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Where to Ring in the New Year 2015 in the Hamptons and on the North Fork


Get out your best suit or party dress to ring in the New Year in style. Catch a performance, get an upscale dinner, attend a party or enjoy overnight accommodations.

South Fork

Cucina Family Style Ristorante, 674 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, will offer a $35 prix fixe dinner including appetizer, salad, pasta and entree. 631-996-4550 cucinaeastquogue.com

The Patio @ 54 Main, 54 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, hosts a NYE party with ’80s tunes spun by DJ Johnny86. The kitchen will be open until 10 p.m. 631-288-0100

Hampton Lady Beach Bar & Grille is taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2015 with dinner and champagne. 363 Dune Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-5239 hamptonladybar.com

The Muses, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, 111 St. Andrews Road, Southampton, will hold a New Year’s Eve Gala with live music by New Life Crisis. Old Stove Pub presents this celebration, which costs $125 per person and includes a five-course meal, two drinks and a midnight toast. Watch the Times Square ball drop and experience a balloon drop. The party runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations required. 631-485-7601 themuseshamptons.com

Southampton Social Club, 256 Elm Street, Southampton, is offering New Year’s Eve packages at three different levels. Watch the ball drop and enjoy music and dancing as DJ Steven Paul spins all night. The Silver Package ($95 including tax and gratuity) includes a four-hour top-shelf open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with hors d’oeuvres, midnight champagne toast and party favors. The Gold Package ($140) includes everything in Silver, plus a four-course dinner by chef Scott Kampf with wine and cocktails, with seatings beginning at 7 p.m. The Platinum package ($200) comes with everything in Silver and Gold plus a private table and all-night-long bottle service with one bottle of premium liquor and champagne included.631-287-1400 southamptonsocialclub.com

Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street, Southampton, will hold a 375th birthday party for Southampton. Start with a welcoming cocktail hour and catered dinner, and enjoy open bar all night. The dessert buffet will be birthday themed. There will be music, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. The cost is $375 per couple, plus tax, including a room and late checkout. 631-283-6501 southamptoninn.com

Southampton Publick House, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, will have a prix fixe dinner from 5–10 p.m., reservations recommended. The annual party in the taproom begins at 10 p.m. with emcee Anthony from WEHM and DJ Tony spinning tunes all night. The $10 cover includes light hors d’oeuvre, a champagne toast, party favors and drink specials. 631-283-2800 publick.com

Almond, 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, will offer a four-course prix fixe menu and hold a party beginning at 9 p.m. A Champagne toast will be poured and party favors will be distributed. The cost is $105.

The Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, will have a ball drop for kids at 12 noon rather than 12 midnight on New Year’s Eve. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 631-537-8250 cmee.org

The Living Room at c/o The Maidstone, 207 Main Street, East Hampton, will have two seatings for NYE, one at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 9 p.m. A five-course tasting menu will be available for $125 per person for the first seating, and $145 for the second seating. Dinner starts with three grilled oysters with lemon beurre blanc and shallots. The second course is mussels with forest mushrooms, leeks, shallots and garlic, white wine and cream and pancetta. Next enjoy crispy duck breast with glazed oranges and cauliflower puree. The fourth course features sautéed bay scallops and dessert is creme brûlée. The a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations are required. 631-324-5006

Nick & Toni’s, 136 N. Main Street, East Hampton, will offer New Year’s Eve dinner with a la carte holiday specials. The amuse bouche is scallop ceviche. The appetizer special is chilled lobster and avocado salad with pea vines and scallion-herb vinaigrette ($24). For an entree, enjoy grilled veal chop with truffled sunchoke puree, local maiitakes and escarole ($48). Dessert ($14) is caramelized white chocolate profiteroles. 631-324-3550

Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett, will have a concert at 8 p.m. with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, GE Smith of the Saturday Night Live Band and Fred Cash Jr. Tickets are $30. Then at 10 p.m., the annual NYE celebration with Nancy Atlas Project begins. Admission is $25. 631-267-3117 stephentalkhouse.com

Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk will host it’s a Black & White Masquerade Gala. The festivities begin at 7 p.m., with a 1.5 hour cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres, a 5-course sit down dinner, 6 hour open bar, live musical performance, New York City DJs, dancing, large screens to watch the ball drop, light food served at 2 a.m. and seasonal party favors for guests. Early bird tickets are $160 per person. 631-668-2345 gurneysinn.com

Sag Harbor Cinema, 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, will have stand-up comedy shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. with headliner Butch Bradley, who’s been featured on HBO, Comedy Central Just for Laughs. Also performing is Marla Schulz, a New York comedy scene regular, and Matt McCusker, winner of Philly’s Phunniest 2014. Tickets are $30. Group rates are available. 646-644-8089

Page at 63 Main, 63 Main Street, Sag Harbor, will host jam/party band Joe Lauro and the Moondogs for New Year’s Eve. Call for details. 631-725-1810 page63main.com

The Cuddy, 29 Main St, Sag Harbor, will host New Year’s Eve with DJ KBOX from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Posh attire is requested. The Silver Package for $20 includes a cash bar, midnight toast and passed appetizers. The Gold Package is $80 and features an open bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., a midnight toast and passed appetizers. The Platinum Package is $120 with a four-person minimum, including pick-up and drop-off Escalade car service, open bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., a cocktail waitress, private table service, appetizers and a midnight toast.  631-725-0101 thecuddy.com 

Topping Rose House, 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, will host a four-course dinner (including dessert!) with two seatings on December 31. The 5:30 p.m. seating is $155/person and the 8:30 p.m. seating is $175 per person. The second seating will receive party favors and complimentary midnight champagne. 631-537-0870 toppingrosehouse.com

Rowdy Hall, 10 Main Street, East Hampton will offer holiday specials for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day during lunch and dinner. 631-324-588 rowdyhall.com

Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett, will have a concert at 8 p.m. with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, GE Smith of the Saturday Night Live Band and Fred Cash Jr. Tickets are $30. Then at 10 p.m., the annual New Year’s Eve celebration with Nancy Atlas Project begins. Admission is $25. 631-267-3117 stephentalkhouse.com

75 Main, 75 Main Street, Southampton, will host a New Year’s Eve Party until 4 a.m. Local band Tim Turner will play from 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m., after which DJs will take over. A four-course dinner will be available for $65 per person (half priced for kids.) Open bar from 7 p.m.–midnight for $70 per person. 631-283-7575 75main.com

North Fork

Smitty’s American Grille at The All Star, 96 Main Road, Riverhead, will hold a NYE party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with live music and dancing. Hors d’oeuvres include rib lets, mini beef wellingtons, truffle mac & cheese and veggie spring rolls. The buffet will have caprese, antipasto, crudités, oven-roasted meatballs, rice balls with truffle cream sauce, flatbeds, prime flat iron steak, chicken picatta and roasted cod. Also enjoy the chef’s dessert display. The price is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. A 25% deposit is required to book. 631-998-3565 ext. 2 theallstar.com

Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, will offer a four-course prix fixe menu with local wine, beer and spirits pairings. Food only is $72 plus tax and gratuity. With pairings, add $27 plus. Available from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations a must. Jesse Barnes & Friends will perform. Overnight accommodations are available for $209 per room.631-369-3325 indigoeastend.com 

Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, will hold a celebration for the whole family. Fishes & Wishes includes a cocktail hour, buffet dinner with beer and wine, dancing, crafts, desserts, ice cream bar and a mock midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast at 10:30 p.m. The event runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $60 plus tax for ages 3–12 and 62+, and $95 for others. Aquarium members receive discounts. Children 2 and younger get in free. 631-208-9200 ext. 426. longislandaquarium.com

Tweed’s Restaurant & Buffalo Bar, 17 East Main Street, Riverhead, will offer its regular menu plus NYE specials and live music. 631-208-3151 tweedsrestaurant.com

Jedediah Hawkins Inn, 400 South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport, will offer a prix fixe menu and live music. 631-722-2900 jhinn.com

Love Lane Kitchen, 240 Love Lane, Mattituck will be celebrating the start of 2015 with New Year’s Day brunch. Menu items include all the typical brunch fixins’—French toast, free-style eggs, applewood smoked bacon… Select specials and specialty breakfast cocktails will also be available. 631-298-8989 lovelanekitchen.com

Petulant Wino Bistro and Wine Bar, 739 Main Road, Aquebogue will be serving a special New Year’s Day brunch prix fixe menu. Cost is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Menu selections include smoked salmon with potato pancake, caviar, lemon and horseradish cream; hummus with grilled vegetables and a delectable-sounding open faced seafood omelet with lobster, shrimp, white fish, creamy béchamel and PW home fries. 631-779-3900 petulantwino.com

Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead, will host a New Year’s Eve party with Long Island Comedy and stand-up comics Sherry Davey, JJay Boyd and Tom Daddario. Featuring dancing, complimentary champagne toast and more. The show begins at 8 p.m., but the doors open at 6:30 p.m. to dine and drink. A $35 prix fixe dinner will be available. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com

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