The year may be over, but the celebrations have just begun! Sure, staying in is a fine option to ring in the New Year with loved ones, or even celebrating independence, but for those looking for a grander way to ring in 2019, we have some suggestions!
The Halyard in Greenport rings in the New Year with a menu served from 7 to 10 PM alongside live music from local talent, Tom Damiani, in addition to a champagne toast. The next morning, awake on January 1 with a Brunch Buffet from 11 AM to 3 PM with classics like French toast, hash browns, fresh pastries and more, alongside chef specials. For a full menu, visit www.thehalyardgreenport.com or call 631-477-0666.
The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead welcomes family members of all ages with its annual Fishes & Wishes New Year’s Eve Celebration from 6:30 to 11 PM. The festivities include a special Penguin Meet & Greet, DJ and dancing, dessert and ice cream bar, buffet dinner, mock midnight toast, and more. Visit www.longislandaquarium.com or call 631-208-9200.
East Wind Long Island in Wading River invites guests to a New Year’s Eve Gala from 8 PM to 1 AM. Bar service, hot and cold buffet, champagne toast, and a live simulcast of the Times Square celebration are on tap. For full details and pricing, visit www.eastwindlongisland.com or call 631-929-6585.
The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead will have guests dancing and laughing the night away. Beginning at 8 PM will be cuisine by Chef Noah Schwartz and performances by comedians Talia Reese, Steve Lazarus, and Rob Falcone. From 10 PM to 1 AM, enjoy an After Hours Bash with music by DJ Phil and a complimentary champagne toast. Visit www.suffolktheater.com or call 631-727-4343.
Bistro 72 in Riverhead welcomes Mike Dimeo from 5 to 9 PM, followed by singer/songwriter Matt Marshak from 9 PM to 1 AM. A three-course menu will be served 5 to 7:30 PM and a five-course option from 7:30 PM to 1 AM. Visit www.bistro-72.com or call 631-369-3325.
Cowfish in Hampton Bays opens its doors with a four-course chef’s menu, DJ, and dancing for $75 per person ($90 at the door). Seating times are 8 PM, 8:30 PM, or 9 PM. There’s even a festive balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Visit www.cowfishrestaurant.com or call 631-594-3868.
Southampton Social Club celebrates new beginnings with a New Year’s Eve Party 7 PM to 4 AM. Packages start at $95 and go up to $200 per person. Options include top shelf open bar, four-course dinner presented by Chef Scott Kampf, live music by DJ Loki, and more. Visit http://www.southamptonsocialclub.com or call 631-287-1400.
Ring in New Year’s Eve at Southampton Inn, two ways — just dining, or with a dinner and stayover. Those who just want to dine will enjoy dinner, DJ, dancing, and open bar. $125/adult. A special $450 guest package for two includes elegant hotel room, dinner, New Year’s Eve celebration, and brunch on January 1. RSVP at 631-283-6500 or visit www.southamptoninn.com for more details.
Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor offers a 5 PM seating with a regular a la carte menu or an 8 PM seating with a celebratory four-course prix fixe menu at $125. A local favorite, Alfredo Merat will delight guests with live music beginning at 9 PM. Visit www.lulukitchenandbar.com or call 631-725-0900.
The 1770 House in East Hampton welcomes guests to a NYE four-course celebration prix fixe dinner menu from 5:30PM to 10:30 PM with an assortment of dishes at $110 per person. The wine pairing by Michael Cohen includes a special NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve by the glass, on top of 17 Champagne and sparkling wine selections. On New Year’s Day, there will be an à la carte menu at 5:30 PM. Visit www.17770house.com or call 631-324-1770.
The Clubhouse is offering an inaugural New Year’s Eve Roaring ’20s Soiree at its expansive spot in the woods off Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton. Doors open at 9 PM with passed hors d’oeuvres until 11, with an open well from 10 to 12 and a champagne toast at midnight. Live entertainment is provided by Hot Club of Montauk and DJ Matty Nice, with live TV coverage of the Times Square ball drop, and themed party favors. The cost is $65 per person (does not include tax and 18 percent gratuity). For more info and for tickets, including VIP packages, visit www.ehitclubhouse.com.
The Stephen Talkhouse hosts a New Year’s Eve party with G.E. Smith and friends at 8 PM, followed by the Nancy Atlas Project at 10. To find out more, visit www.stephentalkhouse.com.
Gurney’s Montauk will host a five-course dinner at Scarpetta Beach with local fare and holiday delights, paired with a carefully selected Italian wine list. Seating times are 5 to 7 PM and 7 to 9 PM. The festivities will continue with a NYE Beach Club féte in The Great Hall with sand and sets by DJ Vikas Sapra, beach tacos and, of course, a champagne toast. Drink to your merriment with a four-hour open bar. For tickets and full list of price options, visit www.gurneysresorts.com or call 631-668-2345.