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 2017.
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New Year's Eve parties in NYC
Party like it’s 1899 in Paris at this decadent, lively occasion. Dance of Vice brings its vintage flair to the magnificent, palatial rooms of the Grand Prospect Hall with a full revue of cancan dancers, opera and vaudevillian antics. Though the party is inspired by Le Chat Noir of Montmartre, the organizers also tip their hat to a later romantic period with the swing dancing music of the 1920s taking over, so grab an absinthe cocktail and dance the night away.
If you can’t wait to rid yourself of 2016—the year that gave us far too many celebrity deaths and other unwelcome surprises—dance, sing and yell it out at this Brooklyn Bazaar bash. Jersey indie punk band Titus Andronicus headlines while Toys in Trouble, Cousin Cole Michale Tee and other DJs keep the tunes spinning. Let this past year know how you really feel by writing your worst memory on a piece of paper that is then shredded into confetti and welcome 2017 with a joyous drop in the ball pit. Whee!
One of the city’s most reliable and longest running dance parties is bringing the red-hot funk, house and hip-hop to 2017. The Rub’s DJs—that’s Eleven and DJ Ayres for the uninitiated—never disappoint during their popular Bell House sets, but the celebratory fervor is only heightened by the biggest party night of the year. After all that moving and grooving, you’ll be thirsty for the complimentary champagne to toast with at midnight.
Be prepared to sweat out all the toxins of a bad year—or hell, even a bad decade—dancing to New York’s favorite funk heroes Soul Clap. The duo is bringing their perfect mix of funk, retro soul and rock to Brooklyn's Good Room, and the beats won’t stop: The line-up also includes electronic beat-loving team No Regular Play and DJs Justin Strauss and Bill Caldwell. Don’t worry if you don’t know whom you’ll kiss when the clock strikes at midnight—there will be plenty of sexy strangers ready to partner up on the floor.
In true House of Yes fashion, this New Year’s Eve party goes above and beyond the normal live music and dancing—though, yes, there are also three rooms of live music and dancing—to embrace a theme. This time around, the Brooklyn venue is asking you to imagine your future self, the you who will wow in 2017 and beyond, by dressing as your idealized version of yourself in this lifetime or the next. Say cheers to longevity with concoctions from the Elixir & Tincture bar and be on the lookout for magic and other dazzling performances.
Give the last night of the year a bit of intriguing mystery by donning a mask for TBA Brooklyn’s Masquerade dance. With your obscured identity and headliners Sleepy & Boo’s perfect mix of techno and house, you’ll feel confident enough to let out all of your moves. Come early for the buffet dinner and enjoy the party favors and champagne toasts. When you lift up that mask, there will be a new year and just maybe a new you too.
For over 10 years, BLKMarket Membership has been hosting legendary parties full of techno music from DJs that dance lovers either already cherish or soon will. The extended back-to-back sets from one of Germany’s biggest female DJs tINI and local great Bill Patrick will make the first few hours of 2017 unforgettable. More DJs and artists will be announced soon, but buy your ticket early if you need house music for your New Year’s Eve wish to come true.
Glitterballnyc will be hosting their 4th annual NYE party at local fave Trans-Pecos this year with some of their 2016 favorites. The stacked lineup features The Bunker New York’s Patrick Russell, WT Records’ Willie Burns, REMEDY’s Maroje and Amourette (who will play b2b), and glitterballnyc’s resident DJ and Samo Records founder, the Belgrade Basher, Facets. Expect eclectic selections, expert sets and excellent vibes to ring in 2017 with extra sound added to give the night that bonus punch we all need to say goodbye to 2016 once and for all!
If you ever found yourself wishing you had some Dr. Who Time Lord powers to get out of this year, then head to the city’s only bar with a Tardis, the Way Station, to forget 2016’s problems with the hope of 2017 and and some sexy performances. Local burlesque show heroes Wasabassco are putting on performances all night, while go-go dancers keep the party going between acts. If you hit the celebratory libations a little too hard, don’t worry: There’s a bagel brunch coming at 1am after the complimentary champagne toast. 2017 sounds good and delicious already.