Plan Your New Year’s Eve with a View Now!

Plan Your New Year’s Eve with a View Now!

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Times Square may be the best place in town to see the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, but don’t forget about the fireworks in the New York Harbor or the great sights to be seen all around town! Here are some fantastic spots to ring in 2017 by land, sea and air on December 31, 2016.


The Liberty Warehouse (Red Hook, Brooklyn): This upscale waterfront restaurant known for its classic cuisine and stunning views is hosting a black tie New Year’s Eve Gala. Enjoy tasty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar and a three-course surf & turf dinner. Watch the midnight fireworks as an ice-skating performance takes place on The Liberty Warehouse’s promenade. For more information and to purchase a Gala ticket, click here. 

Pier A Harbor House (Battery Park City): Fine food, lively libations and an evening of mystery await at Pier A Harbor House’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Four hours of magic, dancing, entertainment and intrigue are heightened by the exquisite views of the harbor. The midnight toast is only the halfway point of this glamorous fete. Click here for additional information and tickets. 


Spirit Cruises (Chelsea and Lincoln Harbor, NJ): Get a great view of the harbor fireworks by being on the harbor itself! Spirit Cruises offers a Fireworks Dinner cruise from each point of departure on New Year’s Eve that boards at 9 pm and disembarks at 1 am, ensuring you’ll be right in the thick of the celebration when it’s time to countdown to 2017. Live DJ, premium bar, signature dinner buffet menu, a midnight champagne toast and more are waiting for you. Book your cruise here.

Hornblower Cruises (South Street Seaport): With four different cruises to choose from, you’re sure to find the best combination of great food, flowing drinks, lively entertainment and amazing views of the fireworks for your New Year’s Eve needs. All cruises go until 1 am and depart from Pier 15 at South Street Seaport. For more information about each cruise and to purchase tickets, click here.


One World Observatory (Financial District): Okay, so you can’t see the midnight fireworks from One World Observatory on New Year’s Eve because the experience closes at 8 pm that night, BUT you can still enjoy one of the most memorable views of the city there is to see on the day and evening of New Year’s Eve. Admission information and ticket packages can be found here.

Rainbow Room (Midtown): This iconic Rockefeller Center restaurant sits high above the heart of the city and offers awe-inspiring views of Manhattan. The Rainbow Room is hosting an elegant New Year’s Eve Black Tie Bash on New Year’s Eve where guests can enjoy a cocktail hour followed by a premium open bar, a four-course tasting menu, live entertainment, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. For tickets to this stylish soiree, in addition to information about another fun party at Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room, click here.

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