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LongIsland.com’s 2020 New Year’s Entertainment Guide: Ring in the New Decade in Style!

Written by Brian Re  |  10. December 2019

After the holidays have come and gone, Long Islanders still have one last thrilling night of fun to look forward to before 2019 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 2020 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 2019'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 2019!

2020 New Year's Eve at Land's End
80 Brown's River Road, Sayville, NY 11782
631-589-1888
Tuesday, December 31st
$150 Per Person

Land's End in Sayville will be helping Long Islanders ring in the New Year with a spectacular evening at the waterfront destination. Attendees will enjoy a premium open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a gourmet dinner.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Sangria 71
1095 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
631-670-7607
Tuesday, December 31st, 8:30 PM - 1 AM
$100 Per Person

Featuring a menu that includes an array of delicious tapas and entrees, Sangria 71's New Year's Eve celebration will be one not to miss! Seatings are available between 8:30 PM and 9 PM, and the evening will include food, drinks, dessert, and a champagne toast.

New Year's Eve 2020 at Chateau La Mer
5 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-225-0400
Tuesday, December 31st (8 PM - 1 AM and 9 PM - 2 AM)
$125 Per Person

Chateau La Mer in Lindenhurst will be celebrating the arrival of 2020 with a fantastic evening of exquisite dishes and premium drinks. Diners can choose between two parties -- one in the Atrium Room and one in the Bayview Room -- both of which include an open bar and champagne toast.


New Year's Eve Celebration at ONE10
569 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747
631-694-3333
Tuesday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$169 Per Person

Dance the night away at One10 in Melville this New Year's Eve! In addition to live music the evening will include a cocktail hour, dinner reception, and premium open bar.

New Year's Eve at RARE650
650 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY 11791
516-496-8000
Tuesday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

Rare650's award-winning culinary team will be preparing delectable dishes that will serve as the perfect capstone to 2019. There will be both dining specials and an a la carte menu to choose from.

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3242
Tuesday, December 31st at 7:30 PM
$150 Per Person

Whether you're looking to enjoy live music from Entourage or Tommy's Tunes DJ Entertainment, The Watermill New Year's Eve Party includes a cocktail hour, dinner reception with dessert, open bar, and champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-802-2778
Tuesday, December 31st, 7:30 PM - 1 AM
$165 Per Person

This New Year's Eve will be a night to remember at Fox Hollow in Woodbury thanks to an all-inclusive celebration featuring a cocktail hour, dinner reception, open bar, DJ entertainment, and a champagne toast.

New Year's Eve at Insignia
610 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-656-8100
Tuesday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

With exquisite dinner specials and an a la carte menu, Insignia's award-winning culinary team will be outdoing even their own unbelievably high standards this New Year's Eve!

New Year's Eve at One North
4 Old Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753
516-605-1400
Tuesday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

Mouthwatering dishes will be served up by One North's acclaimed culinary team during the restaurant's New Year's Eve celebration. Diners will be able to choose between a la carte items and unique dining specials.

New Year's Eve at Blackstone Steakhouse
10 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747
631-271-7780
Tuesday, December 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

Long Islanders looking to enjoy a fantastic meal on New Year's Eve are encouraged to head over to Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville for a variety of dining specials and an a la carte menu.

Parlay New Year's Eve Bash
210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-442-2600
Tuesday, December 31st, 9 PM - 2 AM
$75 Per Person

From top-shelf cocktails and a buffet, to a champagne toast and live DJ entertainment, Parlay Gastropub will be hosting a New Year's Eve Party that you're not going to want to miss!

New Year's Eve Fiesta at Mesita
212 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-282-9900
Tuesday, December 31st, 10 PM - 1 AM
$50 Per Person

Mesita in Rockville Centre will be celebrating the arrival of the new decade with a night of premium cocktails, party favors, DJ entertainment, and a champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Bash at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-231-1507
Tuesday, December 31st, 6 PM - 2 AM
$99 Per Person

With a three-course dinner that's perfect for the entire family at 6 PM, and an evening gala at 10 PM with dinner and a champagne toast, Butterfields in Hauppauge will be ringing in the New Year with plenty of flair.


Celebrate New Year's Eve Aboard Skyline Cruises in NYC
1 Worlds Fair Marina, Corona, NY 11368
718-446-1100
Tuesday, December 31st, 9 PM - 2 AM
$175 - $255 Per Person

Featuring stunning views of the New York Skyline and a variety of historical landmarks, Skyline Cruise's NYE Cruise will provide the perfect setting for a memorable celebration. The cruise will include an open bar, buffet dinner, champagne toast, and more.

New Year's Eve at Off Key Tikki
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-1723
Tuesday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
Free Event

Members of Jellyband, The Electrix, and Rusty String Band will be rocking the night away at Off Key Tikki this New Year's Eve. Plus, it goes without saying that the stunning waterfront destination is an ideal spot for 2019's final celebration!

New Year's Eve at The Blue
526 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
631-446-4233
Tuesday, December 31st, 8 PM - 1 AM
$115 Per Person

The Blue in Islip will be ringing in the New Year with an unmissable evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing. Diners will also enjoy a simulcast of the Times Square ball drop and passed desserts once 2020 arrives!


My Sinatra at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-323-4444
Tuesday, December 31st at 6 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Enjoy a performance of My Sinatra, Cary Hoffman's one-man hit musical, at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College on December 31st

New Year's LAUGHIN' Eve 2019 at Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-928-9100
Tuesday, December 31st at 6 PM
$50 - $65 Per Person

Paul Anthony, Sherry Davey, Eric Haft, and Mick Thomas will be performing at Theatre Three at the 12th Annual New Year's Laughin' Eve.

Ring in the New Year at Brumidi Lodge
2075 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-943-3622
Tuesday, 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.

The Warehouse's 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Bash
203 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701
631-238-1820
Tuesday, December 31st, 8 PM - 4 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Legendary Murphys will entertain concertgoers at The Warehouse with a great live set!

New Year's Eve Gala at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-846-2370
Tuesday, 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.

New Year’s Eve with O El Amor & Drop Dead Sexy at 89 North
89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-730-8992
Tuesday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$40 - $75 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 2019.

New Year's Eve Extravaganza at The Jazz Loft
275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-1895
Monday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$185 Per Person

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

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
Tuesday, 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
Tuesday, 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 Party at The Pantry
525 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
917-273-7586
Tuesday, December 31st, 9 PM - 12 AM
$20 - $150 Per Person

There will be plenty of good times to be savored at The Pantry on New Year's Eve thanks to food and music from MC Chad and DJ Chris Mac.

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 9 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 Booga Sugar at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-2540
Monday, December 31st at 10 PM
$30 Per Person

Booga Sugar will be helping Long Islanders ring in 2019 with a performance at The Stephen Talkhouse.

Welcoming 2020 with Delicious Wining & Dining
Finishing off 2019 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 Sandbar
55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-498-6188
Tuesday, December 31st, 5 PM - 11 PM
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 2029. Diners will enjoy dishes like roaster duck breast, braised short rib, and seared halibut.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Jonathan's Ristorante
15 Wall Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-549-0055
Tuesday, December 31st, 5 PM - 10:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

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

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Desmond’s
5720 New York 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-846-2335
Tuesday, December 31st, 5 PM - 10 PM
$49.95 Per Person

Desmond's will be treating diners to a three-course, prix-fixe dinner to help ring in the New Year.

22nd New Year’s Eve Gala at Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-6500
Tuesday, December 31st, 7 PM - 12 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Celebrate the arrival of the new decade at the Southampton Inn, which is offering packages for a one-night stay, dinner, dancing, and drinks.

Champagne & Confetti: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Cowfish
258 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-594-3868
Tuesday, December 31st, 8 PM - 12:30 AM
$80 Per Person

With a four-course chef's menu, DJ, and a balloon drop, Cowfish in Hampton Bays's New Year's Eve Celebration is not one to miss.


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!


Midnight on Main Street - New Year's Eve Celebration - FREE!
West Avenue and West Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Tuesday, December 31st, 7 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

The only ball drop on Long Island will be happening in Patchogue, and a fantastic fireworks display 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 4 Kids at The Whaling Museum & Education Center
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418
Tuesday, December 31st, 11 AM - 12 PM
$12 Per Child / $6 Per Adult

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

6th Annual First Night at the Long Beach Ice Arena - FREE!
150 West Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561
Tuesday, December 31st, 4 PM - 7 PM
Free Event

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

New Year's Eve – Family Party 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 ($55 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, a penguin meet-and-greet, and cash bar.

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

Celebrate the final hours of 2019 with a family-friendly skating event at United Skates of America. The evening includes unlimited pizza and soda, noisemakers, and more.

First Day Hike at Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-581-1072
Wednesday, January 1st, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Spend the first morning of 2020 enjoying the beautiful Sunken Meadow State Park on this hike in the forest.

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

Kick off 2020 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.

New Year's Day Seal Walks at Jones Beach State Park
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
Wednesday, January 1st, 1:30 PM - 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Waste no time at the start of the New Year by utilizing your first morning to observe wintering seals at Jones Beach.


Welcome the Arrival of 2020 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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