|Fireworks are a fun, free way to celebrate New Year's Eve in NYC--by wseltzer via Flickr|
So we survived the Mayans’ Armageddon prediction last week, and we've made it through the Christmas crowds, but now it’s time for New Yorkers to gear up and ring in the New Year in typical Gotham party-rocking style. Believe it or not, celebrating New Year's in NYC doesn’t have to cause your wallet to hemorrhage green either --- you can do it right in the Big Apple on a budget. We've got a few low cost and free options to help you live it up, no matter what an ancient, buzz-killing civilization has prophesized.
|Run four miles on New Year's Eve!--credit|
The run gets underway at midnight, and includes an impressive fireworks display. But make sure to register today (12/26), or you’ll be left out in the cold (fees apply). And if you're not a runner or you procrastinated, join in the music and parade festivities while you cheer on the winner.
|Ride from Washington Square Park to Belvedere Castle in Central Park--credit|
It’s also another free NYE event, which starts at 7pm, but it’s first-come, first-serve seating. Otherwise, you’ll need to dole out $60.00 for a reserved ticket.
Whatever you do on December 31, you're in "the city that never sleeps" and it's sure to be a blast. Make it a New Year's to remember. Happy New Year!
Celebrate New Year's at Pete's Tavern--credit