NYC Weekend Guide – New Year’s Weekend 2016

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Happy New Year!

There’s no better place to be for New Year’s Eve than the Big Apple! The city hosts the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve party in the world at Times Square, not to mention plenty of other things to see and do. For New Yorkers and visitors alike, this weekend has plenty to offer. Here are just a few ways to ring in the New Year in 2017 here in the City That Never Sleeps.

New Year’s Eve at Times Square

Times Square hosts the world’s most celebrated and iconic New Year’s Eve party. Although the idea of standing out in the cold for hours on end may not appeal to everyone, there’s no question that being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Arrive around midday on New Year’s Eve to stake out your spot and ring in 2017 by watching the famed ball drop just before midnight.

Coney Island

A newer yet very popular alternative to Times Square, Luna Park on Coney Island also plays host to a fun New Year’s Eve celebration. The party will feature fireworks, ice skating, free rides and live entertainment. Get there at 6PM on New Year’s Eve for a great time!

Prospect Park

Live musical performances and free hot chocolate can be found at Grand Army Plaza at the northern end of beautiful Prospect Park in Brooklyn. A midnight fireworks show will cap off the event in a fun and unforgettable fashion.

Brooklyn Bridge

Explore the historic Brooklyn Bridge with a guided tour and view the spectacular fireworks from across the river in Brooklyn. More information can be found at www.nycwalks.com.

New York Road Runners Midnight Run

A four-mile run hosted by the New York Road Runners association begins in Central Park at 10PM on New Year’s Eve. A great way to start the new year in a healthy fashion – and see some fantastic fireworks too!

Central Park

Another popular alternative to the crowds and craziness of Times Square, Central Park offers a spectacular fireworks show. The fireworks will be launched at the Naumberg Bandshell at midnight and can be viewed from just about anywhere in the park and the immediate vicinity. Don’t miss this!