Looking to celebrate New Year's Eve on Long Island this year? As 2019 comes to a close, here are some parties, events and more for when the ball drops.
Stomp at Patchogue Theatre
WHERE | WHEN 71 East Main St., Patchogue; shows held at 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Jan. 1 INFO 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org THE BASH This show involving the use of garbage cans, brooms, wooden poles and other items to produce a wild musical performance may be best-known as an NYC staple since the mid-1990s—but it has an official touring crew that will be live in Patchogue on New Year’s Eve to help bang, crash and boom in 2020 PRICE $69-$89; tickets available via the venue's website
Centennial Celebration at Oheka Castle
WHERE | WHEN 135 West Gate Dr., Huntington; 7 p.m.-1 a.m. INFO 631-659-1400, oheka.com THE BASH It's not everyday one gets to party in a castle--but Long Island's legendary event space is inviting the general public to party within its massive walls to celebrate its first 100 years in existence. Guests are invited to indulge in a dinner inspired by the Roaring '20s (themed attire optional) that also includes dessert and an open bar plus live entertainment (during dinner) and a ball drop celebration with music and dancing PRICE $350, tickets are also available for a dinner-less option (10 p.m.-1 a.m.: $175)
Jessie’s Girl at The Paramount
WHERE | WHEN The Paramount: 370 New York Ave., Huntington; 10 p.m. INFO 631-673-7300, paramountny.com THE BASH A band that goes all-out, Jessie’s Girl performs raucous renditions of the hits spawned during the 1980s with wild style and era-appropriate fashion. PRICE $25-$95; tickets available in advance on the venue website.
New Year's Eve bash at The Warehouse
WHERE | WHEN 203 Broadway, Amityville; 8 p.m.-4 a.m. INFO 631-238-1820, thewarehouseli.com THE BASH This year's New Year's Eve soiree at The Warehouse stars guitar-powered rock from The Legendary Murphys; guests will also receive party favors, hors d'oeuvres, a hot buffet, dessert and champagne toast at midnight. PRICE General admission: $50; with open bar $100. Reserved table seating (with two drink minimum each): $75; same with open bar $125. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com.
New Year’s Laugh, Dine, and Dance in Riverhead
WHERE | WHEN 118 E Main St., Riverhead; bar and restaurant open at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 8 p.m. INFO 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com THE BASH Comedy show featuring comedians Dennis Rooney, Scott Schendlinger and Carie Karavas (pictured) followed by beast from DJ Phil, dancing and both a complimentary champagne toast and live viewing of the ball drop broadcast at midnight. Food will be available for additional cost. PRICE Seats are $49-$59; available online at tickets.vendini.com. There's to be a $10 minimum on food and beverage at each table. Tickets for dancing and midnight celebration only (starting at 10 p.m.): $15, purchase tickets from venue website.
Matt Marshak and Mike Dimeo at Bistro 72
WHERE | WHEN Bistro 72: 1830 West Main St., Riverhead; 5 p.m.-1 a.m. INFO 631-369-3325, bistro-72.com THE BASH Singer/songwriter Matt Marshak (pictured) will play into the new year (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) following an opening set from piano man Mike Dimeo (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); a three-course menu will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. followed by a five-course option from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (reservations required) PRICE Three-course meal: $55; five-course: $95
New Year's Eve Party at Southampton Social Club
WHERE | WHEN 256 Elm St., Southampton; starts at 9 p.m. INFO 631-287-1400, southamptonsocialclub.com THE BASH Admission includes a four-hour top-shelf open bar (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, party favors, Times Square Ball Drop coverage, Champagne toast at midnight and music by DJ Loki (pictured). PRICE $95, nightlife with dinner package: $150; tickets available online on the venue's website.
'Fishes and Wishes' New Year's Eve Party
WHERE | WHEN 431 East Main St., Riverhead; 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. INFO 631-208-9200, longislandaquarium.com THE BASH A family-friendly affair, admission includes a meet-and-greet with a penguin, a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, DJ sets, dancing, craft-making, dessert (including an ice cream bar) and a mock-midnight toast PRICE $99, $60 ages 3-12, kids two and younger: $5; reservations required, call or reserve online to make advance ticket purchase.
NYE at The Piermont
WHERE | WHEN 494 Fire Island Ave., Babylon; 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. INFO 631-422-2400, thepiermontny.com THE BASH The main event of the evening will be live music by That 70's Band, a stage-sprawling act specializing in the good-time sounds of the 1970s. With the venue overlooking the Great South Bay, guests will get a full cocktail hour, three-course dinner, party favors, open bar and a ball drop countdown. PRICE $180; space is limited, tickets available via the venue website.
New Year's Eve Party at the Nutty Irishman
WHERE | WHEN The Nutty Irishman: 323 Main St., Farmingdale; starts at 9 p.m. INFO 516-293-9700, thenuttyirishman.com THE BASH Admission includes an open bar (8 p.m.-12 a.m.), complimentary buffet (8 p.m.-10 p.m.), live music with band Nicolls Road (pictured); DJ C Mauricio spins, and there will be a champagne toast at midnight. Arrive early for a complimentary buffet from 8-10 p.m. PRICE $50 in advance, $60 day-of; tickets may be purchased online at showclix.com.
NYE Party on the Barefoot Princess
WHERE | WHEN Harbor Crab: 116 Division St., Patchogue; 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. INFO 631-687-2722, harborcrab.com THE BASH Not only does this spot have its own massive river boat—the Barefoot Princess—but come New Year’s Eve party people can ring in the new year here on the ship itself. Evening includes a four-course dinner and live music from party rockers Vavoom (pictured). PRICE $99.95, open bar only package: $50; call to reserve in advance.
NYE Party at Mulcahy’s
WHERE | WHEN 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh; doors open at 7 p.m. INFO 516-783-7500, muls.com THE BASH Not only is Mulcahy's perfectly placed for a wild New Year's Eve (right across from the Wantagh LIRR station), but it's hosting a dance party led by DJs Mike Savage and Johnathan Move. Guests get a buffet, three-hour open bar, party favors and champagne toast PRICE $59.95; tickets available in advance on the venue's webpage.
New Year's Eve at Library Cafe
WHERE | WHEN 274 Main St., Farmingdale; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. INFO 516-752-7678, lessings.com THE BASH Admission includes hot and cold buffet, open bar, DJ, party favors and champagne toast. PRICE $60; call to make reservations.
New Year's Eve at Maxwell's
WHERE | WHEN 501 Main St., Islip; starts at 9 p.m. INFO 631-210-0011, maxwellsny.com THE BASH Say bye to 2019 with an open bar and a late-night bagel bar for munching; attendees can dance to DJ-driven beats, then celebrate at midnight with party favors and champagne toast. PRICE $60
New Year's Eve dinner at Mirabelle
WHERE | WHEN Three Village Inn: 150 Main St., Stony Brook; starts at 5 p.m. INFO 631-584-5999, threevillageinn.com THE MEAL Both the Tavern and Mirabelle main are offering a prix fixe dinner menu set with such main plates as roasted beef fillet, poached halibut, fettucine and winter truffles, shrimp-scallop fricassee and seared chicken breast (subject to change) PRICE $68 (half-priced for children ages nine and younger); call ahead to reserve.
New Years Eve at P.O.
WHERE | WHEN 130 West Main St., Babylon; starts at 9 p.m. INFO 631-669-9224, postofficecafe.com THE BASH The party at P.O. features an open bar (tap and bottle beer, house wine, premium well drinks) and DJ party; celebrate at midnight with champagne toast and breakfast buffet PRICE $60; call ahead to reserve.
Ring in 2020 at Lulu Kitchen & Bar
WHERE | WHEN 126 Main St., Sag Harbor; starts at 5:30 p.m. INFO 631-725-0900, lulusagharbor.com THE MEAL The restaurant is holding a four-course chef’s tasting menu (starting at 8 p.m.) and then a bash with DJ Jeph starting at 9 p.m. PRICE $125 for the 8 p.m. session, $85 otherwise; call ahead or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.
NYE Dinner and fun at Louie's
WHERE | WHEN 395 Main St., Port Washington; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. INFO 516-883-4242, louiessince1905.com THE BASH Since opening back in 1905, this Port Washington spot has seen a lot of years—and they’re throwing a bash to welcome the next one. Come for an early bird meal, with seating at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. that features both a price-fix menu (call ahead for price) and the usual a la carte options. The NYE party includes a four-course menu featuring entree options such as surf-and-turf, dry aged ribeye steak, day boat sea scallops and Macademia nut-crusted mahi mahi. Ticket holders can enjoy an open bar, DJ music, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight PRICE $125; call to reserve.
New Year's Eve Party at Lily Flanagan's Pub
WHERE | WHEN 345 Deer Park Ave., Babylon; 10 p.m.-2 a.m. INFO 631-539-0816; lilyflanaganspub.com THE BASH A DJ will spin party beats while guests can enjoy passed appetizers, a four-hour open bar and a champagne toast PRICE $85, available for purchase on venue website.
New Years Eve at Revel
WHERE | WHEN 835 Franklin Ave., Garden City; 8 p.m.-2 a.m. INFO 516-246-9111, revelrestaurant.com THE BASH This spot, which specializes in clubby nights geared toward the mature end of the nightlife crowd, is offering a four-course dinner and open bar for its New Year's Eve get-together. Attendees will get party favors, beats by DJ, a champagne toast at midnight and a view of the ball drop on the venue's ten-foot screen. PRICE $145; tickets available via Revel's website.
'Midnight on Main' in Patchogue Village
WHERE | WHEN West Ave. and West Main St., Patchogue; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. INFO 631-207-1000; patchogue.com THE BASH The festive hamlet of Patchogue is once again demonstrating its social side with a community-wide ball celebration open to all. Attendees can grab free noisemakers, enjoy live music, dance in the streets and check out a special fireworks display by Grucci. Once the upcoming New Year is celebrated at (a family-friendly time of) 9 p.m., those present are welcome to consider the many parties going down at restaurants and taverns in the village's downtown (each of which may be charging entry and ticket fees; call these businesses ahead for more details). PRICE Free to attend.
New Year's Eve with O El Amor and Decadia
WHERE | WHEN 89 North: 89 N Ocean Ave., Patchogue; starts at 8:30 p.m. INFO 631-730-8992, 89northmusicvenue.com THE BASH Rock 2018 out with high-energy from the wild, masked, thumping love songs covers of O El Amor (pictured), followed by Decadia, who cover tracks from the '80s through today with powerful vocal performances; hats, noise makers and passed appetizers will be available, as will a champagne toast at midnight PRICE $40-$75; advance ticket purchase available on the venue's website.