Grand Park New Year's Eve LA
Tue Dec 31 2013
Photograph: Courtesy Grand Park
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Dec 17 2013
Getting out for New Year’s Eve can become one of the priciest dates of the year—especially if you have to pony up for a babysitter. But this year, one of LA’s newest parks (most well-known for its food truck gatherings, lunchtime yoga sessions and summertime concerts) promises to be one of the most family-friendly—and affordable—NYE destinations in the city. Flanked by the LA Music Center and City Hall, every inch of this three-block greenspace will be covered in culture, including City Hall, which will be used as a 22-story canvas for projections of photo-booth pics taken onsite, 3D projections and a countdown. Crowds will rock steady to a soundtrack of old-school hip hop, jazz and soul by DJs Seano & Daedelus; classic soul and R&B inspired vocals by Myron & E; and merengue, punta and cumbia-infused beats by Buyepongo. Celebrated artists Geoff McFetridge and Mike Murphy, known for his mind-bending portraits of iconic figures, will live-paint for the crowd. And for those who simply can’t ring in the new year without a flute of champagne or two, a cash bar will be erected at this alfresco affair.