Family friendly events in New York for New Year's Eve 2017
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends at the in New York as 2017 turns into 2018. The city has been festively decorated and illuminated for the holidays, so check out the holiday decorations. There will be several special seasonal events in New York, so enjoy spending time with loved ones as you greet 2018.

Brooklyn Bridge Walk into the New Year
Dec. 31 @ 10:30
160 Broadway, New York, NY 11201

Take a 1.5-hour walking tour of the City Hall Park area, including the grounds of the World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge. The tours will conclude at midnight on the Brooklyn Bridge, where groups will pause to watch the fireworks shows, which may be visible from Central Park, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey. Tours will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Portuguese. Tickets are $50/Adults and $25/Children 18 and under.

Noon Year’s Eve at New York Public Libraries
Dec. 29-30
Various Locations, New York, NY

There will be kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations at some of the branches of the New York Public Library. The Early Literacy Noon Year’s Eve Party at Ottendorfer Library will be on Dec 29 @ 11:30 a.m. South Beach Library will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Dec. 29 @ 3 p.m.  On Dec. 30 (11:30 a.m.), St. Agnes Library will host Happy “Noon” Year!, and Dongan Hills Library will host Noon Year’s Eve Party.

 New Year’s Eve at AMC 42nd St. Times Square
Dec. 31 @ 7 p.m.
AMC 42nd St. Times Square, 247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036

Level 3 of AMC will be an all-ages party for families. Movie screenings will be playing all night and a DJ will spin the latest Top 40 hits. The family-friendly event will be 100% alcohol-free. As the clock strikes midnight, join the NYE countdown and greet the New Year.

Fireworks at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park
Dec. 31 @ 10 p.m.
Prospect Park, 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

The fireworks celebration at Prospect Park will be a family-friendly event on New Year’s Eve. The free event will include live entertainment by Quintessential Playlist, starting at 10:30 p.m. The fireworks will greet 2018 at the stroke of midnight.

4th Annual Coney Island New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Coney Island, Surf Ave. at Stillwell Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224

Ring in the New Year at this family-friendly event, which will feature entertainment, live music, and thrill rides. Restaurants and bars will be open, so the family can enjoy a meal or refreshments while enjoying the fun and activities. Rides that will be open from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. will include the B&B Carousel, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, the Thunderbolt Rollercoaster, and Stop the Zombies 7D. Live entertainment will begin at 9 p.m. There will be a show of fireworks at the stroke of midnight to greet 2018.

Celebrate 2018 On the Lanes
Dec. 31
Bowlmor Times Square, 222 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Bowlmor on Times Square. The Daytime Package includes two hours of unlimited bowling and a kid-friendly buffet. Tickets for this special event will be $36.99/Person. Book in advance to reserve a spot.

Holiday Train Show
Nov. 22- Jan. 15
New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458

The Holiday Train Show is an enchanting display of model trains buzzing around scaled models of some of New York’s most iconic landmarks, buildings, and structures. See the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium and about 150 more models of famous New York architecture. Tickets are $18-$30 and children under 2 are admitted free. Purchase tickets in advance because they do sell out.

New York Road Runners Annual Midnight Run
Dec. 31 @ 10 p.m.
Central Park, Between 59th and 110th Sts., New York, NY 10023

Greet the New Year by enjoying healthy exercise at the NYRR Midnight Run. The party will begin with music and dancing. There will be a countdown to midnight, followed by the four-mile run. The entry fee is $30-$55.