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.

Jul
1

Arts & Culture
Nancy Baker Cahill: Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell reflects on the evolution of liberty, freedom and democracy and encourages viewers to do the same.

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Oct
2

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Inspired by "What Is Left"

This text-based installation by Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, a Crown Heights–based arts collective, uses the words of the late poet Lucille Clifton to convey resiliency and perseverance.

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Oct
29

Arts & Culture
Madison Square Park: Abigail DeVille: Light of Freedom

Abigail DeVille’s Light of Freedom serves as a centerpiece for Madison Square Park Conservancy’s exploration of the roles of public art and civic spaces in these times.

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Jan
22

Museums & Galleries
Vida Americana

Whitney exhibit explores the impact Mexican artists had on their counterparts in the United States.

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Jan
22

Museums & Galleries
Women March

Celebration of the centennial of 19th Amendment and other women’s victories.

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Jan
22

Museums & Galleries
Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural

Exhibition of artist Jackson Pollock's famed large-scale painting.

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Jan
22

Museums & Galleries
About Time: Fashion and Duration

Exhibition dissecting the relationship between fashion and time.

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Jan
22

Museums & Galleries
We Fight to Build a Free Worl

Artist-curated exhibition showcasing responses to social injustice.

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Jan
22

Museums & Galleries
We Do Not Dream Alone, the Asia Society Triennial

This far-ranging event includes exhibitions, interdisciplinary panels and performances.

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Jan
22

Museums & Galleries
The Nature of Color

an exploration of the many roles of color

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Jan
22

Arts & Culture
Sophie Calle: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

Near Green-Wood's main entrance, artist Sophie Calle has created an ongoing site-specific installation in the form of a headstone.

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Jan
22

Arts & Culture
Museum of the City of New York: New York Responds

This exhibit continues the museum's tradition of collecting New York City's stories.

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