Save Times Square for 2018 and this year, let Long Island be your hostess. It’s simple: Just put on your best party outfit and let the evening work its magic. The only catch is, you’ll want to make your reservations as soon as possible or risk dropping the ball on the holiday season’s grand finale. I’m here to make sure that doesn’t happen. Let the countdown to Long Island New Year’s Eve parties 2017 begin!
Fox Hollow Gala, Fox Hollow in Woodbury
Expect an extensive cocktail hour, dinner reception with dessert and an open bar all night (yes, all night). Kick off 2017 with your best dance moves and don’t worry about having to leave once the clock strikes midnight. The Inn at Fox Hollow is a stone’s throw away and has luxurious suite packages that include a deluxe breakfast on New Year’s Day. Go.
New Year’s Eve Gala, East Wind in Wading River
Head to the enchanting Wading River hotel for an unforgettable night featuring five hours of premium bar service, hot & cold buffet and champagne toast at midnight. There will be a live simulcast of Times Square with party hats, noisemakers, horns and all. Opt to turn the evening into a staycation with late checkout and a brunch certificate per couple. Go.
New Year’s Eve Party, Library Café in Farmingdale
2017 never tasted so good. Think open bar, hot & cold buffet, champagne toast, party favors and of course music. Go.
New Year’s Eve Party, Gurney’s in Montauk
The best years begin and end at The End. Toast to the New Year in style at a 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 destination resort is also toasting to 90 years in the business by giving away prizes like a three-night stay, dinner for four at Scarpetta ($500) and $300 spa credit. Go on, dress fabulous. Go.
New Year’s Eve Celebration, Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor
This year there will be two seatings: a three-course menu starting at 6pm and at 9pm a four-course menu with specialty items, champagne and live music. Go.
Fishes & Wishes, Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead
Long Island Aquarium is featuring cocktail hour, buffet dinner with beer and wine, dancing, crafts for kids, a dessert and ice cream bar and a mock-midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast. Go.
New Years Laugh, Dine and Dance, Suffolk Theater in Riverhead
Start 2017 laughing at acclaimed comedians Bryan McKenna, Maria Walsh and Richie Byrne. Doors, bar and restaurant open at 6:30pm. The show kicks off at 8pm. Go.
New Year’s Eve Candlelight Reception at the Rogers Mansion
Don’t miss a candlelight reception and guided tours at the Rogers Mansion, which will give attendees one last chance to view this year’s exhibit. There will be light refreshments before or after your tour. Go.
New Year’s Eve, View in Oakdale
Prepare for a feast before the festivities. Early-bird reservations from 4-7:30pm; reservations from 8-10pm are followed by a DJ, dancing, party favors and a toast at midnight. Go.
Midnight on Main Street, Patchogue
3, 2, 1…The Patchogue Chamber of Commerce is hosting the third annual Midnight on Main Street. There will be a countdown and ball drop around 9pm as well as a Grucci Fireworks display. Go.