An (almost) free spirited, totally New York New Year’s Eve
Still don’t have solid plans for New Year’s Eve? Want a champagne evening on a beer budget? Have no fear, we’ve got you covered.
Step 1: Come to see the oft-overlooked Scorsese musical tribute to old Hollywood New York, New York on New Year’s Eve at 8:45 [Buy tickets]. Start spreading the news…the iconic title song, written by Kander and Ebbs, first appeared in the 1977 film starring Liza Minelli and Robert DeNiro, and only became famous when Frank Sinatra covered in 1979.
Step 2: Join the 11th annual Time’s Up New Year’s Eve Ride. It starts at Washington Square Park, but why not have a drink after the movie and join the celebratory crowd at Belvedere Castle in Central Park at around 11:30? You’ll be able to enjoy fireworks and the musical stylings of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra. Did we forget to mention this outdoor shindig is free?
Step 3: Still not tired? Join any one of these after parties selected by Time Out New York.