LAUGHIN’ ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS EVE
Here’s to the Band: The music and stories of Sinatra and Benne. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org $50-$65. 6 p.m. Dec. 31.
FISHES AND WISHES
Enjoy a fun filled night with plenty of activities for everyone, including an opportunity to meet the aquarium’s star attraction: their penguins! Dance along to a live DJ while the kids participate in crafts–or better yet, boogie with the whole family! A buffet dinner with sparkling cider for the little one’s and spirits for the adults sets the stage for a “midnight toast” at 10:30 p.m.. Long Island Aquarium 431 East Main Street, Riverhead longislandaquarium.com $55-$99. 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 31.
New Years Laugh, Dine, and Dance
Start 2018 grinning from ear to ear as you watch top comedians perform their hilarious sets! Afterwards, stay around for champagne and dancing with DJ Phil. The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$59. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.
Studio 54 New Years Eve
Disco fever hits the beach for the New Year. The Landing at Jones Beach 2000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. landingatjonesbeach.com $150. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.
MIDNIGHT ON MAIN STREET
Come dance on the street at Long Island’s very own Ball Ceremony. Music, noise-makers, and fireworks will be abound at this community centric event for the whole family. Afterwards, peruse the quaint town for a bite to eat or a glass of champagne! Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Main Street, Patchogue patchogue.com Free 8 p.m.- 9 p.m. Dec. 31.
O EL AMOR & DROP DEAD SEXY
Ring in the New Year with two of Long Island’s most entertaining cover bands! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 89northmusic.com $39-$69. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
Dress up in your favorite formal attire, bring a partner or friend, and enjoy a wonderful film about former Vice President Dick Cheney in the final moments of 2018! After seeing the film, join the festivities in the Sky Room as we count down the seconds until the ball drops! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, cinemaartscentre.org $45. 8:50 p.m. Dec. 31.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT GRANDPA’S SHED
What better way to ring in the new year than an open bar at Grandpa’s Shed? Live music by Roberta Fabiano begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary food will be offered throughout the night. Try your luck in a 50/50 raffle. Cheers to the new year with a champagne toast at midnight. Grandpa’s Shed, 121 Main St., Stony Brook, grandpashed.com
Music by DJ Mike Savage and Johnathan. Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, muls.com $69.95. 9 p.m. Dec. 31.
THE LAST DANCE
Say goodbye to 2018 at one of LI’s newest venues. Music by Fots Beats and DJ Hotrod. Stereo Garden, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, stereogardenli.com $20. 9 p.m. Dec. 31.
Start 2019 with some jazz and blues! Treme – Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St. Islip, tremeislip.com $35. 9 p.m. Dec. 31.
Dress up in your favorite formal attire, bring a partner or friend, and enjoy a wonderful film about Queen Anne in 18th Century England in the final moments of 2018! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, cinemaartscentre.org $45. 9:20 p.m. Dec. 31.
Long Island’s most famous musician will put fans in a “New York State of Mind” for New Year’s Eve when the Hicksville native takes center stage at the region’s largest arena. Billy Joel will make a rare local appearance at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in between his monthly Madison Square Garden residency, allowing fans of The Piano Man to ring in 2019 with classics such as “Movin’ Out,” “The Stranger,” and “We Didn’t Start The Fire.” And if it’s anything like his concert at the coliseum, when he opened the Uniondale arena last year after its renovation, don’t be surprised if there is a celebrity cameo or two. Joan Jett, Kevin James and Leah Remini made appearances during that concert. NYCB Live Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale nycblive.com $121-$504. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
These Long Island Music Hall of Famers are back by popular demand! This American band has been jamming with audiences since 1973. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $75. 10 p.m. Dec. 31.
Party like it’s 1989 with the Island’s best ’80s cover band. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com 10 p.m. Dec. 31.
Laugh in the New Year with this hilarious comic. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown, govs.com $55-$90. 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.
Start the New Year off with a laugh! $55. The Brokerage in Bellmore, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, brokerage.govs.com 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.
Kevin James’ co-star will help you count down as the ball drops. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia, mcguires.govs.com $55-$90. 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.
SHADES OF BUBLÉ
Count down to the New Year with a three-man tribute to Michael Buble singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Moondance,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” “Everything,” “Fever,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and many more. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $45-$75. 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31.