Things to do this weekend December 28th– January 1st: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester

Connecticut

Event: NYE Midnight Run/Walk
Venue: YMCA – Greenwich
Date: December 31st
Description: After you watch the ball drop, head out from the Y down a well lit and festive Greenwich Avenue and back to the Y for a stellar pancake and bacon breakfast. Event for 16 and over.
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Event: 13th Annual Celebrations Around the World
Venue:  Imagine Nation – Bristol
Date: December 31
Description: Join in as we bid farewell to 2018 and ring in the New Year! We’ll celebrate cultures and traditions from countries around the world. Festivities include creating masks and noisemakers, a visit from Father Time, music and dancing, a photo booth, and lots more hands-on fun! March in our very own New Year’s parade at 11:30 a.m. Following the parade, gather in Imagine Nation Times Square and count down for the ball drop, complete with confetti and balloons, at 12 noon!
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Rhode Island

Event: New Year’s Eve Gatsby Style
Venue:  Forty 1° North – Newport
Date: December 31
Description: Admission is $75 per person or $50 if you dine at The Grill or are a 41°N Card holder. Call us at (401) 846-8012 to purchase $50 ticket if dining at The Grill. Email us at guestservices@41north.com to RSVP if you are a 41°N Card holder

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Event: New Year’s Eve Bash
Venue: Skiff Bar – Newport
Date: December 31
Description: Ring in 2019 with a disco-themed bash. Drummer Timmy J will be rocking the dance floor with a mix of popular hits accompanied by his live drumming. A special small plates menu will be available in addition to the regular menu. There is no cover all night! 21+.
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Westchester

Event: Grand Holiday Illumination
Venue: Untermyer Gardens Conservancy – Yonkers
Date: December 28 – January 1
Description: This year’s Grand Holiday Illumination will take place Dec 12 through Jan 1, 5:30 to 8:30 on opening night and 4:00 to 8:30 pm every following night in the Walled Garden. The garden will be covered in colorful holiday lights, there will be multicultural music playing (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Zoroastrian) and free hot cocoa will be available.  Join us for this Winter treat.
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Event: 9th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon
Venue: New Roc City – New Rochelle
Date: December 31
Description: There’s no need for kids to stay up until midnight as New Roc’s master of ceremonies rings in the New Year early with a kid-friendly event and countdown to noon complete with a thrilling drop of hundreds of festive, brightly-colored balloons! For the 9th year in a row, New Roc City will offer their celebratory ‘Ring in the New Year at Noon’ event for kids ages 2 – 10 in the atrium from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Monday, December 31st. The event will include crafts, activities, a DJ, clowns, magic, face painting and more!

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