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New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

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New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

With 5 kids ( ages 6,7,11,14 &16) we are looking for suggestions of what to do Nye, thinking about 9.30pm show Big Apple Circus which finishes at 11.30pm then walking to central park to see fireworks. My biggest worry is the safety of our children, getting crushed, not losing one of them and getting back to our hotel near Penn Station. Any opinions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

Yes, you can easily do this, and no, children are not regularly crushed to death in New York.

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2. Re: New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

The big crush of people is in Times Square. The circus and the park are north of TS and your hotel is south of TS. If you take the subway to get back to the hotel, you should be fine. Figure out in advance where you'll have dinner.

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PS it's easy for families to get separated during the holidays with a big crush of people on the streets. Have a plan in advance of what the kids should do if they get separated. They should have a piece of paper or a card with them at all times with their name, your name and a cell phone number (and the hotel name and address).

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4. Re: New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

Great advice, nywhiz.

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5. Re: New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

Thank you nywhiz for the great advice, love that my favorite ny expert replied

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6. Re: New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

Another good instruction is that if they find themselves lost, they should find a friendly looking stranger and ask for help. This is much safer than waiting for a for a stranger to notice and find them.

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7. Re: New Years Eve in NY with 5 kids

NO! Don't go to a stranger. Look for a policeman, There will be a lot of them.

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