30+ NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS IN NYC FOR $35 AND UNDER

originally published 12/26

tues, 12/31 various times: raise a glass (of beer) at these breweries and taprooms: fifth hammer brewing co (lic), kings county brewers collective (bushwick), lic beer project (lic), queens brewery (ridgewood), and singlecut beersmiths (astoria). free admission (pay-as-you-go).

tues, 12/31 (arrive very early): count down the final seconds of the year at the annual times square ball drop. while admission is free, the price you’ll pay is waiting outside all day with a million other folks. and no public bathrooms. >>

tues, 12/31 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: start your nye party early at the pregame with gethard and friends comedy show, featuring stand-up from chris gethard (the chris gethard show), martin urbano (kimmel), meg statler, and more. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

tues, 12/31 7-8:30pm: founded by leonard bernstein in 1984, the annual new year’s eve concert for peace at the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights) includes guests paul winter, judy collins, jamet pittman, jason robert brown, and david briggs. hosted by harry smith. free general admission, $40-100 for reserved seats. >>

tues, 12/31 7pm-2am: black, white, and pink are the colors to don at royal palms shuffleboard’s sixth annual flamingo formal new year’s eve party. royal palms shuffleboard club (gowanus), free admission (extra to play). >>

tues, 12/31 7pm-4am: shimmy and shake at otto’s new year’s eve extravaganza, featuring music by the captive saints and djs sheila b, pat white, sei, and jun. otto’s shrunken head (east village), $10 until midnight. >>

tues, 12/31 7pm trivia, 9pm party: show off your 2019 trivia knowledge at parklife’s third annual new year’s eve party. includes a champagne toast at midnight. parklife (gowanus), free admission (priority admission for ticket holders), $25+ package includes drinks, food, and admission to an afterparty at littlefield. >>

tues, 12/31 7pm doors: hardcore punk band murphy’s law headlines the gold sounds nye bash. gold sounds (bushwick), $20. >>

tues, 12/31 7pm doors: themed attire is encouraged (but not required) at the footlight bar’s fourth annual nye gatsby party, featuring live jazz 8-10pm and a dj spinning roaring 20’s music 10pm-1am. includes a champagne toast at midnight. the footlight (ridgewood), free admission. >>

tues, 12/31 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: for a night of ‘crushworthy’ hilarity, head to the hot + fun nye comedy show, hosted by jenny gorelick and zach teague, and featuring mary beth barone (comedy central), rachel pegram (national lampoon), jared goldstein (abc), and junior mint. union hall (park slope), $12. >>

tues, 12/31 8pm: you’re guaranteed to score at barcade this nye. all of the chain’s arcade bars are offering free admission (pay-as-you-play) and $25+ guaranteed admission token/drink packages. >>

tues, 12/31 8pm: play video games and dance at the babycastles end day party. babycastles gallery (chelsea), $10-20 sliding scale. >>

tues, 12/31 8pm: soak up synthetic sights and sounds at livecoding community livecode.nyc’s dancy algorave. wonderville (bushwick), $20. >>

tues, 12/31 8pm: dance the night away at brooklyn contra’s annual new year’s eve dance, featuring caller louise siddons and live music by chimney swift. intro lesson at 8pm. camp friendship (park slope), $25. >>

tues, 12/31 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: dj jonathan toubin’s 13th annual rock’n’soul new york night train party takes over tv eye (bushwick/ridgewood) with bands and djs all night. includes a champagne toast at midnight. $20 before 1am, $10 after 1am, free after 3am. >>

tues, 12/31 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: have a blast with live music, djs, and visuals at rubulad’s big bang party. bushwick location provided with email rsvp, $25 before 9pm or late, $30 otherwise. >>

tues, 12/31 8pm doors, 10pm party: dance your way back to the future at union hall’s new year’s eve time machine party, spun by dj colleen crumbcake. union hall (park slope), $5. >>

tues, 12/31 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, brings the laughs to east williamsburg with performances by kate willett (netflix), andy sandford (conan), ryan donahue (crashing), amamah sardar (siriusxm), ashley hamilton, and jade marcotte. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues, 12/31 9pm: it’s all fun and games at the uncommons board game cafe’s sixth annual new year’s eve bash. includes a sparkling wine toast at midnight. the uncommons (greenwich village), $25. >>

tues, 12/31 9pm: step back in time at ny adventure club’s new year’s eve speakeasy, set inside a century-old mansion in midtown. parlor games, interactive antique decor + props, and 78 rpm jazz records from the 1920s-50s help set the mood. includes a champagne toast at midnight. midtown location given with rsvp, $30-35. >>

tues, 12/31 9pm: have a new wave new year’s eve with kings of karaoke and new wave americana band zach + the lo-men at cafe/bar/venue/yoga studio the cobra club (bushwick). includes a champagne toast at midnight. free admission. >>

tues, 12/31 9pm: the corpus n.y.e. party takes over the dance (noho) with rp boo, show me the body’s, lil ugly mane, eartheater, and many more. $30. >>

tues, 12/31 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: priests, russian baths, and ani ivry-block play rough trade (williamsburg). $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

tues, 12/31 9pm doors, 10pm show: reignwolf and pom pom squad play music hall of williamsburg. $29.50 adv, $30 dos. >>

tues, 12/31 9:30pm: plug in at the night.wav synthwave dance party at saint vitus (greenpoint). $10-15 adv, $20 dos. >>

tues, 12/31 9:40pm (film ends before midnight): live vicariously through michael leisen’s screwball comedy midnight (1939), written by billy wilder + charles brackett, and starring claudette colbert + don ameche. includes free bubbly. film forum (south village), $15. >>

tues, 12/31 9:45pm: roll on over to central park’s belvedere castle for grassroots environmental group time’s up’s annual new year’s eve bike ride and outdoor party, just in time for the park’s fireworks display. meet-up locations in williamsburg, greenwich village, and the flatiron. free. >>

tues, 12/31 10pm: laugh off 2019 at q.e.d. astoria’s new year’s eve spectacular comedy show, featuring standup by christian finnegan (comedy central), erin maguire (comedy central), lauren hope krass, and host sam morrison. includes a champagne toast at midnight and livestream of the times square ball drop. q.e.d. (astoria), $35. >>

tues, 12/31 10pm: hot rabbit brings their annual resolutions lgbtq new year’s eve party to bowery ballroom (les). includes a champagne toast at midnight. $20-30 adv, $40 door, $15 after 2am. >>

tues, 12/31 10pm: the bunker‘s long-running dj party brings djs adab, antenes, patrick russell, and lauren flax to market hotel (bushwick). $25-30. >>

tues, 12/31 10pm: the rub party serves up its signature mix of hip-hop, r+b, funk, and house at the bell house (gowanus). $35-40. >>

tues, 12/31 10pm doors, 11pm show: the smiths/morrissey tribute band the sons + heirs play their fifth annual new year’s eve with the smiths concert at littlefield (gowanus). includes a champagne toast at midnight and admission to the disco 2020 after party. $20 adv, $25 dos. >>

tues, 12/31 11pm: hear music from bach to vierne performed on one of the world’s largest pipe organs at st. bartholomew church’s annual concert to usher in the new year. includes a champagne reception at midnight. st. bartholomew church (midtown east), free admission. >>

tues, 12/31 midnight: fireworks displays fill the skies at brooklyn’s grand army plaza and coney island. free admission. >>

tues, 12/31 midnight: fireworks go off over central park, kicking off the annual new york road runners midnight run. $60 to run, free to watch. >>

weds, 1/1 12:30am: keep the party going at disco 2020, with dance and indie tunes from the 1980s-2010s spun by dj ceremony and danny white. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

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