New Year’s Eve 2018: Parties, Concerts & Other Ways to Ring in the New Year in NYC (Updated)

New Year’s Eve 2018: Parties, Concerts & Other Ways to Ring in the New Year in NYC (Updated)


We can’t believe that New Year’s Eve 2018 is just around the corner. 2017 has been pretty painful. Can 2018 be any worse? We’ve got those midterms coming up in November, so there’s that to look forward to. Fingers-crossed. The best thing to do at this point is to not look back, but rather embrace the calendar change. Find something awesome to do to ring in the new. If you happen to be in New York City, we’ve started to assemble our short list. And, kiddos, remember this year you can actually dance your heart out wherever you end up, as that pesky Cabaret Law has been repealed. We recommend you start planning now though, some things are already sold out.

MUSIC: Baby’s NYE 2018 with Beach Fossils*, Hoops, Clairo, Chorizo
Open bar, champagne toast, 21+ (*DIIV had to cancel, Beach Fossils is filling in)
Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
7pm
$40-$50

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New Year's Eve 2018 Real Estate & WhitneyMUSIC: Real Estate, Whitney & Woods
Brooklyn Steel, 319 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
9pm
$20.18/$25 day of show (tickets on sale Wednesday, December 6 at 12pm)

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MUSIC: They Might Be Giants
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
9:30pm
$40

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MUSIC: Diarrhea Planet, THICK, Plastic Picnic
Rough Trade, 64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
10pm
$25

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MUSIC: Television, Eleanor Friedberger
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St, New York, NY, 10002
10pm
$50-$55

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New Years Eve 2018 New York City parties concertsPARTY: Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley’s New Year’s Eve Phantasmagoria
with special guests Lacy Rosy, Alaina Ferris and Kalan Sherrard
Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
8pm
$65

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PARTY: The King’s Winter Masquerade a New Year’s Eve Soiree
Open bar, guest DJs and live performances all night long.
The McKittrick Hotel, 530 West 27th Street, New York, NY
6pm
$150 and up

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MUSIC: NYE Bash with the Bar Band
Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
9pm
$5

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New Year's Eve 2018 New York Night Train Party PARTY: NY Night Train 2018 New Years Ball!
Jonathan Toubin’s annual soiree. This year features performances by Escape-Ism, The Nude Party, and Animal Show and dj sets by Toubin, Josh Styles and Reyes Rodriguez. Champagne toast at midnight.
Home Sweet Home, 131 Chrystie St, New York, New York 10002
9pm
$20

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PARTY: Hot Chip (DJ Set) w/ Alexis Taylor & Joe Goddard
Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
8pm
$30-$50

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PARTY: NYE at Top of The Standard with Gloria Gaynor
Black tie affair
The Standard High Line, 848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
10pm
$250 + up

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PARTY: New Year’s Eve: Y2K
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
9pm
$30 and up

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PERFORMANCE: Sandra Bernhard: Sandemonium
“You’ve been swept up in “Sandemonium”! It’s time for a psychic break. Sandra Bernhard will bring you back from your bad trip. Soothe your aura and calm your chakra’s, shut down your electronics, find your mantra, do a meditation, let it all go my darling!”
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
9pm & 11pm
$150 & up

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FILM: When Harry Met Sally
Brunch-time screening of Rob Reiner’s New Year’s Eve classic.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY
11:30am
$12

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PARTY: The Roxy Hotel’s 3rd Annual Surrealist Ball with David Johansen
For that want to splurge, this open-bar costume party featuring a performance by New York Dolls frontman David Johansen might catch your fancy. Surrealist-inspired dress encouraged, think Salvador Dali, Leigh Bowery and Lady Gaga.
The Roxy Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10013
9pm until late (open bar 9pm-1am)
$149 & up

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PARTY: JunXion NYE: A New Dawn
JunXion are known for their adventurous soirees. For this shindig, they promise three spaces to explore, performers and musical acts. More details disclosed after ticket purchase.
The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
9pm-4am
$60

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PARTY: NYE Love Bomb with Soul Clap
Jump aboard Soul Clap’s musical spaceship and dance 2017 into oblivion.
Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
9pm
$35-$55

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NYE 2018 Party with Cardi BPARTY: New Year’s Eve with Cardi B
This is where it’s at for NYE. 2017 breakout hip hop star Cardi B is performing at Knockdown Center. Also on the bill Venus X, DJ BEBE, DJ Shelby Sells, and DJ Prostyle. Party promoter AdHoc is behind the soiree and they have a presale hookup. Use code: ADHOC to purchase your tickets now.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY
9pm-4am
$60 & up

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PARTY: Gemini & Scorpio present Masked
Immersive party pioneers are putting together a hedonistic Masquerade to ring in the new.
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
9pm
$30 & up

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PARTY: Rubulad Presents Icy Heat
Rubulad has the solution for what ails you, one of their good old-fashioned soirees to celebrate the year turn. You’ll find bands, DJs, G.Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Futurist Film Fest, Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur, and so much more.
RSVP: rubulad@outlook.com for Bushwick address
8:30pm
$20 before 10:00 or way late, $30 otherwise

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PARTY: Carnival Noir New Year’s at ACME Studio
This whimsical, dark carnival-themed affair promises clowns, vintage games, burlesque, costumes, dancing, and more. You’ll feel like you’re on the set of a Tim Burton movie as this soiree goes down inside a theatrical prop house.
ACME Studio, 63 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, New York, 11249
10pm-2am
$125

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PARTY: A Very Special New Year’s Eve At Union Pool With The Reverend Vince Anderson & The Love Choir + Special Guests!
Join the Rev and his all-star band, which features members of TV on the Radio, Run the Jewels and Burnt Sugar, for an uplifting evening of dirty gospel. The band will be playing two sets, 10pm and 11:30pm, with a Champagne toast at midnight.
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
10pm
$10, tickets available at the door.

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PARTY: Mister NYE
This dance soiree from the Mister Saturday Night crew doesn’t get underway until after the ball drops. So after you’ve had dinner and your midnight Champagne toast, head to the new indoor space at Nowadays for grooving until dawn. (This party follows Mister Saturday Night’s early evening happening Planetarium)
Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385
12:30am until 6am
$40

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PARTY: CLUB GLOW ft Juliana Huxtable x Eartheater x Just Dosha + DeSe
Fashionistas, art scenesters and more will unite at this warehouse party in Williamsburg. Live performances by Eartheater and Just Dosha, and DJ sets by Juliana Huxtable, Abby, De Se, Neon Christina and more.
Villain, 307 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
9:30pm until late
$30 early bird/$40 at the door

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PARTY: New Year’s Eve at The Dreamhouse 2018
Spectrum/Dreamhouse are the parties responsible for this LGBTQ+ community-supportive shindig. This year’s gala features DJ sets by LEIF, Amber Valentine, LSDXOXO, JT Almon (FNV), and Quest?onmarc (QUEEN BEAT), plus a live set by K RIZZ.
Dreamhouse, 10-22 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
$10 B4 11:30pm, $20 11:30-3:30am, $25 after 3:30am

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PARTY: NYE at Night of Joy
Charles Rowell (CROCODILES) and David McDaniel (FLOWERS OF EVIL) DJ vinyl-only at this no-cover NYE soiree.
Night of Joy, 667 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
8pm
FREE

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PARTY: Demimonde Speakeasy
Dances of Vice presents this evening of “illicit luxury”. Expect haughty queens, hypnotic femme fatales, painted tarts, live bands and exotic acts at this debaucherous affair. As you wander, you’ll stumble upon a 19th century French bordello, an early 20th century cabaret, and a timeless Babylon.
The DTA, 60 Pine Street New York, NY, 10005
9pm-2am
$75 & up

Image above from The McKittrick Hotel