EVENTS: New Years Below Canal (12.11.17)
We know it’s still the jolly holiday season, but New Year’s Eve will be here before you know it! Whether you're looking to try something new, start a new tradition, or just kick the year off right, we’ve rounded up some ideas from the traditional to the dramatic to help you ring in and kick off what’s sure to be an amazing year (PEACE OUT 2017!)…
RING IN NEW YEAR'S EVE.....
Dances of Vice: Demimonde Speakeasy - The DTA hosts Dances of for an evening of "Demimonde." Featuring performances from cabaret performers set in a four-story, old world speakeasy setting, here is your chance to end your year (& start your new year) with a little adventure.
New Year’s Eve Bike Ride & Afterparty - While it’s not below Canal Street, it’s still downtown (and all over town, actually). This non-profit-driven ride includes a ‘round-the-city exploration and ends with a great afterparty (and free valet bike parking).
New York’s Largest Singles New Year’s Party Presented By Match.com - Includes entry, complimentary drink (8-9pm only), limited hors d’oeuvres (8-9pm only), complimentary champagne at midnight, live DJ's and more!
Watch Fireworks on The Brooklyn Bridge - Want a great view of the fireworks for free? Enjoy a midnight stroll on the bride. You can even book a walking tour that goes through the fireworks to learn more about the history of the bridge while enjoying the views.
KICK OFF NEW YEARS DAY...
Start the year off with exploring a new restaurant or activity. Looking to dine? Try one of LBC's favorite post-partying brunch spots (Psssst: You can find more of our food & drink guides/recaps/interviews here)...
-Bubby’s Tribeca – Those buttermilk biscuits…
-Little Park – For those starting their New Year’s resolutions January 1
-Augustine - Epic table side donuts
-Amada - One of downtown's best brunch deals
Want to get a jump start on a New Years Resolution?
-Sweat it out! Now's the time to try something new at a new-to-you fitness studio (see our roundup of some of our favorite studios here & our favorite running paths here). Many studios, like SoulCycle, offer special New Year's Day longer-format classes if you're really into going hard January 1.
Looking to do something out of the ordinary? What about these activities....
Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Swim - Nothing say’s ‘new year new you’ like hopping on the subway at jumping into the ocean at Coney Island in January. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year's Day Swim invites hundreds of swimmers to venture out into the ocean. We dare you. Just don’t forget to bring a donation to benefit local Coney Island organizations including the NY Aquarium and the Alliance for Coney Island.
Sea Of Light - Sea of Light is an immersive sensory adventure activated by movement and sound at the Seaport. Open through March 2018.
Treat yourself! Book it (and yourself) to one of the best spa treatments below Canal Street. Not sure what to try? Check out our list here.
What are you doing for New Year's Eve & New Year's Day? Let us know in the comments below!