poetic Reflections: Words Upon the Window Frame

The Irish Rep showcases a series of short films with poets and actors reading poems by writers from the British Isles and US.

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Apr
13

Arts & Culture
Carol Bove: The Séances Aren’t Helping

This installation by sculptor Carol Bove is the second commission for the museum’s facade.

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Apr
18

Arts & Culture
Times Square Arts: Midnight Moment

Every night from 11:57pm to 12am, billboards throughout Times Square display digital artworks.

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Apr
18

Arts & Culture
Times Square Arts: Messages for the City

This artist-driven project delivers messages of love, gratitude and solidarity with NYC residents.

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Apr
18

Arts & Culture
Rachel Whiteread: Cabin

Rachel Whiteread's concrete cast of a rural shed sits atop Discovery Hill on Governors Island.

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Apr
18

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Jill Mulleady: We Wither Time into a Coil of Fright

Jill Mulleady fashions a surreal landscape populated by multiple figures in a scene she has described as a sort of “dance.”

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Apr
18

Arts & Culture
Black Lives Matter Murals

The City has helped organize the painting of "Black Lives Matter" on designated streets in each of the five boroughs.

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Apr
18

Arts & Culture
Leo Villareal: Light Matrix

Villareal’s LED installations explore the concept of both time and space.

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