Counting down to the New Year in New York? Toasting over a glass of champagne is a given, but how do you know where to spend your last hours of 2018?
Luckily, celebrating New Year’s Eve in Manhattan offers plenty of options, from uptown fine-dining to downtown dancing. Whether you hope to ring in 2019 at a large or more intimate event, this city is bound to have every plan covered.
Here’s how our expert staff recommend spending the evening:
“This masquerade in Brooklyn is the perfect event for anyone who likes to dance their way into the New Year. Masks, awesome house beats and an all-night celebration are sure to ensue at the TBA annual party.”
“Extend the feasting theme of the holidays right into New Years Eve with an awesome tasting menu from The Dutch. The oysters and lobster fried rice will pair perfectly with the glass (or two) of champagne I plan on enjoying.”
“Since I’m not big on parties or booze, I prefer to spend the evening with music. Which is why I love the Barge’s annual NYE concert at the Brooklyn waterfront. I’m looking forward to listening to the concertos of Bach and Vivaldi while watching the final sunset of 2018.”
“Last year my friends and I joined the New Year’s Eve Bike Ride and had a great time! This year we’re starting on our bikes at the Marble Arch in Washington Square Park and riding up to the Belvedere Castle in Central Park for the after party. It’s the easiest way to spend the entire evening completely outdoors!”
“Book a spot on the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour, where you’ll get a guided tour of the best city sights from the bridge. It’s ninety minutes and timed perfectly with the final countdown. Plus, you’ll have the best view of the fireworks!”