New Years Eve

Baker Street Bread Company is offering a special treat just for New Year's

Champagne is a staple for the New Year's holiday. Whether you are toasting at midnight somewhere in the city, brunching it up with mimosas before the Mummer's Day Parade or just simply popping a bottle open to celebrate the end of a wonderful year, the bubbly is essential. Now Baker Street...

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 11:19am

Times Square ball drop: Time, TV channel and live stream

At least for a couple brief seconds every year, most of the country is a New Yorker thanks to the Times Square ball drop. Even if the Times Square ball drop happens outside of your time zone, many tune in to see the massive crowds characteristic of the Times Square New Year’s Eve...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 4:26pm

The best 2017 New Year's Eve parties in NYC for every budget

There's going to be no sweeter sound than the door hitting 2017 on its way out. To celebrate the best night of the year, we've rounded up 25 of the best New Year's Eve parties in New York City, whether your budget is free or champagne and caviar.   A...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:57pm

Times Square New Year's Eve 2017: Street closures, MTA info and more

So you’re headed to the big Times Square New Year’s Eve 2017 festivities. While we’re libel to assume that also means you’re a saintly, albeit slightly insane, person who loves humanity so much that you don’t mind ushering in the new year while crammed shoulder-to-...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 2:06pm

#MeToo founder to drop ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve

The #MeToo “silence breakers” have the designation of being Time magazine’s most influential “person” of 2017, and now, the movement’s founder, Tarana Burke, will usher in the new year live from Times Square. Burke, who began the Me Too movement a decade ago,...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 4:27pm

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:12pm

What day is Christmas New Years Eve on this year?

Christmas comes early in the week this year and won’t take place on a weekend again until 2021 (Saturday). Last year Christmas Day was on a Sunday. This year – 2017 – Christmas Day falls on a Monday as does New Years Day for 2018. Obviously, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Years...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:44pm

PHOTOS: Thousands ring in 2017 at annual Mummers Parade

Decked out in gold sneakers and spotted with sequins, the Mummers made their annual shuffle down Broad Street Sunday to mark the new year.More than a century old, the Mummers Parade came under harsh criticism in recent years for insensitive costumes and hate speech. The 2017 fete was a cleaned up...

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:57pm

Winners from Philly's annual Mummers Parade

It's tradition in Philly to start the new year off with the Mummers Parade.The more than century old parade, which started in 1901,is the longest-running folk parade in the U.S., the Associated Press reported. From string bands to comic brigades, the costumes, floats and performances dazzle and...

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 2:30am

First Night Boston celebration: Photos

Boston rang in the new year in style last night.From ice sculptures to rock n roll, there were activities for all ages.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:50pm

‘S—t happens,’ Mariah Carey says of New Year’s Eve performance disaster

Mariah Carey is handling her epic New Year’s Eve lip-syncing fail like the diva she is.The singer experienced a bevy of technological issues during her live performance on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest."After singing holiday staple “Auld Lang Syne,” Carey tried...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 9:33am

The President-elect’s New Year’s wish — in 140 characters

Nineteen days before he will be tasked with uniting a divided nation, President-elect Donald Trump issued a New Year’s tweet that is sure to give you the warm and fuzzies.NOT! *Instead, the 45th president of the United States taunted his enemies.Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies...

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 2:23pm

Where did our New Year’s traditions come from?

Popping copious champagne bottles, banging pots and pans at the stroke of midnight and pretending to know the words to “Auld Lang Syne” are just some the ways many people ring in a New Year.Unlike some other holidays, people around the world celebrate New Year’s in similar ways — and have been...

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 11:18am

MAP: NYC street closures for New Year's Eve

Approximately 1 million people are expected to pack Times Square to celebrate New Year’s Eve.Every New Yorker understands the Times Square area will be nearly impossible to navigate before, during, and after the celebration.The New York City Police Department and Department of Transportation has...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:29am

Boston beefs up security for First Night celebration

Revelers attending Saturday’s First Night celebration in Boston will see more than fireworks and festive attire as they say goodbye to 2016.They’ll see more barricades, police presence and road closures, city officials announced Thursday.“We’ll have a lot of undercover officers, we’ll have some...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 9:24am

What will the weather be on New Year's Eve in Boston

Gettingready to hit the town on New Year's Eve? It won't be too cold in Boston, but you'll definitely want to grab you scarf in mittens before jumping in the Uberon Saturday night.Temperatures won't dip below freezing on Saturday, but they will get close, according to AccuWeather. If you're...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:43pm

WATCH: NYC officials unveil security measures for New Year’s Eve bash in Times Square

The more than 1 million people expected to ring in 2017 in Times Square will see more security measures than ever before, city officials announced at a news conference Thursday.“On New Year’s Eve, you will see extraordinary assets deployed by the NYPD,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.Police Commissioner...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 12:58pm

17 bubbly cocktails to ring in 2017

For this festive night, nothing beats that familiarpop! fizz! clink! Unless of course, you're taking that Champagne and adding a splash of grapefruit juice and rosewater.Ringing in the new year is synonymous with a glass of bubbly, but the tradition's roots aren't as clear as that crystal Champagne...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:20am

Philly Mummers Parade 2017: Road closures, SEPTA info, weather and course map

Despite calls to return the Mummers Parade to its original South Philadelphia route, the annual party, featuring colorful parasols and plenty of silly behavior, will still march south on Broad Street on New Year's Day.PARADE ROUTE & INFOThe parade will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday. Main performances...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 8:44am

Mummers eye return to South Philly route — and roots

"It's where it belongs.""So my kids can enjoy the traditions I grew up with.""It's a parade for the people and not just a Center City money maker."These are among the thousands of reasons offered by those who signed a petition looking to bring the Mummers Parade to its original South Philly route....

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:01am