Ring in the New Year with the Whole Gang: Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Fun on L.I.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the whole family at these events taking place on Long Island!

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Say, "goodbye" to 2016, and, "hello" to 2017 at one of these family-friendly NYE events on Long Island!

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This New Year’s Eve, don’t let anyone in the family sit out on the celebratory fun, no matter their age, by heading to one of these all-ages New Year’s Eve happenings on Long Island! Whether you’re 4 years old, 24 years old, or 40 years old and up, attendants of all ages will have a blast ringing in 2017 at these upcoming events ranging from bowling alley amusements, to outdoor adventures, to educational entertainment!
Check out our list below of New Year’s Eve family-friendly events and end 2016 on a high note with the whole gang!
Winter Wildlife Safari at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716
Saturday, December 31st from 10 AM - 11:30 PM
$3 Per Child; $4 Per Adult; $8 Parking Fee
Put on your hat and mittens and take a stroll through the Connetquot River State Park Preserve to search for, and discuss, animals preparing for the winter months.
Afternoon Bowling New Year's Eve Parties! at Port Jeff Bowl
31 Chereb Lane, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11777
Saturday, December 31st from 2 PM - 4:30 PM & 5:30 PM - 8 PM
$14.95 Per Child; $17.95 Per Adult, $8.95 Food Only
Enjoy two and a half hours of Rock-n-Bowl, with pizza, soft drinks, games, raffles and more, at Port Jeff Bowl. Be sure to reserve your spot!
Open Studio for Families at Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976
Saturday, December 31st from 10 AM - 1 PM
Free with Museum Admission
Take a tour of the galleries, then engage in hands-on art activities inspired by the work that is currently being exhibited at the museum!
2017 New Year's Bash at The Whaling Museum
279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Saturday, December 31st at 11 AM
Museum Admission Plus $3 for Crafts
Countdown to 12 (noon!) with fun crafts at The Whaling Museum & Education Center geared towards children ages 3 - 6.
New Year's Eve 2017 Family Party at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, December 31st from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$21 - $25
Spend the end of 2016 on skates during this New Year's Eve 2017 Family Party! Reserve your table and partake in all-you-can-eat pizza, dancing, soda, roller skating, game tokens & more!
Fishes & Wishes: A Family Style New Year's Eve Party at at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 E. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
Saturday, December 31st from 6:30 PM - 11 PM
$55 - $99
Kids and parents a like can enjoy themselves at this event offering a buffet dinner, beer & cocktails for those 21+, kids crafts, nighttime aquarium admission, and more!
New Year's 2017 at East Islip Lanes
117 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
Saturday, December 31st from 3 PM - 1 AM
$24 - $41
Play four hours of unlimited bowling, enjoy music by a DJ, unlimited soda & coffee, free shoe rental and more during this bowling alley New Year's celebration!
Let's Celebrate The New Year! at The Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, December 31st from 1 PM - 5 PM
$5 Per Person
Design your very own Times Square Ball at The Maritime Explorium while you explore the principles of geometry on New Year's Eve!