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NYE Top Pix: Dinner at Triomphe, Ripley's, Spirit, Bateaux Cruises & a Giveaway!

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With the spirit of Christmas still with us, we look forward to extending the holiday cheer with plans for celebrating the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014, this New Year's Eve.

Rather than battle the crowds and spending a small fortune at a noisy nightclub, three unique options might be the best, most innovative way to really ring in the New Year. My top three options include: Dinner at Triomphe Restaurant at The Iroquois Hotel in Times Square, Toasting with the unusual at Ripley's Believe it Or Not or taking a dinner cruise on the Hudson River on Spirit or Bateaux Cruises!

Just before the holidays kicked-off, a select group of press attended an exclusive tasting in the Presidential Suite at the Iroquios Hotel with Chef Florian Werhli to sample the, "Pop, Pour and Pair" New Year's Eve menu. Small delectable bites included: Shooting point oysters with champagne caviar, champagne poached halibut along with a nice selection of meats and vegetarian options. Bittersweet chocolate, elderberry-infused strawberries and select cheeses from a local farm in Upstate NY for dessert.

Please visit: to make reservations! Triomphe is located at West 44th Street, NY, NY 10036 (or call 212.453.4233.

For the thrill-seekers, Ripley's Believe It Or Not promises to shock, stun and surprise all visitors with over 500 fun, zany attractions! Just a 1/2 block from where the infamous ball-dropping takes place. With an open bar, free food complete with a dj and dancing! Ripley's sideshow acts also will be on-site to further perform mind-blowing stunts to wrap-up 2013. Great for all ages. Menu provided by Crema (Buffet from 8pm-midnight) with a champagne toast at 12:00 a.m. Please call 212.201.0735 for all inquiries, email or visit: for more information.

Fireworks aren't just for the 4th of July, this NYE, Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise welcomes guests to party on the warm, cozy decks with a Rockin' DJ, dancing as well as party favors. This four hour event also includes a premium open bar (21 and over, please) as well as a Grande Dinner Buffet. Gold and Platinum Packages are also available: Please call 866.483.3866 for more information, please visit:

Bateaux New York also will ring in the New Year with some soft jazz as well as live music, delicious plated dinner, sophisticated dance music and a fireworks display at the Statue of Liberty with accompanied music. Dockside boarding begins at 8:00 p.m. please call 866.817.3463 to reserve your Entertainment Dinner Cruise or visit: and

As year end gift to readers,Entertainment Cruises is offering a pair of tickets aboard a fabulous cruise beginning in 2014 to one lucky Examiner reader! Please email me at: and in the subject line add: Spirit Cruise 2014 Giveaway along with some of your New Year's Resolutions!

Happy New Years!!



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