100+ Free & Cheap NYC New Year’s Eve Events

NYC New Year's Eve 2015

One night a year only, we bump up our price limit to $50. This year, we’re proud to bring you a guide containing more than 110 free & cheap NYC New Year’s Eve events—fireworks, lots of free drinks, free food, concerts & unique NYC traditions. Here’s to a fabulously frugal 2015!

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NYC New Year’s Eve Top Picks
Wednesday, December 31st: 1st Annual Coney Island New Year's Eve Extravaganza with Light Show & Fireworks
Wednesday, December 31st: 50th Anniversary of (and the Last Chance to Hear) Pratt Steam Whistles
Wednesday, December 31st: Prospect Park Fireworks + Free Hot Chocolate to Ring in 2015
Wednesday, December 31st: Free New Year's Eve 2015 Bike Ride + Afterparty with Fireworks
Wednesday, December 31st: Free Pink Flamingo Formal at Royal Palms + Free Pink Champagne & Flamingo Nail Art
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve 2015 at The Uncommons with Access to 580+ Games + Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: 2015 New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St. John the Divine
Wednesday, December 31st: Final Show at Glasslands with Many Secret Special Guests
Wednesday, December 31st: Cheap New Year's Eve Pub Crawl
Wednesday, December 31st: Share Your Wish to Be Added to Times Square New Year's Eve Confetti
Wednesday, December 31st: Gemini & Scorpio Present: The Court of the Snow Queen
Wednesday, December 31st: RUBULAD's Pizzazz Parlor New Year's Eve
Wednesday, December 31st: Free 'Purple Rain' NYE Dance Party with Prince-Themed Cocktails & More
Wednesday, December 31st: A Peaceful New Year 2015 Meditation & Celebration
Wednesday, December 31st: 2014 NYRR Midnight Run in Central Park + Free Dance Party & Fireworks
Through Wednesday, December 31st: Deer Tick 10th Anniversary Residency with Special Guests

More Awesome New Year’s Eve Events
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year's Sousveillance 2015 with Mems. DeathSet / Team Robespierre / Unstoppable Death Machines + Breakfast at Dawn
Wednesday, December 31st: Unlimited Champagne & Hors d'Oeuvres at Masquerade Fête
Wednesday, December 31st: New York Night Train's All-Night 2015 New Year's Eve Bash
Wednesday, December 31st: !!! / Prince Rama / Cakes Da Killa
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve 2015: Art Deco Costume Party
Wednesday, December 31st: The Harlem Gospel Choir
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve 2015 in Times Square
Wednesday, December 31st: The Liar Show New Year's Eve 2015 + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: Baby's All Right New Year's Eve 2015 with Mykki Blanco
Wednesday, December 31st: SUGARCUBE: The Sweetest Year, a 2015 New Year's Eve Party
Wednesday, December 31st: $5 East Village New Year's Eve Dance Party
Wednesday, December 31st: Brooklyn Drinkers Union New Year's Eve
Wednesday, December 31st: Glamdammit New Year's Eve 2015 + Open Bar
Wednesday, December 31st: John Zorn New Year's Eve
Wednesday, December 31st: Mardi Gras New Year's Eve with Hot Jazz, Burlesque & More
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve at Aviv + Free Pizza & Midnight Toast
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve Reggae Prom 2015
Wednesday, December 31st: Top Comics + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: Black Taxi / Little Racer / Brothertiger
Wednesday, December 31st: Broken Comedy New Year's Eve 2015 + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year’s Eve 2015 with HOLY GHOST! / Museum of Love
Wednesday, December 31st: Babycastles New Year's Eve 2015 + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: Endless Champagne New Year's Eve 2015 with Free Drinks & Snacks
Wednesday, December 31st: Free New Year's Eve Soul Dance Party + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: Glitter Bang New Year's Eve 2015 + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: Machinedrum + Friends NYE 2015 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Wednesday, December 31st: MADLAND New Year's Eve with Aerialists, Trampolines & Open Foam Pit
Wednesday, December 31st: Murderfist's New Year's Eve Comedy Show
Wednesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve 2015 Masquerade Ball
Wednesday, December 31st: Night of Joy New Year's Eve with DJ Cassie Ramone + Open Bars
Wednesday, December 31st: No-Hassle New Year's Eve + Open Vodka Bar
Wednesday, December 31st: Open Bar Party at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.
Wednesday, December 31st: Rainer Maria / Moss Icon / Petal
Wednesday, December 31st: Sexy Nerds New Year's Eve 2015 + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: Spirit Family Reunion / Mail the Horse / Twain
Wednesday, December 31st: The Rub NYE 2015 with DJ Ayres & DJ Eleven + Free Champagne
Wednesday, December 31st: The Treehouse Theater’s New Year’s Eve 2015 Yuletide Hullabaloo
Wednesday, December 31st: Tiki Disco New Year's Eve 2015
Wednesday, December 31st: 'Showgirls' New Year's Eve with Hedda Lettuce + Toast & Favors
Wednesday, December 31st: Reverend Vince Anderson & The Love Choir + Special Guests
Wednesday, December 31st: 15 for 2015: A Flashback New Year's Eve with Music From 1989-2004
Wednesday, December 31st: Dances of Vice: Golden Age of Hollywood New Year's Eve 2015
Wednesday, December 31st: Epic Love Fest & Cosmic Countdown at Laughing Lotus BK + Kombucha Toast
Wednesday, December 31st: Heights Tavern New Year's Eve Extravaganza
Wednesday, December 31st: Mutual Dreaming's NYE 2015
Wednesday, December 31st: K.T. Sullivan's 2015 Countdown to New Year's
Wednesday, December 31st: BRUNCH BOUNCE NEW YEAR'S EVE 2015
Early Thursday, January 1st: BPM's First Sight New Year's Day Party 2015
Wednesday, December 31st: Comedians Perform in the Nude During NYE Midnight Show
Wednesday, December 31st: Washed Out / Josh Kolenik from Small Black Afterparty

Ending Today
Through Wednesday, December 31st: Soup Kitchen 2014: Conversation, Community & Art
Through Wednesday, December 31st: Discounted Radio City Stage Door Tours
Wednesdays & Fridays Through December 31st: #DeskBodyRX Yoga

Ongoing
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Through Summer 2015: Spencer Finch's 'A Certain Slant of Light' Turns The Morgan Into a Calendar Based on the Movement of the Sun
Through Spring 2015: 'Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911'
Through Monday, January 19th: 'What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones'
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters'
Through Sunday, January 4th: 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'
Through Monday, January 19th: See the Work of Mac Conner, a 'Mad Men'-Era Illustrator
Through Sunday, February 15th: 'Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe'
Through Saturday, January 3rd: 'Dance & Fashion' Exhibition at FIT
Through Saturday, January 31st: Celebrate 45 Years of 'Sesame Street' with NYPL
Through Sunday, January 11th: 'Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life'
Through Sunday, January 4th: 'Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond'
Through Wednesday, January 7th: 'ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s'
Through Sunday, February 8th: 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' at MoMA
Through Monday, March 23rd: 'Witness at a Crossroads' Showcases Marc Riboud’s Post-War Photographs of Asia
Through Sunday, February 1st: 'Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire'
Through Sunday, January 4th: Bryant Park Winter Village Shops 2014
Through Sunday, March 1st: Ice Skating in Bryant Park
Through Sunday, January 25th: 'Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection'
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power'
Through Saturday, March 7th: 'Light Cycles' Installation Illuminates the Winter Garden
Through Friday, January 16th: MoMA's Film Department Screens Top Picks from 2014
Through Sunday, January 11th: 'Gingerbread Lane' 2014, the World's Largest Gingerbread Exhibition
Through Friday, January 16th: New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show
Through Sunday, January 4th: Ice Skating in McCarren Park
Through Sunday, November 1st: 'Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye'
Through Saturday, January 17th: 'Afterword' Elaborates on Kara Walker's Domino Sugar Refinery Installation
Through Sunday, February 22nd: 'Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection'
Through Sunday, January 4th: 'Handmade: Artists' Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art'
Through Sunday, January 11th: See American Museum of Natural History's 2014 Origami Holiday Tree + Demos
Through Sunday, January 11th: See the Original Manuscript of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'
Through Monday, January 5th: 'Christmas Comes to Old New York' in a Mid-19th Century Home
Through Saturday, January 3rd: 'i found god in myself' Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange's 'for colored girls'
Through Sunday, January 4th: Holiday Screenings at The Paley Center
Through Saturday, April 25th: 'Faking It: Originals, Copies and Counterfeits' in the Fashion Industry with Garments from Chanel & Yamamoto
Through Sunday, January 4th: Gingerbread Extravaganza 2014
Through Saturday, February 7th: 'Dust, Dialogue and Uncertainty: Slow Knowledge in Design Thinking and Practice'
Through Wednesday, January 7th: Wreath Interpretations 2014
Through Sunday, February 15th: 'Sublime: The Prints of J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Moran'
Through Wednesday, December 31st: Yule Log 2.0
Through Saturday, January 31st: 'Broadway Revealed: Photographs by Stephen Joseph Behind the Theater Curtain'
Through Tuesday, January 6th: Twelfth Night Festival
Through Sunday, January 4th: Brooklyn Kitchen Sale

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