Presented here are our top picks for things to do on New Year's Eve in NYC, many with an art and culture twist. Live music abounds with a performance of American classics, jazz and a celebration with guitarist Marc Ribot. If dance is more your speed, head to New York City Center for a dance Season Finale. For classic New Year's Eve festivities, check out the Prospect Park Alliance's fireworks display. Happy New Year!

1. New Year’s Eve at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center presents Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the David Geffen Hall.

Ring in 2017 with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic in an “Enchanted Evening” of American classics. Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Tony-winning baritone Paulo Szot will perform songs from “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady,” and more, and the Orchestra will be performing Copland and Strauss.

Tickets range from $105 to $275. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023. www.lincolncenter.org. www.nyphil.org.

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2. Cécile McLorin Salvant & the Aaron Diehl Trio: New Year's Eve at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents “Cécile McLorin Salvant & the Aaron Diehl Trio: New Year's Eve at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola” on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:30 and at 11 p.m.

Cécile McLorin Salvant is a young vocalist who has taken the jazz world by storm. Through original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems, Salvant assimilates a vast lineage of jazz vocalists into her own powerful and distinct expression. The 26-year-old recently won the 2016 Grammy Award® for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and she continues to lead critics’ polls and sing at top venues around the world.

The 7:30 p.m. performance included a three-course meal and the 11 p.m. performance includes a three-course meal plus a midnight champagne toast.

7:30 p.m. tickets are $250 and 11 p.m. tickets are $375. A portion of your ticket purchase for this event is a tax-deductible contribution to Jazz at Lincoln Center, to help support their mission to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located at 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019. http://www.lincolncenter.org. www.jazz.org/dizzys/.

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3. Truth is Marching In: New Year’s Celebration With Marc Ribot Trio

ISSUE Project Room presents “Truth is Marching In: New Year’s Celebration With Marc Ribot Trio (Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor) / Billy Martin & Marc Ribot Trio” on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10 p.m.

ISSUE celebrates the close of 2016 by welcoming back acclaimed guitarist Marc Ribot, who organized and performed in ISSUE’s first ever concert in 2003. Over three decades and more than 20 solo albums, his music has explored diverse genres including Haitian classical music, free jazz, American roots music, and composition for symphony orchestra.

Join Ribot, drummer Chad Taylor and bassist Henry Grimes in harnessing the power of improvisation and the music of Albert Ayler. Grimes, Ribot, and Taylor’s improvisation leads to a midnight rendition of Albert Ayler's masterpiece “Bells” to greet the New Year's arrival. The trio draws on the improvising telepathy developed performing together in the years working together as “Spiritual Unity,” a quartet with the late great Roy Campbell Jr. Ribot joins drummer Billy Martin (of Medeski, Martin and Wood) for an opening set featuring Martin’s new project, “Veve Mechanique.”

Tickets for general admission are $30. ISSUE Project Room is located at 22 Boerum Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201. www.issueprojectroom.org.

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Marc Ribot Trio. Photo: David O'Shaughnessy.

Marc Ribot Trio. Photo: David O'Shaughnessy.

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4. New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Prospect Park 150

Prospect Park presents “New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Prospect Park 150” on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for the annual fireworks celebration. Help them kick off the celebration of the Park's 150th anniversary with fireworks, live music and more. Locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, the Park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.

Admission is free. Prospect Park is located in Brooklyn, NY 11225. www.prospectpark.org.

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Fireworks at Grand Army Plaza. Photo (c) Andrew Gardner. Courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance.

Fireworks at Grand Army Plaza. Photo (c) Andrew Gardner. Courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance.

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5. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Special Season Finale, Revelations

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents “Special Season Finale, Revelations” on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the New York City Center.

Ring in the New Year (and ring out Ailey's 2016 season) with a festive one-night-only program, featuring highlights from all of this year's premieres and new productions. Also enjoy Mr. Ailey's masterpiece, “Revelations” in its entirety.

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. More than just a popular dance work, it has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. Since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed continuously around the globe, transcending barriers of faith and nationality, and appealing to universal emotions.

Tickets range from $50 to $150. Runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 6 minutes (including intermission). New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019. www.alvinailey.org. www.nycitycenter.org.

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