Where to ring in the New Year in Astoria and Long Island City

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It’s almost time to ring in the new year, and Queens residents who don’t want to leave the borough have plenty of options if they want to celebrate the beginning of 2018 in style.

We’ve compiled a list of New Year’s Eve parties happening in Long Island City and Astoria that offer drink and food specials and a great view.

Long Island City 

The Ravel Hotel at 808 Queens Plaza South is hosting a rooftop party starting at 8 p.m. The $30 tickets include an open bar from 8 to 9 p.m., sweet and savory food stations until 2 a.m., party favors and a live ball drop viewing. Table service is also available and guests are required to wear formal attire.  To purchase tickets, call  347-592-0300 or visit gametightny.com.

The Cellar Bar @ Z NYC Hotel will host its second annual “I’m Too Old For a Club New Year’s Eve Celebration” at 11-01 43rd Ave. For $95, patrons will be treated to a buffet dinner and open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. Dueling Pianos will perform from midnight to 2 a.m. and there will also be a complimentary champagne toast, favors and confetti poppers.

The Baroness at 41-26 Crescent St. will host a New Year’s Eve party where guests will learn the art of champagne sabering. Those who make reservations will have access to the restaurant’s extensive burger and craft beer selection. To make reservations, email info@thebaronessbar.com.


Studio Square, located at 35-33 36th St. in Astoria, will host a New Year’s Eve Party at its Bulb Room starting at 9 p.m. The venue is offering free beer, wine and sangria from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Casper and DJ Cisco will provide music, and tickets are $50.

The Bonnie is offering a three-hour open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. The party at 29-12 23rd Ave. begins at 8:30 p.m. and customers will also receive hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight. Music will be provided by the Tight Fade Crew. Tickets cost $85.

Katch Astoria is giving every customer who purchases tickets to their New Year’s Eve party a full buffet dinner. Located at 31-19 Newtown Ave., the bar and grill is offering an open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight with a choice of prime rib, salmon with a cucumber dill sauce, Romano-crusted chicken breast, gluten-free vegetable lasagna or penne Alfredo. Sides will include fingerling potatoes and steamed vegetables.

For dessert, partygoers can feast on tiramisu, apple pie and holiday cookies. There will be a special guest DJ, party favors and a live broadcast of the ball drop. Tickets cost $85.

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