Yes, I know its Christmas day – but New Year’s Eve is just a week away…and its not too soon to think about where you will be when 2011 becomes a memory and 2012 is born.
For those who don’t know the history – downtown White Plains used to be a fairly quiet place. During the housing boom the downtown became built up an is now thought of as a mini-me Manhattan. Following the opening of Trump Tower and the Ritz Carlton – a new tradition was born. White Plains initiated a new tradition of celebrating New Years Eve in the heart of the downtown – including its own ball drop. The festivities include live music from 10:30 PM to 12:30 AM. It is a fun-filled event for the entire family. Last year I was downtown at around 11 PM and was watching as all the downtown residents started walking en masse towards the music. Parents with children in tow, and extended families all getting together as a large community. Its a terrific way to meet your neighbors and just have a great time with the whole family. At the stroke of midnight the ball drops and it is topped off by a fireworks display that literally lights of the entire sky.
For those who want to make an entire evening of it and eat out – here are some suggestions….
BLT Steakhouse White Plains – in the heart of the downtown in the Ritz Carlton – $125 pp. First seating 5:30 – 7 PM, Second seating after 9 PM.
Morton’s Steak House – Downtown White Plains – Maple Ave.
Black Bear Saloon & Wicked Wolff Tavern – Downtown White Plains – Mamaroneck Ave. are hosting a New Years Eve Bash. The doors open at 9 PM. Tickets are $50 pp and include an open bar.
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