December 28th, 2017



2017 is coming to a close and many of us want to get rid of it in style. Cheer into the New Year surrounded by live music, food, and laughs by attending one of these fabulous events around Rhode Island.


NYE One Providence

This is the first ever Outdoor Ball Drop in Providence. The festivities include food and activities as well as a Fireworks Finale. The outdoor events, including the laser-light show, are all free while the indoor services require ticket purchases. Everything goes down at 1 Finance Way at Waterplace Park beginning at 7pm. The outdoor events are free, but VIP and indoor tickets are available for $75 and $150.


Dave and Buster’s

Dave and Buster’s has two separate events going on at the same location. A Family New Year’s goes from 5-8pm and includes a video ball drop while featuring multiple packages ranging from $30-$45. The Adult New Year’s event runs from 9pm-12:30am with packages ranging from $50-$75.


Providence G is hosting 3 events New Years Night:

ProvG Midnight Masquerade

Food, cocktails, and even a red carpet create a stunning atmosphere at ProvG. So put on your best mask and enjoy this New Year’s party starting at 8pm. Tickets are $85-$100. 21+


NYE Southern Style Dinner & Game Night in GPub

Partake in a BBQ buffet at GPub with a pig roast, chicken and waffles, and plenty more. Finish the night by enjoying yourself at a DJ after party. Tickets and group packages range from $30-$520. 21+


Star Light, Star Bright NYE Celebration

This party under the stars will be held at The Rooftop. DJ, food, and champagne are provided. The party starts at 8pm and goes until 2am. $75 per person. 21+


All Black NYE Ball at Fete

Experience R&B star Tank along with an All-Star DJ lineup. Doors open at 8pm, while the ball drop and after party start at Midnight. Tickets go from $45-$105.

Don Miguelo at The Strand

Enjoy Reggaeton sound with Dominican singer Don Miguelo at The Strand in Providence. Tickets are $40 and the show starts at 10 pm.


Lang’s Bowlarama

Enjoy bowling, live music, and a dinner buffet at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston. Family packages and Lane Rentals are available with amenities included.


The Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza in Warwick will be holding a New Year’s Event with packages at $150 and $290. A cash bar will be present and packages can include overnight stays for two at the hotel.


NYE Bonfire at Ninigret Park

Ninigret Park in Charlestown is holding a bonfire from 4:30-7pm near the Criterion Bike Track. Free Admission for all.


Brick Alley Pub

Enjoy Brick Alley Pub’s Annual Wine Dinner with appetizers and multiple courses. Located right on Thames Street in Newport, the event will be held from 7pm-1am and is $89 per person.


Eli’s Kitchen

This is the only night Eli’s in Warren takes reservations and it’s well worth it, with the restaurant offering a four course menu that includes gluten-free and vegan options. The meal is $60 per person and several time slots are available for reservations.


Mardi Gras at Skiff Bar at Newport Marriott

The Skiff Bar is holding a New Year’s Masquerade at the Newport Marriott with a Cajun inspired menu. Tickets are $20 a person or $30 for couples, and that price includes a raffle ticket to win one of their great prizes. 21+


The Bit Players

Enjoy award-winning improv in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. Three hour-long shows begin at 7pm, 9pm, and 11pm. Each show is BYOB and will be performed at the Firehouse Theater in Newport. $20 per person per show.


Polar Bear Plunge

New Year’s Day. The run for the water will be at Noon, but festivities start at 9am on Easton Beach. Admission is free but donations are welcome.


Skyworks on Australia Day in Perth City


Of course, there is always relaxing at your home and watching TV with family and friends. Either way we hope you have a happy and safe New Year. Please comment and let us know if there are any events we missed or if you simply want to wish a Happy New Year.  Thank you.

December 29th, 2014

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and there are plenty of events being planned throughout the Ocean State. We’ve made a list of celebrations for different interests and age groups to help you narrow down your choices.


For Children

Mikenan1/Flickr Creative Commons License

Mikenan1/Flickr Creative Commons License

The Providence Children’s Museum is hosting a Happy New Year! event where families can create noisemakers and join a ball drop at noon and 2pm. For more information visit the event page on


For Families

Ruben W. Perez / Providence Journal Files

Ruben W. Perez / Providence Journal Files

The Providence Rink at the Alex and Ani City Center is hosting an Ice Skating NYE + NYD event offering special hours for the holiday. The rink is open New Year’s Eve from 10AM-1AM and New Year’s Day from 10AM-10PM. For more information, visit the event page on


For the Outdoorsy Type

Each year there is a New Year’s Eve bonfire in Ninigret Park in Charlestown. This event is great for the whole family and runs from 4:30-7:30PM. For more information, visit the event website.


For Couples

The Crowne Plaza in Warwick is hosting a Celebrate 2015 party on New Year’s Eve. The party features dinner and drink choices as well as live music from Steve Smith and the Nakeds—a Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues band. For more information, visit the event page on the hotel’s website.


For Foodies


Brix Restaurant in Newport is throwing a New Year’s Eve Celebration with a 4-course menu that family and friends can enjoy. 9:00PM seating includes a champagne toast at midnight, live music from Chicago Robbery—acoustic pub rock cover band from Northern Rhode Island—and a ball drop. For more information visit the event website.


For Dancers

Event Center / Twin River

Event Center / Twin River

Twin River in Lincoln is hosting a NYE Dinner & Dance Party with World Premier at their Event Center. The event features dinner and dancing with music from the World Premier Band. For more information, visit the ticketmaster event website.