New Year’s Eve is is celebrated around the world, with large parties in almost every city as revelers look forward to the limitless promise of the coming year. But no city parties quite as hard or in as iconic a manner as NYC.
The city’s most well known celebration is the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square. An annual tradition that has been taking place since 1907, the celebration is aired live in the homes of millions of people and has become an American tradition of sorts. Visitors to New York, however, have the chance to experience it first hand. Partygoers usually begin arriving for the celebration in the late afternoon around 3 p.m. For the long wait until midnight entertainment is provided in way of dances, celebrity appearances, gift handouts and musical performances—this year’s performers include Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and PSY (Gangnam Style).
Ok, so you’re a hip visitor to NYC and you’re looking for something a little less cheesy than the ball drop in Times Square. Well, as you can imagine, New York has something for everyone.
The Macao Trading Co, a hip lounge in Tribeca, is putting on a James Bond-esque party equipped with casino games like roulette, burlesque and cabaret performances.
Meanwhile the Canal Room in SoHo will be throbbing with ironically dressed partygoers celebrating the best—and worst—of the 1980s. The five-hour open bar should loosen everyone up a bit though.
For something truly hip venture out to Brooklyn and check out “Evolve Presents the Future” at the Electric Warehouse, a converted warehouse in the heart of Brooklyn. The party has a futuristic theme and a dress code that requests guests come as futuristic cyborgs. Along with the underground indie dance music there will be circus acts, carnival dancers and interactive art installations. How hip!
No matter how you choose to spend your new year’s even in NYC guests at our boutique hotel The MAve in Midtown Manhattan will have a central location that is perfect for exploring the city’s festivities and a welcoming place to rest their head after a big night out.