NEW YEAR’S EVE: buy tickets in advance, as shows will definitely fill up fast. New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square. People come from around the world so try it at least once. Catch the music and other performances before and after midnight. With all the revelry, it’s best to get to Times Square as early as possible in the day; street closures begin during the mid afternoon and the choicest spots are usually filled by 3 pm or earlier. Another possibilty is attend a restaurant or event in Times Sqauare. Tips if going http://www.nycgo.com/articles/new-years-eve-in-times-square-dont-drop-the-ball New Year’s Eve Grand Army Plaza Fireworks. Check out Brooklyn’s dazzling New Year’s display with the Grand Army Plaza fireworks near the entrance to Prospect Park. The fireworks begin at midnight, but get there early if you come by car; parking spots can be scarce. The best places for viewing are along Prospect Park’s West Drive and between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street on Prospect Park West.The best places for viewing are along Prospect Park’s West Drive and between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street. Billy Joel and Ben Folds Five at Barclays Center ticketmaster.com. NYRR Midnight Run at Central Park 4-mile race the moment 2014 begins. Whenever you finish, savor the satisfaction of knowing that, so far, you’ve exercised every day of the new year. nyrr.org. There’s also a New Year’s Eve 5K run in Prospect Park. nycruns.com. 24 Hour Party presented by BLKmarket, ReSolute, and Output. Re-entry allowed all day and night. Output • 74 Wythe Ave. at N. 12th Street, Wiliamsburg, http://outputclub.com 10 pm, $30–$75. ROCKin’ New Year’s Eve with guest DJ J. Bourne. The ROCK Brooklyn • 1078 Utica Ave. near Beverly Road possibly it’s the Wyckoff Farmhouse 7 pm free. http://www.RockBrooklyn.org New Year’s Eve party: bring your own snacks to share and enjoy home-brewed beer, live music, board games, and a crafting table with supplies and fun activities for all ages. LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave. between Park and Sterling Places http://brooklynlaunchpad.org 9 pm, $10. The Rub NYE with DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven, plus special guests Nick Cathdubs and Prince Klassen. 9 pm. Bell House in Gowanus http://www.thebellhouseny.com 9 pm, $45.
New Year’s Day events next posting.