Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Carnegie Hall, NYC

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Around this iconic music hall is a great number of restaurants, unique vendors, museums, historic high-rises and countless stories. Yet with all that there is around Carnegie Hall, one might think to explore what events and activities there are in the neighborhood. Whether you’re a tourist, visiting the city for friends and family or a local looking for something around you, read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve in the Carnegie Hall area.

Concerts and Performances at Carnegie Hall

This one went without saying- the star of the Carnegie Hall area is, of course, Carnegie Hall. With countless performances by superstars such as Lang Lang, Jonas Kaufmann, Marija Jelic, and major events such as the Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala, there is no shortage of world-class music to dress up and head out for. The performances at Carnegie Hall can be limited in availability or subject to change, so be sure to stay up to date with any information from the hall. For the 30th and the first days of the New Year, there are plenty of options to pick from. We recommend those performances specifically presented by Carnegie Hall. Enjoy some of the best in the performing arts and music during Carnegie Hall’s winter season.

Picnicking at Central Park

Make the big green backyard of New York City your daytime stop before the events of New Year’s Eve nighttime and check into the soft green spaces of Central Park! The nearby gardens, footpaths and reservoirs make for accessible and versatile outing options for a number of plans, whether for family outings, group activities, a date for two or just a trip outdoors for the solo adventurer. 

Screenings at the Museum of Modern Art

Thankfully, this iconic institution does not take many days off, and that includes New Year’s Eve and New Years! In fact, throughout the whole holiday season, thought-provoking films and documentaries capturing rare stories from around the world and the city are regularly on show at the Museum of Modern Art. This is a great daytime addition to any long New Year’s Eve plans, and comes with admission to the Museum, for those craving a bit of stimulation and food for thought during their stay in the Carnegie Hall area. 

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