Happy New Years NYC!!! A new production of Romeo and Juilette opens at the Met Opera, there’s a Kwanzaa Celebration happening at the Apollo Theater and catch Gov’t Mule in concert. Plus, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square!
What are you doing this New Year’s Eve, NYC?? We’ve got some great ideas for how to ring in 2015.
Like the infamous neighborhood itself, the location has had its ups and downs—including a run as a porn house—but since 1994 it’s been welcoming the nation’s coolest up-and-comers (and even some of its more beloved down-and-outers) from a wide range of musical genres. Neither the main floor nor the balcony has seating (though both have bars), so sport comfortable footwear—unless, of course, you’d rather put on your dancing shoes, a must on New Year’s Eve when the local legends of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club return to town.
Brush off the hangover and head downtown for the Comerica Bank New Year’s Parade to start the New Year off right. As a precursor celebration to the Cotton Bowl, the parade will star the Oklahoma State Cowboy Marching Band, Ole Miss’s Rebel Marching Band, and the cheerleaders from both schools. As usual, the parade will also feature the world famous Kilgore Rangerettes as well as 35 high school bands and drill teams from across the country that have been invited to participate in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Music Festival. There will also be many floats to view.
The parade starts in the Dallas Art District, and will conclude in Victory Park, next to American Airlines Center.
See and be seen, get your groove on, hit the do-it fluid: whatever your M.O. for the weekend is, G Lounge will do more than satisfy. G Lounge presents you with sophisticated nightlife – one part club, one part lounge, this hotspot gives you options. You can cozy up to the new cutie you met in the VIP lounge or dance the night away with your posse to the themed evening beats.
G does many special events (the New Year’s Bash always sells out) and does so with a style that’s hard to find in any city. For a more relaxed atmosphere, visit during the week for “Speak Easy Tuesdays,” where dress is casual and the DJ integrates live bands into their sets. Then get ready to dress up and get down on weekends, where the beautiful people come out to play and celebs are often spotted like Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies players.
The drinks are cool, the staff is hot, and the crowd is ready to go – it’s everything you could want for a night out.
Whether you’re in town to see the ball drop or want to relax in luxury in the middle of chaos, Ava Lounge always offers a VIP experience and incredible views of Times Square. Located on the rooftop- penthouse to be exact- of the chic Dream Hotel, the Ava Lounge is a French Riviera, Rome, South Beach, and Hamptons style holiday all in one.
In the summer, there’s no need to race out of town, because the terrace allows you to catch some rays in a luxurious setting while sipping a fabulous cocktail. When the weather gets colder there are two options, the heated terrace or the Crystal Room that’s complete with a fireplace, heaters, and winter cocktails.
The main attraction of Ava Lounge is the view. During the summer, an after work crowd comes to catch a beautiful sunset where the skies go from blue to pink to purple and then are lit up by the neon lights of Times Square. In the winter, Times Square is the center of attention and the dj’s give the buzz of the city a beat for you to dance to.
And for New Year’s, when all the world has their eyes on Times Square, partiers can get tickets to be on top of all the action to ring in the New Year. So while the rest of the world is watching TV or freezing cold in the -10 below temperatures, you can be sipping champagne in a tiny party dress and dancing to the DJ’s music with a perfect view of the ball and the fireworks.
Though Los Angeles is infamously known for being a town filled with women doing anything and everything they can to stay young, Wonderland has officially taken it to a whole ‘nother level. Wonderland nightclub, loosely based around the childhood favorite, is the newest addition to the Dolce Group, the men who brought us favorites such as Ketchup and Bella restaurants.
With mirrored walls and framed rabbit shadows, you might expect to find yourself dizzy, when in fact the club is quite tasteful and elegant. Opting for a more relaxed vibe than over the top, Wonderland is the new celebrity hang out on one of the most popular streets in Hollywood. With frequent visitors such as Rhianna and the girls from MTV’s The Hills, it’s no wonder everyone is coming out to play and standing behind the velvet rope. But be warned Alice imposters, only the real deal are getting in this New Year’s with tickets costing up to $200.00 a person awaiting the stroke of midnight.
You may not be able to fall down the rabbit whole, but you may just fall in love with this new Hollywood hangout.
Social Hollywood, Hollywood’s only Mansion style venue, invites you to join in on the major social event for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a spectacular dinner, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts prepared by Citrus’ Celebrity Chef Michel Richard. This is the same Citrus Restaurant that was voted Best Restaurant in the United States by Traveler Magazine.
With three different dance floors and music, there’s something for every taste. Top off the night with a spectacular midnight countdown show with aerialists, performance artists, pyro-displays, special effects, lighting, and much more. In Hollywood they definitely know how to put on a show.
Many Hollywood types head to the warm beaches of Miami for New Year’s Eve and many of them will be headed to the elegantly chic Mondrian Hotel on South Beach. Ring in 2010 with class and luxury poolside or in a private cabana with you and your friends. An open bar runs all night from 9pm until 2am, while multiple DJ’s spin until 4 am. The Mondrian shows you how to have a New Year’s Eve party Miami style.
New Year’s Eve is always magical, but at the Loews Hotel party it is truly something special. The evening is actually three parties in one, with live bands, performers, and different DJ’s throughout the Penthouse, Regency Ballroom, and Sole Food. Included in the evening is five hours of Butlered hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, and show-stopping décor with a 360-degree view of Philadelphia’s skyline to ring in the New Year right! Catch the fireworks and be part of the stunning crowd at his incredible soiree.
If you’re unsure of what city and what location you would like to ring in the New Year, then look no further than the luxurious Drake Hotel and its famous New Year’s Eve party. The party, run by Chicago Scene, has been voted as one of the top 10 NYE parties by AOL Citysearch and is always sold out. The evening is complete with four ballrooms of entertainment, Chicago’s top cover bands and DJ’s, open bar, champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, and 45 (!) bars and bartenders so you never have to wait for a drink. Now we know why this is one of the best parties in the U.S.
Celebrate the arrival of 2010 in elegant style at the Resolution Ball, held in Boston’s historic Back Bay. At the Skywalk Observatory of the Prudential Building, guests will enjoy the spectacular 360-degree view of greater Boston, matched only by the stellar live music, food, drinks and joie de vivre of the event. Party favors and VIP goody bags abound at the city’s premier New Year’s Eve party. Formal dress is required, but black tie is optional.
Washington’s most luxurious and historic hotel is bringing in the New Year in style- nine different styles to be exact. The Williard InterContinental NYE Gala has nine different themes from New Orleans Jazz to Tokyo to Vienna with a top shelf open bar, champagne toast, elaborate food dinner, and some of D.C.’s best DJ’s to help bring in the new year. This event always sells out, so make sure to get your tickets early.
Ring in the New Year with luxury and fun at the A List event at the Westin St. Francis in Union Square. This is a huge event, with 15 of San Francisco’s best DJ’s, live art display, theme-based props, a fashion show, and even stilt-walkers and exhibitionists.
The theme is “Passport to the World” with rooms themed for the US, Europe, Asia, the North Pole and beyond. And after all the craziness this party has to offer, you may feel like you’ve been partying all around the globe.
New York is famous for many things, including the Times Square Ball Drop, but most New Yorkers shudder at the thought of spending their special night in the middle of tourist central. Instead, most New Yorkers are out at the clubs, where they are warm and treated to incredible drink specials.
Capitale, voted the #1 event space in the country, is having an incredible NYE event with a six-hour open bar, appetizers, buffet, an assortment of desserts, and a champagne toast at midnight. Party at the super-chic Capitale where the likes of Eva Mendes, Beyonce, and Jay-Z have been spotted.
The ultra-luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel invites you to enjoy an evening of theater, where you are part of the show, along with some of Colorado’s most talented performers to ring in the New Year. The 8th Annual White Rose Gala runs the event around a central theme and this year it’s “Heavenly Bodies”. Join in on the fun with rays of light, gods and goddesses, and angels. Ladies are encouraged to wear white evening gowns or white accents, while men the attire is Black-Tie or all white formal.