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New Year’s Eve in New York City 2023 into 2024 Celebrations

Further down on this page, beneath this webcast are details of the upcoming New Year’s Eve Items taking place in NYC.

Also, there’s the related TIMES SQUARE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for the evening.

Wow! What other site captures the world’s imagination, anticipation and attention than Times Square at 11:59 pm on December 31st of every year? That’s when the countdown begins and New York City’s revelers and this City’s biggest party participants roar out each number as we all Ryan Seacrest who replaced Dick Clark some years ago, who in turn had been playing host since 1971, in welcoming the New Year. There’ll be other hosts of other TV/News Networks there as well as a number of performances stages.

Hundreds of thousands participate in this celebration and over one billion watch it from their TV sets. Perhaps the greatest celebratory event in the millennium was the welcoming of 2000. It was covered by all major television stations as they kept their eyes on the entire world. Heck, my own eyes were glued to the television from morning ’till evening as I watched nation after nation around the world bring in the New Year.

NYC’s Times Square is only one of hundreds of reasons I’m proud to be a New Yorker. One of those many sites throughout the city which makes outsiders crave to be a part of it all.

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A reason to celebrate, a reason to stand in awe, a time to let go of the past, a time to welcome the future, a reason to join in with one’s neighbors and shout in the New Year. So hold your loved one’s hand as we all count down from 10 to 1 while that grand ball drops. Millions within NYC and around the world share in the same sort of celebration. Awesome, isn’t it? Quite awesome. May you be kept in your peace and may the New Year bring you all fortune and success.

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We’ve been to the 2019-2020 event at Times Square and again the following years for 2020-2021 & 2022-2023. So here’s our advice. You show up? Be ready to hold those bladders for hours and hours. Also be prepped for the possibility of rain. One year there was no forecast rain, yet what happened? Rain! Came out of nowhere. Despite the temps starting around 50 that day, it’d only dropped to the manageable upper 40s. Yet being wet doesn’t help at all when that breeze comes your way. As for the bathroom? Here’s what I did: Stopped drinking any liquids at 1:30 pm. Upon my midtown arrival I squeezed out what I could at Grand Central Terminal’s restroom. I was pretty good until past midnight when I then hurried back across town to Grand Central for a revisit to the boys room.

The following year in 2020, with COVID at its worst, the event continued live sans any participants.

For 2021-2022 we returned but only to witness the very sad visual of the relatively few folks there, with their heads buried in their smartphones without anything to excite them. It was so depressing that I left after spending less than an hour there. BTW, it was in the 50s for the bulk of that day and evening.

Also, consider a visit to the Times Square Bid NYE FAQs page more info and to learn how to better prepare for the evening’s festivities.

 

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Television, Radio and Internet Coverage

Let’s see, apart from all the tens of thousands of folks descending upon the various outdoor celebrations, there’ll also be the rest of us who’ll prefer to view the festivities while indoors or elsewhere.
Keep in mind though that the following listing aren’t necessarily taking place in New York City. So here’s a quick rundown:

ABC: Local Channel 7 // Beginning at 8:00 pm
America’s favorite TV/radio broadcaster Ryan Seacrest will return to host television’s largest live broadcast New Year’s celebration, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024. America’s largest celebration of the year will take place on Sunday, December 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on The ABC Television Network.

It’s been reported that some of the stars performing will include: Paul Anka, Flo Rida, Sabrina Carpenter, Tyla, Jelly Roll, Megan Thee Stallion and more.

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Fireworks all over the City!

Not only will there be at Prospect Park (provided by Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company) & Central Park and yes, there’ll also be Fireworks by Lady Liberty herself! ‘as well as in Times Square for the New Years Ball Drop!

Apart from having the best seats in the house via Cruise one can only guess that anyone with an unobstructed view of the Statue of Liberty will get to enjoy the pyrotechnic displays.

So here’s wishing all the best New Year’s Eve Celebration ever and a peaceful and prosperous 2023!

Sunday, December 31 at 11:59 pm
Central Park (Cherry Hill) as part of the annual Midnight Run

Sunday, December 31 at 11:59 pm
Liberty Safety Zone by the Statue of Liberty?

Sunday, December 31 at 11:59 pm
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

We’re not clear on the following time for this one:
Sunday, December 31 at 8:00 pm
Williamsburg Bridge
Sponsor: Kool Hunter LLC, DBA Heads in the Sky

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On SiriusXM Radio:

The following is from previous New Year’s Eve Listings. Stay tuned for an updated list.

The following is a portion of what SiriusXM has planned for this year’s ending:

  • Post Malone at Barclays Center – Hip Hop Nation (at Midnight)
  • Phish at Madison Square Garden – Phish Radio ( at 8:00 pm)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Classic Vinyl (at 9:00 pm)
  • Willie Nelson at ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Willie’s Roadhouse (at 6:00 pm)
  • Countdown NYE featuring Afrojack, Tiësto, Dillon Francis and more in San Bernardino, CA – Diplo’s Revolution(at 10:00 pm)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff at the Grand Ole Opry House – The Spectrum (at 10:05 pm)
  • Sevendust in Atlanta, GA – Turbo (at 10:30 pm)
  • Margo Price at the Music Hall of Williamsburg – Outlaw Country (at 11:00 pm)
  • Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at the Count Basie Theatre – E Street Radio (at 10:30 pm)
  • Galantis at Aragon Ballroom – BPM (at 11:30 pm)
  • Rick Springfield at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino – 80’s on 8 (at 11:00 pm)

Learn more at the above linked to page…

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Walk-through at the 2019-2020 celebration behind host Ryan Seacrest as he poses for a selfie with fans.

Here’s a video of the countdown for the 2019-2020 Celebration at Times Square:

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Here’s a quick gallery of images captured at last year’s celebration. You can see how very few there were there. “Few” compared with the tens of thousands who would normally be present.