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New York New Years Eve – 2010 New Year’s Eve Parties in New York

New York New Year

New York New Year

In the United States, New Year’s Eve is a major social holiday. One of the top destination cities for New Year’s Eve from 2003 to 2006 has been New York. Las Vegas’s America’s Party? is also attracting a large number of New Year’s Eve party goers with the famous Las Vegas Strip being closed to vehicles and fireworks launched from numerous rooftops.

In the past 100 years the “ball dropping” on top of One Times Square in New York City, broadcast to all of America (and rebroadcast in many other countries), is a major component of the New Year celebration. The 11,875-pound (5,386 kg), 12-foot (3.7 m) diameter Waterford crystal ball located high above Times Square is lowered, starting at 11:59:00pm and reaching the bottom of its tower 60 seconds later, at the stroke of midnight (12:00:00am). This is repeated in many towns and cities across the United States. From 1981 to 1988, New York City dropped an enlarged apple in recognition of its nickname. It is sometimes referred to as “the big apple” like the city itself; the custom derives from the time signal that used to be given at noon in harbors.

From 1972 through 2007 (except in 1999), Dick Clark hosted televised coverage of the event called Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, shown on ABC, and now renamed Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest for the arrival of 2009. The show did not air for the arrival of 2000 as it was preempted by ABC 2000 Today. From 1956 to 1976 on CBS, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians serenaded the United States from the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City. The Royal Canadians continued on CBS until 1978, and Happy New Year, America replaced it in 1979, continuing until 1995. The song Auld Lang Syne has become a popular song to sing at midnight on New Year’s Eve, with the Lombardo version being the standard. NBC also has hosted New Year’s coverage; traditionally, the networks’ late night hosts have hosted special editions of their regular shows (including a special Central Time Zone-specific countdown on Late Night with Conan O’Brien), but since 2005, the network has opted for a special entitled New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly. Fox, CNN, and Fox News Channel also have their own New Year’s specials.

Some of the famous events in New York on New Year’s eve:

  • Times Square All Access Pass :  Access Multiple Times Square Parties & SEE THE BALL DROP!!!! Thu, Dec 31, 09 6:00 PM – 4:00 AM
  • Bryant Park Grill : Bring in 2010 in style at Bryant Park Grill, Thu, Dec 31, 09 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM
    China Grill : NYC’s #1 Upscale Party in Times Square – A Night to Remember, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:30 PM – 3:00 AM
    Bourbon Street : Mardi Gras Themed New Years Eve Party in Times Square!, Thu, Dec 31, 09 8:00 PM – 4:00 AM
    Espace : Rated Most Exclusive Party in the Heart of Times Square!, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
    Mars 2112 in Times Square : Rated #1 Themed Nightclub in Times Square, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
    Sequoia : Alizé presents New Years Eve on the Water ,Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
    Carlton Hotel : Voted New York’s Most Glamorous Hotel Party on New Years, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
    Webster Hall : Music by “MSTRKRFT” at the Annual New Year’s Eve Ball ,Thu, Dec 31, 09 8:00 PM – 9:00 AM
  • Bryant Park Grill : Bring in 2010 in style at Bryant Park Grill, Thu, Dec 31, 09 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM
  • China Grill : NYC’s #1 Upscale Party in Times Square – A Night to Remember, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:30 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Bourbon Street : Mardi Gras Themed New Years Eve Party in Times Square!, Thu, Dec 31, 09 8:00 PM – 4:00 AM
  • Espace : Rated Most Exclusive Party in the Heart of Times Square!, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Mars 2112 in Times Square : Rated #1 Themed Nightclub in Times Square, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
  • Sequoia : Alizé presents New Years Eve on the Water ,Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Carlton Hotel : Voted New York’s Most Glamorous Hotel Party on New Years, Thu, Dec 31, 09 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Webster Hall : Music by “MSTRKRFT” at the Annual New Year’s Eve Ball ,Thu, Dec 31, 09 8:00 PM – 9:00 AM

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