Incredible NYE parties to celebrate the New Year

Say goodbye to 2018 at these New Year’s Eve parties. NYC has all-night ragers with dance heroes and champagne toasts.
Dance of Vice
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By Andrew Frisicano, Kristen Zwicker and Time Out editors |
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Looking for the best New Year’s Eve parties? NYC has tons of options, and the night of December 31 doesn’t just revolve around New Year’s Eve concerts or spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks. There are plenty of amazing themed extravaganzas, all-night ragers and dance parties playing the best party songs as everyone dances, drinks and kisses in 2019.

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New Year's Eve parties in NYC

Music, Dance and electronic

Elsewhere NYE

Elsewhere, the Brooklyn music venue that opened just over a year ago and wasted no time in becoming a neighborhood staple, rings in 2019 with a stacked lineup of dance music dignitaries. European imports Mano Le Tough and Tensnake sit atop a bill rammed with NYC stalwarts, including ReSolute resident Connie, PAT's Amber Valentine, Level party honcho Andrew Devlin and Working Women's DJ Voices. With this lineup, 6am will arrive before you know it.

Indoors at Nowadays
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Music, Dance and electronic

NYE at Nowadays

Ridgewood nightlife haven Nowadays rings in the new year with a marathon 30-hour event. The festivities kick off with a dinner, followed by a New Year's Eve edition of the venue's popular Planetarium listening series. Afterward, an all-night rager carries revelers straight into a New Year's Day soiree. Expect a thoughtfully curated lineup of trusted locals and underground heroes from start to finish.

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Music, Dance and electronic

John Digweed

Prog- and tech-house legend Digweed is one of the world’s most perennially popular spinners. He's endured nightlife's ups and downs for decades, and we expect we'll be saying the exact same thing decades from now. The faithful will show up in droves, both to celebrate the New Year and to say goodbye to Williamsburg dance club Output, which is shutting its doors for good after the party.

Soul Clap
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Nightlife

New Year’s Eve Love Bomb

Shake off 2018 with two dance parties at Good Room. In the main space, the venerable DJ duo Soul Clap will be bringing their high-energy funk, while Justin Strauss and Billy Caldwell take over the smaller Bad Room with their popular resident party Love Tempo. When the clock strikes midnight enjoy a complimentary champagne toast and watch the balloons drop. Want to keep those feet moving way until the sun rises? Refuel at the bagel breakfast—this party goes until 8am.

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WRECKEDnyc's Ryan Smith (left) and Ron Like Hell
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Get Wrecked and Carry NYE

Will Automagic and Nita Aviance of the Carry Nation join DJ superpower forces with WRECKEDnyc's Ryan Smith and Ron Like Hell for ten hours of reckless gay dance party abandon in South Brooklyn. The party doesn't start until 10pm so go ahead and have a glass of champagne and some canapés with your tamer friends before slipping off into the night.

Nightlife, Clubs

The Cityfox Odyssey

Zurich’s Cityfox label, a top repository of creamy deep house, swirling techno and the like, heads to Bushwick for a New Years marathon bash running all night and all day. There's a massive array of talent on hand, including the tastemaking Art Department, eclectic local DJ Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, and Brian Cid. 

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House of Yes
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House of Yes and ZERO present New Year’s Eve 2018

House of Yes takes over the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall for this large-scale New Year's Eve bonanza. Show up in a costume of gold, white and black and prepare to dance through time and space. Of course, the dancefloor is just one in many dimensions at this interstellar night, which boasts a live tattoo parlor, a burlesque speakeasy, live jazz bands, fetish temples and immersive adventures. You're guaranteed a marvel at this well-curated, consent-affirming celebration.

Photograph: Courtesy Filip Wolak
Nightlife, Nightlife

New Year's Masquerade with Sleepy & Boo

Who knows what the next year might bring, so embrace the mystery by donning a masquerade mask to TBA Brooklyn’s annual festivities. Reliable tech-house duo Sleepy & Boo will bring their signature hypnotic beats to the celebration along with Ryan Provost, Adrian Wilson and other special guests.

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