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New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events on Long Island

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events on Long Island

Ring in the new year with your family on Long Island!


Say farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019 with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether your children will be staying up to midnight on New Year's Eve or you want to celebrate earlier in the day, there's fun for everyone on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Check out our guides for New Year's in NYC, and Westchester and Rockland counties.
 

New Year's Events in Nassau County

FREE Ring in the New Year! Party Hat and Popper
WHEN:
Dec. 28-29, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: 2-12
WHAT: Get ready for the New Year with Lakeshore Learning and make a Party Hat & Popper!
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

Countdown to 12!
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 30, 12-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the arrival of the new year in the tradition of New York’s famous Times Square celebration with a “Roaring 20s” twist. Fun activities, a ball drop (or two) and an extreme dance party will have everyone roaring. (Ball drops take place at noon and 4pm.)
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 ages 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE First Day Hike New Years Day Seal Walks
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1:30-4pm
WHERE: Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pwky., Field 10, Wantagh
AGES: All
WHAT: Welcome 2020 by taking a stroll along the beach to see winter visitors. Dress for the weather! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-780-3295. parks.ny.gov.

Gospel Skate Night: New Year's Celebration
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 3, 9:30pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford
AGES: All
WHAT: A night filled with family, friends, and fellowship every first Friday of the month! Music from “NYC's Blessed Kept Secret,” DJ Tony Tone.
WANT TO GO? $12 includes admission, skate rental, and small order of wings; $8 for non-skating adults. 516-795-7454. unitedskates.com.

New Year's Party
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 4:30-5pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
AGES: 2 and older
WHAT: Miss Vivian will pass out noisemakers, refreshments, and celebrate with a Charlie Brown short film. Registration required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A family-friendly way to ring in the New Year.
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488. mineolalibrary.info.

 

 

New Year's Events in Suffolk County

Countdown to New Year’s Party
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 27, 11:30am
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: All
WHAT: Countdown to noon with a party! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? Free with Westhampton Free Library Card. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.



FREE Goodbye 2019 Party
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 30, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station
AGES: 5-10
WHAT: Dance, play games, make a craft, and take pictures with friends. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-549-4411. shpl.info.

Countdown to 12!
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 30, 12-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the arrival of the new year in the tradition of New York’s famous Times Square celebration with a “roaring 20s” twist.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 ages 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

New Year’s Party Prep
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 30, 3pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Prepare to ring in the New Year with handmade confetti poppers, noisemakers, and hats. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? Free with Westhampton Free Library Card. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Fishes & Wishes Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Party
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 6:30-11pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main St., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy great food and family fun, plus entertainment you won't find anywhere else, including a meet n’ greet by an adorable penguin. Reservation required.
WANT TO GO? $99; $89 members; $60 children 3-12; $55 members children 3-12; $5 children 2 and younger. 631-208-9200 x426. longislandaquarium.com.

FREE Noon Year's Eve Party
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11:30am-12:15pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Ring in 2020 with games, crafts, and a special countdown to noon.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

New Year's Eve Bash 4 Kids
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11am-12pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Create a time capsule, noisemaker, and other crafts.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies as you count down to noon!
WANT TO GO? $12; $6 members. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.


RELATED: 

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in New York City

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in Rockland and Westchester


Main image: Kids make their own Time Square ball at a past event at the Maritime Explorium.
Courtesy Maritime Explorium 

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