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Here's What's Open on New Year's Day in New York City

By Rebecca Ngu | December 29, 2015 4:48pm | Updated on December 31, 2015 8:29am
 All subways and buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule on New Year's Day.
All subways and buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule on New Year's Day.
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► New Year’s Day Service Changes

• On New Year's Day, Friday, Jan. 1, all government offices will be closed. 

• Subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.

• Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended, and drivers will not need to pay parking meters. 

• Drivers will not need to follow no stopping, no standing and no parking regulations except for those that are in effect at any time or seven days a week.

• There will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection on New Year’s Day. If Friday is your usual pick-up day, the Department of Sanitation recommends that you put your items out after 4 p.m. that day.

• There will be no mail delivery.

• All of the City’s public libraries will be closed.

► Museums

Frank Stella Retrospective

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., West Village
When: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Picasso Sculptures

Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown
When: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Architecture Tour of the Guggenheim Museum 

Where: Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: 2 p.m. 

The Secret World Inside You

Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and West 79th Street, Upper West Side
When: 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Closing Broadway Shows  

Each of these shows will close on January 3rd. All still have tickets available as of Tuesday afternoon. 

Hand to God

Where: Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., Midtown
Showtime: 8 p.m.


Where: Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., Midtown
Showtime: 8 p.m.

Dames at Sea

Where: Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., Midtown 
Showtime: 8 p.m.

Thérèse Raquin

Where: Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., Midtown 
Showtime: 8 p.m. 

► Theater

The Barber of Seville

Where: Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
Showtime: 7 p.m.


42nd Annual Marathon Benefit Reading

Where: Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St., East Village
Hours:2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

► Fitness

Annual New Year's Day Swim With Coney Island Polar Bear Club

Where: Surf Avenue & Stillwell Avenue, Coney Island 
Swim time: 1 p.m.; registration required beforehand