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LongIsland.com’s 2019 New Year’s Entertainment Guide: Party With Phenomenal Local Events!

Written by Brian Re  |  10. December 2018

After the holidays have come and gone, Long Islanders still have one last thrilling night of fun to look forward to before 2018 comes to a close. An absolutely packed roster of events is in store for this New Year's Eve, ensuring that there will be no shortage of entertainment to ring in 2019 with!

The fun begins early on New Year's Eve thanks to a number of family-friendly events that are perfect for both the young and young at heart. From there, restaurants across Nassau and Suffolk will be offering special menus as talented chefs whip up some of the most delectable dishes that Long Islanders will ever taste.

Last, but certainly not least, those looking to party well past midnight will find plenty of fantastic nightlife events to attend that include everything from open bars to delicious buffets.

Keep reading for a look at some of the events that Long Island has in store for 2018's final celebration!


New Year’s Eve Nightlife Events
When it comes to ringing in the New Year, there's nothing quite like spending it at one of Long Island's renowned venues. Perfect for those looking to dance the night away or enjoy a delicious meal, each of these events will serve as a fantastic capstone to 2018!

New Year's Eve at Terrace on the Park
52-11 111th Street, Flushing, NY 11368
718-592-5000
Monday, December 31st, 9 PM - 2 AM
$150 All Inclusive

The stunning Terrace on the Park will be hosting a New Year's Eve celebration inside its Grand Ballroom. In addition to live music by Bravo Sound and a simulcast of the Times Square ball drop, attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner, and premium open bar.

New Year's Eve at Parlay Gastropub
210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-282-9909
Monday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
$80 Per Person

Ring in the New Year at Parlay Gastropub in Rockville Centre with an open bar, mouthwatering buffet, DJ entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP table packages are also available.

New Year's Eve at Mesita
212B Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-282-9909
Monday, December 31st, 5 PM - 1 AM
$60 - $150 Per Person

Whether you opt for the Tequila Dinner Pairing, Premium Dinner and Open Bar Package, or General Admission to the festivities, New Year's Eve as Mesita promises lively entertainment and plenty of expertly-crafted drinks.


Celebrate New Year's at Sangria 71
1095 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
Monday, December 31st at 8 PM
$100 Per Person

A four-course dinner consisting of entrees like paella valenciana, broiled Norwegian salmon, and USDA Choice sirloin steak will be offered during Sangria 71's New Year's celebration.


"One Night Only" with Matt Marshak at Bistro72
1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-369-2200 Ext 0
Monday, December 31st, 5 PM - 1 AM
Early Seating $55 / Regular Seating $95

With Mike DiMeo on piano starting at 5 PM, a 3-course dinner starting at 5 PM, a five-course dinner starting at 7:30 PM, and Matt Marshak with funk jazz starting at 9 PM, an entire night of New Year's festivities will be enjoyed at Bistro72.

New Year's Eve Masquerade at Crescent Beach Club
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3000
Monday, December 31st at 8 PM
$100 Per Person

A premium open bar and phenomenal selection of expertly-cooked dishes will be at the center of The Crescent Beach Club's New Year's Eve Masquerade. Attendees will also enjoy a live feed from Times Square, desserts, champagne toast, and more.

New Year's Eve with Next Level Band at Off Key Tikki
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-1723
Monday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
No Cover Charge

Featuring a cash bar, optional buffet with multiple stations, and live entertainment from Next Level Band, Off Key Tikki in Patchogue's New Year's Eve festivities will not want to be missed.

New Year's Eve at the Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-921-1415
Monday, December 31st, 7:30 PM - 2 AM
$130 - $165 Per Person

A variety of unique events, including the Somerley Gala, Garden Terrace Gala, and Winter Garden Cocktail Party, ensures that every attendee of Fox Hollow's New Year's Eve Celebration will ring in 2019 in style.

New Year's Eve at Chateau La Mer
845 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-225-0400
Monday, December 31st, 7:45 PM - 1 AM
$99 - $120 Per Person

Chateau La Mer in Lindenhurst will be celebrating the arrival of 2019 with a fantastic evening of exquisite dishes and premium drinks. Diners can choose between a seated dinner and two dinner buffet options, all of which include an open bar and champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Gala 2019 at Butterfields
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Monday, December 31st at 9 PM
$125 Per Person

Presented by SDR Entertainment, Butterfields' 2019 NYE Gala promises to be a spectacular event with a delectable three-course dinner, five-hour open bar, and champagne toast. Music will be provided by DJ Denni5p and Smooth DJ Russ.

Singles Long Island New Year's Eve Party at Aura
1900 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
718-757-6933
Monday, December 31st, 7 PM - 3 AM
$60 Per Person

Singles will have a fantastic time this New Year's Eve at Aura in East Meadow thanks to a lively private party! The evening will feature icebreaker games and prizes, followed by an after-party with an open bar, dinner buffet, DJ entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve at Whalers with Billboard Live and Joe Ferrari
124 Maple Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-647-9300
Monday, December 31st at 5 PM
$75 Per Person

Attendees of Whalers' New Year's Eve Celebration will enjoy a delicious five-course prix fixe dinner, complimentary glass of champagne for 21+ and New Year's favors, and live music by Joe Ferrari (during dinner) and Billboard Live (9:30-12:30).


Shades of Bublé: A 3-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé at The Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-286-1133
Monday, December 31st, 7 PM - 9 PM
$45 - $95 Per Person

Shades of Bublé, the renowned Michael Bublé trio, will be performing fan favorites at this engaging concert in Patchogue.

New Year's Eve Gala at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-846-2370
Monday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$125 Per Person

Couples are sure to have a memorable New Year's Eve at East Wind thanks to a celebration that will feature a buffet, bar service, DJ entertainment, and a live feed of the ball drop.

LGBTQ New Years Eve at Verdi's of Westbury
680 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-404-9989
Monday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$110 Per Person

Spend New Year's with the LGBTQ community at this spectacular holiday celebration at Verdi's of Westbury.

New Year's Eve Gala at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-218-2810
Monday, December 31st at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

With a cabaret show, dancing, a cocktail reception, and plenty more fun, The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre will certainly be ringing in the New Year in style.

Ring in the New Year at Brumidi Lodge
2075 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-943-3622
Monday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$100 Per Person

Spend New Year's Eve at Brumidi Lodge in Deer Park and enjoy an evening of drinks, food, and fun with friends and loved ones.

New Year’s Eve with O El Amor & Drop Dead Sexy at 89 North
89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-730-8992
Monday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$39 - $69 Per Person

O El Amor and Drop Dead Sexy will be performing at 89 North in Patchogue for an unmissable night of great music to close out 2018.

New Year's Spectacular at The Jazz Loft
275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-1895
Monday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
$165 Per Person

Attendees to The Jazz Loft's New Year's Spectacular will enjoy an evening of drinks, food, and of course some expertly-performed jazz.

7-in-Heaven Gala New Years Eve Party at Hartigan Manor
519 Central Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
631-592-9804
Monday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 1 AM
$89 Per Person

This 10th Annual New Year's Eve Gala gives single individuals the ability to mingle and have a great time with drinks and a buffet dinner.

Lords of Laughs - New Year's Eve Comedy Show at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Monday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$95 Per Person

Laugh your way to midnight with six hilarious comics at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts.

New Year's Eve at Maxwell's
501 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Monday, December 31st at 9 PM
$60 Per Person

An open bar, DJ entertainment, late-night bagel bar, and champagne toast at midnight will all be included at Maxwell's holiday celebration.

New Year's Eve at Southside Bar and Restaurant
5 Third Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Monday, December 31st at 9 PM
$50 Per Person

Southside Bar and Restaurant will be offering an open bar, champagne toast, and party favors to attendees during their New Year's Eve event.

Billy Joel's New Year's Eve Concert at NYCB LIVE
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
1-800-745-3000
Monday, December 31st at 9:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Billy Joel will be helping Long Islanders ring in the new year during a special show at NYCB LIVE. Long Island's own Piano Man will have fans dancing in the aisles before 2019 arrives!

Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Monday, December 31st at 10 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Back to the Eighties Show has become a staple of weekend entertainment across the country, and with the special New Year's Eve show at The Paramount, the party is expected to be bigger than ever.

New Year's Eve with The Nancy Atlas Project at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-2540
Monday, December 31st at 10 PM
$40 Per Person

The Nancy Atlas Project will be helping Long Islanders ring in 2019 with a performance at The Stephen Talkhouse.

Welcoming 2019 with Delicious Wining & Dining
Finishing off 2018 with the best meal of the year won't be difficult with special prix fixe menus, exquisite a la carte dishes, and lavish buffets at nearby restaurants!

New Year's Eve at the Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY
Monday, December 31st
$65 Adults / Half-Priced for Children Under 10

Delectable appetizers, entrees, and desserts will be available during this special prix fixe New Year's dinner in Stony Brook.

New Year's Eve at Sandbar
55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-498-6188
Monday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

A special a la carte menu will be offered at Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor in honor of the arrival of 2019. Diners will enjoy dishes like roaster duck breast, NY strip steak, and roasted salmon.

New Year’s Eve Specials at Nick & Toni’s
136 North Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-3550
Monday, December 31st, 5:45 PM - 10 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head over to Nick & Toni's in East Hampton for exquisite a la carte specials like smoked salmon mousse tartlet with caviar and osso buco.

Ring in the New Year at Kyma
1446 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-3700
Monday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

With an a la carte menu served from 5 PM to 7:30 PM, and a prix fixe menu beginning at 9:30 PM, plenty of delicious dishes will be offered at Kyma in Roslyn.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Jonathan's Ristorante
15 Wall Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-549-0055
Monday, December 31st at 5 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Delicious a la carte specials will be offered at Jonathan's Ristorante this New Year's Eve, with lobster meat spaghetti, tack of lamb (16 ounces), and halibut all available.

Ring in the New Year at Aperitif Bistro
240-242 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Monday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

Whether you're drawn to the lobster risotto, grilled veal chops, or poulet au jambon, Aperitif Bistro will have the perfect dishes to finish off 2018 with.

Fun Ways to Spend New Year’s with the Family
Even the littlest ones in the family can participate in the New Year's festivities thanks to a bunch of great family-friendly events!

Let's Celebrate The New Year at Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-331-3277
Wednesday, December 26th, through Monday, December 31st, 1 PM - 5 PM
$5 Per Person

Children will learn about geometery while they create their own versions of the Times Square Ball.

Midnight on Main Street - New Year's Eve Celebration - FREE!
West Avenue and West Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Monday, December 31st at 9 PM
Free Event

The only ball drop on Long Island will be happening in Patchogue, and a fantastic fireworks display by Grucci Grand Illuminations will compliment it nicely. The family-friendly event will also have music and a street dance party for all to participate in.


New Year’s Eve Bash at Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418
Sunday, December 30th, 11 AM - 12 PM
$12 Per Child / $6 Per Adult

Children will enjoy a countdown to noon with hot chocolate and interactive crafts.

SMLI's Holiday Program: Attracted to Science
1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030
516-627-9400
Monday, December 31st, 10 AM - 3 PM
$65 - $75 Per Child

Children will be learn all about forces in our world that are invisible to the naked eye, such as electricity and magnetism.

New Year's at East Islip Lanes
117 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-6200
Monday, December 31st, 3 PM - 1 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Regardless of whether you're looking to get in a few hours of bowling before the ball drop, or welcome midnight in with some friendly competition, East Islip Lanes will have fun for all ages.

5th Annual First Night at the Long Beach Ice Arena - FREE!
150 West Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561
Monday, December 31st, 4 PM - 7 PM
Free Event

Kids and adults alike will be able to ice skate, enjoy music and a movie, and watch the New Year's Eve Ball Drop at 6:30 PM.

Fishes & Wishes – New Year’s Eve at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200
Monday, December 31st, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Adults: $99 ($89 Members) / Kids: $60 ($54.95 Members)

Children and adults alike will enjoy this New Year's Eve event at the Long Island Aquarium. The evening will feature a buffet dinner, DJ and dancing, aquarium exhibits, and cash bar.

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

Celebrate the final hours of 2018 with a family-friendly skating event at United Skates of America. The evening includes unlimited pizza and soda, noisemakers, and more.

New Year’s Day Beach to Breach Hike at Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967
Tuesday, January 1st, 10 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

A three-mile hike along a beautiful stretch of Long Island coastline is the perfect way to spend the first morning of 2019.

2nd Annual Maggie's Mile at Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
Tuesday, January 1st at 10 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Lace up your sneakers and prepare to get your feet moving for an incredible organization, Maggie's Mission, at the 2nd Annual Maggie's Mile.

1st Day Hike New Years Day Seal Walk at Jones Beach State Park
2400 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
Tuesday, January 1st, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Waste no time in 2019 by utilizing your first morning to observe wintering seals at Jones Beach.

1st Day Hike New Years Day Seal Walk at Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Tel: 631-668-3781
Tuesday, January 1st, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Kick off 2019 by heading over to Montauk Point State Park to see some of the seals that have stopped on the shoreline to rest on their epic winter journey.


Welcome the Arrival of 2019 With a Peaceful 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 2019 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 recipes 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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