Luxury Hotel for New Year’s Eve in Manhattan
No doubt about it: New York City, and Manhattan in particular, is one of the best places to be on New Year’s Eve. After all, one of the most iconic celebrations of the holiday anywhere in the world goes down in Times Square—and that’s only the most high-profile example of New Year’s Eve festivities.
We invite you to make Edge Hotel here in Washington Heights your home away from home for New Year’s Eve 2018: We’ll provide you with upscale boutique hospitality and cheerful service while giving you an amazing launch pad for experiencing just how exuberantly Manhattan bids the old year adieu and the new year a great big welcome!
Here are just a handful of New Year’s Eve events in Manhattan to consider for your Edge Hotel stay.
New Year’s Eve in Times Square
Roughly one million revelers form the cheering crowd in Times Square for its world-famous New Year’s Eve countdown, while better than a billion tune in around the globe. For countless people, it’s the glittery descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball on top of One Times Square that serves as the “official” entrance of a brand-new year.
You’ll definitely want to make tracks for Times Square early in the afternoon to stake out the best spot for the celebration and given the crowds you’ll have to really plan out your transportation, not least if you’re going by subway. Time Out New York offers this handy-dandy visitor’s guide to the Times Square New Year’s Eve experience.
The Concert for Peace at Saint John the Divine
Back in 1984, the iconic composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein (whose 100th birthday has been heartily observed by orchestras all over the world in 2018) began what’s become a cherished New Year’s Eve tradition in the Big Apple: the Concert for Peace at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St.). The concert—general admission for which is free and open to the public—will include Robert Convery’s presentation of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I have a dream as well as William Boyce’s William Boyce’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, David Lang’s make peace, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Dona nobis pacem, and other stirring works. Harry Smith serves as host for the New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace and living legend Judy Collins is among the special guests.
Take a Ride on the Staten Island Ferry
You won’t be the only person with this brilliant idea, of course, but a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry on New Year’s Eve can serve up some spectacular views of fireworks over New York City as well as New Jersey.
The New York Road Runners’ Midnight Run
The New York Road Runners will again be holding the Midnight Run on New Year’s Eve: a four-mile run that kicks off at the stroke of midnight from Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. A pyrotechnics display launches the Midnight Run—participants in which earn credit for the New York City Marathon—and music, dancing, and other fun prelude it beginning at 10 PM.
Make Your New Year’s Eve Reservations at Edge Hotel Today
Whether you’re joining the epic masses at Times Square, enjoying sublime music at Saint John the Divine, or just enjoying a dinner out on the town, New Year’s Eve in Manhattan is unforgettable. Book your Washington Heights guest room at Edge Hotel for the night of December 31st today!