New Year's Eve on Long Island

- Where to celebrate New Year's Eve on Long Island, NY

There's no need to travel far to celebrate the passing of the old year. From gala events to dancing to hip hop and rock, there's plenty to do on Long Island on New Year's Eve. Here are some places to enjoy New Year's Eve on Long Island.

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    Photo © Garden City Hotel
    ••• Garden City Hotel. Photo © Garden City Hotel

    The Garden City Hotel's New Year's Eve dinner will take place at its Polo Steakhouse. After dinner, you can ring in the new year with champagne and a jazz band at the hotel's Polo Lounge, which will include specialty cocktails, a champagne toast, hats and noisemakers, an open bar and an hor d’oeuvers buffet.

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    Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
    ••• Glen Cove Mansion - facade. Photo © Linda Tagliaferro

    Ring in the New Year at the Glen Cove Mansion with a lavish night of cocktails drinking, dancing and a champagne toast. The party will be a Gatsby-themed black-tie gala, modeled on the title character of the famous F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, "The Great Gatsby." So, don your tuxedo, top hat and black Oxford shoes and rock in the new year -- '20s style.

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    Start the new year with a Moulin Rouge gathering, a party based on the 2001 Australian-American musical film set in a mystical turn-of-the-century Paris cabaret. Feast on pasta, seafood -- such as fried calamari and Dijon-encrusted fillet of sole -- as well as vegetarian and Italian classic dishes as you witness a live simulcast of the annual ball drop in Times Square.

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    Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
    ••• Gurney's Inn, Montauk, NY. Photo © Linda Tagliaferro

    Toast the new year and enjoy admission for two to Gurney’s New Year’s Eve costume party, highlighting tunes from artists like "Kim Sozzi Creations Music" and Gurney’s Beach Club DJ Nicole Leone. There will be a four-hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres. The resort will also be giving away prizes like a three-night stay, dinner for four at Scarpetta restaurant and a $300-spa credit. After a night of partying, get up the next morning and come to a New Year’s Day brunch for two. You'll receive champagne upon arrival.

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    "Start your New Years Eve off with a bang. Literally," advises LongIsland.com. "A shot in the dark is heard, a scream rings out through Hotel Indigo, a detective arrives, and the mystery begins. Watch The Killing Kompany, a team of professional Broadway, TV and film actors, solve a murder with your help -- if you want to participate." The event will also include a delicious dinner and end with a live DJ, dancing and a champagne toast.

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    There are two options for celebrating at the Three Village Inn. Mirabelle Tavern will be serving a sit-down dinner featuring eclectic fare, such as beet salad and foie gras, pan-roasted halibut and prime rib. The restaurant will also offer a New Year's Day champagne brunch, including muffins, croissants, bagels, steamed snow crab, shrimp, a chef's dessert table and even a children's buffet. Take the time to make, reservations, though; these New Year's celebrations will be booked well ahead of time, the restaurant says.