Not sure what to do this New Year's Eve in New York City? Check out the options right here in Brooklyn.
(Note: This is a work in progress, come back in a day or two to see what's new! We'll be adding more venues, romantic New Year's Eve dinners, and ideas on how to usher in 2012.)
So you want to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge on New Year's Eve? What a great idea! There will be fireworks in NY Harbor near Liberty Island at midnight. Get tips and info here about a New Year's Eve bridge walk: FAQ About Walking the Brooklyn Bridge on New Year's Eve
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Open from 9:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., this cute children's museum has a special New Year's Eve program for children age 5 and older. It's called Happy New Year and there are programs at 11:30, for 5 and under. There's also a Nicholas Day program at 2:30, for 4 and up. Contribute to the New Year’s Wish Mural; kids can decorate their own festive hats and noisemakers to ring in 2013.
If you're a cyclist, join in the late night ride to Central Park with the annual TIME'S UP New Year's Eve event. Meet in Brooklyn, and join others in Manhattan's Central Park for a DIY, BYOB, and FUN New Year's Eve party.
On the other hand, it's so appealing to stay local on New Year's Eve. And why not? Brooklyn's got neighborhoods to be proud of. So head toward your local sports bar (or one with a big TV), meet some new people, and watch the freezing throngs count down to midnight in Times Square — while you're sitting inside, comfy and warm.
Photo courtesy of D.Vander Sande
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10. Guided Tours of Brooklyn on New Years Eve
Take your pick of a few great tours for New Year's Eve: