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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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Ana Flores: Forest Dialogue

Take a seat in one of the pair of bronze chairs positioned amid the dawn redwood and bald cypresses in front of Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery.

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Sep
17

Arts & Culture
Styling: Black Expression, Rebellion and Joy Through Fashion

The exhibition focuses on style as an expression of creativity and rebellion against oppression.

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Sep
24

Arts & Culture
Hispanic Society Museum & Library: Treasures on the Terrace

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (which runs mid-September to mid-October), this exhibition features large-scale photographic reproductions of 19 works from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru drawn from the museum's collection.

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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
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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Oct
22

Museums & Galleries
Making The Met, 1870–2020

Centerpiece of the Met’s 150th anniversary celebration year.

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Oct
22

Museums & Galleries
Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer

Exhibition showcasing noted textile designer’s works that informed fashion designer’s clothing.

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Oct
22

Museums & Galleries
We Fight to Build a Free Worl

Artist-curated exhibition showcasing responses to social injustice.

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Oct
22

Museums & Galleries
Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside

More than 100 images from Davidson's work in photojournalism are on display at the Queens Museum.

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Oct
22

Museums & Galleries
Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist

See the first solo show dedicated to Pelton's abstract painting.

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Oct
22

Arts & Culture
Women of the Nation Arise!

Staten Island's role in the suffrage movement is examined.

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