New Year’s Eve in NYC

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We will officially be entering not only a new year, but also a whole new decade! The 20’s are back and we get to experience it – how fun and crazy is that? And there is nowhere better to ring in this New Year and new decade than in NYC! There are tons of parties and great places to eat for the holiday. Below are my top picks for the best parties and restaurants for some New Year’s Eve fun.

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PARTIES

THE ULTIMATE NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS YACHT CRUISE

December 31 | 9pm-2am | $149+ | Age 21+

SkyPort Marina – Jewel Yacht, 2430 FDR Drive (at East 23rd Street), NY, NY 10010

“Witness NYC’s Breathtaking New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display on the Water. Enjoy the Beautiful NY Skyline & the Statue of Liberty. Included with your ticket is admission to the yacht, a 4 hour open bar (9pm-1am), New Year’s Eve Party Favors, amazing view of the NYE fireworks, view of the Statue of Liberty, and free food: mixed green salad, pasta with broccoli, chicken francese, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, eggplant rollatini, dinner rolls, coffee, tea, and cookies or cake. Music by: NYC’S Top DJ’s playing mainstream, house, top 40, dance, Latin, 80’s, pop, and classics.” – OK Entertainment

Notes: Dress code is New Year’s Eve best/trendy attire. Prices will increase as event gets closer.

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COMPANY XIV: LA FÊTE DU NOUVEL AN/NUTCRACKER ROUGE

December 31 | 10pm-2am | $245+ | Age 21+

383 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

“Ring in 2020 with panache and the most sensual, decadent troupe in New York City. Company XIV holds nothing back for its annual, sold-out New Year’s Eve spectacle. Enjoy an exclusive performance of Nutcracker Rouge, Company XIV’s signature baroque-burlesque confection. Start the evening with a complimentary cocktail served ice-cold upon arrival. Then, just before midnight, the beauties of XIV will serve you glasses of delicious French sparkling wine for a midnight toast. Indulge in a luxurious selection of small bites throughout the evening. All tickets grant access to an exclusive after-party allowing you to celebrate with the cast until 2am” – Company XIV

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NEW YEAR’S EVE AT BLUE MIDTOWN

December 31 | 8pm-4am | $89+ | Age 21+

Blue Midtown, 220 West 44 St, NY, NY 10036

“Join us for a killer night in Manhattan’s prime neighborhood! Half a block away from the Ball Drop! NYC’s favorite DJ’s will be playing top hits, mix format house and hip-hop and sure to keep the crowd dancing till late. Blue was designed to be a vibrant social club in the vein of New York’s vinyl age for those who wish to extend their evening after dining at The Ribbon, grab a pre- or post-theater snack, or listen to some late-night tunes. Music serves as the universal theme, with a design celebrating NYC’s great musical heritage and paying homage to some of the city’s most iconic recording artists.” – Blue Midtown
Notes: Be sure to purchase tickets and tables in advance to avoid sell-outs! Prices will increase, as the event gets closer.  All sales are final, no refunds.  Tax and gratuity not included in price.

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BATHTUB GIN 

December 31 | 8pm-4am | $120+ | Age 21+

132 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

“Get jazzed up this New Year’s Eve with a throwback to the Roaring 20s at one of New York’s coolest bars. Bathtub Gin, with its soft lighting and ornate decor, feels like it could have been a watering hole to Jay Gatsby himself. Live on the edge this New Year’s at an exclusive event that’s sure to be the cat’s meow. Indulge yourself at the classiest shindig on the block. Enjoy the 4-hour premium open bar (may we suggest the house hooch?) while small bites whet the party appetite. A live DJ will turn up the dance floor and lead a live countdown to midnight. You’ll be transported as the drinks keep flowing and you dance the night away.” – Bathtub Gin

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THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL NEW YEAR’S EVE

December 31 | 10:30pm | $225+ | Age 21+

530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

“Celebrate the New Year at The McKittrick! Join us for the most beautiful, epic New Year’s Eve party in New York City, featuring: World Class Musicians, One-Night Only Dazzling Performances, All night open bar.Guests should come dressed to the nines in their New Year’s finery, in chic shades of midnight blue, gold, silver, and black. Or with a thematic flair inspired by cosmic wonders and explorers of the world.” – The McKittrick

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THE AINSWORTH – MIDTOWN 

December 31 | 9pm-4am | $80+ | Age 21+

45 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

“Have a ball on December 31, NYE 2020 at Ainsworth Midtown, NYC’s Best lounge and bar featuring a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight to toast the New Year, a midnight DJ-led countdown to the New Year, and music performed by DJ, including Top 40, Electronic and Dance, Hip Hop, and more.” – Ainsworth

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MAGIC HOUR ROOFTOP AT MOXY HOTEL TIMES SQUARE

December 31 | 8pm-4am | $195+ | Age 21+

485 7th Avenue (at 36th St.), NY, NY 10018

“Take a trip down the rabbit hole this NYE with a fabulous New Year’s party at NYC’s Magic Hour rooftop bar and lounge. A whimsical, cirque-inspired venue with panoramic views of the city and the Empire State Building, Magic Hour hosts a New Year’s soirée that will give you a new perspective on luxury nightlife. The New Year’s party at Magic Hour delivers the hottest amenities in NYC nightlife, starting with a 4-hour open bar pouring up your favorite bubbles, brews, and cocktails. A line-up of top DJ’s will be providing the soundtrack with live performances of Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, and mash-ups before leading a live countdown to midnight. Grab a glass of complimentary champagne for a New Year’s toast, and get ready to dance the night away.” – Magic Hour @ Moxy Hotel

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TAVERN ON THE GREEN: NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA

December 31 | 10pm-2am | $150+ | Age 21+

67th Street and Central Park West, NY, NY 10023

“Party the night (and 2019) away, including a front row seat to the Central Park fireworks show. The all-inclusive tickets include a 4-hour premium open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and sweets, live entertainments, passed desserts and sweets, midnight fireworks in Central Park, and late night snacks.” – Tavern on the Green

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NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS CRUISE 

December 31 | 9:15pm-12:30am | $328+

Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) – West 22nd and Hudson River

“Enjoy this intimate yacht decked out in Holiday decor. Throughout the night, enjoy passed hors d’ oeuvres, a standard open bar & champagne bar (with mixed drinks available for purchase), our Live Jazz Quartet, and the New York Harbor Fireworks at midnight aboard our intimate and elegant 1920s style yacht. Enjoy some cool jazz at boarding. As the excitement of the evening builds, expect some classic covers, danceable funk and R&B.” – Classic Harbor

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RESTAURANTS

AYZA WINE & CHOCOLATE BAR

11 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 | (212) 714-2992 | $59+

“New Year’s Eve Party: Live DJ 10 PM to 2 AM, upscale, friendly, and cozy. We will be serving a three course, $59 prix-fixe menu highlighting Ayza’s classics and holiday specials.” – Ayza

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PARK AVENUE TAVERN

99 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 | (212)-867-4484 | $55+

“Ring in the New Year with a prix fixe three-course meal at Park Avenue Tavern. Some choices include Manhattan clam chowder, flat iron steak, and chocolate pretzel bread pudding. You can also add a bottle of wine with your reservation – Cabernet Sauvignon ($52), Prosecco ($40), or Sauvignon Blanc ($64). You can also celebrate with premium open bar from 10pm – 1am, bubbles toast at midnight, and music and dancing for $60 – age 21+.” – Park Avenue Tavern

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THE NOMAD

1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 | (212) 796-1500 | $180+

“Enjoy a prix-fixe menu with two seating options. The first seating will be before 7pm, with a four-course menu, available for $180 per person. The second seating will be after 8pm, with a five-course menu, available for $260 per person. Beverage, gratuity and tax are not included.” – The NoMad

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O’LUNNEY’S TIMES SQUARE PUB

145 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 | (212) 840-6688 | $195

“Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the heart of Times Square. Enjoy a dinner party with a four-course holiday menu is included, as well as live music, party favors, reserved seating, and a champagne toast.” – O’Lunney’s Times Square Pub

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VANDAL NY

199 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 | (212) 400-0199 | $125+

“For our New Year’s Eve celebration in the restaurant, we will be having three separate dinner seatings: The first a la carte seating may be booked between 5:30PM and 7PM. The second a la carte seating may be booked between 7PM and 9PM. Our final seating will be for guests looking to join us through the New Year! This seating can be booked between 9PM and 10PM with pricing as follows: Seated Dinner in the Dining Room – $175 per person. Standing Room with 4-hour premium open bar & passed hors d’oeuvre – $125 per person. We will be featuring a special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu. There will be a DJ, dancers, countdown to midnight, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast!” – Vandal NY

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