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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Downtown White Plains!


The City of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID) are once again preparing to ring in the New Year at our downtown New Year's Eve celebration. This family-friendly event is held at the intersection of Main and Court Streets and includes a DJ as well as live entertainment, a crowd countdown and ball drop, followed by a not-to-be-missed fireworks display and confetti.

This event is made possible with major support from White Plains Hospital. Additional support for this event comes from 7 Renaissance Square, A&A Maintenance, Bay Crane Services of New York, The Brazen Fox, Cappelli Organization, City Center at White Plains, Durante Rentals, Ligthhouse Living, Macy’s, Reckson, a division of SL Green Realty Corp., Ron Blacks Beer Hall, Silverman Realty Group, Inc., and Westchester One. Media Sponsor: Local IQ, part of the USA Today Network.

The White Plains New Year’s Eve celebration is large and a number of street closures are necessary. The attached map of downtown White Plains highlights the street closings as well as parking options for attendees. The City will begin closing streets in the event area at 1:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Streets will re-open to vehicular traffic at approximately 3:00 a.m. on January 1st.

The event will be accessible via gated entry only. Four gates will be set up at the following locations:

  • Main Street at Church Street
  • Renaissance Square at Williams Street
  • Court Street at Martine Avenue
  • Martine Avenue at Mamaroneck Avenue

Please note:  No large bags will be permitted inside the event area and all bags are subject to search at the entry gates. We ask that all attendees plan ahead, leaving extra time to go through security before entering the event. In addition, please note umbrellas are prohibited from the NYE ball drop event. The event will be a No Fly Zone for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka “drones”). These security precautions are intended for the safety of the public attending the event.

New Year. Safe Ride. We are pleased to announce that for the 15th consecutive year, HEINEKEN USA (headquartered in White Plains, NY) is partnering with the City of White Plains and the White Plains BID on its New Year. Safe Ride. program, created to help local residents get home safely on New Year’s Eve. Over the past 14 years, the program has provided free and safe rides home to more than 5,000 Westchester County residents of legal drinking age.

Through the New Year. Safe Ride. program, HEINEKEN USA will provide free and safe rides home for Westchester County residents of legal drinking age who celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown White Plains. Between 11:00 p.m. on December 31st and 3:00 a.m. on January 1st, a dedicated fleet of cars, including at least one that is accessible, will provide complimentary rides home for those 21 and older traveling from the heart of downtown White Plains to anywhere in White Plains or across Westchester County. The Safe Ride pick-up location will be on the corner of East Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue. Please Note: The New Year. Safe Ride. Program cannot transport anyone under 21 years of age, even if that person is traveling with others who are 21 years or older.

Heineken USA has once again shown that they are a responsible community partner by helping to encourage consumers towards more responsible decision-making. Responsible consumption is key to the sustainable growth of Heineken’s® business and is part of the company’s Brewing a Better World platform, which is woven into ethos of the company. Since 2004, the ‘Enjoy Heineken Responsibly’ campaign has made responsible consumption and moderation aspirational to consumers globally. ‘Drink OR Drive’ is just one of many U.S. activations, which also includes the Health Alliance on Alcohol, a national public initiative to prevent underage drinking.

The White Plains New Year’s Eve Spectacular promises to be a fun, family-friendly event. All are encouraged to come downtown and ring in the New Year close to home with us in White Plains.

See attached map for details on downtown street closures and parking.

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