I love fireworks. And I love Central Park.
For most of the past several New Year’s Eves, I have walked-jogged-run-hung out at the Midnight Run in Central Park. Thousands show up for this annual event. There is a fabulous, free dance party with live music before the run (starting at 10 PM), and FIREWORKS as the race begins.
If you’d prefer a little bit dressier New Year’s Eve, here’s my hot rooftop tip: The Roof at the Viceroy Hotel on W. 57th Street.This is the ONLY rooftop bar in NYC to look right up the center of Central Park. There will be an unobstructed view of the 15 minute firework display that will be ignited about 15 blocks away – super close in fireworks terms!
It’s The Roof’s first New Year’s Eve (the bar opened in Spring 2014) and they are going “all out” according to Matthew Charles, the venue’s charming General Manager. There will be a Gatsby theme, as well as a gold and black color scheme (gold on the inside roof bar, black on the outdoor terrace) so dress accordingly.
This is a ticketed event
so the link is below. If the package you’re interested in is sold out, Matthew asked that you call the and talk with him 212/707-8008. They can probably work you and your party in, but don’t wait too long. This is a cozy rooftop bar and only a lucky few of you will get this exclusive rooftop view of the Midnight Run in Central Park’s fireworks.
Wishing you a 2015 full of inspiring rooftop views.