Where To Spend New Year’s Eve in NYC

Where To Spend New Year’s Eve in NYC

For those theatrical types out there, nothing screams “party” like a good old-fashioned masquerade ball. If you are in the mood to get gussied up tonight, might I suggest a trip to Midtown East for The Peacock Masquerade Ball, to be held at The Peacock, The Shakespeare & Raines Law Room (three venues all housed in The William hotel in Midtown East). Doors open at 9 p.m. and the night includes a five-hour open bar featuring Raines Law Room cocktails, all night savory and sweet buffet, live music by the Rakiem Walker Project and Burlesque performances. Black-tie is required. To purchase tickets, call 646.837.6776 or email events@thepeacocknyc.com.

For even more masquerade fun, check out the New Year's Eve “Nochevieja” Masquerade Party at TORO NYC in the Meatpacking District. The Barcelona-style tapas restaurant will usher in 2016 with a masquerade party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tonight’s festivities will include a DJ & dancing, raw bar, passed & stationary pinchos, and an open bar with wine, beer and signature TORO cocktails. Cocktail attire is required. To purchase tickets, visit the website.

Not in the mood to sport a ball gown or tux? Why not enjoy a dinner of New American cuisine with friends and loved ones at The Gander in the Flatiron District? Chef Jesse Schenker is offering a four-course prix fixe celebratory dinner. If you do desire to dance, the restaurant is turning its private dining room into a dance floor with a DJ spinning all night—the perfect way to start the new year right. A big screen TV will also be present so you can watch the ball drop at midnight.

You’ll find more foodie fun at the seafood restaurant Seamore's in Little Italy. The restaurant is saying goodbye to 2015 with a special five-course prix fixe menu with complementary wine pairings and a champagne toast at midnight. What to expect? Think Poke with ponzu, peanut, and avocado; Fish Cake with curry; Stuffed Squid with squid ink and couscous risotto with sautéed mushrooms and more. Visit the website for reservations.

In Alphabet City, The Third Man will evoke the spirit of the roaring 1920s with A Very Gatsby New Year's Eve party. The Viennese-inspired cocktail bar’s plans for tonight include a live DJ, dancing, oyster shucker and 1920s-inspired tipples. The party starts at 10 p.m. and entry cost includes a glass of champagne.

For even more big city fun tonight, plus deals, discounts and more, check out the New Year’s Eve page on innewyork.com!

Pictured: The Peacock Masquerade Ball, 2014; The Gander, courtesy Evan Sung


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