LongIsland.com’s 2016 New Year’s Entertainment Guide: Fun Events & Things to Do to Celebrate on LI!

The end of the year can be bittersweet, but we have loads of entertainment to get you pumped and excited for the start of a New Year!

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Soon before you know it a new year will begin with December already here! If 2015 has been good to you, then let’s continue the good times with great things happening on Long Island to ring in the New Year. Either way, the start of 2016 is a new beginning so let’s all kick it off the right way! From nightlife events, wining and dining, hotspots in New York City, to fun ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends, we have you covered with our 2016 New Year’s Entertainment Guide!

Celebrate the start of 2016 in style with plenty of entertainment and fun events below:

New Year’s Eve Nightlife Events
Welcome in the New Year with dance, laughter and fun with these hot New Year’s Eve nightlife events on Long Island!

Hilton Long Island New Year’s Eve Bash
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, NY 11747
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM
$299 for Grand Ballroom Bash / $99 for Savory Club

Choose between the New Year’s Eve bash at the Grand Ballroom or the Savory Club. The New Year’s Eve bash at the Grand Ballroom features a 5-course gourmet dinner, open bar, live band, and an overnight stay in a Deluxe Guest Room. The Savory Club New Year’s Eve bash includes dancing to a live DJ performance, cocktails, snacks, and an open bar.

Hotel Indigo Presents: New Year's Eve at Bistro 72
1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, December 31st 5 PM - Friday, January 1st 1 AM
$75

Bring in the New Year in style at Bistro 72, where you can enjoy a four course meal, fun, music, and of course a champagne toast! With seatings at 5 PM & 8 PM, and a variety of musical performances, this is one can't miss NYE Celebration!

New Years Eve 2016 Party at Parlay Gastropub
210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Thursday, December 31st 9 PM - Friday, January 1st at 1 AM
$69.99 per person

Join Parlay Gastropub of RVC this New Year's Eve as they welcome 2016 in style with their annual NYE Bash! Tickets include a premium open bar from 9 PM - 1 AM, party favors upon arrival, delicious hors' douvers and a mouth watering buffet, live DJ music, and a champagne toast at midnight! With over 40 beers on tap, you can't go wrong at Parlay!

New Year's Eve on the Water at Off Key Tikki
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772
Thursday, December 31st 8 PM - Friday, January 1st at 12 AM

What better way is there to kick off the New Year on Long Island than at a party with a waterfront view? Head over to Off Key Tikki where you will enjoy a five-course Polynesian dining experience, full open bar, and champagne toast! Live music will be provided by The Generators. Buy your tickets early to save on admission!

New Year's Laughin' Eve at The Suffolk Theater
118 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM
$45

Laugh, Dine and Dance in the New Year! Featured guests include Eric Haft (master impressionist), Rich Walter (voted Long Island’s favorite comedian two years in a row), and Carie Karavas (national headliner, AC, Vegas). Have an entertaining night complete with a price fixe dinner and complimentary champagne for a toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve After Hours Dance Party at The Suffolk Theater
118 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, December 31st at 10 PM
$15

Suffolk Theater’s New Year's Eve After Hours Bash will be complete with dancing and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

NYE At Revolution Featuring Metal Allegiance
140 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701
Thursday, December 31st at 7 PM
$40 / $90 VIP

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with heavy metal music by Metal Allegiance! Ticket includes dinner buffet, champagne toast, and breakfast. VIP ticket includes a Meet & Greet with the band.

Brumidi Lodge's New Year's Eve Party
2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, NY 11729
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM
$85

Enjoy cocktail hour and an elegant gourmet buffet dinner with open bar, coffee & dessert, and champagne toast to ring in the New Year! The event also includes music by DJ Ray.

Long Island Philharmonic Annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular: My Fair Broadway at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548
Thursday, December 31st at 7:30 PM
$58 to $113

The event features music of Lerner and Loewe, David Stewart Wiley, music director and conductor.

New Year's Eve 2016 Bash at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 12, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Thursday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$125

Enjoy cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, a 4-course gourmet dinner, premium open bar, champagne toast at midnight, live performances of NYC’s Dance Soul Company, outdoor patio access, and live TV broadcasting of the ball drop!

New Year's Eve with Jessie's Girl at The Paramount
370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Thursday, December 31st at 10 PM
$25 to $55

Enjoy stunning renditions of the world’s most vibrant songs from Jessie’s Girl! Celebrate the coming of the New year in 80’s glitz!

New Year's Eve at The Emporium
9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, NY 11772
Thursday, December 31st at 9 PM
$25

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of the biggest clubs on LI. Must be 21 and over. Dress code will be strictly enforced.

The Stephen Talkhouse's New Year's Eve Party
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Thursday, December 31st at 10 PM
$20

Celebrate New Year’s Eve partying with Nancy Atlas as she performs live!

New Year's Eve Celebration: Sinatra at the Sands
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
Thursday, December 31st at 7 PM
$50

Don’t miss this one-time only performance as a culmination of the Sinatra Centennial! On stage includes Count Basie and his Orchestra and conductor Quincy Jones. Led by Director Steve Shaiman, SWINGTIME and vocalists Jerry Costanzo & Bobbie Ruth will re-create that magical night in Las Vegas on Dec. 31, 1965.

375th Grand Finale & New Year’s Eve Party at the Port of Missing Men
Southampton, NY 11968
Thursday, December 31st at 10 PM
$225 Advance / $250 Day of

Join the Southampton Historical Museum as they close out of its year-long 375th year anniversary celebration and ring in the New Year! Enjoy cocktails, a dinner buffet, and champagne to toast  as well as tours of the Port of Missing Men  where you can take in the sweeping views of Peconic Bay.

New Year's Eve Party with Half Step - Grateful Dead Tribute at the Big Kahuna
1730 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM

$49
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Half Step! The event includes a 3-course dinner buffet and champagne.

New Year's Eve at Mulcahy's
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM
See website for pricing

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an open bar and buffet!

Late Night New Year's Eve Party at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Thursday, December 31st at 5 PM
$21 Advance / $25 At the Door

Countdown to the New Year with fun! Enjoy skating through the night, unlimited pizza, soda, and chips and pretzels. Game tokens and a glow in the dark necklace is also available to complete the mock countdown to the New Year.


Late Night New Year's Eve Bash at Farmingdale Lanes
999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Thursday, December 31st at 9 PM
$200 Per Lane (save $50 if reserved by Dec. 15)

Enjoy an evening of unlimited bowling, a hot buffet, and soft drinks! The ball drop will also be available for viewing from its jumbo screens.

New Year's Eve Late Night Bowling Bash at Port Jeff Bowl
31 Chereb Lane, Port Jeff Station, NY 11776
Thursday, December 31st at 9 PM
$125 Per Lane; Book by December 25th and receive a $20 PJB Gift Card

Enjoy midnight bowling at Port Jeff Bowl! A hot and cold buffet service will be in place plus party favors, giveaways and more for the New Year's countdown and toast.

New Year's Eve at The Cinema Arts Center
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Thursday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$30 For Members, $35

Fill your New Year's Eve evening with great food, drinks and films. The schedule includes Youth at 8:40 PM, Carol at 8:50 PM, and The Danish Girl at 9 PM. Seating is limited so book early!

Welcoming 2016 with Delicious Wining & Dining
Wine and dine your way fabulously to the start of the New Year! Many of Long Island’s most popular eateries are hosting dinner events to welcome in 2016.

New Year's Eve 2016 at The Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
Thursday, December 31st (call for more info)
$160 (Overnight packages available starting at $619 for 2)

Enjoy an elegant atmosphere with dinner and dancing to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Those staying overnight enjoy a luxury suite and breakfast on New Year’s Day.

7 in Heaven: New Year's Eve Gala & Dinner Dance at Residence Inn - Marriott
9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Thursday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$89

Singles can find fun on New Year’s Eve through an elegant gourmet buffet dinner and dancing. Table seating is based on age gouprs of 24-35, 35-47, 48-59, and 59-69. Champagne is also available for a toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve 2016 at Chateau Briand
440 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
Thursday, December 31st at 8:30 PM
$100 to $175

Choose your form of entertainment: Dinner and Dancing with Live Band VOICES; Dinner and Dancing with Body Rock DJ; Dinner and Dancing with Unique Entertainment; or Late Night DJ Party.  Either way you go, there will be live music, dancing, and dinner to complete the evening of celebration!

New Year's Eve Celebration at The Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
Thursday, December 31st at 7 PM for Live Band, 8 PM for Live DJ
$135

Ring in the New Year with live band Decadia or live DJ with In The Mood! The night is complete with dinner, music and dancing!

New Year's Eve Celebration at Windows on the Lake
235 Lake Shore Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM
$129.95

Dance away the old and ring in the New Year at this beautiful lakeside location. There’s going to be entertainment by DJ Frankie playing the sounds of yesterday and today. Also enjoy an open bar, a hot buffet, as well as champagne and party hats + noise makers to celebrate the start of a new year.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at View
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
Thursday, December 31st at 4 PM or 8 PM
$60 for 4 PM or $85 for 8 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special 3-course prix fixe dinner at this riverfront looking over the Great South Bay. The evening is complete with DJ entertainment, dancing, party favors and a complimentary midnight toast to ring in the New Year.

Kick Off The New Year at The Melting Pot
2377 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Thursday, December 31st at 4:30 PM - 11 PM
$70

Enjoy a prix-fixe four-course fondue dinner on New Year's Eve! A vegetarian and child's plate option is also available, but the regular entree menu will not.

New Year's on The Water At Off Key Tikki
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772
Thursday, December 31st at 8PM
$99 - call for advance ticket; $125

Enjoy New Year's Eve on the water at the Off Key Tikki with its elegant party. The Voodoo Room offers beautiful waterviews as your enjoy a 5-course Polynesian dinner with 4 full hours of open bar and champagne toast at midnight. There's also live music with Mirage were you can dance the night away on the Bambu dance floor which overlooks the white sand beach, waterfront and outdoor firepit.

New Year's Eve At H20: Seafood Grill
215 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-361-6464
Thursday, December 31st after 9 PM
$95 per person

A four-course dinner menu with champagne toast & DJ set the stage for an excellent New Year's Eve celebration at H20.

New Year's Eve At Monsoon: Steak & Sushi
48 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon Village, NY 11702
631.587.4400
Thursday, December 31st from 9 PM – 1 AM
$100 - $150 per person

Ring in the New Year with a delectable four-course dinner menu complete with an open bar, DJ, and midnight toast.

New Year's Eve Gala At Harbor Club At Prime
95 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-5600
Thursday, December 31st
$200 per person

Enjoy a stylish, and elegant black tie affair complete with cocktail hour, three-course dinner, premium open bar, DJ and dancing.

New Year's Eve At Huntington Harbor's Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar
117 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-385-1515
Thursday, December 31st after 9 PM
$150 per person

An all-inclusive celebration at Prime features an evening filled with dancing, excellent food, and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve At Tellers: An American Chophouse
605 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
631-277-7070
Thursday, December 31st after 9 PM
$150 per person

A delicious four-course menu served in Tellers' lavishly decorated dining room will be the setting for a New Year's Eve to remember.  Dinner will be followed by a champagne toast in the Gold Bar where guests can warm up next to the cozy fireplace.

New Year's Eve At Verace: True Italian
599 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
631-277-3800
Thursday, December 31st after 9 PM
$75 per person

The chic and casual Verace: True Italian will be celebrating the New Year in style with a special four-course Italian menu and champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Celebration At Ocean
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3330
Thursday, December 31st
$59 per person

Enjoy a diverse selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts as you count down the minutes until the New Year's ball drops at midnight!

Fun Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve with the Family
There’s no shortage of fun, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration events to keep everyone entertained on Long Island!

Let's Celebrate The New Year at The Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
December 26th - January 1st at 1 PM
See website for pricing

Scientitific discovery, exploration, and development happens here through its interactive hands-on exhibits. Take part in celebrating the New Year by exploring the principles of geometry and design your own Times Square Ball!

New Year’s Night Hike at Suffolk County Environmental Center
550 South Bay Avenue, Islip, NY 11751
Thursday, December 31st at 6:30 PM
$4 or $8 For Non-Members

Join Seatuck in a walk into the woods for a special glimpse into the lives of nighttime forest dwellers on New Year’s Eve. Bring a flashlight!

New Year's Eve Candlelight Tour of the Rogers Mansion
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Thursday, December 31st at 4 PM
$5

Take a candlelight tour of the Rogers Mansion and a view of this year’s exhibit. The mansion will be dressed for the holidays and the New Year with colorful antique decorations. At the end of the tour enjoy apple cider and gingerbread cookies.

Late Night New Year's Eve Party at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Thursday, December 31st at 5 PM
$21 Advance / $25 At the Door

Countdown to the New Year with fun! Enjoy skating through the night, unlimited pizza, soda, and chips and pretzels. Game tokens and a glow in the dark necklace is also available to complete the mock countdown to the New Year.

NYE Evening Party at East Islip Lanes
117 E. Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
Thursday, December 31st at 3 PM
$24

Enjoy 4 hours of unlimited bowling on New Year’s Eve. There’s also going to be unlimited soda and coffee, party favors, a live DJ and red headpin prizes. Dinner is served from 5  - 6 PM, including cold cut heros, hot dogs, and chips.

Family New Year's Eve Party at Farmingdale Lanes
999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Thursday, December 31st at 5 PM
$175 Per Lane (save $50 if reserved by Dec. 15)

Enjoy a late-afternoon of unlimited bowling, a hot buffet, and soft drinks! There will also be a mock countdown to the New Year.

Countdown to 12! at Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
Thursday, December 31st at 12 PM
Free with Museum Admission

Come enjoy a sweet-themed party to celebrate the start of a new year! the day will be filled with fun activities, a ball drop and an extreme dance party. All ages welcome.

Countdown to the New Year at Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills Branch
55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746
Thursday, December 31st at 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Event

While adults countdown the New Year at midnight, kids have a chance to experience the countdown at noon. Registration is required. The event is for families with children in grades 1-5.

New Year's Eve Party for Kids at John Jermain Memorial Library
34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Thursday, December 31st at 11:30 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Kids can enjoy New Year's Eve playing games, dancing and there's also goodies and a classic countdown at noon. This event is appropriate for all ages.

New Year's Eve Family Bowling Party at Port Jeff Bowl
31 Chereb Lane, Port Jeff Station, NY 11776
Thursday, December 31st at 2 PM - 8 PM
$15.95 Adult; $12.95 Child

Make New Year's Eve a family bowl event! Select between 2PM - 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM - 8 PM. There will be lights, music, fun with unlimited bowling, pizza, soft drinks, snacks, party favors, prizes and more!

Fishes & Wishes - A Family Style New Year's Eve Party at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, December 31st at 6:30 PM - 11 PM

$55 Members/$60 (Child 3-12) $85 Members/$95 (13+ and Adults)
Come enjoy the annual Fishes & Wishes New Year's Eve celebration! In addition to fun and entertainment, there will be food. Guest enjoy a cocktail hours, buffet dinner, dancing, crafts, dessert, an ice cream bar, and mock-midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast at 10:30 PM while enjoying the Aquarium at night.

New Year's Bash for Kids at The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Thursday, December 31st at 11 AM - 12 PM
$8 for Kids; Regular Admission for Adults

Enjoy a New Year's countdown at noon and create crafts like noisemakers and wishing wands. Free hot chocolate is also available at the workshop. This event is best suited for ages 3-6.


New Year’s Eve in NYC
If you’re looking to expand your New Year’s Eve celebration adventures to New York City, there’s plenty of things happening to add to the fun!

New Years Eve at Pier 94
711 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Thursday, December 31st (Call to reserve your table)
See website for pricing

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Pier 94! The event features The Chainsmokers, Nicky Romero, Travis Scott (live), and Ansolo! Reserve your VIP table.

New York New Years Eve 2016 - A Black & White Affair at Hudson Terrace
621 W. 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM
$119 and up

Those 21 years of age and over, come enjoy an evening of celebration as New York Nightlife presents A Black & White Affair. There’s going to be an open bar, top NYC DJs, rooms for mingling and much more to the amazing countdown!

New York Fireworks NYE Cruise 2016 - Infiniti Yacht, Pier 40
West Houston Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY 10014
Thursday, December 31st at 8 PM
$179 to $189

Hop on a yacht this New Year’s Eve! The Infiniti Yacht offers elegance and sophistication for a memorable evening. It features three climate-controlled decks, custom LED lighting, state-of-the-art sound systems, flat screen monitors, and dance floors. Enjoy the evening with an open bar, buffet stations, and champagne toast at midnight. The night is also complete with a prominent DJ on board to deliver sound as you enjoy the beautiful view of New Year’s Eve fireworks.

New York's Eve Fireworks Party Cruise aboard The Cabana Yacht
2430 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010
Thursday, December 31st at 9 PM
$139+

Enjoy New Year’s Eve on one of the most stylish yachts in New York City! It'll sail past famous landmarks and you'll get to enjoy the fireworks show with a front row seat. The night will include open bar, dinner buffet, and live DJ.

New York's Eve at Howl at the Moon New York
240 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
Thursday, December 31st at 7 PM
$40+

Get ready to kiss 2015 goodbye and start 2016 having a blast with dancing and more! See more on its website for seating packages and times.

Start the New Year Off on the Right Foot at Home
For some people, celebrating a New Year may simply be about having the important people in your life around you in the comfort of your own home. Here are ways to have tons of fun at home on New Year’s Eve.

Ringing in the New Year: Watching the Ball Drop at Home
Like every year, you can expect show-stopping performances from major stars on television on "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016."

Enjoy a NYE Game Night!
From card games to board games, it's easy to turn it into a fun night at home. And don't forget to put out plenty of snacks!

Discuss Your New Year's Resolutions
Have everyone share what your hopes and dreams are for the New Year, and bring family and friends closer together.

Share Tips to Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions
There are New Year's resolutions that come back year after year. Discuss which ones you've accomplished and go around sharing tips on how to stick to it.

See the New Year as an opportunity to start things new and to expand on your experiences! From all of us here at LongIsland.com -  Happy New Year!

How will you be welcoming 2016? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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