25+ NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS IN NYC FOR $40 AND UNDER

thru 12/31: when harry met sally: village east by angelika (east village) screens rob reiner and nora ephron’s classic 1989 romantic comedy, starring billy crystal and meg ryan. $16. >>

sat (various times): for beer lovers : drink in the new year with suds and buds at some of nyc’s no-cover breweries and taprooms: fifth hammer brewing co (lic), kings county brewers collective (bushwick), lic beer project (lic), queens brewery (ridgewood), and talea (cobble hill).

sat (various times): nye at barcade: it’s fun and games as usual at all barcade locations (williamsburg, chelsea, east village, and jersey city). free admission (pay-as-you-play). >>

sat 6pm-midnight (arrive early): times square ball drop: potential rain and lack of public restrooms aren’t enough to keep away the massive crowds expected for the annual times square new year’s eve ball drop event, which is returning to full capacity this year. >>

sat 6pm-2am: the peppermint ball: pez party presents a night of dancing, drag, and performances at all night skate (bed-stuy). winter formal attire recommended. admission includes a champagne toast and confetti popper. $15-30. >>

sat 7pm: pregame: a stand up show before your other plans: laugh off the year with aparna nancherla, jordan carlos, joe castle baker, natalie rotter-laitman, and richard perez. hosted by josh sharp. littlefiled (gowanus), $12. >>

sat 7pm: new year’s eve concert for peace: the cathedral choir and orchestra of st. john the divine will perform gustav holst’s st. paul’s suite, david lang’s make peace, joseph turrin’s lullaby for vaska, and philip herbert’s elegy: in memoriam at this year’s new year’s eve concert for peace at the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights), a new york city holiday tradition founded by leonard bernstein in 1984. in-person ($40+) and online (free). >>

sat 7-10pm: fagtasia presents: the enchanted nye ball: disney princesses and villains get the drag treatment at this pre-nye party show. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $15 (bring cash for tipping the performers). >>

sat 7:30pm: best year ever (fingers crossed) variety show: comedy! drag! sketch! magic! celebrate the end of this wild year and the beginning of what’s to come at jenny gorelick’s variety show. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

sat 8pm + 10pm: q.e.d. new year’s eve spectacular: christian finnegan and lauren hope krass host q.e.d.’s annual nye comedy shows. 10pm show includes a livestream of the times square ball drop and a champagne toast. q.e.d. (astoria), $25-35. >>

sat 8pm-12:30am: new year’s eve contra: dance into the new year at brooklyn contra’s sixth annual new year’s eve dance, led by caller alexandra deis-lauby with live music by grand picnic. intro lesson at 8pm. admission includes a champagne toast. camp friendship (park slope), $25. >>

sat 8pm-2am: royal palms shuffleboard’s flamingo formal: pull together your best pink, white and/or black outfit for royal palms shuffleboard’s annual flamingo formal. free admission (extra to play. guaranteed entry/unlimited drink package is $100). >>

sat 8pm-2am: footlight’s sixth annual nye gatsby party: the roaring 1920s meet the raging 2020s at this gatsby-inspired attire party. admission includes a champagne toast. the wandering barman cocktail brasserie (east williamsburg), free admission ($5-20 suggested). >>

sat 8pm-4am: new york night train’s 14th annual new year’s ball: bands and djs take over three rooms at tv eye (bushwick/ridgewood). admission includes a champagne toast. $25 adv, $30 day of, $10 after 1am. update: only after 1am tickets are left. >>

sat 8pm ‘to the end of the night’: rubulad presents: midnight sunshine: the underground art party’s 2022 send-off features live music, djs, performances, visuals, tarot, fortune telling, and more. dress: ‘shine your light, golden rays or silver sparkle.’ admission includes a champagne toast. rubulad (bushwick), $30+40. >>

sat 9pm: time’s up! annual future positive new year’s eve bike ride: start the new year on your bike or skates with nyc direct action environmental organization times up. you can join their annual new year’s eve bike ride at meet-up locations in prospect park, williamsburg, greenwich village, and the flatiron and make your way to central park’s belvedere castle for an outdoor dance party and fireworks display. free admission. >>

sat 9pm: alex battles + the whisky rebellion new year’s eve party: nyc’s alex battles + the whisky rebellion play a three-hour set of classic country covers and original songs about ‘life, love, and traffic in new york city,’ capped off by a pbr toast at midnight at jalopy theatre (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 9pm-1am: a very uncommons nye: make your move at the uncommons board game cafe’s annual nye get-together. admission includes a sparkling wine toast. the uncommons (greenwich village), $25. >>

sat 9pm-3am: the rub nye: dj eleven and dj ayres serve up hip-hop, house, and reggae at their annual banger. admission includes a champagne toast. the bell house (gowanus), $35+. >>

sat 9pm-4am: the winter fae ball: humans and fairies meet at gemini + scorpio’s nye party, featuring live music by funkrust brass band, burlesque + aerial performers, rituals, and more. themed dress or cocktail/formal attire required. gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), $40, $30 after 12:30am if capacity allows. >>

sat 9pm-5am: hot rabbit’s resolutions lgbtq+ new year’s eve: hot rabbit’s big queer nye party fills the brooklyn monarch (williamsburg) with djs and performers all night. admission includes a champagne toast. $30+. >>

sat 9:30pm: san junipero: a nye retrowave party: ring in the new year to the sounds of retro-futuristic, cinematic, 80s-influenced cuts. 80’s/retro-inspired fashion encouraged. saint vitus bar (greenpoint), $19.67. >>

sat 10pm: nye fireworks in prospect park: brooklyn’s annual midnight fireworks display returns for the first time since 2020, with pre-show live music starting at 10pm. free admission. >>

sat 10pm: new year’s eve time machine: dance your way into the future with throwback jams and new songs spun by dj cowboy at union hall (park slope). $5. >>

sat 10pm doors, 11pm show: the smiths tribute nyc: how soon is 2023? the smiths/morrissey tribute band formerly known as the sons + heirs plays a live set to ring in the new year at littlefield (gowanus). $25 adv/$30 day of (ticket includes admission to the sound + vision after party listed at 12:30am below). >>

sat 11pm: a concert to usher in the new year: st. bartholomew church (midtown east) brings the organ console out front-and-center for it’s annual nye concert, where organist paolo bordignon will perform selections by bach, franck, vierne, and johann strauss sr., with a champagne reception at the stroke of midnight. free admission. >>

sat 11:59pm: fireworks + midnight run: at the stroke of midnight, a fireworks display will light up the central park sky, kicking off the start of the annual new york road runners 4-mile race. $70 to run, free to watch. >>

12:30am-4am: sound + vision brooklyn: a late-night new year’s eve dance party: party hoppers can bounce to littlefield (gowanus) for a post-ball drop dance party, where dj ceremony will be spinning 80s alternative, 90s britpop, new wave, postpunk, indie, and more into the first hours of 2023. $10. >>

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