NYC is definitely the place to be on New Year’s Eve. This city is full of lights and festivities. I’m fortunate enough to live right in Manhattan, where all the magic happens. Don’t get me wrong though, there are so many great events across all the boroughs. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites to help you decide which NYE event to attend this year.
Harbor Lights Cruise
Feel like getting a bit fancy this year? Then spend your New Year’s Eve on a yacht! The event is black tie optional, so it’s perfect for those that love to dress up.
The harbor lights cruise provides a dinner buffet and breathtaking views of the city. Fireworks will sound off later in the evening to signify the new year. Surround yourself with beautiful people and views this New Year’s Eve.
Milk River Lounge Party
Power 105.1 is hosting a huge party in Brooklyn this year. Visit the Milk River Lounge to party with your favorite DJs. Celebrate until 1 AM in this beautiful lounge with some of the best bartenders and drinks in the city. Tickets are only $20, so get them while you can! Bring all your friends and have a night to remember.
Gotham Hall Extravaganza
There are only two words you need to know when considering this place for NYE, open bar. Imagine 5 and a half hours of premium drinks! I’m already sold. There’s also a buffet between 9 and 10 so you can eat before you get too wasted. Make sure you save some room for the champagne toast at midnight.
These tickets run pretty steeply, so I hope you’ve been saving up this year. It’ll all be worth us though. I guarantee you’ll have the time of your life at this venue.
Highline Ballroom Party
Visit the Meatpacking District for some drinks and dancing. The Highline Ballroom is always a good place to go to have fun. Their bar is phenomenal and there are enough people to hype you up during the night. There’s no leaving early when walking into this ballroom.
You’ll have to throw on some cocktail attire or risk not being let inside. But, who doesn’t want to show off their little black dress on New Year’s Eve? You can plan a girl’s night out at the ballroom. Make sure you get your tickets ASAP. I hear they’re selling out fast, especially if you want VIP.
Brooklyn Brewery Bash
Would you rather drink beer than tequila on New Year’s Eve? Then Brooklyn Brewery is where you need to go. Their NYE bash will have all the special barrel-aged beer you can drink.
This option is great for those that wish to stay casual on New Year’s Eve. You don’t have to wear heels or a sexy dress. Just show up in jeans and a jersey and be ready to shove some guys out of the way for your beer.
All Black Everything
If you’re looking for a less expensive option this year, try the All Black Everything party at La Rose Catering Hall, the biggest dancehall in the Bronx. Everyone is free before midnight, so get in line early.
There’s nothing but good vibes and energy in this place. The party lasts all night long until 4 am. You can toast the DJ and dance with your girls until your feet fall off. Just don’t forget to wear black.
The name says it all. You’ll enjoy plenty of champagne at Amazura Nightclub in Queens. I love how diverse Queens is. This is the place to meet new people from all different backgrounds. You can really go to this event by yourself and leave with plenty of friends.
For only $40, why not give it a try? Champagne Campaign also lasts until 4 am, so wear comfortable shoes.
Times Square Ball Drop
All the magic happens in Times Square. If you’re lucky enough to get up close, you can see the most beautiful ball drop. Add in all the celebs that will be there to perform, and this night will be truly magical.
Keep in mind that you will have to wait by the ball basically all day to get a good spot. I suggest bringing your friends and snacks. This way, they can hold your spot if you have to leave for any reason. Don’t worry though, this event will be broadcast live. So, if you can’t make it, you can always chill at home and watch it from the comfort of your couch.
No matter what venue you choose, NYGal hopes you have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve!