On New Year’s Eve 2018, the place to be will truly be Times Square in New York City. If you have spent any time in New York City then you are aware that it is literally the city that never sleeps. There is always something to do, and New Year’s Eve 2018 will be no exception. Here are just a few things you can expect and some highly underrated things to do as well:
Fireworks at Prospect Park.
If there is one thing that is certain with New Year’s Eve in New York City, it would be the crowds. However, if you are looking for a low-key event that is every bit as good, consider the fireworks display at Prospect Park over by Park Slope. There will be live music starting at 11 p.m. and they will also be offering free cups of hot cocoa. The fireworks will go off at precisely midnight over Long Meadow. Good viewing points would be between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.
New Year’s Eve Ride.
This free night riding event will take you from Brooklyn to Central Park in order to ring in the new year. It may not be for everyone, but if being in the great outdoors is your thing then you just might enjoy it. One of the great things about this event is that you will not only ring in the new year but you will also commune with many other like-minded people and you will get your exercise as well!
Rooftop New Year’s Eve.
The Rooftop New Year’s Eve celebration is yet another unique way to ring in the new year. Yes, you are on top of a roof, namely the famous restaurant owned by Paul, Mark and Donnie Wahlberg. You would be able to enjoy a great glass of champagne and watch the fireworks display from New York’s world famous Coney Island.
New Year’s Eve at Times Square.
What would New York at the dawn of a new year be without New Year’s Eve at Times Square? Since 1907, this great tradition has been nonetheless grand, commencing with the ball dropping to usher in the new year. If you want to be a part of the spectacle, be sure to arrive at around 3 p.m. in order to secure your spot. You will need some endurance however; there are no food vendors or public bathrooms. That being said, according to many, it is well worth it!