New Year’s Day: What’s Open?

For those of you who won’t be getting blasted and smashed and totally hung over for the 1st of 2010 — maybe you think NYE is for amateurs, or maybe you just can really hold your alcohol, there are a few choice spots open on New Year’s Day that might be worth checking out while the rest of the sick-as-a-dog chumps lay moaning in bed. If you’re in New York, you’re in luck, as there are some places that will be open and ready for your patronage. Here’s the top five things you should check out if you’re out and about on New Year’s Day:

1. Get invigorated with the annual Polar Bear Club New Year’s Swim. Show up at the boardwalk in Coney Island and get ready to jump in. Bring your camera and a donation for Camp Sunshine. He at least it’ll scare your hangover away.

2. The MoMA or the Guggenheim. Check out these big museums on a day that’s probably going to be pretty empty. Tell yourself it’s your culture for the year.

3. Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Check out one of this season’s last performances (the show ends on the 3rd). It’s a very New York thing to do.

4. Go skating! The forecast calls for 29 degrees and sunny, so taking a spin on some frozen water might be fun. All the rinks are open, including Wollman, Rockerfeller, and the City Ice Pavillion.

5. The Zoo or The Aquarium. Both open. Both should be relatively empty.

Want more? Check out the full list at NewYorkology.

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