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The best New Year’s Eve events in NYC

Don’t drop the ball on the city’s wildest holiday—check out the best New Year’s Eve events in NYC to ring in 2024.

Written by
Christina Izzo
Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Shaye Weaver

Time to yeet 2023 to the curb and ring in the new year right with the best New Year's Eve events in NYC. No matter how you’re hoping to ring in 2024—sloppy, sober, laid-back or buckwild—we’ve got the NYE celebration for you. So don your festive getups and get ready for a night of New Year’s Eve fireworks, amazing dinners and more first-of-the-year festivities with this roundup of the best attractions and events for ringing in the New Year.

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New Year’s Eve events in NYC

  • Things to do

New Year’s Eve in Times Square is the sparkling event of the season. The iconic party in the square celebrates big with live musical performances, the famous ball drop and, once the clock strikes midnight, a massive fireworks display. If you’re brave enough to put up with the crowds and the cold, this display is one you’ll want to see.

Fireworks near the Statue of Liberty
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2. Fireworks near the Statue of Liberty

Every year, New York City shoots of fireworks by the Statue of Liberty. What could be more New York than that? You can stand along the waterfront in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn to see it, but there are many cruises you can hop on to see them up close (and with food and champagne), including from New York Harbor Tours, Liberty CruiseCircle Line and Classic Harbor Line.

  • Art
  • Photography
  • Gramercy

Ring in the New Year with a celebration spread across Fotografiska New York.

Drop by the museum's grand European restaurant Veronika for a Gilded Age fête. The black-tie affair will begin at 8pm on the 31st, featuring culinary delights, fine caviar, and a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight. DJ Darius Maghen will be setting the vibe for a night to remember. Tickets are $300 per person. 

Or head to Chapel Bar for heavenly event of late-night antics. Ring in the New Year under the chandelier and celebrate with a champagne toast at midnight in this intimate elegant setting. Tickets are $150 for a single; $250 for a pair.

  • Bars
  • Roosevelt Island

Feel like you're on top of the world at this party with an incredible view. Panorama Room atop the Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel will host a special NYE Party to ring in the new year.

The festivities includes an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres, along with a bubbly toast. Get dolled up in your finest cocktail attire for the festivities. Tickets are going fast here starting at $269.

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Williamsburg
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Need a little liquid courage to get on the dancefloor? This party at Brooklyn Brewery will do the trick. 

The party's in the brewery's tasting room kicking off with a live modular synth set from Jesse Juno followed by an all-vinyl DJ set from Brooklyn-based band A Place To Bury Strangers.

The festivities begin at 9:30, leading into a midnight countdown: a dynamic light show projecting footage of the ball dropping just across the river from years past – in VHS-style, for full nostalgic impact.

Tickets, priced at $135/each, include beers, bubbly, and small bites to ring in 2024.

  • Bars

Ring in 2024 above the crowds at one of NYC’s best rooftop bars or sky-high hotels. Dress in your very best cocktail attire to toast with a flute of Champagne at midnight, dance until the wee hours and celebrate leaving 2023 behind. 

From a spot with a three-hour open-bar to another with fireowrk views, here are our top picks for rooftop bars to celebrate NYE.


  • Restaurants

Don’t start 2024 cleaning up your kitchen! These prix fixe and à la carte options make for a memorable last meal of 2023. Feast on a mini buffet and an open bar a few minutes from the Times Square ball drop, put on your finest gown for a New Year’s Eve gala or stay local (and stay in your sweatpants)—these are the very best restaurants open on New Year’s Eve 2023 in NYC.

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