New Year’s Eve is difficult time for us all. Most are either training for a witching-hour streak into 2006 or have resolved to not leave the house. To prevent the latter, we have compiled myriad options and organized them into a pyramid of categories: from the sweeping and broad to the private (private , private) and acute (but not kittenish.)
Diva Las Vegas.
Tickets for general admission and VIP table packages are available at www.crobar.com. For group sales, tables and VIP reservations call Kelly or Stefanie at 917-339-1825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This New Year’s celebrate the biggest and the best of Las Vegas with an all-out club transformation that includes state-of-the-art light and stage shows, acrobats, showgirls, the “Rat Pack Room” and the “Seedier Side of the Strip.” Resident DJ Boris will spin in the main room until 8am. Roll big like Frank. Be an icon like Elvis. Get briefly married like Britney. Like they say in Vegas: what happens at Crobar this New Year’s Eve, stays here.
530 W 28th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves.
(PRE-NEW YEAR’S) at Avalon
The Motherfucker New Year’s Eve-Eve Party
Friday, December 30th, 10pm, RedBull Energy Drink open bar 10-11pm, $15, advance, $20 without invite
While the B&T types and the uptown college kids stay in preparing for their New Year’s party, those in the downtown dance scene will be thriving and throbbing at this NIGHT BEFORE NYE event that is decadence-as-establishment. There is only one rule: impress Thomas. Featuring both DJs and live performances (professional, sexual and otherwise), this holiday-oriented (and all orientations) party is not to be missed. Dave P, Justine D and Michael T (invariably homogenizing Dr. Frank-n-Furter with a Richard Brinsley Sheridan character) along with guest DJs JDH and Adam Sparkles, will destroy the dance floor while the Juan Maclean sonically shatters the stage. Strokes (the band and otherwise, certainly) giveaways all night long! Very special guests TBA.
662 Sixth Ave between 20th and 21st Sts
New Year’s Eve @ The Roxy w/ Junior Vasquez 10pm, $70
Producers Jason McCarthy and Jerome Farley, hosts Mark Nelson and Ben Peraza, and Junior Vasquez and John Blair invite you to spend a night in “The Land of the Living.” Sound by Phazon, lights by Darren Kawa and door by Derrik Neen and Darrell Elmore. Advance tickets are available at www.juniorvasquezmusic.com
515 W. 18th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
The Rub 9pm-4am, $25
DJs Eleven, Cosmo Baker and Ayres are ringing in the New Year and Rockin’ the Bells. They invite you to dance until you pass out (a variation, and a stretch, on an LL Cool J theme) and to take away all of the CD giveaways that you can. With a champagne toast at midnight, get your thick gold necklace ready. Tickets are availabe at Turntable Lab.
125 Fifth Ave, between Sterling and St. Johns, Park Slope
The Music Gallery
Better Luck Next Year 10pm, $25 in advance, more expensive at the door
The Crucial Get Down and Enabler present Better Luck Next Year, a party with the promise of free drinks and a standing order to party till you drop. Rex the Dog is making his first North American appearance, and the Shadetek boys are in NYC to serve up some grimy, glitchy breakcore. This party will feature: Rex the Dog, Marcos Cabral, Cowboy Mark, Bangers and Mash, Zach Shadetek, Matt Shadetek and Mode Raw. Rockin’ on two floors, choose your own adventure — drink, flirt, dance. Advance tickets: www.themusicgallery.net
69 W 14th St, at Sixth Ave.
Private lofts in Manhattan RSVP for exact location, 10pm-4am, Entry: Password
Erotic Fantasy Ball IV presents an event for couples, single women, and TG’s ONLY. Send off 2005 and bring in 2006 by bringing all your deepest desires and fantasies to life in your exclusive night of decadent delights. DJs Brujoh and Mekkah will be providing the music for this event, a night that will include special performances, play scenes, ambient performers, go-gos, submissive training sessions and interactive performers. No jeans, hats, sneakers or sportswear of any kind. This BDSM event is B.Y.O.B. To receive the address and password visit: www.peepshow-party.com/rsvp/, the deadline to RSVP is noon on New Year’s Eve.
A Hip Hop New Year’s Eve Party 9pm, $65 advance tickets on ticketweb.com
Come to Rothko to enjoy a full open bar, the legendary Pete Rock and late-night entertainment by “Hip-Hop Karaoke” (Your chance to rhyme!) Cover charge includes all entertainment and a full open bar. For more info: www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com
116 Suffolk St, at Rivington St.
Marc Ribot at 12:30am $60, includes
champagne toast, $75, both champagne
Amplify your New Year’s celebration with this special night of music featuring Hemophiliac and John Zorn’s Electric Masada (the powerhouse, electric version of Zorn’s Masada) No repeat shoutings of May 17, 1966’s, “Judas!”, please. Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, featuring special guest singer Mahogony Plywood, follows after midnight. No sing-alongs of Styx parodies, please — Domo arigoto, Mr. Riboto.
107 Norfolk St, between Rivington and Delancy Sts
The Bryant Park Hotel
9pm-4am $150 general admission; $225 VIP admission 9:30pm-2:30am top-shelf premium open bar
Keith Collins of UEMG Inc. presents an event featuring live entertainment by a special guest DJ. The venue draws the likes of models, designers, fashionistas and industry players from all over the world. Passed hors d’oeuvres will be available from 9:30 to 11:30. There will be a live broadcast of Times Square and a champagne toast at midnight.
40 W 40th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
New Year’s Eve Gala
This gala event will feature: open bar all night long, a full dinner in the Grand Ballroom, Southern-style American comfort food (downstairs), a VIP penthouse featuring dinner, nouvelle continental fusion cuisine (VIP), a TOSHI GIFT BAG (VIP), THE TOSH-ETTE Dance Troupe, body-painted Tosh-ette bartenders/masseuse, a 3,000 balloon drop and a live feed of the Times Square Ball Drop. DJs Emagine and John Davis will be in the Grand Ballroom while DJ HaloHalo and cover band the Riverboys will be appearing in the VIP penthouse.
295 Lafayette St, at Houston St.
9pm-4am, $125 general admission; $175 VIP admission, six-hour premium open bar, 9pm-3am
Keith Collins of UEMG Inc. presents a New Year’s Eve event hosted by MTV’s Eric Nies. Two sound systems will be in use over three spacious rooms and an outside terrace (smoking welcome), and guests will be treated to party favors, gift bags, passed hors d’oeuvres (10pm-12am) and a champagne toast @ 12am. There will be a flat screen live feed to Times Square for the ball drop and Continental breakfast will be served. VIP admission includes one bottle of premium vodka, one bottle of premium champagne assorted mixers, and access to private, intimate VIP room.
89 Fulton St, at Pier 17 (on the water) South Street Seaport
New Year’s Eve Main event: 9pm-4am, after hours: 4am-9am, price: $125, private tables/ bottle service available, private rooms available, inquire about group rates
This New Year’s Eve party has been a decade in the making, NYE 2006 marks the tenth annual production from the producers of this event. They know what they are doing, with three rooms available: a lounge, club and cabana room. Cover includes hor d’oeuvres, open bar 9pm-1am, a champagne toast, and [to the tune of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’] 8 bartenders, 4 shot girls, 3 live-feeds to the ball drop, and a partridge in a pear tree. Upstairs: DJ Francesco will be spinning chill house, 80s and rock. Downstairs: J-Blends will be spinning hiphop, rock, 80s, disco and reggae. For more information: email@example.com
306 Bowery, at Bleecker St.
Happy Ending New Year’s Eve 2006 9pm-the break of dawn, $10 general entry charge for entire club and champagne toast
The Look’s Chase (aka Diamond Dust) hosts this spectacular featuring Ice Luge, Italodiscomania and eight DJs spinning the hottest dance jams this side of the Equator! Upstairs: Michael Mangnan, Timmy and Henry Lau. Downstairs: Prince Language, Jacques Renault, Albion Venables, Marcus Harling and Thomas Wolfe. For reservations call (212) 334-9676.
302 Broome St, at Forsyth St.
Skyscraper 10pm, $20
DJ Monchan will be playing enough rare grooves, classics, breaks, old-school hip hop and house to have you six-stepping into the New Year. Cover includes a champagne toast at midnight.
51 First Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Sts.
MOUSTACHE ROCK: New Year’s Eve The Return of “Southern Frost,” $30 from 9-10pm, $35 after 10pm
Come celebrate beneath a giant moustache. This event will feature the of rock band Southern Frost. Loaded with shtick, Southern Frost will pay homage to your favorite 70s bands. Admission includes: Southern Frost, moustache contest, air guitar contest, funk/disco DJs upstairs all night and a lowering of the Giant Moustache! Purchase tickets at www.pianosnyc.com
158 Ludlow St, at Rivington St.
ALMA’s Annual New Year’s Eve White Party 9pm-3am, $25 General Admission
AlMA invites you to a party full of thoughts on good luck and peace for the new year. With inspiration from the Brazilian NYE tradition, DJs True and Miller Cruz will keep you dancing with beats from New York to Johannesburg. With the positive white touch added to ALMAs usual festivities, you won’t feel guilty about your debaucherous ways. Purification and putrefaction. Guaranteed entry w/ RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
218 Sullivan St, between 3rd and Bleecker Sts.
Rated X: The Panty Party 10pm-4am, $15 w/invite $20 w/out all nite!, $10 after 2:30 w/invite!, $20 champagne bottles, drink specials hourly
The darlings of Rated-X invite you to enjoy both yourself and semi-anonymous strangers. Always featuring a hot body contest, this time ‘round the go-go pole there is a $300 cash prize. DJs Cobra and Brett Burton supply all of the uppers upstairs, and Theo, Michael T, DJ Jess and Alex Malfunction invite you to go down on them — or, umm, downstairs. Giveaways from Mavi Jeans, Urban Decay and others. The press release promises, “Go Go Sluts, Lap Dances & XRated SHOWS All Nite!” and I am certain that they mean those in a way that Alice Paul would be proud of.
10pm, $100 dollars + tax + gratuity $50 dollar reduced admission with RSVP Open Bar 10pm-2am
Three Little Birds and APT present Rich Medina (connecting the dots), Peanut Butter Wolf (stones throw), Chairman Mao (ego trip), Waajeed (platinum pied pipers/bling 47), Chris Annibell (Afrokinetic), Saucey (Miss Nolch.) In addition to the open bar, there will be passed hors d’oeuvres.
419 W. 13th St, between Ninth Ave. and Washington St.
$100 general admission $225 VIP admission, open bar 9pm-2am
Keith Collins of UEMG Inc. presents a New Year’s Eve event at one of the wildest places in town. A world-renowned DJ will play through the the venue’s state-of-the-art sound system, leaving down time for a midnight countdown. Access to all bars will be available, along with a champagne. There will be an elegant menu of passed hors d’oeuvres available 9pm-11:30pm. VIP admission includes one bottle of premium vodka and one bottle of champagne. Each VIP table will have its own platter of food.
14 E. 27th St, between Madison and Fifth Aves
New Year’s Eve 2006 9pm-6am, For tickets and info: www.joonbug.com
DJ Elove and DJ Omi (hip-hop, dance, rock, top-40, ‘80s) will provide the music while the bartenders give you a five-hour premium, top-shelf open bar (9pm-2am.) Ticket price includes hor d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Dress: cocktail/Semi-formal.
289 Tenth Ave, at 26th St.
GBH New Year’s Eve 2006 8pm, VIP tickets are limited and must be reserved with the venue. Dress Code: Dress to impress. www.movidanyc.com
Come see the New Year in at Movida, the West Village club/lounge/rock’n’roll celebrity hangout. A, world-renowned DJ will play hip-hop and classics in the main deck and mezzanine. Dance party favorites will be playing in the Aqua room. Movida caters both to upscale, trendy hipsters and young, downtown professionals. General admission includes: four hours of premium open bar 9pm-1am, and access to all bars and a champagne toast. VIP ticket includes all of the above plus: VIP tables receive two or three bottles of premium vodka and one bottle of champagne and mixers.
28 Seventh Ave South
MisShapes is the party that hipsters love to hate and The L loves to list make a big deal over, doing our part to make it more ludicrous. When the clock strikes midnight be surrounded by women who would never give you the time of day — if even a second glance — and boys whose androgeny demands at least two glances to ensure their boydom.
305 Greenwich St, at Spring St.