NEW YEARS EVE $40 and Under
- NYC 12/28/2012 (


12/31 arrive 3pm or earlier: join a million of your new times square besties for performances (taylor swift, train, cassadee pope, carly rae jepsen, neon trees, psy), the ball drop, fireworks, and a ton of confetti. free. >>

12/31 7pm: performers judy collins and the cathedral choir + orchestra sing, read and meditate while thousands of candles illuminate the 33rd annual new year's eve concert for peace (originally conceived by leonard bernstein) at the cathedral church of st. john the divine, free >>

12/31 8pm: ring sing in the new year with karaoke killed the cat at union hall. $5 admission includes a raffle ticket to win an ipad. >>

12/31 8pm: old-time american musicians play the roots + ruckus new year's shindig at jalopy. free. >>

12/31 8pm: indie punkers titus andronicus play the popgun party at glasslands with djs, host dapwell (ashok kondabolu of das racist), an open vodka bar 8-9pm and a champagne toast @ midnight. $30 adv, $35 dos. >>

12/31 8pm: nyc alt-rock band blonde redhead play irving plaza with beach fossils and bubbles. $30 adv, $35-44 door. >>

12/31 8pm-8am: dance the night away to the sounds of funky 45's and live bands at dj jonathan toubin's new york night train dance party. home sweet home (131 chrystie st), $10 admission includes a champagne toast ($5 late). >>

12/31 9pm: dolly parton cover band doll parts and zydeco/country band big mamou play the rock shop. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

12/31 9pm: djs ian pooley, pat mahoney (lcd soundystem), ron morelli and more spin at cameo gallery's new year's bash. $30+. >>

12/31 9pm: shake it to old skool jams at the rub's classic dance and hip hop party. the bell house, $40 admission includes a champagne toast at midnight. >>

12/31 9pm-late: bangon!nyc's 'rebirth' party takes over a 30,000 sq ft williamsburg warehouse with 2 music stages, rides, an iridescent alice in wonderland play-space, interactive art, an obstacle course, a 30 ft long reproduction of the brooklyn bridge, food trucks, more. $40+. >>

12/31 9pm-5am: dress in b+w formal or cocktail attire at gemini + scorpio's black + white masquerade ball: live music from the 13-piece hot shim sham orchestra, sxip shirey, others, plus burlesque, aerialists, face + body painting, psychics, a photo booth, and free champagne 9-10pm. irondale center (fort greene), $40-50 adv, $60 door, $30 after 12am, $20 after 2am. >>

12/31 9:30pm: ugly rhino's warehouse new year's party at the brooklyn lyceum features live bands, djs brian blackout and lepaux spinning indie, electro + disco, and a 25-foot screen showing the ball drop. bonus: all drinks are $5 and under. $10 adv, $10 before 11pm, $15 after. >>

12/31 9:30pm: swimming cities presents the first party ever: djs, the stumblebum brass band, performances, a jet pony ride, a hot tub, open bar 11:30-12:30pm, 'irresponsibly cheap drinks', more. bonus: a 'derelict car' will break open a disco ball piñata. gowanus ballroom, $15 adv, $20 door. >>

12/31 9:30pm doors, 10:30pm show: 'mr. showbiz' murray hill brings his annual nye variety show and dance party to the knitting factory, with burlesque, singers, performance artists, and balloon drop at midnight. $35 admission (with promo code listed on website) includes a champagne toast. >>

12/31 10pm: bike or skate to time's up's 15th annual new year's eve ride and outdoor after party at central park's belvedere castle... with fireworks! meet at the washington square park arch. free.>>

12/31 10pm: break out your skinny tie at the way station's new wave eve bash (the only nyc bar with a tardis for a bathroom), featuring nyc trio electric monday. free. >>

12/31 10pm: the raya brass band rings in the new year with balkan and gypsy dance music at park slope's cozy barbes, $15 >>

12/31 10pm: the queens of bushwig take over the secret project robot art space with djs, live music, burlesque, a free champagne fountain and 'cheap bar', a balloon drop, more. $10. >>

12/31 10pm: $10 gets you into both rooms of public assembly's gaze for daze queer parties >>

12/31 10pm-4am: get down to 'dirty gospel' with reverend vince anderson and his love choir at union pool. bonus: free tacos 10pm-midnight. $15. >>

12/31 10:15pm: start out 2013 in good health by running in the brooklyn 5k fun run in prospect park. enjoy the fireworks after with hot chocolate, sparkling cider and munchies. 9th st. + prospect park west, $30 until 12/30, $40 race day. >>

12/31 11pm: hear works by bach, franck, langlais, fauréand debussy performed on st. bartholomew's aeolian-skinner pipe organ (the largest in the city) by william k. trafka. bonus: free glass of champagne following the concert. 325 park ave @ 51st st, free. >>

12/31 11pm: sip free hot refreshments to warm up as preparation for the midnight fireworks at prospect park's grand army plaza. free. >>

12/31 midnight: fireworks fill the sky above central park to kick off the emerald nuts midnight run. 72nd street transverse near bethesda fountain, free. >>

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