Looking to celebrate New Year's Eve on Long Island this year? As 2018 comes to a close, here are some parties, events and more for when the ball drops.
Shades of Bublé: A Three Man Tribute to Michael Bublé
WHERE | WHEN Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts: 71 E. Main St., Patchogue; shows at 7-9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. INFO 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org THE BASH The sounds of Michael Bublé will be delivered by this tribute trio; the 10:30 p.m. show will include noisemakers and hats for guests plus Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a livestream of the ball drop in Times Square. PRICE 7 p.m. show: $45-$75, 10:30 p.m. show: $65-$95; tickets available in advance on the venue website.
Powerhouse at BrickHouse Brewery
WHERE | WHEN 67 W. Main St., Patchogue; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. INFO 631-447-2337, brickhousebrewery.com THE BASH One of Long Island’s top party music bands will be playing hits, classics and jams intended to get things jumping; guests can enjoy a free buffet and 3-oz. beer toast at midnight. PRICE $10 at the door
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; overnight room packages are available for reservation. Call ahead for rates. PRICE Three-course meal: $55; five-course: $95
'Back To The Eighties' with Jessie's Girl
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-$55; tickets available in advance on the venue website.
New Year's Laughin' Eve 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 Talia Reese, Steve Lazarus and Rob Falcone (pictured) followed by DJ, dancing and complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Prix-fixe and an a la carte menu will be available for additional cost. PRICE Seats are $45-$59; available online at tickets.vendini.com. Tickets for dancing and midnight celebration only (starting at 10 p.m.): $15, purchase tickets from venue website.
New Year's Eve Party at Southampton Social Club
WHERE | WHEN 256 Elm St., Southampton; starts at 7 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, access to the aquarium, a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, DJ sets, dancing, craft-making, dessert (including an ice cream bar) and a mock-midnight toast (at 10:30 p.m.) PRICE $99, $60 ages 3-12, kids two and younger: $5; reservations required, call or reserve online to make advance ticket purchase.
NYE 2019 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 three-course dinner, party favors, top-shelf open bar and a ball drop countdown. PRICE $165; space is limited, tickets available via the venue website.
NYE at K. Pacho
WHERE | WHEN 7755 1270 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park; starts at 8 p.m. INFO 516-358-2222, kpacho.com THE BASH Admission for this DJ-fueled dance party includes five-hour top shelf open bar and buffet dinner, party favors and a midnight countdown. PRICE $75; call for purchase and more information.
New Year's Eve at Gurney's Montauk
WHERE | WHEN 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; starts at 9 p.m. INFO 631-668-3200, gurneysresorts.com THE BASH Taking place in the hotel's Great Hall, the evening will include a DJ session from Vikas Sapra (pictured) and a four-hour open bar; trendy beach-themed attire recommended (no bathing suits) PRICE $180; advance purchase available on the Gurney's website.
New Year's Eve with O El Amor and Drop Dead Sexy
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 stage show superstars Drop Dead Sexy, who deliver party covers with costume-filled, lively performances PRICE $39-$69; advance ticket purchase available on the venue’s website.
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 features party favors, a four-course dinner, Champagne toast and live music from party rockers Vavoom Rocks (pictured). PRICE $89.95, open bar only package: $50; call to reserve in advance.
New Year's Eve Bash 2019 at The Warehouse
WHERE | WHEN 203 Broadway, Amityville; 8 p.m.-4 a.m. INFO 631-238-1820, thewarehouseli.com THE BASH This New Year's Eve soiree is music-packed, with classic rock from singer-songwriter Paul Scollo, followed by Peter Mazzeo and The Hit Squad (pictured), a Long Island-based act known for incorporating top-notch musicians among its roster. Expect party tunes from the 70s to today; guests will also receive party favors, a hot buffet and Champagne toast at midnight. PRICE General admission: $40; with open bar 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: $100. Reserved table seating (with two drink minimum each): $65; same with open bar 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: $125. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com.
New Year's Laughin' Eve: Babylon
WHERE | WHEN The Argyle Theatre: 34 W Main St., Babylon; shows at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. INFO 844-631- 5483, argyletheatre.com THE BASH A pair of comedy shows set for the last night of the year, starring Mike Keegan (pictured), Vinnie Mark and Jodi Weiner. PRICE 6 p.m.: $45, 8 p.m.: $55; tickets available via the venue website.
NYE Party @ 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, party favors and ball drop coverage on the massive screens that hang over the spot's dance floor. PRICE $69.95; tickets available in advance on the venue's webpage.
New Year's Eve with Carie Karavas
WHERE | WHEN 90 Division Ave., Levittown; doors open at 5 p.m., 9:15 p.m. INFO 516-731-3358, govs.govs.com THE BASH Comedian Carie Karavas (pictured) is headlining both the shows taking place at Governor's on New Year's Eve — but come to the later show for a Champagne toast at midnight. Pre-show dinner packages with VIP seating are available for both shows. PRICE 7 p.m. show: $45-$80, 10:15 p.m. show: $55-$90; two items minimum for both. Purchase in advance on the venue's website.
Nutty New Year's Eve 2019
WHERE | WHEN The Nutty Irishman: 323 Main St., Farmingdale; starts at 9 p.m. INFO 516-293-9700, thenuttyirishman.com THE BASH Admission includes a three-hour open bar, live music with band Nicolls Road (pictured); DJ Chris Kenny spins, and there will be a champagne toast at midnight. Arrive early for a complimentary buffet from 8-10 p.m. PRICE $60 in advance, $70 day-of; tickets may be purchased online at showclix.com.
New Year’s Dining at the 1770 House
WHERE | WHEN 143 Main St., East Hampton; 5:30-10:30 p.m., INFO 631-324-1770, 1770house.com THE MEAL Guests can partake in a four-course tasting menu which can be matched with wine selections. Main dishes are Peconic Bay scallops oreganata, Maine lobster, lamb chops and filet mignon PRICE $110
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.
Ring in ’19 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 2018 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
NYE Meal at Mirabelle and Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn
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 prime rib, roasted loin of venison, vegetarian lasagna, seared duck breast, linguine and seared organic salmon (subject to change) PRICE $65 (half-priced for children ages nine and younger); call ahead to reserve.
New Year’s Eve specials at Nick & Toni’s
WHERE | WHEN 136 N. Main Street, East Hampton; 5:45-10 p.m. INFO 631-324-3550, nickandtonis.com THE MEAL A la carte specials are to be available for diners looking to end 2018 at this perennial Hamptons favorite; entrees options are Risotto Milanese and Osso Busco PRICE entrees are $48; call ahead for full price breakdown and to make reservations.
Welcome the New Year at the Post Office Cafe
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 and DJ party; celebrate at midnight with champagne toast and breakfast buffet PRICE $60; call ahead to reserve.
New Year’s Eve dinner at Lulu Kitchen and 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 first seating from 5-7 p.m. offering the regular a la carte menu, the second seating (starting at 8 p.m.) features a four-course meal and live music with Alfredo Merat starting at 9 p.m., at which time holiday favors will be distributed. PRICE $125 for the 8 p.m. session; call ahead to make reservations.
New Year’s Eve Gala at Louie’s Grille & Liquors
WHERE | WHEN 395 Main St., Port Washington; 8:30 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 an NYE price-fix menu for $59.95, or the usual a la carte options. The NYE party runs from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., and features passed hors d'oeuvres and a special cocktail before a four-course menu is served—featuring entrees such as surf-and-turf, pecan-crusted halibut, sea scallops and a double cut Colorado lamb chop. Ticket holders can enjoy an open bar, DJ music, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight PRICE $125; call to reserve.
‘Laughin', Rockin' New Year's Eve’ at the Madison Theatre
WHERE | WHEN Madison Theatre at Molloy College: 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre; starts at 6 p.m. INFO 516-323-4444; madisontreatreny.org THE BASH The New Year’s Eve shindig happening at the Madison Theatre is looking to be a laugh-filled, musical night as comedians John Larocchia, Peaches Rodriguez and Jim Dailakis are scheduled to do the ribbing, then a band of musicians who have played behind such icons as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand and Bill Joel (“The Sidemen Show,” pictured) will be playing live. PRICE $50-$65, available online at theater website.
Ring in the New Year with ‘Taste’
WHERE | WHEN Taste Kitchen & Cocktails: 4857 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. INFO 516-654-9155. taste-li.com THE BASH This American Massapequa eatery is hosting an NYE cocktail party offering passed hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, a DJ spinning grooves and a champagne toast as the year turns. PRICE $85 in advance, $95 at the door (presale tickets must be purchased by Friday, Dec. 28).
‘A Bar-Hoppin’ NYE 2019’
WHEN 9 p.m.-2 a.m. THE BASHES Those looking for something original to try for New Year's Eve should consider this double-Babylon-bash that not only offers two full venues to try, each of the spots involved are doing their own special NYE soiree. The Local (7 Depot Pl.; 631-983-8900, localbabylon.com. Pictured.) is hosting a party based on the perennial party that takes place at Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays (think summery and singalong-friendly) while The Villager (262 Deer Park Ave.; 631-482-8585, thevillagerbabylon.com) is doing a 90's-themed get-together. One ticket gains access to both, including light buffets and an open bar from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. PRICE $75; buy tickets online at the-local-babylon.ticketleap.com.
New Year's Eve Party at Lily Flanagan's Pub
WHERE | WHEN 345 Deer Park Ave., Babylon; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. INFO 631-539-0816; lilyflanaganspub.com THE BASH Resident DJ Epic will be spinning his brand of party beats while guests can enjoy a light buffet, party favors and a four-hour open bar (10 p.m.-2 a.m.) plus a champagne toast and view of the ball drop on a big screen at midnight PRICE $75, available for purchase on venue website.
Ring in the New Year at Grandpa’s Shed
WHERE | WHEN 121 Main St., Stony Brook; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. INFO 631-621-7895; grandpashed.com THE BASH Roberta Singer/ songwriter Roberta Fabiano will be performing at the Shed’s NYE party; guests get a four-hour open bar, a raffle, free food and a champagne toast at midnight. PRICE $60; call ahead to reserve a spot.
Midnight on Main St.
WHERE | WHEN West Ave. and West Main St., Patchogue; 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. INFO 631-207-1000; patchogue.com THE BASH The growing, festive hamlet of Patchogue is once again demonstrating its social side with a community-wide celebration open to all. The only LI municipality holding its own New Year's Eve ball ceremony, 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 by 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 Years Eve @ 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 mixed by DJ MD, a champagne toast at midnight and a view of the ball drop on the venue's ten-foot screen. PRICE $145 for dinner and open bar, $25 just to hang without the deal. Tickets available via Revel's website.
Wired NYE at Velvet Lounge
WHERE | WHEN 10 Woods Corner Rd., East Setauket; 8 p.m.-4 a.m. INFO 631-751-7575, velvetloungeny.com THE BASH Perhaps LI's top spot to catch the work of underground DJs, Velvet Lounge is shifting its "Wired Wednesday" event to the last day of the year to provide a New Year's Eve party loaded with mixers dropping offbeat beats. The scheduled lineup of selectors includes techno icon Frankie Bones, area favorite Schnife The Yak (pictured) and Long Island's own Frank Clementi among a dozen others. PRICE $15-$20, available at ww5nye.theticketingco.com.