Naturally, Times Square is always an option for those who have not planned ahead for New Year’s Eve. If you’re not quite so, uh, brave we’ll call it, there are still possibilities for procrastinators–and even free ones!
A festive dinner is always an option, and if you book a later table you can enjoy the fireworks on your stroll home. More than 700 restaurants on Open Table are offering New Year’s Eve specials. Some even come with party hats and horns.
Take in a show. Okay, not on New Year’s Eve, which is on Monday, when most shows are dark, but it’s a perfect option for New Year’s Day.
The annual Prospect Park fireworks will be set off near Grand Army Plaza. You can also watch free fireworks from the Coney Island boardwalk. Fireworks will also go off in Manhattan at midnight, with one set in Central Park and another near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Stay home with Fido. Did you know that only 8% of Americans go out on New Year’s Eve? And with this year’s rainy forecast, the ball drop and fireworks may be best viewed from your couch.
Happy New Year!