New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events on Long Island
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FREE Goodbye 2019 Party
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 30, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Main image: Kids make their own Time Square ball at a past event at the Maritime Explorium.
Courtesy Maritime Explorium