New Years Eve

Where (and what) to eat on New Year's Eve in Boston

If you haven’t made New Year’s Eve dinner plans, don’t worry, there’s no need to go hungry. Whether you want to throw on a tux or cook dinner at home, here’s a last minute guide to New Year’s Eve noshing. (Hurry—these might book-up, too.)Fun and funkyNight Market is still accepting dinner...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 1:27am

Take your pick of New Year's Eve parties in Philadelphia

This weekend is all about cozying up around the tree and eating any cookies Santa left untouched, but come Dec. 31 the party is on. From a low-key celebration at Tattooed Mom to an elegant soiree at the Water Works, here are our picks for the best parties on New Year's Eve.Trestle Inn: NYE-A-Go-...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:33am

The 10 best books of 2015

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to join a book club or you’re looking for something juicy to make your commute more enjoyable, this list has you covered. Taking into account buzz, critic reviews and copies sold, these are our picks of the very best books of 2015.1.“Between the World and Me”by...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:09pm

Actual 2015 vs. 'Back to the Future II' 2015, technology edition

It's time, everybody. We're finally reaching 2015, the future presented in the 1989 sequel "Back to the Future II" that was full of auto-drying jackets, freeze-dried pizza and hoverboards. So now is about as good a time as any to take stock and see how we're doing with the technological...

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 12:30am

You probably haven't heard this awesome New Year's song

As we're all painfully aware by this point, there are plenty of here are plenty of Christmas songs out there — some more obscure than others. But when it comes to New Year's, a more secular and in some ways more awesome holiday, there's a surprising dearth of good tunes in tribute. What's up with...

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:30am

'Auld Lang Syne,' what it means and why we sing it

You’ve most definitely have heard “Auld Lang Syne” (or at least the first couple of bars) once in your lifetime. You might have even hummed along to it.But you have probably never sang it.If you are sober enough to read this, and aren’t occupied with kissing someone (that’s alright if you aren’t,...

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:59am

Easy champagne cocktail recipes for New Year’s Eve

New York City mixologist, Lynnette Marrero, who’s worked at some of the city’s best cocktail bars, including Rye House, Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge, knows her way around bubbly. And since nothing says, “Bring it, 2015!” like a glass of sparkling, we asked her to share a few fun — yet simple —...

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:30am

MAP: New York City street closures for New Year's Eve

It's New Year's Eve in New York City and we all know Times Square will be jam packed with approximately 1 million people bringing in the New Year. It is advised that you do not drive any vehicles in the area.Starting today at 3pm, Times Square will be shut down to all vehicular traffic.At 4 a.m....

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:35pm

Which broadcast should you watch on New Year's Eve?

Generally, most of us don't need help keeping track of the time. Between smartphones, smart watches and the fact that we all spend all day staring at computers, how often do you need to ask for the time? But somehow, on New Year's Eve, everyone needs to find someone to help them count down to the...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:30pm

PHOTOS: Metro New York's year in review 2014

Like any other year in New York City, 2014 was full of highs, lows and everything in between.Jan. 1: De Blasio vows to bring progressive vision to New York CityMayor Bill de Blasio's inaugurationturned the page on 12 years of Michael Bloomberg.De Blasio and his supporters devoted speeches to...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 2:30am

How to pick the perfect bottle of champagne

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, which means it’s almost time to pop some bubbly. When it comes to buying champagne, choosing the perfect bottle for your tastes (and wallet) can feel intimidating. The good news is that Laura Maniec, master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz in New York City,...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 1:08am

Metro Boston’s biggest stories of 2014

The Hub has always been a hot bed of activity when it comes to shocking news stories and monumental events, and 2014 has been no exception. Here is a look at Metro’s top 10 stories of the year.1.Tom Menino diesThomas Menino, a self-described "lunch bucket guy" who rose from Hyde Park to dominate...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 9:30pm

2014: The year in online outrage

If 2014 has taught us anything, it's that you need to step away from the computer or the smart phone every one in a while or else all the outrage and vitriol out there will drive you mad. Social media reached a fever pitch so often this year, you might think there was something new to get upset...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 9:30am

Video: John Oliver tells you how to get out of New Year's plans

​ If you're one of those people who would rather go to the dentist than head to Times Square on New Year's Eve, this video might be for you. Though "Last Week Tonight" is technically on break right now for the holidays, host John Oliver took a minute to film a special New Year's message for...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:30am

Recipe: Make coffee-glazed walnuts for your New Years party

Don’t set out a bowl of boring nuts for guests to snack on at your New Year's Eve party or post-Christmas present swap. Instead, whip up these easy coffee-glazed walnuts from Debi Mazar (yes, the “Goodfellas” and “Entourage” actress) and her husband, Gabriele Corcos, co-stars and producers of the...

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 7:30pm

Family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration in Franklin Square

Before the babysitter comes by to relive you of your child-rearing duties for a couple of hours on Dec. 31, tire the little ones out with an afternoon of free activities at Franklin Square (Sixth and Race streets). In addition to rides on thecarousel and mini-golf at the park's Philly-themed course...

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 4:30am

Where to go for New Year's Eve

There is absolutely nothing wrong with cozying up at home on New Years’ Eve, sparking cider in hand and Ryan Seacrest on the television. But if the changing of years is your excuse to go out and party like it’s 1999, we suggest bringing your bae to one of these turnt up parties sure to be on fleek...

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

5 things to do in Boston on New Year's Eve

Still not quite sure how to ring in 2015? We've got a few ideas for you.If you're feeling hungry, head to Post 390 in Back Bay, which has a 3 course prix-fixe menu for $68. Pick from such delicacies as Scituatelobster pan roast, a raw bar sampler and smoked pork shoulder and butternut squash...

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 3:00am