New Years Eve in the Little Apple

8 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Manhattan

The new decade is almost here. Manhattan is the perfect place to bring in the New Year with more than eight different ways to celebrate. Be sure to check each organizations website for full admission structures and other updates. 

1. Little Apple New Year’s Eve 

Little Apple New Year’s Eve Celebration in Aggieville. This New Year’s Eve Celebration is free and includes live music, DJ and a shiny new apple that made its debut last year. Visitors send out the old and ring in the new with midnight apple drop atop Rally House on Moro Street. Celebrate 2020 new year with friends in MHK! Learn more

2. Family Friendly New Year’s Celebration FHDC

Looking for a family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration that doesn’t include staying up until midnight? Attend Flint Hills Discovery Centers New Year’s Celebration which concludes at “kids midnight” 8:30 p.m. This event is for all mad scientists! It's their annual family-friendly celebration to ring in the New Year. They have games, science experiments, music, food and dancing. Kids can play scientist, see live animals and launch rockets! The evening ends with their iconic balloon drop at "kids midnight" (8:30 PM). Learn how to get your tickets

3. RC McGraw’s New Years Eve- Mothers Worry Band Performance 18+ event $10 tickets 

Ring in 2020 with RC McGraws! Your evening plans are all in one spot; dinner, live music & a midnight toast! Get your tickets now! Note this event is 18+ be sure to get your tickets online

4. Manhattan American Legion New Years Eve Parts 

Bring in 2020 with music by Denims & Lace at the Manhattan American Legion. Always a terrific night to turn the clock over with some of your favorite dance music. Bring your friends and enjoy beginning a new year together. Find out more information

5. Manhattan Arts Center Celebrating the Art of Costume New Years $30 tickets 

Celebrate the New Year with the Manhattan Arts Center at the New Year’s Eve MAC Gala. The event starts at 8 p.m. and runs until the next year (midnight), tickets include a social hour with heavy hor d’oevures and libations, a Cabaret Floor Show, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. Find out more information and get your tickets. 

6.Great Gatsby NYE at the Blue Hills Room 

This is it! The moment we have been waiting for, 2020! Men, get out their Fedora Hats and pin stripe suits! Ladies get on your jazziest flapper dresses! THE 20'S ARE COMING! At the Blue Hills Room they are ringing in the Roaring 20's with A Great Gatsby New Years Eve Party! Find tickets

7. Roaring 2020 New Year’s Eve Party at the Wareham

Ring in 2020 at the Wareham!!

Come as a Flapper or come as you are! Dress as a Gangster or Silent Screen Star! Entertainment provided by "The Mikey Needleman Band" This Party will have music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and much more! They will blow you away with their song selection, execution and electricity!! Be sure to get tickets, find out more information. 

8. New Year's Eve Roaring 20's Party at the Blue Moose

Get ready to usher in the new year with tasty food, drinks and dancing in at the Blue Moose in their private event space, The Antler Room! A $25 ticket includes event entrance, 10 p.m. all you can eat taco bar, midnight champagne toast and ball drop! Be sure to dress to impress, we will be playing Roaring 20's and modern music perfect for dancing! There will also be a cash bar throughout the event. To purchase your tickets, please call (785) 370-3010 or visit the restaurant at 100 Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan, KS.


Celebrate a new decade in many ways in Manhattan. Keep warm at a party inside or eagerly await the ball drop in Aggieville, whichever way you celebrate we wish you a Happy New Year.  

Sep 14

[ARCHIVED] 4 Historic Spots Along 4th Street in Manhattan Kansas

The original item was published from September 14, 2020 1:20 PM to September 14, 2020 1:26 PM

Head out for a walk, catch a breath of fresh air and checkout the four historic landmarks along 4th street. Manhattan has a deep history of unique architectural buildings and revolutionary Manhattanites who lived there, that helped shape the future of Manhattan.

1. Community House

A mostly brick structure, the Community House sits on the corner of 4th and Humboldt streets. The building was constructed in 1917 and was a place of refuge for soldiers during World Wars I and II. The building starred on the cover of The American City magazine, this later led to the government funding other cities to create similar community buildings. The Community House has always been a lively place at one time holding dances, concerts and other functions for nearby soldiers.

2. Damon Runyon House

The Damon Runyon House is located on the corner of Osage Street and 4th street. Who was Damon Runyon? He was known as a prominent newspaper columnist, sportswriter, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He is well known for his musical “Guys and Dolls” some even refer to him as the “Father of Broadway.” One could say a love for writing was in his blood. His father A.L. Runyon confounded a newspaper that later became the Manhattan Mercury in 1888. Damon's career started as a cub reporter at the ripe age of 14. After fighting in the Spanish American War he found his was to New York working for the New York Sporting News. Some of his short stories focus on his and his father's life in the west in small towns like Manhattan.

3. Manhattan State Bank

Walk down Poyntz avenue and you will spot the limestone beauty of what was once the first State Bank in Manhattan, Manhattan State Bank. The bank opened in 1897 and later closed in 1931. The Bank marks an architectural history of Romanesque revival style and of course the signature limestone that characterizes Manhattan. The building was the work of commercial architecture John. D. Walters, a Kansas State Agricultural College Professor who later organized the first four-year course of architecture.

4. Strasser House 

The Phillipena J. Strasser House serves as a historical landmark at 326 Laramie right off of 4th street. The building is known for its significance to the architectural history of Manhattan. It serves as an intact example of a vernacular stone residential building along with showcasing a high level of craftsmanship. The home was constructed in 1874 for Phillipena J. Strasser, a widow. The building remains an example of residential usage in a time when railroad lines and flooding caused shifts in town planning. 


Next time you take a walk downtown be sure to stop by the green signs that signify a historical landmark. You never know what you'll learn next about the unique place we call Manhattan.