New Years Eve in and Around Long Island

Whether you’re looking for music, dancing or something to do with the kids, we have plenty of ideas for you. 

“Sinatra at the Sands” New Year’s Eve!  •  December 31, 2015  • 7pm
Jerry-Bobbie-in-front-of-band-at-Molloy-2-2014Ring in the New Year with our own “House Band,” Swingtime, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this landmark recording–perhaps the finest live album Sinatra ever made. On stage at the Sands Hotel with Count Basie and his Orchestra and conductor Quincy Jones, “Old Blue Eyes” had just turned 50, so Frank and his collaborators were all in their musical prime! Led by Director Steve Shaiman, SWINGTIME and vocalists Jerry Costanzo & Bobbie Ruth will re-create that magical night in Las Vegas on Dec. 31, 1965.
Tickets are $50 and include party favors and champagne.
Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11571
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My Fair Broadway
Long Island PhilharmonicEnjoy the sounds of the Long Island Philharmonic Annual New Year’s Eve concert: My Fair Broadway featuring the music of Lerner and Loewe. David Stewart Wiley, music director and conductor on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket Prices range from $58-133.
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY. Box Office 516.299.3100.
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New Years Eve at The Living Room
Living Room Long IslandJoin Bob Goodrich, Michelle Licata, Ron and Cynthia Peirisforthe First Annual New Years Eve Party at this new hot spot in Bethpage and enjoy a fabulous night with DJ Jenny Costa mixing up the beats. Tickets range from $22.09–$211.99. General Admission for the first 100 people includes a Gourmet Buffet, Champagne Toast, Continental Breakfast, Hats, Noise Makers, Watch the Ball Drop. Reserved VIP tables also available.
432 N Wantagh Ave, Bethpage, NY.
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New Year’s Eve Ball at the Savoy Night Club
New Years EveThe Hilton Long Island is bringing back the Legendary Savoy Night Club, formerly the most popular venue on Long Island in the 80’s and 90’s called the Long Island Exchange, for one night only on News Years Eve! Their Party Package is $99 per person and includes a live DJ, 5 hour open bar, party favors, Balloon Ball Drop, and a midnight champagne toast. Taxis and users will be available on site or stay the night.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm  1:00am.
Hilton Long Island, 598 Broad Melville, NY 11747.

Parlay Gastropub’s New Years Eve
Ring in the New Year at Parlay Gastropub! The Purchase of this Ticket Includes Admission, Party Favors Upon Arrival, Premium Open Bar from 9PM-1AM, Buffet, Hors’ Douvers, DJ, and Champagne Toast at Midnight. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:00pm – 1:00am.
Parlay Gastropub, 210 Merrick Road Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
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RVC New Year’s Eve Bash
Screen Shot 2015-12-27 at 12.42.41 PMParty from 9pm-4am with DJ Paulie Shoes of Bright Lights Inc. Tickets are $65 in advance or $75 at the door and include a Full Dinner Buffet, Party Favors and a Midnight Champagne Toast.
RJ Daniels, 279A Sunrise hwy Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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Kasey’s Kitchen & Cocktails New Years Eve Extravaganza
5 hour premier open bar, buffet dinner with a champagne toast at midnight. Dj  begins at 9 pm dinner served at 9:30, remember 21 and older id must be present in addition to your pre paid ticket. 9:00pm – 2:00am
Kasey’s Kitchen & Cocktails, 23 N. Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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Bowl in the New Year! 
Rockville Centre Lanes is offering two options on times to celebrate the New Year!
Family New Year’s Eve: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Great for Families with Children
$175.00 per lane includes: Unlimited Bowling + Free Use of Bowling Shoes, Hot Buffet & Soft Drinks, Mocking Countdown!
Late Night Bowling Bash: 9:00 pm – 12:30 am
Great for Adults & Families with ‘Tweens & Teens
$200 per lane includes: Unlimited Bowling + Free Use of Bowling Shoes, Hot Buffet & Soft Drinks, Watching the Ball Drop on our Jumbo Screens!

Rockville Centre Lanes, 100 Maple Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570  • 516-678-3010
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Rockville Fishes & Wishes With the Kids
Bring the kids to the Long Island Aquarium on December 31 for their annual Fishes & Wishes New Year’s Eve Celebration!  Great food and great fun, plus entertainment you won’t find anywhere else. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, buffet dinner (includes beer and wine), dancing, crafts for the kids, dessert and ice cream bar, plus a mock-Midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast (at 10:30), and of course the beauty of the Aquarium at night. You can also spend the night with us at the Hyatt Place Long Island/East End!  Packages start at $199 (plus tax). Tickets: Children 3-12: $60 (Members: $55) / Adults (13+): $95 (Members: $85) / Children 2 & Under: FREE
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901, Phone: 631.208.9200


Happy Sweet 2016 Party with the Kids
Long Island Children's MuseumEnjoy a New Year’s Eve party with the kids at the Children’s Museum on Thursday, December 31 from Noon to 4 p.m. free with museum admission ($13). Enjoy an afternoon of face painting, crafts and activities and a dance party. While you’re there explore 14 play-based exhibit galleries and a 145-seat, state-of-art theatre.
Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530, (516) 224-5800.
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Coney Island FireworksSince Jones Beach is closed on December 31, you could take a trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn. They will be featuring a fireworks spectacular, an 8,000 LED light show and family-friendly sideshow performers from Coney Island USA will amaze guests before they countdown to midnight on the iconic Parachute Jump’s 8,000 LEDs. Festivities begin at 9pm with live music and giveaways. This event is free and event is open to the public.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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