New Year’s Events and Celebrations 2023

New Year's Events and Celebrations 2022
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New Year’s Events and Celebrations 2022

Ring in the new year the right way with these events and celebrations all over New York!

Psst… Check out Kwanzaa Events in New York 20223!

Manhattan

A New Year’s Celebration with Flor Bromley

Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St., Upper West Side
Thursday, Dec. 28, 11 am & 12pm
All ages
$16.75

Get ready for the New Year with bilingual singer/songwriter, actress, storyteller and puppeteer, Flor Bromley! 

Noon Year’s Eve

Bloomingdale Library, 150 W 100th St., Upper West Side
Saturday, Dec. 30, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
All ages
Free

Join the children’s room for a 2024-themed scavenger hunt and fun prizes. Then count down from 10 for the new year – just in case you can’t make it to midnight on 12/31!

New Year’s Eve at CMOM

Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St., Upper West Side
Sunday, Dec. 31, 10 am – 5 pm
All ages
$16.75

Ring in 2024 in style by wearing wacky hats of your own design and making some noise with your own New Year’s noisemakers! Plus, take part in a New Year’s Eve ball drop & dance party and a New Year’s Eve Ball with Vibes by Ayo Nish.

Noon Year

Sloomoo Institute, 475 Broadway, Soho
Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Sunday and Monday, 12 pm
All ages
Included with admission: $48

Join Sloomoo Institute to help transform Lake Sloomooo (where you can walk on 350+ gallons of slime) into a celebration of all the hopes, dreams, and new beginnings to come in 2024. All are invited to ‘drop’ dozens of glittery slime into Lake Sloomoo celebration of the New Year!

Brooklyn

Ring in the New Year EARLY at D&B

Dave and Buster’s – Brooklyn Gateway, 395 Gateway Drive, Spring Creek
Sunday, Dec. 31, 4 pm
All ages
$53.96

New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s offers unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites worthy of being the last meal of the year, and Unlimited Video Game Play all night long. Plus enjoy an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Ave. and Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights
Sunday, Dec. 31, 10 pm
All ages
Free

Join Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso and Prospect Park Alliance for Brooklyn’s most spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park.

The event will include live entertainment by Quintessential Playlist who will perform live music at 10 pm before the fireworks begin.

New Year’s Day Super Hike

Prospect Park, Parkside Avenue and South Lake Drive, Flatbush
Monday, Jan. 1, 12 – 2 pm
All ages
Free

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, join the Urban Park Rangers on a lengthy hike. Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to the park.

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, and unplug from the world to clear your head. 

Japanese Traditional New Year Ceremonies

Japan Village, 934 3rd Ave., Sunset Park
Monday, Jan. 1, 2 – 7 pm
All ages
Free

Come out for an enchanting celebration of the New Year steeped in rich Japanese traditions. Immerse yourself in the cultural festivities that promise an unforgettable start to the year ahead.

Queens

“Noon Year’s Eve” Storytime

Queens Library – Rochdale Village, 169-09 137th Ave., Jamaica
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 0-3
Free

Children and their caregivers are invited to celebrate the New Year with stories, songs and a countdown to noon! 

Family New Year’s Countdown And Celebration

Queens Public Library – Glen Oaks, 256-04 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks
Friday, Dec. 29, 11 am – noon
All ages
Free

Ring in the New Year with a story or two, resolutions, noisemakers, and hats. At ten seconds to noon, there will be a countdown and balloon drop!

Noon Year’s Eve

The Queens Movement Studios, 61-19 Fresh Pond Road, 
Sunday, Dec. 31, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
All ages
$40 per 1 adult and child

Come out for a balloon drop, dancing, games, arts and crafts and more.

Staten Island

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Sunday, Dec. 31, 11:30 am and 2 pm
All ages
Included with admission: $8
Advanced registration required

Celebrate the eve of the New Year with a dance party, party favors, balloon drop, and two different countdowns, one at 12:00 pm and one at 2:30 pm.

Enjoy this kid-centered silly celebrations with Patrick Raferty and the Rock-A-Silly Band.  Be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your preferred countdown to be a part of the fun!

Ring in the New Year EARLY at D&B

Dave and Buster’s – Staten Island, 2655 Richmond Ave, Staten Island
Sunday, December 31, 4 pm
All ages
$53.96

Enjoy unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites, and Unlimited Video Game Play all night long. Plus enjoy an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown.

First Day Hike at Mount Loretto

Mount Loretto, Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island
Monday, Jan. 1, 10 -11:30 am
All ages
Free

Greet the New Year with a leisurely winter walk along the gentle slopes of the grassland trail. Visit the wildlife platform overlooking the freshwater ponds as well as the Mount Loretto Pavilion overlooking the Raritan Bay. This one-mile loop will offer good views of waterfowl, raptors, and sparrows.

End of Year Mindfulness Hike

Allison Pond Park, Prospect Ave., N Randall Ave. and, Brentwood Ave, Staten Island
Monday, Jan. 1, 11 am- 12 pm
All ages
Free

Head into nature with the Urban Park Rangers, and practice mindfulness with a positive attitude and good intentions for the new year. 

New Year’s Day Hike

Freshkills Park Event Entrance, 350 Wild Avenue, Staten Island
Monday, Jan. 1, 1 – 2:30 pm
All ages
Free

Get healthy and join the Urban Park Rangers on a fun and lengthy hike. Explore nature, discover the city’s urban forests, and unplug from the world to clear your head. Start the new year off right on this healthy hike of the recently opened North Park section of Freshkills Park.

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