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.

Apr
22

Museums & Galleries
Keith Haring's Boys Club Mural

A reinstallation of Keith Haring’s 1987 Boys Club Mural presented by Lacoste USA.

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Apr
24

Museums & Galleries
Culture and The People

El Museo's 50th anniversary show features works from their permanent collection.

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Apr
25

Attractions
Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is transformed into a free outdoor public art display.

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Apr
25

Museums & Galleries
Warhol Women

dedicated to the artist's portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s

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Apr
28

Outdoors & Recreation
9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk

Run and community day featuring entertainment and activities to benefit the 9/11 Memorial.

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May
1

Performing Arts
May 92Y Talks

Jill Biden, Glenn Close, Eve Ensler, Joe Namath and more are on 92Y's May calendar

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May
2

Museums & Galleries
Queer As I

This special exhibit of 50 paintings by 50 LGBTQ+ artists represent the fifty years since the Stonewall Riots.

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May
4

Film & TV
Tribeca Celebrates Pride

The Tribeca Film Festival celebrates Pride with a day of films, panels and discussions on LGBTQ+ representation in media.

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May
4

Restaurants
A Taste of Rockaway Beach

Food from more than 20 restaurants within walking distance of one another.

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May
4

Performing Arts
Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Block Party

A free block party featuring activities, performances and community art-making to celebrate Lincoln Center.

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May
9

Sports
New York Liberty vs. China

New York’s WNBA franchise plays the first of two 2019 games scheduled for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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May
30

Performing Arts
Open Call at The Shed

Works of 52 emerging NYC-based artists for free at the Shed.

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