New Year's Eve Blog
If you’re throwing a party on 2010 New Year’s Eve, you might want to consider giving it a theme. Traditionally, New Year’s Eve parties tend to be cocktail attire, but spice up the party and make it more memorable by adding some variations to the theme. The perfect New Year’s Eve theme party will be subtle, classy, and easy to pull off.
For many people, the New Year is an opportunity for a fresh beginning. It’s a time to start over, make resolutions, and forget about the mistakes of the past. Traditionally, New Year’s resolutions go something like this: lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more, help people, organization. And most of the time we are quite certain that we will attain our goals… For about one week. Then, almost inevitably, our hectic schedules and reality take over and we veer off the path once again.
Bring in the New Year with the classic celebratory tradition of fireworks at Central Park in New York City. Commemorated by crowds, festivities, and sheer excitement; the New York New Years experience at central park is unmatchable. This year –2010- at central park, feel at the center of it all with music, dance and entertainment. As the clock strikes 12, the fireworks will inaugurate the New Year and mark the start of the New York Road Runners Midnight Run around the park. The view from the park is extraordinarily mind-blowing and if you’re looking for a panoramic spectacle of the fireworks be sure to situate yourself at the Sheep’s Meadow.
New Year’s Eve party planning can certainly become a chore if decisions are not made quickly. Ultimately being happy with your decision is based on several choices that are essential to having a good time; price, location, and music. After weighing these factors, the editors at NYEC have devised a list to help prepare your New Year’s Eve escapade. Combining information from reviews, open bar statuses, ticket prices, party deals, best values, DJ’s, celebrity attendance records, crowd types and so much more, the top New Year’s Eve nightlife events and parties in New York City have been categorized for your convenience. This list is guaranteed to be the ultimate guide to your New Year’s Eve experience. For more information about the New Year’s Eve Parties listed, contact us: (212) 255-4233
One of the greatest moments I anticipate to experience in NYC is New Years Day. Not being a native to the east coast rewards me with the simple pleasures of enjoying the holiday activities like the crazy “after Christmas” sales. Shopping is a vice that most New Yorkers have and is at the top of the list of things to do for out-of-towners. Some of the trendiest attire can be purchased at the lowest prices – start off 2010 right!
Of course, there are the “must-do” activities such as ice skating at Rockefeller Center or checking out one of the many exhibits at the Guggenheim Museum, which is actually open on New Years Day. But if you are someone who is visiting NYC during the busiest time of the year for the city, don’t forget to enjoy the simple things that the city has to offer. Just walking down the street and soaking in the sincere and nostalgic feeling of the holidays and admiring the faint sight of snow flakes off of skyscrapers can be a joy. New Years NYC can be a very romantic city if you are inclined to be in the mood. Taking your significant other on a horse carriage ride through Central Park can definitely be an intimate moment.
If you’re throwing a New Years party in NYC, make sure you make the right preparations to have the most memorable party of the season. Here are a few key points and ideas to make your party in New York City unforgettable.
1. Party Theme - Traditionally, New York New Years Eve parties tend to be either black tie or cocktail attire, but to spice up the party and make it more exciting, add a theme to your party. The perfect New Year’s Eve theme party will be subtle, classy, and easy to pull off. Try choosing a color theme like black and white, gold or silver.
The staple song when the clock strikes 12 on NYC New Years Eve has been Auld Lang Syne for many years. Everyone enjoys listening to this classic as they bring in the New Year with a kiss, but it doesn’t exactly get the party started.
So here is a list of New Years classics and new hits to keep the party going to the wee hours of the morning:
Lady Gaga Bad Romance: Lady Gaga’s singles have topped the charts all year long, this one is sure to be no different.
We all have our favorite online destinations and these days, majority of those destinations will comprise of different New York blogs that attack different subjects and content. Reading e-zines and editorials just doesn’t seem to be enough these days and a third party perspective usually has the clearest vantage point. It never seems to be a bad thing to get a second or even a third opinion and in which blogs are the perfect tool for. If you’re looking for specific and detailed information about a subject, blogs are definitely a great resource for that type of research. I have been an avid reader of blogs for quite some time now and the ones that were found below are quite interesting, interesting enough for me to blog about it!
Over 100 years ago on Dec. 31, 1907 the most recognized New Years Eve tradition began, for the first time the New Years Eve ball dropped from the top of One Times Square.
New York was not the first city to use a ball dropping as a signal of time change. The history of the time ball was began in Greenwich, England when a ball would drop at 1:00 p.m. daily to inform ship captains of the time. New York adapted this idea into a New York New Years celebration by dropping a 700 pound ball constructed of iron and wood, lit with 100 light bulbs at midnight on Dec. 31st to ring in the New Year.
The New Years Eve ball has been dropped almost every year since 1907. In 1942 and 1943 the ball was not dropped due to war time restrictions in New York. Although the ball did not drop the celebration in Times Square continued.
The celebration that takes place around the New Years Eve ball is just as much of a tradition as the drop. The celebration in Times Square began in 1904 with nearly 200,000 people in attendance. Each year the celebration grows, with the help of television broadcasts it is estimated that one billion people take part in this tradition each year.
Currently, the New Years Eve ball weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered in 2,668 Waterford crystals. The ball is can produce 16 million different colors, making for a beautiful sight. In 2008 the ball became a year round attraction perched atop Times Square.
Though the New Years Eve ball has changed many times throughout the years it remains a staple in any New Years NYC celebration. It is likely that wherever you may be at 11:59:50 p.m. on December 31st you will be crowded around a television watching the New Years Eve ball drop.
Chech out Times Square ball drop broadcast and live NYE countdown at many New Year's Eve Central New Years Eve Parties NYC.
New Years Resolutions, always high hopes and low success rates. This year why not choose an achievable resolution and take positive steps toward achieving that goal.
Each year New Yorkers take on lofty resolutions that are too much for any one person to achieve. By January 15th the diet has failed, you haven’t ran in a week, and you just smoked a cigarette. Rather than try and take on all of these resolutions, why not focus on one? All too often someone makes a resolution to “get healthy” well getting healthy may involve several steps, for now just choose one whether it be eating well, working out, or quitting smoking.