Sunday, December 27, 2009

What are you doing New Years....New Years Eve?

There are plenty of places to ring in the New Year in Downtown Lynn. I wanted to make sure you all are aware of at least two options:

The Blue Ox - Regular dinner menu. You won't have to pay a fortune to have a fantastic meal. The Blue Ox burgers are $11. Try and get a burger for $11 in Boston on 12/31.  There will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Call 781.780.5722 for advance reservations. I imagine they will fill up very fast if they are not already.

Tatiana's - I just spoke with Tatiana on the phone. I think they will remain open until 1AM and in her words "There will be a party, but we don't know what yet"  So, go to Tatiana's and hang out with friends. Watch the ball drop on the big screen and bring in the New Year with fellow Lynners.

My wife and I have never done the whole First Night Boston thing. So, we're doing that this year. For others who want to do the same, here are some important details.

First of all, you can buy your first night buttons right here in Lynn. We got ours at Tedeschi Food Shops right near the intersection of Summer and Western Ave.  They also sell them at Shaw's on the corner of Market and State St.  They are also available at two other Tedeschi locations: 210 Lewis Street and 625 Boston St.

North Station is 19 minutes from the MBTA Central Square commuter rail stop in Downtown Lynn. On New Years Eve, they have regular weekday service to accomodate the extra traffic heading in to Boston for First Night.  They also have several options for getting home late that night including a 12:10 AM Rockport train, a 12:45 AM Newburyport train, and a 1:00AM Rockport train. The main fireworks in Boston are on the common at 7PM, so you can also head in, catch the ice sculptures and fireworks and take an earlier train home. There will be several on the normal schedule.

 If you have a New Year's event in a Downtown Lynn establishment that you would like me to publicize here, please leave a comment and/or email me at

 Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

- Corey


  1. NY drops a crystal ball. I think I saw somewhere that Florida drops an orange? We should drop a shoe from the top of 23 Central (the "Flatiron" looking building). :) It would be tongue-in-cheeck but cool - our own made-up First-Night. I think we then should get permission to allow Tatiana's, Blue Ox, Turbine etc to stay open longer on New Year's...if they want.

  2. YES!!!

    On New Year's Eve, we all gather in Central Square with a pair of shoes to donate to charity. Salvation Army of Lynn there to collect them.

    One person gets to top of 23rd Central - supervised safely by Lynn PD. There's a way, since there's a flag pole up there. We slide a giant shoe down the existing flag pole at midnight. I love it!!!

  3. The Shoe Drop! Drop off your shoes! There should also be entertainment. Let's talk to Judy and Jamie.

  4. Maybe the kids at RAW could design the shoe for the flag pole!!!!! Let's meet with RAW first and go to City Hall with them.

  5. Seth and Corey, I love your idea. Reminds me alittle of an MIT prank!! How cool if you guys could really pull off a tradition and charity event like this. It is little kirky community events like this that makes living really special. I lived in provincetown for a couple of years, and just fell in love with that very special place because of all it's humanity!! I hope you take this opportunity to create this new tradition! Good luck.


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