Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Queens, NY

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Queens. This bustling and dynamic borough of New York is pound-for-pound one of the most vibrant parts of the tri-state area for those who see it for its true character. Whether you may be a tourist drafting a travel itinerary, a returnee visiting friends and family or an adventurous local, all will find that there is so much to be discovered here in Queens. Read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve here in Queens, and get ready to start exploring. 

New Year’s Eve at the Knockdown Center

One of the Borough’s biggest events of the year is here- New Year’s Eve at the Knockdown Centre, as presented by ZERO! This rager is a great option for concertgoers of all interests, who enjoy the talents of numerous DJs including the iconic Lee Burridge, Be Svendsen, Borzu, Franca, Daniel Cowel and Seth Schwarz! Pack the dance floor among sights, sounds, festivities and countless surprises in store with ZERO’s New Year Eve.

New Year’s Eve at the Sweet Afton

Enjoy a more laid back New Year’s Eve experience for those wanting a classy group outing, family meal or table for two at New Year’s Eve at the Sweet Afton. This is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal at this lavish venue, a solid ending (or start) to any long New Year’s Eve plans. Reserve your table for a full course meal and champagne toast, or enjoy the grounds of the Sweet Afton with their open bar all night. 

‘W’ NYC Thursday’s New Years ‘Eve Eve’ edition

No, it is not a typo- for those who arrived in Queens just a day before, The One boutique hotel is throwing a rager- the NYC Thursday’s New Years ‘ Eve Eve ‘ edition. This is a great addition to any partygoer’s ‘ plan of conquest ‘ of Queens, and is a good event to warm the adventurous to the festivities of the following day. Visitors will enjoy the best DJs playing Regueton, House, Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca and all the hits accompanied by food, drink and a beautiful view over the New York skyline. 


Take a cruise out on the waters off of Queens for a more relaxing sightseeing experience and see the lights over the city from this unique angle. This is a great option for photo opportunities and those who want to see the city, doubly so for travelers on a time restraint, or a shorter visit. 

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