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.

Aug
18

Museums & Galleries
Blue Man Group: Ready…Go!

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Aug
18

Museums & Galleries
Walt Whitman: America’s Poet

NYPL celebrates Whitman’s 200th birthday with an exhibit of his work.

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Aug
18

Broadway
Betrayal

Harold Pinter’s 1978 play is a tale of extramarital affairs.

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Aug
18

Off-Broadway
Broadway Bounty Hunter

An unemployed, middle-aged actress gets an unlikely gig as a bounty hunter in this zany Off-Broadway musical comedy.

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Aug
18

Restaurants
Mastercard Priceless Restaurant Opening

Get a taste of international delicacies at this new restaurant from Mastercard.

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Aug
19

Broadway
Sea Wall / A Life

Two family men take audiences on a journey they won’t soon forget.

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Aug
22

Concerts
Rockin' the River Music Cruises

These sunset cruises on the Hudson River offer spectacular views and live music.

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Aug
24

Museums & Galleries
Look Both Ways

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Dave Eggers and Kim Gordon’s typographical work is on view at SVA.

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Aug
24

Music
Harlem Jazz & Music Festival

Celebrate at this eight-day long series of events, featuring jazz, blues and hip-hop performances from local talent.

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Sep
2

Film & TV
Seaport Cinema

Catch free Monday night movies on the rooftop at Pier 17.

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Sep
5

Museums & Galleries
Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings

Exhibition of 70 drawings by American artist Eva Hesse.

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Sep
6

Broadway
Derren Brown: Secret

Illusionist Derren Brown brings his mind-blowing act to Broadway.

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