Long Island villages hope to host local New Year's Eve celebrations despite rainy forecast
There are several local celebrations on Long Island for those who don't want to go all the way to Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Lindenhurst will be holding a rain-or-shine celebration from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
Families can come out to the village and enjoy local vendors, live music and fireworks. There will also be a ball drop.
R.J. Renna, a village trust, said they worked hard to bring in around 25 businesses to the event to make sure they do well in the community.
Patchogue's annual "Midnight on Main" event starts at 7 p.m.
As of Friday, the event is still on, but Mayor Paul Pontieri said they plan to monitor the forecast on Saturday to make sure it's still able to happen.
Weather permitting, Farmingdale is also putting on a New Year's Eve event with live music and free hot chocolate from 7:30-9 p.m. on its Main Street.