New Year’s Weekend: Your New York City Party Guide
New Year’s festivities in New York. A pastime of delightful debauchery, when millions of people from different walks of life join together to refute the winter temperatures by partying like it’s smack in the middle of a summer night. The clever folks behind the following parties have put together several brilliant New Year’s strategies to ring in 2017 and put the mess of 2016 behind us for good.
I’ve kindly broken down each event by giving you answers to practical questions you’d ask. Who is playing? When and for how long does the party rage? Why should I go? Find out if you should grab a dose of tropical with Thomas Jack at BangOn!NYC’s warehouse party before heading to the murky techno waters of Solomun’s B2B set with Dixon at Space Ibiza New York. From the hours of 8 PM December 31st to the early morning of January 2nd, you have quite a few options to choose from, and I’ve put them in chronological order to optimize planning.
*Writer’s Challenge: Start out NYE at Villain, move on to Thomas Jack, migrate to Rinsed for the remaining moonlight hours, take a revitalization break at House of YES, enter Âme recharged, and finish off getting caked by Steve Aoki.*
New Year’s Weekend Party Guide: New York City Edition
AdHoc presents: DIIV @ Villain
Who: DIIV, Palm, Honduras, DJ Samantha Urbani
When: December 31, 2016 10 PM – January 1, 2017 – 2 AM
Where: Villain, 50 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 112149
Why: Local Brooklyn band DIIV make a point of playing New York for New Year’s Eve, and this year is no different. They bring their acclaimed Indie dream pop-infused rock this year to the multi-use artistic space Villain in Williamsburg. Based on past experience with the savvy teams behind AdHoc, DIIV, and Villain, this is sure to be dance-tastic and electrifying way to make a smooth transition into 2017. More information and tickets available here.
New Year’s Eve @ Kinfolk 90 & 94 (two parties)
Who: DJ Soul (94), Little Disco aka Ashburn Davis, KLM, Most Golden (90)
When: December 31, 2016 at 10 PM – January 1, 2017 at 4 AM
Where: 90 + 94 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Why: Kinfolk is its own unique lifestyle brand, and was an earlier pioneer for Williamsburg nightlife. A close associate of Vice News, these guys are constantly throwing beautiful, originally-curated soireés at their office headquarters at 90 Wythe Avenue (right around the corner from Output & Brooklyn Bowl). Need more convincing? There’s an open bar option @ 90. Check out some of the photos from last year’s edition. Everything you need to know is here.
BangOn!NYC presents: Time + Space w/Thomas Jack
Who: Thomas Jack, The Him, Dimond Saints, Loosid, The Golden Pony, ill-ēsha and more
When: December 31, 2016 at 9 PM to January 1, 2017 at 6 AM
Where: Secret Brooklyn Warehouse Location
Why: Besides the fact that Tropical House god Thomas Jack is headlining a nine-hour warehouse party, BangOn!NYC has teamed up with Lyft to bring you affordable rides to & from NYE! Use code BANGON17 to get $20 in Lyft credits to have the code automatically applied once downloaded from link. Existing users receive 10% off your next ride. BANGON10 code will be applied once you click the link and enter your phone number. Tickets & Info
Solomun B2B Dixon [Extended Set] @ Space Ibiza New York
Who: Dixon, Solomun, Vanjee & Nadav Vee, Scissor & Thread’s Frank & Tony (UNDR stage)
When: December 31, 2016 at 8 PM to January 1, 2017 at 10 AM
Where: 637 West 50th Street, New York, New York 10019
Why: It’s a 14-hour party featuring two of techno’s most talented producers, playing a back to back set in NYC for the first time together. Buy tickets & get more info.
RINSED presents: Direct Experience (Open Bar 9-10 PM)
Who: Hieroglyphic Being LIVE all night long.
When: December 31, 2016 at 9 PM to January 1, 2017 at 9 AM
Where: TBA – Secret Loft Location
Why: They’ve been purposely priced as the cheapest tickets you’ll find. The RINSED crew is a group of incredibly talented and devoted individuals. Each time, they find different spaces to put on wild, off-beat gatherings for those who want to dance the night away judgement-free and without having to spend a week’s paycheck to throw a couple drinks back. No event is like the next. As they put it, “you can save your hard earned papes, come over to our place, and ring in the new year in a place utterly devoid of nonsense or overhype.” Open bar from 9-10 PM is included in $20 ticket purchase. Yes. This is real, and RINSED is amazing. Do not sleep on this, people. Tickets + need to know info.
House Of YES: New Day New Year’s Day Party
When: January 1, 2017 from 11 AM to 10 PM
Where: 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Why: Arguably the most creatively decorated club in New York at the moment, House Of YES bashes are never a dull endeavor. If you want to be weird, meet other weird people, and dance your tushy off at one of the coolest spots in the city after a long (or short) night, this is the place to do it. Not to mention you can indulge in the following: Hot Tub, Brunch (till 6 PM), Detox elixers, Deep House Yoga (11 AM – Noon), Massage stations, Aromatherapy, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Re-Glitterfication station, Tarot Readings, AND Day Party Summer Vibes. Get there before 5 PM in you are in for free with RSVP. More info here.
Blkmarket Membership presents: NYD w/ Âme (DJ set)
Who: Âme (Kristian Beyer Extended DJ set), Azimute (Quenum & Cesare vs Disorder), Taimur & Fahad + Surprise Guest
When: January 1, 2017 from 12 – 9 PM
Where: TBA-Secret Brooklyn Location
Wide Awake presents: Ignite NYD w/ Steve Aoki
Who: Steve Aoki, GTA, Bad Royale, Mike Chach
When: January 1, 2017 at 9 PM to January 2, 2017 at 5 AM
Where: Secret Brooklyn Warehouse
Why: Although Wide Awake is hosting two parties this year (one is the much-talked-about Disclosure party happening at a “secret Brooklyn warehouse” aka the not-so-secret Brooklyn Hangar aka the only place you’d possibly be able fit the capacity they’re attempting sell), I picked Ignite because Steve Aoki is probably the best way to guarantee a mental time for your post-night urges to rage again. GA tickets, open bar, and bottle service package options are all available for purchase (cop a dope table for a cool 26k if you feel so inclined). Users of the concert app Jukely can also enter to win a pair of VIP tix (check your e-mail for details). All the need to know info is here.
Bushwick A/V Presents: NYD 24-Hour Party
Who: See Facebook event
When: January 1, 2017 at 4 AM to January 2, 2017 at 4 AM
Where: Somewhere in Bushwick (Check the Facebook page for more info)
Why: Need some time to kill in between? Head to Bushwick A/V (location released night of) to dance 2016 away (actually, to dance 2017 in) with only the bravest after-hours revelers. Because everyone deserves to have the option to stay at the same club for 24 hours straight. Head to Resident Advisor for tickets.
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