One of our favorite beer spots, Jimmy’s No. 43, is hosting a two-part event of a prix fixe dinner (three-courses with a paring of beer, wine or cider) and then an open bar from 9-12pm.
An exciting newcomer this year is a Coney Island Ball Drop under the historic parachute jump. The free event will include an 8,000 LED light show, sideshow performers and music finishing with fireworks at midnight.
[For the very motivated come back at 1pm New Year’s Day for the famous Polar Bear Plunge.]
For a good ol' fireworks show (without having to ride the Staten Island Ferry back & forth), check out the spectacular at Grand Army Plaza.