Things to Do New Year's Eve parties in NYC that won't break the bank By amNY staff Updated December 27, 2017 12:00 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Toast the end of 2017 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 $50 or less. So grab some bubbly and ring in 2018 without spending your whole paycheck. The ultimate party for geeks and nerds Photo Credit: Sexy Nerds Enjoy live music, video games, dancing, cheap drinks, door prizes, a Champagne toast, and more at this party at The Kingsland in Brooklyn. Those who purchase their tickets in advance will get a gift bundle of homemade cookies. ($20, 9 p.m., 269 Norman Ave., eventbrite.com) New Year's Eve fireworks from Bar Hugo Photo Credit: Bar Hugo Grab New Year's Eve cocktails or dance the night away at Bar Hugo, which has panoramic views of Lower Manhattan -- great for seeing the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty. A DJ will spin top hits and the bar will provide party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. There's no cover charge. (Doors open at 8 p.m., 525 Greenwich St., hotelhugony.com) A Bach New Year's Eve Photo Credit: amorartis.org Enjoy some of Bach's most spirited music sung by Amor Artis with violinist Daniel Lee, oboist Priscilla Herreid and trumpeter John Thiessen inside the Church of the Holy Trinity. ($50, 7:30 p.m., 316 E. 88th St., amorartis.org) Celebrate 0-1-8 Photo Credit: Threes Brewing Threes Brewing is offering a "destiny check-in" with psychic, tarot card and palm readings for $10 a piece. There will also be a trivia game covering the news of 2017 that will be hosted by National Public Radio's Jesse Brenneman and music by DJ Tommy Virga. (5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 333 Douglass St., Gowanus, threesbrewing.com) Parties at The Standard Photo Credit: The Standard The Standard is hosting three parties: one at its Highline location, Le Bain, with DJ group Tiki Disco for $50, and two free events at Narcbar and Cafe Standard. Narcbar's party will include a drag show, DJs and food, and Cafe Standard will host a "Back to the Future" party that'll feature fortunetellers, tarot card readers and music -- both beginning at 9 p.m. The parties are located next to each other at 25 Cooper Sq., which means double the fun for free. 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) 2017 NYRR Midnight Run Photo Credit: New York Road Runners Get your race on to fireworks during the 39th 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 have a sparkling cider station halfway through the route. Following the run, there will be a high-energy party with music and dancing at Rumsey Playfield until 1 a.m. ($60, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., 72nd Street Transverse, nyrr.org) Bazazz! A Sequined Variety (Dec. 29) Photo Credit: Eric Stephen Jacobs Rick Skye will impersonate Liza Minnelli with special guests and the Kit Kat Boyz. Skye won the 2017 MAC Award for Best Impersonation and writes all of the original material for the show. At the Dec. 29 show, comedian Rick Crom and singer Karen Wyman will join Skye. ($20 cover, two-drink minimum, 7 p.m., Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St., donttellmamanyc.com New Year's Eve Stand-up: Adam Ferrara (Dec. 29-31) Photo Credit: adamferrara.com See actor and comedian Adam Ferrara at the Gotham Comedy Club this New Year's Eve. Ferrara has starred in "Nurse Jackie," "Top Gear US," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," and most recently, as Sal in "Little Italy" with Hayden Christensen and Emma Roberts, which will premiere in 2018. ($26, 8 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; $30 on Sunday at 8 p.m. and $60 at the 10:30 p.m. show, 208 W. 23rd St., gothamcomedyclub.com) 'Casablanca' with a toast Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Take a trip back to Rick's Cafe Americain with the Academy Award-winning film "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, screening at Videology Bar and Cinema. The venue will provide specialty cocktails, vintage party favors like hats, streamers and confetti poppers, and a Champagne toast at midnight. ($20, 8:15 p.m., 308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, videologybarandcinema.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) The Budos Band at The Knitting Factory Photo Credit: Getty Images for VH1 / Andrew H. Walker The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn is hosting psychedelic rock band The Budos Band, with late-night performances from Electric Citizen, Evolfo and DJ Mikey "Custodian of Soul" Post. Tickets to the show include a Champagne toast at midnight. ($50, Dec. 30-31, 9 p.m., 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, $50, bk.knittingfactory.com) 'Cheap n' Easy' party at The Keep Photo Credit: @camronsalad via Instagram As the name implies, this party is an alternative to spending hundreds on a New Year's Eve night out. The Keep is hosting the all-night rager -- it goes until 8 a.m. -- which will feature two floors of music, and Champagne and pizza at the stroke of midnight. (205 Cypress Ave., Brooklyn, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., $35 to $55, eventbrite.com) e's BAR Photo Credit: e's BAR This Upper West Side bar is offering a cover-free NYE party, complete with party hats and noisemakers. Say goodbye to 2017 with DJ music, karaoke and a complimentary toast at midnight. (511 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., free entry, e-barnyc.com) New Year's Eve Concert for Peace Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian Ring in the new year with a live chorus that will debut "See the Wretched Strangers" by Lucas Wiegerink and sing Joseph Haydn's "Te Deum" -- about our shared planet, neighborly compassion and renewal of hope. There will be performances by soloists Jason Robert Brown, Judy Collins, Harry Smith, Jamet Pittman and Arthur Fiacco as well. The concert is in honor of Leonard Bernstein, who founded the Concert for Peace in 1984. ($40, 7 to 9 p.m., the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., stjohndivine.org) By amNY staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.