New Year’s is just around the corner. Can you believe it? Well, if you’re planning on celebrating, you should start planning! And there’s no need to suffer in Times Square (not that I think any of my readers would!). Here are a few ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Upper West Side!
New York Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve with Renee Fleming
Performances by American soprano Renée Fleming and Music Director Jaap van Zweden, with lots of singing and dancing to music from Broadway shows and movies, Viennese waltzes and operetta gems.
The show will take place at David Geffen Hall and prices range from $105 to $285.
New Year’s Eve Midnight Run (and Fireworks in Central Park)
For those of you who want to start on your exercise resolutions right off the bat, join the New York Road Runners at the annual New Year’s Eve Midnight Run. The music and dancing starts at 10:00pm, followed by a countdown to midnight, a four-mile course through Central Park’s inner loop, and a 15 minute firework display.
New Year’s Eve Concert For Peace
Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, this annual concert is held at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
Tavern on the Green$325 per person
The Central Park restaurant is hosting a black-tie event with a three course dinner, an open bar, live entertainment and dancing, which will all lead up to viewing the fireworks in the park.
Restaurants with Special Menus
Book via OpenTable. These are going quickly and will run out soon.
- Mermaid Inn – Book
- Cafe Luxembourg – Book
- Pappardella – Book
- Arte Cafe – Book
- Serafina 105 – Book
- The Ellington – Book
- Kitchenette – Book
Party at the Empire Rooftop
From 9pm to 1am. Tickets range from $150 to $250.
Enjoy an open bar and lots of appetizers, dessert, a champagne toast and live music. Best of all, view the fireworks from the rooftop bar.