The end of each year brings reflection, cold weather, usually a bad Tim Allen movie and of course lists and resolutions.
And if you still don't know what you're doing tonight, take a look at what we have listed below that just might interest you.
The NBCNewYork.com team has compiled a thorough list of the goings-on around town tonight, and below that, you'll find our national partner's comprehensive look at the year gone by. Enjoy!
+ 31st Annual Emerald Nuts Midnight Run
We love that you pay actual money ($30-$50) to exercise in a public place. But we say, why stop there?
+ Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day swim
If you're going to get all extreme-sportsy to welcome in 2009, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day swim should bookend your night. (Registration at www.nyrr.org required, Central Park Bandshell at 10 p.m.)
+ Sandra Bernhard plays two shows at Joe's Pub
+ Blindfolded diners appreciate the textures and layered flavors during an extravagant four-course New Year's Eve Dinner at Camaje Bistro.
+ Golden Age of Hollywood New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Montauk Club in Brooklyn.
+ Party at Apotheke for New Year's!
We obviously can't list every party or event happening around town, but click here for 10 more great ways to spend New Year's Eve.
And here are some other New Year's Eve stories we've published recently on NBCNewYork.com:
+ Clintons To Help Bloomberg Lower New Year's Eve Ball
+ Diddy Really Does Want You to Get Home Safely on NYE
+ Open New Year's Day: Coney Island to Central Park Zoo
+ Plan to Go All Out New Year’s Eve? Not At City Bars
Only 39 bars have filed for the State Liquor Authority's all-night permits -- compared with 400 last year.
+ 9 Of The Times: New Year's Numeral Arrives By Boat
+ Throw a Bangin’ New Year's Eve Bash (on a Budget)
+ New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square for Good
+ 50 Couples Practice New Year's Eve Kiss
ROAD CLOSURES, TRANSIT INFORMATION
+ A Decade Of New Year's Eve In Times Square
+ Year in New York: Heroes and Villains
+ Year in New York: Sex and the City
+ Year in New York: Worst Predictions
+ Big Ball Gets Ready for Her Big Day
As promised, here is our ultimate collection of 2008's bests and worsts:
+ Year In Review: Top Stories 2008
+ Year In Review: Hottest Couples 2008
+ Year In Review: Best Films 2008
+ Year In Review: Weird News 2008
+ Year In Review: Top Tech Gadgets 2008
+ Year In Review: Top Political Upsets 2008
+ Year In Review: Access Hollywood’s Top 5 Female Stars Of 2008
+ Year In Review: AccessHollywood.com’s Top 10 Searched Stars 2008
+ Year In Review: Top Viral Videos 2008
+ Year in Review: Greatest Hits 2008
+ Year In Review: Biggest Break-Ups 2008
+ Our List of Lists: Music Edition 2008