What to do to celebrate a spectacular and free New Year's Eve in the Tri-State

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Friday, December 29, 2023
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's almost time to say out with the old and in with the new as we usher in 2024.

If you are still looking for something to do on New Year's Eve, check out some of the free events around the Tri-State.

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New York

Times Square Ball Drop:

The wait in line for the iconic ball drop begins on Dec. 31 at 12 p.m.

The experience includes performances from megastars, dancing, singing and a chorus of "New York, New York" at midnight. The festivities, of course, will air on Channel 7 during the annual "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest/"

Times' Up! Annual New Year's Eve Bike Ride:

Dec. 31 at 10 p.m.

Participants can take in the natural outdoors on a festive bike ride, with a party to follow. The ride brings people together to celebrate a New Year of positivity and community.

NYRR Midnight Run:

Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

The 4-mile race will be kicked off with a firework show. Non-runners can watch on the race course as long as they are a "plus one" to a runner.

New Year's Eve Meditation:

Dec. 31 from 8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Zoom.

Prospect Park Fireworks:

From 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge Walk:

Walking tour across the Brooklyn Bridge with visits to the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial and City Hall Park.

Fireworks at midnight.

Frost Fest

Dec. 31 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate your New Year's Eve day at Luna Park's Frost Fest in Coney Island.

New Jersey

New Year's Eve Meditation:

Dec. 31 from 8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Zoom.

Avalon's New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration:

Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. at Surfside Park.

Sea Isle City New Year's Eve Fireworks:

Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. on JFK Boulevard Beach.

First Night New Year's Eve Celebration:

Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. with fireworks at midnight.


First Night Hartford:

Dec. 31 with fireworks at 6 p.m. and then again at 12 a.m. at Bushnell Park.

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