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

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Carnegie Hill. In this dynamic neighborhood, with its diverse collection of Museums, notable architecture, activities and residents from all walks of life there seems to be so much to do and see. With all that there is around Carnegie Hill, one does not have to look far to find events and activities. 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 Hill area.

Day-Glo December – A Very 80s Holiday Celebration

A highlight of this neighborhood during the New Year is the year end Day-Glo December – A Very 80s Holiday at the Museum series. This is a great option for groups, families, couples and solo travelers alike, with a truly versatile selection of entertainment. Visitors will be able to spend the afternoon in the immersive 80’s arcade, including a massive hologram Santa, Lovely Lights light show, Museum Wide scavenger hunt ( including a children’s edition ). The exhibitions are also accessible from this event, as well as the shopping provided by the Museum Shop. This is a solid addition to the earlier end of any New Year’s Eve itinerary, or the perfect choice for those who have to abide by an earlier curfew.

Interactive Workshops at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Another blessing of the Carnegie Hill neighborhood is The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a world class institution just as dedicated to its community as it is to the global community, in sharing the wonders of art and human expression. In line with this vision of serving communities around the world and at home, The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds online and in-person workshops for art for both school-age children and for adults. Send children to art classes directed by the staff of the Met, or to attend a story time, or personally attend a class in creating surrealist art with others! The free opportunities afforded to the public and non-members are quite the opportunity for anyone residing so close to Met that we highly recommend them. 

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. 

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