New Year’s Eve All Night Permits

Under New York State law, All Night Permits allowing establishments to stay open until 8:00 am can only be issued when New Year’s Day falls on a weekday. Since January 1, 2023 does not fall on a weekday, All Night Permits cannot be issued by the Liquor Authority. Licensed establishments will be required to adhere to the approved closing hour printed on their license or the closing hour in the County in which they are located. This comes up every few years and the State Legislature chooses not to fix this problem. It’s a vestige of the old Blue Laws and was designed to make sure all night celebrating didn’t keep people out of church.