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 2019
New Year's Eve in Times Square
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By David Goldberg, Kevin Aeh and Will Gleason |
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When you think about New Year's Eve events in New York, the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration is probably the first one that comes to mind. While the rest of the world watches half a million New Yorkers freezing their tails off in midtown, the rest of NYC will be shutting it down like it’s 1999—sorry, we mean 2019. So don your most festive holiday dresses and getups and head out for a night of New Year’s Eve fireworks, amazing New Year's Eve concerts and more first-of-the-year festivities with our roundup of the best parties and events for ringing in the New Year.

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New Year’s Eve events in NYC

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Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

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Two piano men battle it out to prove who is truly the master of all 88 keys, with a playlist decided entirely by the audience. Whether you’re in the mood for Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera or current chart toppers, these pianists are up for the challenge. But they expect you to do your part by singing along. And for New Year's Eve, count on a wild throwdown at Gran Morsi's Cellar, featuring a four-hour open bar. 

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