Things to Do New Year's Eve parties in NYC that won't break the bank By amNY staff Updated December 13, 2018 6:35 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Say "sayonara" to 2018 at a New Year's Eve party without breaking the bank. Though there's an endless amount of NYE celebrations happening around the city, many of New York's parties don't come cheap, with ticket prices running three to four digits just for entry into exclusive clubs. But fear not: These events are more budget minded, with entry fees of $100 or less. So grab some bubbly and ring in 2019 without spending your whole paycheck. Light & Life Presents: David Guetta (Dec. 31) Photo Credit: Getty Images for MTV/Ian Gavan Two-time Grammy Award winner David Guetta is taking the stage for a second year-end performance for Light & Life for a night of EDM that'll have you dancing through to 2019. ($109-$199, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., a Brooklyn warehouse TBD, facebook.com) A Bach New Year's Eve Photo Credit: amorartis.org Enjoy some of Bach's more spirited music sung by Amor Artis with violinists Chloe Fedor and Jacob Ashworth, inside the Church of the Holy Trinity. ($50, 7:30 p.m., 316 E. 88th St., amorartis.org) Live jazz at Winnie's in midtown Photo Credit: Oleg March A New Year's Eve party suited for "debonaire and refined" guests can be had at Winnie's Jazz Bar, located in the lobby of the Refinery Hotel. For $100, Winnie's offers live jazz, light bites and open bar for $100. (10 p.m. to 1 a.m., 63 W. 38th St., InGoodCompany.com) 2018 NYRR Midnight Run Photo Credit: New York Road Runners Get your race on to fireworks during the 40th annual NYRR Midnight run, a 4-mile race in Central Park this New Year's Eve. Roughly 5,000 people will participate in the race, which will kick off at the stroke of midnight as fireworks light up the sky. Before the run, there will be a high-energy party with music and dancing at Rumsey Playfield. ($60, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., 72nd Street Transverse, nyrr.org) Bar package at Boulton & Watt Photo Credit: Boulton & Watt Boulton & Watt, which is named after the men who helped perfect the steam engine, welcomes revelers into its East Village space with a New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. If you ate in advance and just want to party, open bar is available for $70. But if you're coming hungry, the bar offers a three-course meal, shared dessert and free flowing drinks for $100. ($70 or $100, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., 5 Avenue A, BoultonandWattNYC.com) Fireworks display at Grand Army Plaza Photo Credit: iStock Grand Army Plaza is celebrating with a midnight fireworks display, live music and more. (Free, 661 Warren St., Brooklyn, 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., prospectpark.org) New Year's Eve Concert for Peace Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian Ring in the new year with a live performance of William Boyce's "Symphony No. 1 in B-flat," Robert Convery's powerful arrangement of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" with soloist Sidney Outlaw, "Make Peace" by David Lang and the New York premiere of Wayne Oquin's "Alleluia," among other songs. There will be performances by soloists Jason Robert Brown, Judy Collins, Harry Smith and Paul Winter as well. The concert is in honor of Leonard Bernstein, who founded the Concert for Peace in 1984. (Free, but reserved seats start at $40, 7 to 9 p.m., the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., stjohndivine.org) Coney Island Celebration Photo Credit: iStock / Elena Zubreva Enjoy free live music, sideshow performances, fireworks, rides and ice skating at the third annual New Year's Eve celebration in Coney Island. (9 p.m., Steeplechase Plaza at the Parachute Jump, allianceforconeyisland.org) Metropolis: The Portal to Tomorrows Photo Credit: Sony Hall It's all about the future at this "decadent" party inside Sony Hall (formerly the Diamond Horseshoe). The experience will mesh nightlife and fantasy from dusk till dawn. There is a full, premium open bar and performances by international DJs all night. (Tickets start at $80, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., 235 W. 46th St., nightout.com) Nothing at The Knitting Factory Photo Credit: Getty Images for VH1 / Andrew H. Walker The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn is hosting Philly-based band Nothing, with late-night performances from Weekend, Teen Body and DJ sets by Jordan and Fembmp. ($3-$35, 9 p.m., 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, bk.knittingfactory.com) By amNY staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.