LongIsland.com’s 2017 New Year’s Entertainment Guide: Celebrate With Fantastic Local Events!

Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 with a fantastic New Year's event here on Long Island!

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The fresh start that a new year provides allows us all to take the experiences we have gathered from the previous year and make the next one even better. Before January 1st rolls around, however, Long Island will be celebrating with a fantastic selection of New Year’s Eve events that will bring December to a close in spectacular fashion!

Beginning in the evening on December 31st, venues across the Island will be hosting energetic New Year’s Eve Nightlife Events to help keep everyone on their feet until well after the ball drops. For those looking for a more subdued celebration, local restaurants will be holding exclusive New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Dining Events to ring in 2017 with delicious meals.

New Year’s may be predominantly focused on the adults, but children don’t have to miss out on the festivities thanks to some great Family-Oriented New Year’s Events. And for those looking to enjoy the holiday in The City That Never Sleeps, there are some great New York City New Year’s Eve Events to attend in addition to the Times Square Ball Drop.

Check out the list below for events throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City that will help serve as a capstone to 2016!

New Year’s Eve Nightlife Events
Dance the night away with one of these great nightlife events that will be keeping Long Islanders filled with energy on New Year’s Eve!

LI's Biggest NYE Countdown Celebration at Club Mixx
160 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-954-1996
Saturday, December 31st, 10 PM - 4 AM
$15+ Per Person

Club Mixx will be welcoming 2017 with a spectacular bash featuring a "Casino Royale" theme complete with free casino games and professional dealers. The evening will also feature music by Long Island's top club DJs as well as two full-service bars and a live feed of the ball drop in Times Square. 

New Year's Eve 2017 at The Crescent Beach Club
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3000
Saturday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1:30 AM
$125 Per Person

The Crescent Beach Club in Bayville will be hosting an unmissable New Year's Eve celebration. Ring in 2017 with a premium open bar, live DJ and dancing, hot and cold food displays, dessert station, live feed of the ball drop, and a midnight champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Murder Mystery at Hotel Indigo
1830 Route 25, Riverhead, NY 11901
516-318-6004
Saturday, December 31st, 7 PM - 1 AM
$125+ Per Person

The Killing Kompany, an acting team comprised of veteran Broadway, TV, and film actors, will be hard at work solving a murder mystery during Hotel Indigo's exciting New Year's Eve event. The night will also include an open bar, full dinner, a champagne toast, and live entertainment.

New Year's Eve Party at Off Key Tikki
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-1723
Saturday, December 31st, 8 PM - 12 AM
$119 - $139 Per Person

Enjoy Vegas-style live entertainment at Off Key Tikki’s Bambu Ballroom with tributes to Meatloaf and Bad Company, and a special performance by Fat Elvis. The celebration will feature a 5-course dining experience, open bar, and champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Celebration at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-3800
Saturday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 1:30 AM
$110 Per Person

Visit The Meadow Club in Port Jefferson Station on New Year’s Eve for a truly exciting way to ring in the new year. A gourmet dinner will be served along with an open bar, ball drop screening, balloon drop, decadent desserts, and DJ entertainment.

Classic New Year's Eve at Leonard's of Great Neck
555 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck, NY 11021
516-487-7900
Saturday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 2 AM
$150 Per Person

Bobby Goodrich and Brian Rosenberg will be presenting a New Year's Eve event at Leonard's of Great Neck that cannot be missed. TKA will be performing live and DJ Chef will be providing the dance music for this holiday event that features an open bar, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, and dessert.

NYE 2017 Party - Open Bar • Belly Dance • DJ's • Hookahs
279 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596
516-877-5072
Saturday, December 31st, 7 PM - 4 AM
$32 Per Person
Ring in the New Year in style at one of the best lounges on Long Island with a cool and intimate NYC vibe, Le Caire Lounge. The party will include a premium open bar, belly dance show, passed hors d'oeuvres, complimentary champagne for a toast at midnight, live DJs, fresh fruit hookahs, and more.

New Year's Eve at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Saturday, December 31st, 9:30 PM - 2 AM
$125 Per Person

Visit Butterfields on New Year's Eve for an all-inclusive party that includes a three-course gourmet dinner and open bar. In addition, the night will feature a live DJ and dancing, as well as a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight.

A Laughin' Rockin' New Year’s Eve at Madison Theatre
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
516-323-4445
Saturday, December 31st at 7 PM
$35 - $65 Per Person

Long Island’s most hilarious comedians will be starting off the night with laughs before the Madison Theatre is rocked by live music provided by the Chicklettes and the Happenings.

New Year's Eve at the Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
516-224-8184
Saturday, December 31st, 7 PM - 1:30 AM
$145 Per Person

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a fantastic assortment of dishes presented by the expert culinary team at the Watermill. Studio27 Entertainment will be at the party to provide live DJ and Decadia will incorporate live music into the mix.

Mulcahy's New Year’s Eve Party
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Saturday, December 31st, 7 PM - 12 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with a high-energy bash at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh featuring music, drinks, and an endless amount of fun.

New Year's Eve Stand-Up With Joey Kola at Governor's of Levittown
90 Division Avenue, Levittown, NY 11756
516-731-3358
Saturday, December 31st, 7:30 PM & 10:15 PM
$50 - $85 Per Person

Joey Kola will be bringing the laughs at two exclusive performance at Governor’s of Levittown on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy the veteran comic at either the 7:30 PM show or the 10:15 PM.

New Year's Stand-Up Comedy With Mick Thomas at McGuire's
1627 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-467-5413‎
Saturday, December 31st, 7:30 PM and 10:15 PM
$45 - $80 Per Person

Head to McGuire's on New Year's Eve for a night of laughs with comedian Mick Thomas! Two shows will be presented to ensure that everybody has a chance to ring in the New Year with Thomas' renowned live performance.

Stand-Up Comedy With Tim Krompier at The Brokerage
2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
516-781-5233
Saturday, December 31st, 7:30 PM and 10:15 PM
$45 Per Person

Enjoy a night of stand-up comedy with comedian Tim Krompier! Andy Pitz will also be making a guest appearance during this special New Year's event.

New Year's Eve Party at Knights of Columbus
186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501
516-414-2229
Saturday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$40 Per Person

Knight of Columbus in Mineola will be hosting a New Year's Eve party in its members lounge, complete with buffet food, an open bar, and a champagne toast.

New Year’s Eve at Chateau Briand Caterers
440 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
516-224-8184
Saturday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 2:30 AM
$125 - $175 Per Person

Four different events are available to be selected from as Chateau Briand rings in the New Year with a variety of nightlife entertainment.

7-in-heaven's Gala New Years at Residence Inn Marriott
9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 11803
631-592-9804
Saturday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 11:45 PM
$94 Per Person

At the 8th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala, singles will be able to mingle while enjoying appetizers, a gourmet buffet dinner, and an energetic dance party.

New Year's Eve Party at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Saturday, December 31st at 9 PM
$15 - $20 Per Person

The Emporium will be hosting its annual New Year's Eve Party to ring in 2017 in style. Attendees will be able to watch the ball drop on two large projectors and will participate in a champagne toast at midnight.

Ring in the New Year at Library Cafe
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-752-7678
$55 Per Person
Saturday, December 31st at 9 PM

Parlay Gastropub is the place to be in Rockville Centre for celebrating the arrival of 2017. Tickets to the event include a premium open bar, champagne toast, appetizers, buffet, and live entertainment.

13th Annual New Year's Eve Bash at Shandon Court
115 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-5678
Saturday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Shandon Court will be hosting its 13th Annual New Year's Eve Bash from 9 PM - 1 AM. Live music will be provided by Gerry Finlay and The Cara Band, and the venue will be festively decorated for the occassion.

NYE Panic 2017 at Ristegio's
641 Medford Avenue Route 112, North Patchogue, NY 11772
631-731-3663
Saturday, December 31st, 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head to Ristegio's in North Patchogue for NYE Panic beginning at 9:30 PM on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-224-8184
Saturday, December 31st
$160 Per Person

Parlay Gastropub is the place to be in Rockville Centre for celebrating the arrival of 2017. Tickets to the event include a premium open bar, champagne toast, appetizers, buffet, and live entertainment.

New Year's Eve Party at The Snapper Inn
500 Shore Drive, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-0248
Saturday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Snapper Inn in Oakdale will be hosting a New Year's Eve party on December 31st at its location in Oakdale.

New Year's Eve Party with The Nancy Atlas Project at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3117
Saturday, December 31st at 10 PM
$30 Per Person

New Year’s Eve will happily be rung in at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett thanks to a memorable set by local favorite, The Nancy Atlas Project.

New Year's Eve After Hours Dance Party at Suffolk Theater
118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343
Saturday, December 31st at 10 PM
$15 Per Person

Suffolk Theater will be dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve with a DJ and a complimentary champagne toast to help start off 2017 right.

New Year's Eve Comedy Show at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday, December 31st at 10 PM
$90 Per Person

Instead of just merely ringing in the New Year, start it laughing by enjoying the humor of Marvin Bell, Matt Burke, Eddie Clark, Peyton Clarkson, Joe Currie, and Warren Holstein.

Welcoming 2017 with Delicious Wining & Dining
Enjoy a fantastic meal at one of Long Island’s best restaurants and take advantage of exclusive menu items served up for the holiday!

New Year's Day Brunch with a VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Sunday, January 1st, 12 PM - 4 PM
$35.95 Per Person

Unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas will be served with delicious buffet items including carved-to-order roasts, assorted sushi rolls, fresh baked items, steamed crab legs, chafing dishes, and savory desserts.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Carltun
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-542-0700 ext. 1
Saturday, December 31st, 4 PM - 12 AM
$100 - $150 Per Person

Visit The Carltun on New Year's Eve for a terrific array of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Mirabelle Restaurant and Mirabelle Tavern
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Saturday, December 31st at 5 PM
$65 Per Person

Mirabelle Restaurant and Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn will be ringing in the New Year with a special prix fixe dinner menu.

New Year's Eve at Volpe Restaurant
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-802-7501
Saturday, December 31st at 5 PM
$75 Per Person

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style and dine in the elegant Volpe Restaurant, located in Woodbury's beautiful Fox Hollow. An original menu will be prepared for the special occassion.

Southampton Inn's 19th Annual New Year's Eve Gala
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-6500
Saturday, December 31st, 7 PM - 12:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

After the candlelight tour of the historic Rogers Mansion, a cocktail hour will begin at the Southampton Inn, followed by a delicious dinner, live music, and live feed of the ball drop.

New Years Eve Dinner Cruise on Sapphire Princess
28A Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
516-623-5823
Saturday, December 31st
$95 Per Person

Hop aboard the Aspphire Yacht Charter & Captain Lou Fleet's ship for a New Year's Eve dinner cruise with a hot buffet dinner and open bar.

New Year's Eve Gala at Windows On The Lake
235 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-737-0088
Saturday, December 31st
$129.99 Per Person

Dance away the old and ring in the New Year at Windows On The Lake's beautiful lakeside location. In addition to a delectable assortment of foods, enjoy entertainment by DJ Frankie, who will be playing the sounds of yesterday and today.

Celebrate New Year's Day with a Champagne Brunch Buffet
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Sunday, January 1st, 12 PM - 4 PM
$33.95 Per Person

Mirabelle’s champagne brunch buffet is an excellent way to start 2017 on the right foot, and with a variety of items and a children’s buffet, everybody in the family will find something to enjoy.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Sunday, January 1st, 4 PM - 10 PM
$64 - $88 Per Person

VIEW will ring in the New Year with a three-course prix fixe dinner including such delectable entrees as pan-roasted diver sea scallops, lobster pasta. 48-hour braised short rib, surf and turf, and exquisite appetizers and desserts.

Fun Ways to Spend New Year’s with the Family
For both the young and young at heart, these family events are a perfect way to share the spirit of the New Year with all ages!

'Let's Celebrate The New Year!' at The Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-331-3277
Saturday, December 24th through Monday, January 2nd. 1 PM - 5 PM
Included With Museum Admission ($5 Per Person)

The principles of geometry will be explored and children will be able to design their own Times Square Ball at these Maritime Explorium crafting sessions.

New Year's Bash at The Whaling Museum
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418
Saturday, December 31st at 11 AM
Admission + $3 Craft

Children (recommended for ages 3-6) will be able to participate in a countdown (until noon) with some great crafting activities and seasonal fun at The Whaling Museum & Education Center.

New Year's 2017 at East Islip Lanes
117 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-6200
Saturday, December 31st, 3 PM - 1 AM
$24 - $41 Per Person

With 4 hours of unlimited bowling, free shoe rentals, DJ entertainment, red headpin prizes, and unlimited soda and coffee, East Islip Lanes is the place to be on New Year's Eve for both the family party and evening party.

New Year's Eve 2017 Family Party at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
516-795-5474
Saturday, December 31st, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$21 - $25 Per Person

Celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 with roller skating, dancing, and a "countdown" at United Skates of America.

Fishes & Wishes - A Family Style New Year's Eve Party at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426
Saturday, December 31st, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Children 3-12: $60 (Members: $55) / Adults (13+): $99 (Members: $89) / Children 2 & Under: Free

This annual celebration at Riverhead's Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center feature dancing and crafts for the kids and a cocktail hour and buffet dinner for the adults to enjoy.

Midnight on Main Street - New Year's Eve Celebration in Patchogue - FREE!
Capital One Plaza (Main Street), Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Saturday, December 31st, 8 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

Before the ball drops in Times Square, enjoy Patchogue’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve event with music, food and refreshments, and a ball rise.

New Year’s Eve Candlelight Reception at the Rogers Mansion
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-2494
Saturday, December 31st, 4 PM - 5:30 PM
$15 - $20 Per Person

Close out 2016 with a candlelight reception and guided tour of Rogers Mansion, taking in all of the beautiful winter greens and special decorations.

New Year’s Day Beach to Breach Hike at Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
Fire Island National Seashore, County Road 46, Shirley, NY 11967
631-281-3010
Sunday, January 1st, 10 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

This 3-mile hike will take participants from Fire Island’s Wilderness Visitor Center to the breach at the old inlet. Not only will the sights be beautiful, but it will be a great way to grab some fresh air after a night of festivities.

New Year’s Day Hike at Fire Island Lighthouse
1 Burma Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-661-4876
Sunday, January 1st, 10 AM - 11 AM
Free Event (Free hike - Lighthouse tour for fee)

Join the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society for a stroll around the western end of the sea shore and a climb to the top of the lighthouse.

New Year's Day 2017 Roller Skating at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
516-795-5474
Sunday, January 1st, 12 PM - 12 AM
$7 - $14 Per Person

United Skates will be celebrating the New Year with public skating, an all-you-can-eat pizza pajama party, and a skate jam to end the night in high-energy fashion.

New Year’s Eve in NYC
Long Island may be overflowing with New Year’s events to attend, but for those that can’t shake the allure of New York City, there are some great nightlife events to attend!

Webster Hall's New Year's Eve Ball
125 E. 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-353-1600
Saturday, December 31st at 8 PM
$99+ Per Person

Head to Webster Hall for the venue's biggest night of the year. With thousands of attendees looking to ring in the New Year in style, this party is expected to keep the music pumping through the early hours of the morning.

New Year's at Russo's On The Bay
162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414
718-843-5055
Saturday, December 31st, 7 PM - 2 AM
$250 Per Person

Russo's On The Bay will simultaneously be celebrating New Year's Eve and the restaurant's 30th anniversary with an open bar, cocktail hour, and night of entertainment.

Gatsby's House - New Years Eve at Hudson Terrace
621 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
323-604-6030
Saturday, December 31st, 8 PM - 4 AM
$95 Per Person

A 6-hour premium open bar, 5 renowned DJs, and multiple floors and rooms to mingle in ensure that Hudson Terrace's end-of-the-year bash will be an numissable event.

New Year's Eve at Lavo NYC
39 E. 58th Street, Manhattan, NY 10022
347-891-5328
Saturday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 4 AM
$149 Per Person

A 4-hour premium open bar will keep the good times flowing well past midnight at Lavo Nightclub on East 58th Street.

Metropolis: The City of Tomorrow - New Year's Eve at Diamond Horseshoe
235 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
212-706-7448
Saturday, December 31st, 9 PM - 2 AM
$99+ Per Person

Inspired by Thea Von Harbou’s science fiction novel, this unique New Year's event will take attendees on a story-driven journey through the futuristic city of Metropolis with live music and stunning theatrics.

Autun's New Year's Eve Celebration
96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY 11429
718-468-6400
Saturday, December 31st, 9 PM - 3 AM
$125 Per Person

Beginning at 9 PM, Autun's will be serving a variety of carved meats and seafood to compliment its open bar and lively New Year's Eve festivities.

New Year's Eve at Sofrito NYC
679 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031
212-754-5999
Saturday, December 31st, 10 PM - 4 AM
$50+ Per Person

M.S. Productions will be bringing a night of unforgettable entertainment to Sofrito on the Hudson thanks to music by DJ Innato, DJ Get Loose, and DJ Heavyness, as well as an open bar and stunning New York views.

Skyline’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Cruise
1 World's Fair Marina, Flushing, NY 11368
718-446-1100
Saturday, December 31st
$175 - $245 Per Person

Set sail for a memorable night on the water as the Skyline Princess embarks on a 5 hour cruise that will tour the Statue of Liberty, historical landmarks, and five bridges.

Marking The Start Of 2017 With A Quiet Night At Home
The energetic nightlife scene certainly isn't for everyone, so for those looking for something a bit more subdued, here are some great ways to celebrate the arrival of 2017 from home!

Enjoying The Ball Drop From Your Warm Home
For a low-key evening, watching the ball drop at home can be a great way to ring in the New Year with the pleasant company of friends and family. Plus, with some great performers expected during the ball drop event, the event is sure to be a captivating one!

Discuss Your New Year's Resolutions
When it comes to the first days of a new year, creating resolutions is a great way to make positive changes in our lives. By sharing these resolutions with friends, you will be able to have them keep you motivated in reaching your goals!

Gather Your Friends To Make Delicious Appetizers
With simple and delicious reciples for spinach dip, pigs in a blanket, deviled eggs, and chicken wings, whipping up some treats for a small New Year's gathering can be simple and enjoyable!

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this New Year’s Eve, make safety your number one priority. Please drink responsibly and ensure that safe and reliable transportation is established before heading out.

From all of us here at LongIsland.com - have a Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year!

How will you be welcoming 2017? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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