Whether it's dancing, dining, eating or toasting the Times Square ball drop from afar, there's plenty to do around Huntington village for New Year's Eve.
Here are a few ideas, a sampling of what's happening in Huntington Monday night. If we've left off a public event, please add it in the comments.
Paramount hosts Dark Star Orchestra, a band that performs music from the Grateful Dead catalogue. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 8:0 p.m. Tickets.
Cinema Arts Centre will offer a choice of movies, followed by a champagne toast and cake, plus a chance to view the Times Square ball drop from the giant screen at the cinema's Sky Room Cafe. The movies are:
Choice of films:
9:05 p.m. – Barbara
9:15 p.m. – Hyde Park on Hudson
9:25 p.m. – Hitchcock
Tickets are available at the box office or by calling 1-800-838-3006 and are $15 for members, $20 for others.
Quetzalcoatl plans a tequila fiesta, a full night of music, dancing and food, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., for $75.
Prime An American Kitchen & Bar plans a DJ and dancing after 10 p.m., with a champagne toast.
Porto Vivo plans an early seating from 3-5:30 p.m., and another from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Live music by Collabo, and DJ Rob all evening. Reservations.
Huntington Social starts the New Year's party at 5 p.m., with live music throught the evening and a sparkling wine toast at midnight.
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails is scheduling special dinners, starting as early as 5 p.m.. Guests can dine then or make a reservation for after 9:30 p.m. to keep the table into the late night. A DJ, dancing and a midnight champagne toast are set; Reservation can be booked by visiting www.honukitchen.com or by calling 631-421-6900. Must be 25 and over for late night festivities.
Black and Blue Seafood Chophouse has three dinner seatings, starting at 5 p.m., and complimentary music by the Long Island band Six Gun Five. Reservations.
Besito plans to start off the new year with noisymakers and a tequila toast at midnight, preceded by dining from a full menu.