The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Guide In NYC

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New York City is the place to be for New Year’s Eve! There is so much to do on this day, but lucky for you we gathered a few exclusive events that are sure to be a good time! Take a look below and start 2019 in a festive way.

Bowlmor Times Square

Bowl your way into 2019 with Bowlero Corporation’s NYE daytime and nighttime party packages. Bowlero Corp., the leading and largest operator of bowling/entertainment spaces, is offering Daytime and Nighttime Packages at various centers on December 31st and January 1st to cheer on 2019. The packages include unlimited bowling, gourmet buffets, sparkling cider, champagne toasts and more.

To make reservations, you can visit their website here.

Dos Caminos

Celebrate the beginning of 2019, Mexican style! Steps away from the iconic ball drop, guests can Fiesta into 2019 at Dos Caminos in Times Square. The exclusive party will have an open bar with margaritas galore, delicious bites curated by the restaurant’s celebrity chef Ariel Fox (currently on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen) including a guacamole station, a cheesy fundido bar, full gourmet buffet with spit roasted al pastor pork, tampiqueno marinated skirt steak, and plenty more. A live DJ will be spinning tracks all night to keep the party going well into 2019.

Tickets start at $350 and can be purchased at

Blue Fin

Ring in 2019 with an epic New Year’s Eve bash in the heart of all of the excitement! Blue Fin’s swanky party will have live entertainment all night, an open bar, award-winning bites, raw bar & sushi, and more. For guests looking to splurge, VIP booth seating is also available, which includes bottle service, a private server, small plates, early access to the party at 8PM, and a $25 brunch credit for New Year’s Day.

Tickets start at $350 and can be purchased at

Light & Life Presents: Zedd NYE Weekend

New York dance institution Light & Life is back with another unforgettable night on December 28th featuring multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist, DJ, and producer Zedd.The show will be hosted at a secret warehouse, where attendees can dance in the expansive industrial compound all night long to Light & Life’s prime production, which will include their signature beam of light that guides audience hands to the sky and eye-popping visuals. Fans are guaranteed a sense of old-school authenticity paired with the best amenities modern dance events have to offer.

Bell Book & Candle

Dine at Bell Book & Candle (141 W 10th Street) this New Year’s Eve with a 7 course menu for $95 a person with starters like Oysters & American Caviar, Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna Nachos, Shellfish Bisque, Seared Scallops and Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras. The main course is a Grass Fed Filet of Beef with root vegetable gratin, mushroom ragu and white truffle oil.

Last but not least, end your meal with a can’t miss selection of mini desserts which include Goat Cheesecake, Chocolate Brownie, Bread Pudding and Sorbet. Party favors, a balloon drop, confetti canons and a champagne toast at midnight are also included. For more information and to book a table please visit bbandcnyc.comor call 212–414–2355.

The McKittrick Hotel

The King’s Winter Masquerade abounds with opulent masked merriment to ring in the New Year in one of NYC’s largest venues. Attendees delight in exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences, inspired by the mysterious world of the legendary hotel, while sipping free-flowing libations into the wee hours. Revelers follow their whim around every corner as they discover show-stopping live performances, art installations, jazz lounges, jam bands, and an epic DJ dance party.

After Sleep No More concludes for the evening at 10:15PM, the space is transformed into a royally decadent world in true McKittrick fashion, filled with boundless live entertainment and sumptuous McKittrick-inspired surprises. Guests should come dressed in their finest attire, suitable for a King’s Masquerade, in shades of gold, silver and black.

Packages are available to attend Sleep No More, the New Year’s Eve Feast dinner banquet presented in The Club Car, or both, before the party. Champagne Table and Maximilian’s List upgrades are also available to elevate the experience.


Ring in the New Year with a night of exquisite Italian food, drinks, and sultry entertainment by heading to the new East Village restaurant, Dia (58 Second Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Sts. 917–675–7664, The Italian neighborhood hotspot will be offering a four-course prix-fixe menu ($175 pp) featuring several six-inch Roman-style pizzas to choose from such as Nduja, Truffle, and more.

Pasta options include Pappardelle, Linguine & Clams, and Spinach Tagliolini. Entrees include Seared Branzino, NY Strip Steak, or a Cauliflower Steak; along with dessert options such as Butterscotch Budino and Nutella Focaccia. Burlesque performances by Rox Republic will take place throughout the night with showtimes at 8 pm, 10 pm, and midnight with a champagne toast.


Dinner package starts at $458, and lounge package is $275

Sail into 2019 beneath a sky of fireworks aboard Hudson’s this New Year’s Eve. Guests can book either a relaxed lounge dinner package or formal coursed meal, both departing from Pier 81 at 10pm, all guests will sail down the Hudson, stopping beside Lady Liberty as we ring in the New Year. Purchase dinner tickets HERE, and lounge tickets HERE.

Dinner Package: 4 Course Dinner with Premium Open Bar seated in Main Deck Dining Room — $458pp* See menu HERE

Lounge Package: Dinner Buffet with Standard Open Bar in Lounge — $275pp*

Mr. Purple

Midnight Burlesque 2018 at Mr. Purple

Price tag: $75 for general admission, starts at $750 for a table package*

Stop into this Lower East Side hot-spot on New Year’s Eve and enjoy 360 degree views of NYC while ringing in the night! With light bites circulated from 10pm-12pm and a champagne toast at midnight, this rooftop soiree is not to be missed. So come dressed in your best burlesque gear, and dance away 2018 at Mr. Purple!

For those sitting on some extra cash, Mr. Purple also has an over-the-top package just for you! For $10,000, you can reserve Mr. Purple’s large outdoor terrace, heated pool, and their Veuve Clicquot Chalet holiday pop-up for up to 40 of your favorite people to party the night away. This extravagant package includes tickets to Mr. Purple’s Midnight Burlesque party, all-inclusive bottles of premium liquor & Veuve Clicquot champagne, as well 2 hours of chef inspired appetizers with a champagne toast at midnight to start 2019 out right!

General admission pre-sale tickets are available from $75, with tables starting at $750. Buy tickets HERE. *all pricing subject to change

Playboy Club New York

Playboy Club New York’s pre-fix dinner

Price Tag: Prefix dinner $195

Kick off the new year at Playboy Club New York with a fine dining experience where Executive Chef Yeh will offer a 6-course tasting menu featuring dishes such as Kaluga Caviar, Foie Gras Nigiri, Hokkaido Scallops, A5 Wagyu and White Alba Truffles. For those looking to enjoy the club’s classic dishes, a limited a la carte menu will also be offered. Guests attending the late evening seating will receive a complimentary champagne toast at midnight as we celebrate 2019!

Gareth Emery to Perform at The Brooklyn Hangar & Claptone to Headline Schimanski Show

On December 31st, RPM Presents will bring Gareth Emery to Brooklyn Hangar (2 52nd Street, Brooklyn) beginning at 9pm. Emery will launch a brand-new concept OpenXClose with special guests Australian singer-songwriter and trance vocalist, Emma Hewitt, Progressive trance DJ and producer from Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Ashley Wallbridge and singer, songwriter, producer and remixer from New York, Jonathan Mendelsohn jumping in for sets while he plays. Tickets begin at $69 and go up to $159 for VIP, which includes a private bar, express entry, elevated viewing and a private bathroom.

Emery was ranked #34 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll in 2006, #31 in 2007, #23 in 2008, #9 in 2009 and #7 in 2010. Gareth Emery is also ranked #35 on the ‘Most Popular DJs in the World of All Time’ list. For tickets please visit,

Claptone will headline a special New Year’s Eve extended four hour set at Schimanski (54 N 11th Street) on December 31st beginning at 9pm. The techno house DJ and producer painted as a mythical character shrouded in mystery has become one of the biggest names in electronic music. Tickets begin at $49 for GA and go up to $139 for a private open bar ticket from 9pm-12am. For tickets please visit,


Enjoy a 4 course seated Black Tie dinner from 7–10 PM inside the lobby bar for $100 per person (pre-tax and tip). At 10PM the space transforms with live music and DJs including a complimentary midnight toast. Reservations are required for the seated dinner and table/bottle service at Address: 45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue

This NYE, Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue, the acclaimed Italian fine dining destination by Giorgio Armani, offers an exclusive prix-fixe menu ($350 per person) complete with caviar and truffle-accented courses as well as dishes that traditionally bring good luck for the New Year.

Guests will enjoy dish highlights like Raviolo — mushrooms, robiola cheese ravioli, buffalo burrata, and white truffle; Storione — pan-seared sturgeon with thyme, artichokes foam and osietra caviar; Manzo — black Angus tenderloin with seared foie gras and black truffle reduction; and Nocciola e Pera — dulcey chocolate, hazelnut crunch, pear sorbet, toffee, and bergamot; to the soothing sounds of a live jazz band.

Additional details about the evening are below:

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2018

Time: 8:30pm

Attire: Black Tie

Price: $350 per person (excludes gratuity, tax, and drinks)

Reservations: Required:

Gurney’s Montauk

Celebrate the end of 2018 at the end of the world. Gurney’s Montauk is the only four-season resort on Montauk and the perfect wintry seaside escape from the city.

Start your December 31st celebration off with a savory five-course dinner at Scarpetta Beach featuring special holiday dishes, local fare and a beautifully selected Italian wine list. Continue the festivities with the iconic NYE Beach Club fête, a party unlike any other complete with sand, sets from DJ Vikas Sapra, famous beach tacos and a champagne toast. Celebration tickets include a 4-hour open bar.

Additionally, the NYE package includes two tickets to the NYE celebration, as well as complimentary access to fitness classes taught by top NYC instructors, champagne sabering classes, a mixology series, and a New Year’s Day Polar Plunge in the Atlantic.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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