New Year’s Eve 2017 in NYC guide
After a rocky 2017, there’s a lot of pressure to have a good time on New Year’s Eve 2018. NYC’s biggest celebration takes place in Times Square, but our guide also includes all the best parties, raucous concerts and free things to do, like watching a New Year's Eve fireworks display in one of the best NYC parks, if you're willing to brave the cold and the crowds. Don’t just settle for an intimate evening at home with your two cats and one of the flicks from our best movies of all time list—a night of fantastical revelry in NYC awaits!
When is New Year’s Eve?
New Year’s Eve takes place on the last day of the year—December 31, 2017.
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Samba Kitchen & Bar
This bar and restaurant brings the flavors of Brazil to Hell’s Kitchen. Order the country’s national drink—the caipirinha—to start. The cachaca-based cocktail comes flavored with coconut, passionfruit, strawberry or the traditional lime ($12 each). Samba Kitchen and Bar also offers regional specialities like Xingu, a Brazilian black ale ($8), sangria ($9) and a selection of South American wines. The dinner menu features beloved appetizers like pão de queijo, a Brazilian cheese bread ($8), yucca fries ($6) and assorted croquettes ($12). Entrees include traditional favorites like feijoada, a black bean stew with bacon, pork shoulder and sausage ($24), and vatapa, slow-cooked tilapia and shrimp in a sauce made from bread and coconut milk ($25). Stop by on Wednesday nights or Sunday brunch service to hear live samba from local musicians. Samba Kitchen, indeed!
Venue says: “Bringing the flavors of Brazil to Hell's Kitchen! Live Samba Music Wednesday's 8pm - 11pm and during Sunday Brunch, 12pm - 3:30pm.”