Christmas may be over, but the holiday festivities are still present this weekend! We've got various events to ring in 2017 with. Whether it be a the NYRR Midnight Run, a comedy show at Caroline's or a showing of Casablanca at the Film Forum; this New Year's Eve will be anything but boring. Explore below for exciting events happening around NYC this weekend!
NYRR Midnight Run
December 31, 10 p.m.
Central Park Bandshell
Kick off 2017 with a 4-mile race and fireworks show hosted by New York Road Runners! During the race, each runner will receive a sparkling-cider toast halfway through the course. There will also be pre and post-race music in Central Park to celebrate the new year. For more information visit here.
Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night
December 31, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street
For the 10th year in a row, the Apollo Theater will hold their annual Celebrate Kwanzaa event. Honoring community, family and culture, the Abdel Slaam’s forces of Nature Dance Theatre will put on a truly unique performance. Tickets are $20. For more information visit here.
New Year’s Eve Spectacular at Caroline’s
December 31, 7:30 and 10 p.m.
Caroline’s on Broadway, 1626 Broadway
Ring in 2017 with laughter! Tom Dillon hosts a comedy spectacular with Aaron Berg, Noah Gardenswartz, Jordan Rock, Doug Smith and Mike Vecchione. For the 10 p.m. show, audience members will be able to watch the ball drop and dance with a live DJ after midnight. For more information visit here.
The Poetry Project
131 East 10th Street
The yearly New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading is back and this year will feature 12 hours straight of poetry! From over 140 artists, writers and musicians the event is considered the most inspired literary event in the city. For more information visit here.
Light Up the Night
January 1, 2 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
One show only! Produced by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, enjoy a rediscovered and restored concert filled with Yiddish theater songs that date back to World War II. General seating is $30 and premium seats are $45. For more information visit here.
Dinosaurs Among Us
Through January 2
Natural History Museum, Central Park West at 79th Street
Don’t miss the final week of the Natural History Museum’s exciting Dinosaurs Among Us exhibition! Learn about the powerful creatures that walked before us and how their extraordinary story continues on today. For more information visit here.
Through January 3
209 West Houston Street
Experience New Year’s Eve with Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre in the famous 1942 romantic drama. On December 31, celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary with a free glass of champagne at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $14. For more information visit here.
The Magic Flute
Through January 5
Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza
An opera for the entire family! The Metropolitan Opera presents an abridged English-language version of Mozart’s work. On December 29 and 30 matinees, the open house activities in the Met lobby will host an instrument show and tell, scenic design demonstration and lighting display. Tickets are $80-$295. For more information visit here.
Through January 28
Deborah Bell Photographs, 16 East 71st Street
The American fashion photographer, Deborah Turbeville was known for her black and white, sepia and blurred or grainy surfaces. Her unique take on fashion photography gained her the recognition she still holds today. For more information visit here.
10 Uncommon Threads
Through April 29
Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street
The Jewish heritage attaches great importance to clothing and textiles. The new Yeshiva University Museum exhibition displays many preserved pieces of apparel, textiles and jewelry. The exhibit features an 18th-century silk matzoh cover, a 1950s scarf designed for the Woman’s Zionist Organization and much more. For more information visit here.