New Year's Eve on Long Island

Long Island City Gantry Plaza Park at night

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Long Island doesn't lack for New Years' Eve fun. From gala events to elegant feasts, dancing, hip-hop, and rock music, there's something for everyone in towns from one end of the island to the other. Remember to reserve early because these venues sell out fast.

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    The Garden City Hotel
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    The Long Island banquet hall welcomes guests with an invite that promises a fresh start to 2019 with a vibe that is "a new place for new ideas and progress." The facility has been throwing bashes since the 1960s, and for the New Year's Eve party will feature an open bar, buffet dinner, and copious desserts. For entertainment, DJ's are spinning along with a Flamengo dancer floor show and fireworks.  

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    Glen Cove Mansion
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    Ring in the New Year at the Glen Cove Mansion on the elegant North Shore with a lavish night of cocktails, dancing, and a champagne toast. The party is a Gatsby-themed black-tie gala, modeled after the title character of the famous F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, "The Great Gatsby." So, don your tuxedo or flapper dress and rock in the new year 1920s style. The 55-acre estate, built in 1910, was named one of the best 12 country houses in America by Country Life Magazine.

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    Villa Lombardi's
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    Formerly known as The Venetian Yacht Club, The Piermont is an event space with a stunning view of the Great South Bay. On December 31st the location undergoes a timewarp for That 70's Band Performing Live. Revelers can get their groove on while enjoying a three-course dinner, top-shelf open bar, and complimentary party favors. A ball drop at midnight won't stop the party, which continues until 1:30 a.m.

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    Gurney's
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    Montauk's oceanfront Gurney's resort is a historic venue that opened in 1926 and has been holding themed New Year's Eve bashes for over 50 years. In 2018, the hotel will metaphorize its Great Hall into an indoor beach club, complete with sand and surf. Enjoy a four-hour open bar and hors-d'oeuvres, live music, and complimentary champagne at midnight. 

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    Hotel Indigo East End
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    Located on Long Island’s east end, The Hotel Indigo is home to the award-winning eatery Bistro 72. On New Year's Eve, the restaurant has two seating times for a gourmet dinner event. Early birds can listen to live piano music over a three-course dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while the later reservation from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. includes a five-course meal and a live set of funk jazz by musician Matt Marshak. 

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    Mirabelle at Three Village Inn
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    The Three Village Inn overlooking Stony Brook Harbor offers two ways to celebrate the New Year. The Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern serves an elaborate sit-down dinner featuring eclectic fares, such as warm goat cheese salad, foie gras, organic salmon, and prime rib. The restaurant also offers a New Year's Day champagne brunch with unlimited champagne and mimosas. Menu items have included two roasts carved to order, steamed snow crab claws, shrimp in the rough, a chef's dessert table, and a children's buffet.