Where to party, who to party with and what to wear are big, life changing decisions and as 12/31 races toward you, here are a few myNewYorkeye suggestions that you might want to consider.
Remember, to drink in moderation or don’t drink booze at all!
Remember don’t put your drink down EVER and walk away. Ever!
In fact, don’t leave anything that you are drinking or eating and walk away! Take it with you. Make sure that your money and other needed items are safe.
Let’s face it, the best parties are the private parties with VIP written in gold and sterling! However, since our city never sleeps and we have something for everyone, here are just a few suggestions that caught our myNewYorkeye—eye!
HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR MEETS OLD NEW YORK!
Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band: New Year's Eve Gala
Music. The sound is Dixieland & Swing, the location is Midtown West and the location is Edison Ballroom.
Go back into time and enjoy dinner and dancing in the expansive Art Deco grandeur of the Edison Ballroom. Every ticket includes a four-course meal and to actually dance.
Book a table on the mezzanine for a cheaper ticket.
Name: Edison Ballroom
Address: 240 W 47th St
Cross Street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Venue phone: 212-201-7650
Venue website: edisonballroom.com
Transport: Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St
Event phone: 212-201-7650
Event website: edisonballroom.com
WEBSTER HALL - SNAKES AND MUSIC AND STILL WALKERS
Webster Hall says that they have the "the largest balloon drop in the free world.” OK! Good news is that there are many rooms to choose your music from including rock, house, electro, hip-hop and if you get bored, look at the stilt walkers, snake charmers, aerialists and all kinds of similarly interesting stuff.
Twitter and ask ahead of the house is jumping!
Address: 125 E 11th St
Cross Street: between Third and Fourth Aves
Venue phone: 212-353-1600
Venue website: websterhall.com
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Cover: $20–$25. Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V
Event phone: 212-353-1600
Event website: websterhall.com/nye
AT A LOCATION TBD ONCE YOU PAY YOUR $70 BUCKS WITH CITYFOX!
This experience is a “tailored” taste but many in the city have a craving for the fun that Cityfox delivers.
It’s an experience and it’s an experience that’s priced at $70 which, for a New Years’ Eve ticket is good. So, you pay in advance and the secret warehouse location including Âme (live), Mano Le Tough, Baikal, the Drifter, Maxi Storrs and free turndown-for-what pillow service will be given to ya!
Find them, how? Twitter and Facebook — come on, it’s almost 2015 people!
BEDFORD PEOPLE—SUGAR HILL IN BROOKLYN WITH TIKI DISCO!
Tiki Disco has a solid rep of fun, since 2009, so get ready to sweat and dance and mingle For this special New Year's Eve edition, the party collective is headed to Bed-Stuy's hippest restaurant meets disco, Sugar Hill Supper Club, joining forces with MeanRed and Good Peoples (aka Dark Disco).
Head to Bedford! Advance tickets is $40
Name: Sugar Hill Supper Club
Address: 609–615 DeKalb Ave
Cross Street: at Nostrand Ave
Venue phone: 718-797-1727
Transport: Subway: G to Bedford–Nostrand Aves
Event phone: 718-797-1727
Wed Dec 31 9:00pm $TBA: Advance $40
BANGON INTO 2015. LEARN THE LOCATION ONCE YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!
Here they come, the BangOn! bunch with another New Year's Eve bash held in a secret warehouse space (location to be revealed to ticket holders).
This crew enjoy getting their five senses stimulated. That often includes —circus performers, art cars, art installations, body painting, food vendors, and of course, DJs.
Musically, you must enjoy electronic rhythms too because Mr. Mr. Hot Creations himself is doing the honors along with singer Anabel Englund, hip-hop beatsmiths Shiba San and Sweater Beats,Thriftworks, Gladkill and the Golden Pony.
Name: Location TBA
Again, find them via social media.
NEW YEAR'S MASQUERADE:MYSTERY AND MAKS AT NEW YEAR'S MASQUERADE
Sounds fun and tame. Hiding behind a mask. Lots of cool local DJ’s like Hot Creations duo Eskuche & Nu Sky, Basic NYC mainstays Sleepy & Boo, as well as Mikey G & Dan Fischer.
Address: 18 Little W 12th St - Meatpacking District
Cross Street: between Ninth Ave and Washington St
Venue phone: 212-645-5700
Venue website: cieloclub.com
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Event phone: 212-645-5700
Event website: cieloclub.com
JUST FEELING MUSIC?
Ok. Jazz first.
Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern - $45–$48 plus $38 prix-fixe dinner (7, 9pm) or $20 minimum (10:30pm)
Place: Smoke Jazz Club and Lounge
Address: 2751 Broadway - Upper West Side
Cross Street: between 105th and 106th Sts
Venue phone: 212-864-6662
Venue website: smokejazz.com
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 2pm–3am; Sat, Sun 11:30am–3am
Transport: Subway: 1 to 103rd St
Event website: smokejazz.com