Long Island New Year’s Day Events


First Day Hike
The whole family will be grinning ear to ear on this refreshing three-mile jaunt through the park! Meet at the environmental education office where you will begin your hike. Connetquot River State Park, 3525 Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale parks.ny.gov 1 p.m. Jan 1.

Brunch at Besitos
Don’t stop the festivities and begin 2018 at noon with two-for-one margaritas and huevos rancheros at this eclectic Mexican eatery. 1516 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn besitomexican.com 12-3 p.m. Jan 1.

New Years Day Hike in the Fire Island Wilderness
Take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a guided three mile hike on the island’s scenic beaches and inspiring forests. Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center, County Rd. 46, Shirley nps.gov 12-3 p.m. Jan 1.

Brunch at Maxwells
Cure your New Year’s Eve hangover with bottomless mimosas and a brunch fit for a king at this trendy dining spot! Maxwells, 501 Main St., Islip lessings.com 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan 1.

First Day Hike
Meet by the picnic tables for an easy five-mile stroll through the wooded trails of one of New York’s most beloved state parks. Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale. parks.ny.gov 10 a.m. Jan 1.

runch at The Sandbar
Relish in the gourmet brunch menu hand-selected by executive chef Guy Reuge. Sandbar, 55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. lessings.com Reservation Only Jan 1.

Fish Hatchery and Aquarium Hike
Start off 2018 right as one of the Hatcheries experts takes you on an educational tour of the fishes winter habitats! Then join in on a half mile hike of the preserves immaculate land. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, 1660 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor cshfishhatchery.org 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Jan 1.

New Year’s Hike
Start off 2018 by lacing up your sneakers and trekking through the forest! Meet by the flagpole in the parking lot for this lovely three mile hike over the rolling hills and scenic trails. Caumsett State Historic Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor parks.ny.gov 1 p.m. Jan 1.

The View
Delight in this restaurant’s namesake view as you welcome 2018 with mouthwatering food and bottomless Bloody Marys. The View, 3 Consuelo Pl., Oakdale. lessings.com $37.95 per person, 12-4 p.m. Jan 1.

Lighthouse Tower Tour
Reconnect with our state’s beautiful history this new year by learning about this prominent landmark. Don’t forget your binoculars so you can spot the wide variety of wildlife on the beach. Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society fireislandlighthouse.com 10 a.m. Jan 1.

Brunch at Gurney’s
It might be “The End” but it’s the perfect place to begin your new year! Drive out to Montauk and treat yourself to a champagne brunch followed by an indoor pool party at this stunning beachfront resort. Gurney’s, 290 Montauk Hwy., Montauk. gurneysresorts.com By Reservation Jan 1.

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