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LongIsland.com’s 2018 New Year’s Entertainment Guide: Ring It In With Local Entertainment!

Written by Brian Re  |  01. December 2017

The end of a year and the start of a new one is cause not only for reflection, but for celebration! With tweleve months of events now in the book, making sure that December 31st is enjoyed with friends and family is the perfect way to start 2018 on the right foot.

New Year's entertainment on Long Island will begin with a variety of New Year's Eve Nightlife Events, which will keep Long Islanders partying until the early hours of the morning on January 1st. Those looking to enjoy a special meal will be interested in the numerous Wining & Dining Events, which will present carefully-curated menus and specialty dishes just for the occassion.

The young ones don't have to left out of the New Year's festivities thanks to some Family-Oriented New Year's Events that cover everything from crafting activities to roller skating. And for those looking to really have a night to remember, New York City's New Year's Events are only a train ride away.

Check out the list below for events throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City that will help serve as a capstone to 2017!


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!

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

Long Islanders celebrating New Year's Eve at The Crescent Beach Club will enjoy DJ entertainment, a premium open bar, delicious Crescent Beach specialties, a live feed from Times Square, and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve 2018 - Polish Style at Terrace on the Park
52-11 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Park, NY 11368
718-592-5000
Sunday, December 31st, 8 PM - 2 AM
$175 Per Person

Stellar views, mouthwatering dishes, and unrivaled service will combine at Terrace on the Park's New Year's Eve celebration to create a night that will not soon be forgotten.

New Year’s Eve at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Sunday, December 31st at 7:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with four buddies who will stop at nothing to embarrass each other. For 20 years the cast of TruTV’s Impractical Jokers have been performing as The Tenderloins, and they’re bringing their Santiago Sent Us tour to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the final event of the year on Sunday, December 31.

New Year's Eve 2018 at Off Key Tikki
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-804-0595
Sunday, December 31st, 8 PM - 12 AM
$119 Advance Tickets

Ring in the New Year at Off Key Tikki with a five course 'Polynesian Dining Experience.' There will be a full open bar from 8 PM to 12 AM, champagne toast, and live music with His Boy Elroy.


New Year's Eve Bash at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-3800
Sunday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 1:30 AM
$125 Per Person

The Meadow Club will be offering a gourmet, four-course dinner, DJ entertainment, and a premium open bar with champagne toast to celebrate the arrival of 2018.

Leonard's Palazzo New Year's Eve Celebration
555 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck, NY 11021
516-487-7900
Sunday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1:30 AM
$160 Per Person

Featuring a cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, open bar, and plenty of entertainment, Leonard Palazzo's annual New Year's Eve Celebration in Great Neck will be a prime way to count down until midnight.


New Year's Eve at Sangria 71
1095 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
631-670-7606
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
$90 Per Person

Sangria 71 will be the spot for dining on Paella Valenciana, USDA Choice Sirloin Steak, Fried Calamari, Broiled Norwegian Salmon, and other delicious dishes while celebrating the arrival of 2018.


New Year's Eve at Mulcahy's
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Sunday, December 31st, 7 PM - 12 AM
$70 Per Person

Mulcahy's in Wantagh will be celebrating New Year's Eve with drinks, music, and the good times that the pub is known for.

The Seventies Show - Billboard Live at Madison Theatre
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
516-323-4444
Sunday, December 31st at 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The music of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and other legends will fill Rockville Centre's Madison Theatre this New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve with Joe DeVito at Governor's Comedy Club
90 Division Avenue, Levittown, NY 11756
516-731-3358
Sunday, December 31st, 7:30 PM and 10:15 PM
$40 - $85 Per Person

Laugh in the New Year with Joe DeVito's unique brand of comedy at Governor's of Levittown. DeVito will be performing at 7:30 PM and 10:15 PM, the latter of which includes a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve with Patty Rosborough at Brokerage Comedy Club
2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
516-781-5233
Sunday, December 31st, 7:30 PM and 10:15 PM
$40 - $50 Per Person

Patty Rosborough will have you laughing so hard that you may forget about New Year's Eve until the champagne toasts are passed around!

New Year's Eve with Tim Krompier at McGuire's Comedy Club
1627 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-467-5413
Sunday, December 31st, 7:30 PM and 10:15 PM
$40 - $85 Per Person

Start the New Year with some laughs at McGuire's in Bohemia with the absolutely hilarious Tim Krompier.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-921-1415
Sunday, December 31st, 8 PM - 2 AM
$165 Per Person

A three-course dinner, live DJ entertainment, and open bar are just some of the things to look forward to at Fox Hollow's New Year's Eve celebration.

A Rockin' New Years Eve Party with OUZO at Tipperary
1730 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, December 31st at 8 PM
$70 Per Person

A three-course dinner buffet with dishes like sausage and peppers, baked ziti, and oven roasted chicken will perfectly complement classic rock performed by Ouzo.

LGBT New Year's Eve Gala at The Radisson Hotel
110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
516-404-9989
Sunday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$95 Per Person

The Radisson Hotel's Vanderbilt Room will be the location of an LGBTQ NYE Gala complete with buffet dinner, open bar, and music by DJ Shorty.

GE Smith, Fred Cash Jr. & Abe Fogle at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3117
Sunday, December 31st at 8 PM
$40 Per Person

GE Smith, Fred Cash Jr. & Abe Fogle will be welcoming in the new year with a set of favorites at The Stephen Talkhouse.

New Year's Eve at Brumidi Lodge
2075 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-667-1912
Sunday, December 31st at 8 PM
$85 Per Person

A gourmet buffet dinner with a Viennese-style dessert station will be the centerpiece of a memorable night of holiday festivities at Brumidi Lodge in Deer Park.

New Year's Eve With The Beatles at Paradise Diner
579 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-724-1778
Sunday, December 31st at 8 PM
$75 Per Person

Penny Lane will be performing The Beatles classics while attendees enjoy dinner, guest comedians, and a midnight champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Bash at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-3800
Sunday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 1:30 AM
$125 Per Person

The Meadow Club will be offering a gourmet, four-course dinner, DJ entertainment, and a premium open bar with champagne toast to celebrate the arrival of 2018.

Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' New Year's Eve Comedy Show
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Sunday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$95 Per Person

Six comedians will gather at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts for a New Year's Eve show to remember. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar and Italian hors d’oeuvres during the show.

New Year's Eve at Parlay Gastropub
210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-282-9909
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
$75 Per Person

A premium open bar, buffet, party favors, and champagne toast are all on the agenda for Parlay Gastropub's New Year's Eve celebration in Rockville Centre.

New Year's Eve at Mesita
212B Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-282-9909
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
$60 Per Person

Mesita in Rockville Centre will be celebrating the arrival of 2018 with a premium open bar, champagne toast, DJ entertainment, and party favors.

Ring in the New Year at Library Café
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-752-7678
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
$60 Per Person

Head to Library Cafe in Farmingdale for a New Year's celebration complete with an open bar, hot and cold buffet, and champagne toast.

NYE Masquerade Ball at Monsoon Steak and Sushi
48 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702
631-650-9967
Sunday, December 31st, 10 PM - 1 AM
$150 Per Person

Celebrate the arrival of 2018 at Monsoon Steak and Sushi with a four-course dinner, open bar, and DJ entertainment.

Welcoming 2018 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!

Celebrate New Year's Eve at VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Sunday, December 31st, 4 PM - 12 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Whether you're in the mood for crispy Thai calamari, Maine lobster bisque, or pan-seared sea scallops, VIEW in Oakdale will be ringing in the new year with delectable dishes for all taste buds.


Ring in the New Year with Sandbar
55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-498-6188
Sunday, December 31st, 12 PM - 10 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Seared bay scallops, roasted salmon, and 14-ounce dry aged ribeye are just some of the delicious entrees that will be on the menu at Sandbar this New Year's Eve.

Ring in the New Year at KYMA
1446 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-3700
Sunday, December 31st, 5 PM - 12 AM
$115 Adults / $60 Children (5-12)

Family-style appetizers like Mediterranean grilled octopus and marinated swordfish cubes will be paired with entrees like lamb chops and half-roasted chicken.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Pure North Fork Craft Bar & Bistro
141 Fairway Drive, Wading River, NY 11792
631-886-2777
Sunday, December 31st, 5 PM - 1 AM
$99 Per Person

DJ entertainment and a four-course dinner with a bottle of Prosecco will be available from 5 PM - 8 PM, while 9 PM - 1 AM will see an open bar, buffet, and a live feed from Times Square.

Union Cantina’s New Year’s Eve Fiesta
40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968
631-377-3500
Sunday, December 31st, 5 PM - 2 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

A four-hour open bar with top shelf drinks, full dinner buffet, and live music by The Tres Amigos are just some of the things to look forward to at Union Cantina for New Year's.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Lulu's Kitchen
126 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-0900
Sunday, December 31st at 5:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Finish 2017 on a high note by visiting Lulu Kitchen & Bar, a new restaurant in Sag Harbor that has been designed around a woodburning grill.

The Southampton Inn’s Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-6500
Sunday, December 31st, 7:30 PM - 1 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Spend New Year's Eve at The Southampton Inn with dinner, drinks, and dessert, and wake up on the first morning of 2018 in one of the inn's comfortable rooms.

New Year's Eve at Sangria 71
1095 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
631-670-7606
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
$90 Per Person

Select from delicious dishes like Paella Valenciana, USDA Choice Sirloin Steak, and Veal Osso Bucco, all while enjoying a live DJ and tasty desserts.

New Year's Day Brunch at Library Café
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-752-7678
Monday, January 1st, 11 AM - 2 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Whether you're looking forward to the Texas French Toast or the Breakfast Quesadilla, Library Cafe's New Year's Brunch items will ensure that your first meal of 2018 is a spectacular one.

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
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-331-3277
Tuesday, December 26th, through Monday, January 1st, 1 PM - 5 PM
$5 Per Person

The Maritime Explorium will be welcoming in the New Year with a crafting activity that is both entertaining and educational. Children will be able to make their own Times Square Ball as they learn about geometry in this special New Year's activity.


Heckscher Loop at Heckscher State Park
Eastern End of Southern State Parkway, East Islip, NY 11730
631-682-5133
Sunday, December 31st at 10 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Celebrate the end of 2017 with an easy, 4-mile hike around Heckscher State Park.

New Year's Family Bash at The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418
Sunday, December 31st, 11 AM - 12 PM
$12 Per Person

Children will create their own time capsules and enjoy hot chocolate before counting down until 12...PM, that is!

New Year's at East Islip Lanes
117 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-6200
Sunday, December 31st, 3 PM - 1 AM
$25 - $42 Per Person

East Islip Lanes will be celebrating New Year's with unlimited bowling and soda, free shoe rentals, live DJ, headpin prizes, and an evening buffet.

4th Annual First Night at the Long Beach Ice Arena - FREE!
150 Weast Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, December 31st, 4 PM - 7 PM
Free Event

Families will head out on the ice for an evening of ice skating, crafts, music, and a special ball drop at 6:30 PM.

New Year's Eve Family Party at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
516-795-5474
Sunday, December 31st, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$22 - $25 Per Person

Say farewell to 2017 at United Skates of America's skating party for the entire family! Kids and adults alike will enjoy a night of skating, unlimited pizza, dancing, and more.

Fishes & Wishes - New Year's Eve Celebration at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200
Sunday, December 31st, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The entire family is invited to welcome in 2018 at the Long Island Aquarium with a buffet dinner, dancing, and the incredible fishes that call the aquarium home.

New Year's Day Skating at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
516-795-5474
Monday, January 1st, 12:30 PM - 12:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

United Skates of Americas is inviting families across Long Island to prepare for some unique fun and start the year on the right skate!

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!

Gatsby's House New York New Year's Eve at Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
Sunday, December 31st, 8 PM - 4 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The 3rd Annual Gatsby's House will feature a five-hour open bar, four top DJs from NYC, three mingle rooms, two floors, and an amazing countdown to midnight.


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

Russo's will be hosting a Great Gatsby-themed party with delicious appetizers, an open bar, and a mouthwatering entree.

Bar None New Year's Eve
98 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Sunday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$11.95 Per Person

A massive party is expected at Bar None this New Year's Eve thanks to its location in the East Village, great music, and positive vibes.

New Year's Eve at The Skylark
200 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018
973-979-9212
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
$325+ Per Person

The Skylark will be hosting a New Year's Eve party complete with a live DJ, open bar, champagne toast, and stunning views of the ball drop in Times Square.

New Year's Eve at Cielo
18 Little West 12 Street, New York, NY 10014
347-592-0300
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 4 AM
$99 Per Person

Cielo will be celebrating the arrival of 2018 with an open bar that is sure to attract New Yorkers looking for an energetic night.

Guastavino's New Year's Eve Open Bar
409 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
Sunday, December 31st, 9 PM - 4 AM
$79+ Per Person

Gustavino's will be offering a six-hour open bar with a live DJ performance to help New Yorkers ring in the New Year in style.

Moonlight New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party Cruise Aboard the Great Point
Pier 15 - 78 South Street, New York, NY 10038
Sunday, December 31st, 9:30 PM - 2 AM
$129 Per Person

The Great Point will take New Year's partiers on a beautiful cruise to see a clear view of the New Year's Eve fireworks. The night will feature a live DJ, champagne toast, picnic buffet, and four-hour premium bar.


Marking The Start Of 2018 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 2018 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!

Tasty Appetizers Perfect For Any Gathering
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!

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