When midnight is too late: Several Long Island events to celebrate New Year’s earlier

The Village of Patchogue will have an early celebration on West Main Street from West Avenue to the Four Corners from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2023, 5:27 PM

Updated 203 days ago

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Looking for ways to celebrate New Year’s with your family, but can’t make it to midnight?
Several events in Nassau and Suffolk counties are set to take place hours earlier.
The Village of Patchogue will have an early celebration on West Main Street from West Avenue to the Four Corners from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Officials say the roads will be closed for the festivities.
‘Midnight on Main’ is scheduled to begin with a ball raise and fireworks at 9 p.m. Organizers say there will also be food trucks, music and fun activities for all ages.
Deputy Mayor Jack A. Krieger says it is a great way for those who cannot stay up for the stroke of midnight to celebrate.
"It's good for the family. Families come out. There’s a lot of kids here, and it's a lot of fun,” he said.
Check Valet also says they will be deploying a 14-passenger Mercedes Sprinter to offer Patchogue residents complimentary rides to the event.
Early New Year’s Eve Events
Patchogue: Intersection of West Main Street and West Avenue; 6 to 9 p.m., ball rise at 8:59 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Farmingdale: Village Green, 361 Main St., Farmingdale; 7:30 to 9 p.m., ball drop at 9 p.m.
Lindenhurst: North Wellwood Avenue, Village Square; 7 to 9 p.m., ball drop at 8:45 p.m.
Long Island Children's Museum Two separate ball drops at noon and 4 p.m.


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