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
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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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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Jun
5

Arts & Culture
Re:Growth: A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park and the New York Spirit

Karin Bravin curates this celebration of the Conservancy’s 35th anniversary and the City’s and park's resiliency.

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Jun
19

Restaurants
Queens Night Market

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Shakespeare in the Park

Each summer the Public Theater produces work by Shakespeare in Central Park's Delacorte Theater, with free tickets distributed by lottery.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Maya Lin: Ghost Forest

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Leo Villareal: Light Matrix

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

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Ellen Reid: Soundwalk

Composer Ellen Reid, a recent Pulitzer winner for her opera Prism, has created a site-specific score for exploring Central Park.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Mierle Laderman Ukeles: For ⟶ forever

Mierle Laderman Ukeles has a long history of artwork dedicated to the unseen hands that drive the economy.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Scott Gerber: Peace, Love & Happiness

Scott Gerber created the colorful installation Peace, Love & Happiness, which comprises a trio of sculptural symbols, to foster healing through art.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

Learn about a newly uncovered side of the house's 200-year-plus history.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Beautiful Creatures

first exhibit in restored Hall of Gems

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