Where Every Night is New Year’s Eve

While most of us have watched the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations on television, joining the festivities in person can be daunting. Those who manage to attend must pass through extensive security checkpoints, stand in the cold for hours, tolerate being crushed in an enormous crowd and having no access to public restrooms.

Fortunately, there is another way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square. In fact, you can join the festivities anytime, even in the middle of summer.

A series of mosaics entitled The Revelers was installed in the Times Square subway station in 2007. Created by Jane Dickson, the work is installed in several busy underground passages. It portrays 70 life-size partygoers boisterously welcoming in the New Year with hats, noisemakers and confetti.

They make it possible to join Times Square’s New Year’s Eve festivities every day — and night — of the year.

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Celebrating with the kids

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Laughing

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Revelers meet in a corner

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Kicking up their heels

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Holding the baby aloft

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Dressed in blue and red

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A hug to bring in the year

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With open arms

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A kiss for luck

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Tooting a horn

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Arm in arm

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In a green coat

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Holding a hat and noisemaker

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In a fancy hat and high heels

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Blowing into a noisemaker

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Holding a child’s hand

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Dancing

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In a red hat

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Jumping for joy

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In a miniskirt

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With a real kid

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On piggyback

Pace University: Professor Dickson’s ‘Revelers” Bring Party Underground
Harvard Magazine: Underground Party
Frequently Asked Questions about New Year’s Eve in Times Square

3 Responses to Where Every Night is New Year’s Eve

  1. Olivier says:

    superbe cette série, c’est la fete dans le métro new-yorkais.

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  2. […] Mosaics of revelers ring in the new year every day in the Times Square subway station. [Blather from Brooklyn] Photos and video: Sunday’s […]

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  3. I always loved mosaics on 28th street also there are great hats on 23rd street station. It’s just lovely to see all these people under the hats.

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