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The best New Year’s Eve events in NYC

Don’t drop the ball on the city’s craziest holiday—check out the best New Year’s Eve events in NYC to ring in 2022.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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Time to yeet 2021 to the curb and ring in the new year right with the best New Year's Eve events in NYC. Start it off—no matter how you’re hoping to ring in 2022, sloppy, sober, laid-back or nuts—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

Queer jazz song interpreter Richard Cortez, who currently performs four weekly residencies at Club Cumming, REBAR and more, will be at Django for New Year's Eve with his band performing provocative and high-energy horn-driven songs. From 10pm to 1:30am, catch the band play for $200 per person, which includes a cover charge, a three-course pre-fixe menu, and a midnight glass of champagne.

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High above the lights of Fifth Avenue, toast to 2022 at this New Year's Eve Rooftop Party at The Peninsula. The glamorous event will see Salon de Ning and Chalet de Ning transformed into a Studio 54-inspired disco party on its heated rooftop terrace. The evening of 1970s-themed music featuring a live DJ will include a raw bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and a premium open bar. Grab a glass of champagne and dance the night away 23 stories above the city with a midnight countdown. Tickets, which are $750 per person, include a raw bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and a premium open bar.

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PUBLIC Parties: The Roof, Bar Chrystie, Popular and House of X
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5. PUBLIC Parties: The Roof, Bar Chrystie, Popular and House of X

Have your pick of parties at PUBLIC:

THE ROOF: Looking for stunning views to watch the fireworks in the sky and ring in 2022 the right way? A night of jaw-dropping views, drinking and dancing to sounds by DJ Wemi and Coco and Breezy. Four-hour open bar, small passed bites, and a champagne toast at midnight included. Tickets start at $275 and $75 for admission after 12:30am.

BAR CHRYSTIE: If you are looking for a sexy, elegant, and  sophisticated, intimate party and bespoke cocktails from the dream team, Chef Diego Munoz, Chef John Fraser, and visionary mixologist Rob Krueger. Live performances from Lauren Henderson and Mickey Perez. Admission and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets start at $125.

POPULAR: If you are looking for a worldy feast to ring in the new year. Come to POPULAR where a special prix-fixe menu and one-of-a-kind dishes created by award-winning Chef Diego Munoz and Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser. Eat, drink and celebrate with live, hot salsa music from trio Tumbao Melao. Tickets start at $150 with a 4-course tasting menu and a champagne toast. Can also add an optional wine pairing

HOUSE OF X: Dance until the sun rises at PUBLIC’s newest den of debauchery. To get into the invite-only experience guests can submit requests to love@houseofyes.org and include all of the following: a photo of your look that follows the dress code, describe your sensual energy in 3 words, and your New Year’s Intention or fantasy. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, interactive experiences, and seating for the 2-hour show, a champagne toast at midnight, as well as the afterparty.

New York’s new lounge, nightclub and rooftop Somewhere Nowhere will host an indoor party and rooftop IGLOO experience. The two-level indoor/outdoor space sits atop the Renaissance Hotel on the 38th and 39th floors, offering captivating 360 views of the city and full access to the fireworks show. With a cutting edge sound system to amplify beats from local and international DJs, upcoming celebrations will include a 4.5 Hour Premium Open Bar (from 8-12:30pm), a special 2022 NYE countdown with panoramic views of the New York skyline and fireworks, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight with live theatrical immersive performers and NYE party favors. Tickets start at $270. In addition, new rooftop Igloos are sold as private rooms with bottle service package and a food platter provided by Noodlelove, available directly through their site now.

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R&B/neo-soul icon Macy Gray will be performing at The Iridium three nights for a special New Year’s Eve 2021 run. Tickets are on sale now at TheIridium.com for all three performances Thursday, December 30 (8:30pm), Friday, December 31 (7:00pm & 10:15pm), and Saturday, January 1 (8:00pm & 10:30pm). New Year’s Eve Holiday Bash packages offered will feature a pre-fixe menu with an open bar and an escort to watch Times Square’s famous midnight ball drop.

This New Year's Eve, Dante’s Winter House Masquerade Ball is taking place inside Pearl Alley at Pier 17, NYC’s luxurious new waterfront venue. The newly opened space will be offering a 4-hour premium open bar with festive signature cocktails made by Dante’s award-winning bar team alongside delicious bites severed throughout the night. Hidden under your Masquerade Mask, dance the night away with live performances by DJ Chachi, DJ Tre and Saxophonist. There will be party favors, surprises, and to top it all off, the best views in New York City.

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For an intimate venue to toast to the New Year, visit The Greens on The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York City’s seasonally rotating dining concept. Take over your own winter cabin with up to 8 guests and indulge in buckets of bubbly, craft cocktails, and a delicious cuisine-specific menu while soaking in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. There are five reservation slots throughout the day–11am-12:30pm, 12:45-2:30pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm, or 9pm-1am–each with various food & beverage packages to choose from.

Celebrate this new year differently with an evening of touching live performances, intoxicating dance music from DJ Awarehouse and mind-altering meditation by Three Jewels to ring in 2022. The event, which will be held at 17 Meadow St. (Brooklyn) is sober. Experience all the highs, heart connections, and realizations without the harmful side effects. Tickets range from $52 to $80.

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New Years Club Opening at Cipriani — Musica
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11. New Years Club Opening at Cipriani — Musica

There's a new nightclub in town and it's at Cipriani (637 West 50th St)! Musica NY, right from Italy, will be having a soft opening on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with an open bar between 10pm and midnight. Enjoy music by Nic Fanciulli and Kerri Chandler on NYE. For table reservations, email madeinitalynyc@gmail.com.

This raging 1920s-themed party at Fandi Mata will include a sumptuous four-course dinner, bespoke cocktails, champagne toast, a night of dazzling performances, and late-night dancing. With exhilarating entertainment curated by Disco Banana Arts and Entertainment, the revelers will indulge in an immersive experience featuring theatrical performances, a night of glamour, and prohibition-style decadence. Dress Code: Raucous 20s – Funky and spunky, slinky and sexy, feathery, foxy and full of moxie. Tickets start at $80.

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Parklife New Year's Eve 2022
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13. Parklife New Year's Eve 2022

Parklife is offering two tasting menus plus additional party experiences—a three-course tasting menu for $55 and a five-course special tasting menu for $90. For an additional $40, you can have drinks and attend a DJ party with DJ empanadamn from 10pm to 2am that includes prosecco at midnight plus your choice of two house cocktails. You can also opt into Nerd Nite Trivia from 7 to 9pm while you dine with Matt Wasowski. You can win prizes courtesy of Angry Orchard and Coney Island Beer. For $8 you can head to an afterparty at Littlefield from 12:30am to 4am. DJ Mike C will be spinning retro tunes. This add-on includes admission to littlefield plus a complimentary coat check

Pekarna will feature three different music genres throughout three different themed rooms—The Elixir Room, a multimedia space with a 106-inch drop-down screen and 7.1 digital surround sound with stadium banquette seating, will feature dance music; the Dragon Room with the Perrier-Jouët Champagne Bar will be playing 80s music all night long with two TV screens for the ball drop; and Pekarna’s main dining room, which showcases the stunning 592 Bar, will be the "Cocktails and Crooners" room, taking guests back to the 50s (with four TVs set up to ensure nobody misses the ball drop). Guests will also be able to reserve tables ahead of time to serve as their "home base" for the night, as Pekarna encourages guests to wander throughout the space and mingle. Pekarna will also be providing each guest with party favors to gear up for the ball drop.

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With different experiences throughout the spaces, including a DJ set, dancers, top shelf open bar, small bites and other surprises, guests at Arlo Soho will have full access to the new craft cocktail bar Foxtail, Art SoHo on the Rooftop and The Courtyard at Lindens for an unforgettable night. Tickets are available for $150.

Those interested in pre-celebrations can dine at Lindens, a new modern American restaurant situated within Arlo SoHo. The restaurant celebrates the essential tastes and flavors of each season with the finest local ingredients. To take the guesswork out of planning, guests can ring in the New Year with a beautiful seven-course general or plant-based tasting menu, featuring dishes such as housemade Grilled Sourdough Bread, Giardiniera, Spiced Cauliflower Steak and Pasta Pomodoro, to name a few. Don’t forget their kid-inspired PB&J for dessert. A champagne toast is included for each guest. Seats can be booked on Open Table for $128 per person.

Enjoy a Reveillon dinner, most celebrated during the holidays in the French Quarters, at Intersect by Lexus for New Year's Eve. A resy includes a six-course prix fixe menu curated by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Nina Compton. Menu highlights will include Yucca Beignet with Osetra Caviar, Hiramasa with finger limes, satsuma, chili and ikura, Pheasant Gumbo with rice and potato salad and black cake with milk punch ice cream and sorrel. Menu items may be subject to change.

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Olmsted, the acclaimed restaurant from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom in Prospect Heights, is hosting three dinner seatings. The first two seatings (priced at $125) will offer a four-course meal with snacks like the Pomme Dauphine with Trout Roe and Lemon Crème Fraîche, a Curry Crepe with Finger Limes, Peekytoe Crab, and Lemon Beurre Blanc as an appetizer, Guinea Hen Done Two Ways for the entree and Gingerbread Churros with Caramelized Apples, Tonka Beans, and Cinnamon Ice Cream for dessert. The final seating of the night will offer the same menu with the addition of a midnight toast and party poppers, priced at $175 per person. Reservations can be made online on Resy. For the first two seatings, reservations are available here, and reservations for the final seating can be made here

Flatiron’s newest underground speakeasy, Thyme Bar hosts their first New Years’ Eve event in its pre-war cellar hideaway from 10pm to 2am, offering a live DJ, an open bar of special cocktails and unlimited prosecco, passed hors d'oeuvres and a celebration drink at the countdown. Guests can purchase an Early Bird discount for $100 per ticket, as well as an exclusive pre-sale Holiday Gift Box (additional $35), including a Thyme Bar Pin, assorted cookies, and a limited edition, hand-bottled chocolate wine by Beverage Director Jeremy Le Blanche

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Kyma Hudson Yards
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19. Kyma Hudson Yards

Greek Taverna Kyma at Hudson Yards location is hosting a New Year’s Eve party including a DJ, live drummer performances, party favors, a live stream of the Times Square Ball Drop, a complimentary midnight Champagne toast with sparklers and even a show by an electric violinist. Seating starts at 9:30 pm and Executive Chef George Pagonis has crafted a specialty 5-course prefix menu (with a la carte entrees) for $250 per person which includes Kyma’s favorite dishes and features caviar, truffles, octopus, ribeye for two and lobster pasta, among others. Reservations can be made by calling 212-967-9700 or visiting www.kymarestaurants.com.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Snow Globe in the Sky atop the historic Beekman Tower at Ophelia, an Art Deco-inspired cocktail lounge in Midtown. Ophelia is hosting both an Early Evening Sunset Soirée and a Late Night Bash to reign in the New Year while taking in the unobstructed skyline views. Both events will have hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ and all of the accessories needed to celebrate the end of 2021. Tickets for the events start at $75.

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The Rooftop & Margie’s at The Rockaway Hotel, New Year’s Eve Dinner
Photograph: Courtesy The Rockaway Hotel/Kyle Knodell

21. The Rooftop & Margie’s at The Rockaway Hotel, New Year’s Eve Dinner

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Margie’s restaurant, an all-American eatery, and The Rooftop at The Rockaway Hotel. Enjoy a cozy, intimate dinner at Margie’s with music by Phil Kadet at 8pm, or ring in the New Year on The Rooftop with a DJ beginning at 8pm, while streaming the ball drop. Both locations will be serving a 3-course pre-fixe dinner with menu highlights including Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup (cilantro and toasted pumpkin seeds), Roasted Prime Rib (potato fondant, red wine jus and confit garlic) and Flourless Orange & Almond Cake with mascarpone. Seatings will be at 5pm for $65 and 7pm for $85. Margie’s reservations can be made hereThe Rooftop reservations can be made here.

The “farm to bar” cocktail lounge is hosting a dinner and New Year’s Eve party extravaganza. The evening will feature a special dinner menu from 5-8pm by reservation only with a special menu with options including dozen sustainable oysters to share with the table with soy-marinated trout caviar, Short Rib Egg Yolk Ravioli, Hudson Valley Duck with Chestnut Risotto and 1 Swiss Meringue Dessert share & 2 Glasses of Sauternes. Then, from 10-1am, Festivál will offer $150 tickets for access to its open bar featuring a selection of its signature cocktails featuring the most vibrant, local ingredients, beer and wine with a champagne toast at midnight with a live DJ playing all night. Additional activities include tarot card readings, a Times Square live stream and watercolor portraits.

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Amor Loco, a lively, new Mexican restaurant that recently opened in the Theatre District, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party that will include live music and two burlesque shows hosted by Lucy Buttons at 9:30pm & 11:15pm, including one performance with fire involved! Guests will be steps from the Times Square revelry without having to brave the cold. For a party of 2 ($65 per person), guests will receive one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert and two margaritas or cocktails of their choice. At midnight, guests will also receive a free flute of champagne as Amor Loco toasts to the new year!

 

YOTEL is throwing an over-the-top NYE party with a four-hour premium open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres with views of Manhattan's skyline and tunes from DJ PENNYWILD. Dance until the midnight countdown at this party, which will hand out complimentary champagne for a toast and exciting party favors. Tickets start at $139.

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The Crown, located atop Hotel 50 Bowery, is hosting a New Year’s Eve party to ring in the new year with style. With a live DJ playing from 9pm-2am, passed hors d’oeuvres, two free drinks, and a complimentary toast at midnight are all included with your ticket to the party. With stunning 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan, multiple lounge seating and VIP bottle-service available, there is no better place to party all night in the city that never sleeps

The Campbell, privately tucked into Grand Central Station, is hosting a glamorous masquerade ball this New Year’s Eve. Celebrate the roaring twenties like Gatsby – put on your most festive attire and step in the 1920s with The Campbell’s chic and timeless décor. With a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and passed hors d’oeuvres, it is guaranteed to be a night of glitz and glam!

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Mr. Purple, located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo, invites you to dance under its iconic disco ball with 6 free drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast and table opportunities all included with your admission ticket. Included in this year’s festivities is the Veuve Clicquot Winter Chalet, where guests can lounge in the larger-than-life heated snow globe surrounded by stunning views of Manhattan.

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Irvington, located within the W Union Square, is hosting a three-course pre-fixe dinner, along with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight for New Year’s Eve this year. The menu includes crispy lamb belly, filet mignon with caramelized pearl onions, and cauliflower steak romesco with roasted almonds and pomegranate seeds. To top it all off the chef will be serving tiramisu and champagne sorbet.

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At Wythe Hotel's French brasserie the restaurant will be offering the a la carte dinner menu on New Year's Eve as well as a number of holiday additions including turbot grillé with lemon beurre blanc and a t-bone steak with sauce bordelaise. The restaurant will be decked out with festive accents from balloons to confetti cannons, and noisemakers aplenty. Diners in the late seating who stay in the restaurant until midnight to ring in the New Year will receive a complimentary champagne toast.

Upstairs at Wythe Hotel, Bar Blondeau will offer reservations for a special prix fixe dinner menu that will be priced at $145 per person. Later on, around 9pm the space will turn up the party vibe with Jordan Radaelli (aka Druggy Paul) spinning slick obscure disco tracks. For those who don't want to dine but would like to join for the party portion, general admission tickets can be purchased at $75 per person.

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Located in the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel with rooftop views of the Empire State Building, VERSA, an 8,000 square-foot venue with both indoor and outdoor space, will have passed hors d’oeuvres, party favors, midnight toast, and music by DJ PHRESH. Cocktail attire required. General Admission tickets begin at $60.

Bond 45
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38. Bond 45

Fireman Hospitality Group’s Bond 45 (221 West 46th Street) will kick things off with entertainment hosted by Tony & Emmy Award Winer Dale Badway, an open bar, a five-course Italian feast, and a private escort to view the live ball drop in Times Square. Tickets starts at $700 per person inclusive of taxes and gratuity. 

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The Spanish, Latin-Caribbean restaurant will be hosting a number of New Years’ Eve festivities including an exclusive four-course tasting menu with seatings at 6pm for $85 and 9pm for $95. Complimentary glasses of champagne will be available for diners of each seating to toast in the New Year! Adding to the festive atmosphere, Tasca’s downstairs dining room will feature a live DJ from 9pm to 1 am, spinning with a flare of Latin music as well as other genres. Highlights from the four-course prix fixe menu include Crema de Mariscos con Tempura de Camarones: Seafood bisque with shrimp tempura; Chuleta de Cordero a la Parilla sobre Boniato y Salsa Perigord: Grilled baby lamb chop over boniato purée topped with Perigord sauce and Caribbean apple mint jelly; and Vieras en Caldo de Frijoles Negros con Lagrimas de Hierbas Caribena y Azafran: Sea scallops in a black bean broth with Caribbean herbs and saffron teardrops.

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This New Year’s Eve, The Garret East will transform into a chic evening party to manifest “No Bad Days” in 2022. Ticketed entrance will be from 9pm-2am. General admission ($100pp) includes an open bar and champagne toast at midnight. Tables and private room reservations, ($150pp) include open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and a taco party platter from Borrachito. General admission and table reservations are available via Resy.

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