New Year’s Eve On The Upper West Side

  Last modified on December 19th, 2018

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 Years Eve Comedy Bash at Stand Up New York

Comics will include Kerry Coddett, Ryan Reiss, Sean Donnelly, Von Decarlo, Eman Morgan and Dante Nero.

From 10:30pm to 1am. $65 includes an open bar.

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Party at Hi-Life Bar & Grill

A three-hour open bar and an open sushi bar, cocktail party dinner with various appetizers, a live DJ and dancing. Entry starts at $95.

Hi Life Bar and Grill

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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 York Philharmonic

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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 Years Eve Midnight Run

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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.

New Years Eve Concert For Peace

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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.

Tavern on the Green New Years

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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.

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Party at The Dead Poet

Drink at this cozy Irish pub from 8pm until 4am. No cover charge!

The Dead Poet

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