Astoria, Event, Featured, Long Island City, New Years Eve Dec 21, 2015 New Year’s Eve 2015 in Astoria and LIC New Year’s celebration in Sydney, Australia against the Harbour Bridge based on our own Hell Gate Bridge. Photo credit: Adam.J.W.C. It’s almost the end of 2015! As usual, there’s plenty (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print New Year’s celebration in Sydney, Australia against the Harbour Bridge based on our own Hell Gate Bridge. Photo credit: Adam.J.W.C. It’s almost the end of 2015! As usual, there’s plenty (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Astoria and LIC Independence Day 2017 – Fireworks Watching Guide Hello, Cinco De Mayo! Where to Drink and Eat in Astoria On M (...) New Year’s celebration in Sydney, Australia against the Harbour Bridge based on our own Hell Gate Bridge. Photo credit: Adam.J.W.C. It’s almost the end of 2015! As usual, there’s plenty of NYE awesome right here in Queens. Here are some ideas for your final night of 2015. Alobar New Year’s Eve is upon on us and it’s time to decide where you want to spend your night. Are you sick of expensive, and limited prix fix menus? Unnecessarily loud music? The impossible line to get a drink at the bar and then the bathroom? Yeah, we hate that too. Come spend your holiday with us. We will have our regular menu from Chef Greg all night, along with seasonal specials. Come for a pre-party dinner or stay and drink the year away with our fully stocked bar. Free Champagne Toast at Midnight. See you there. Alobar | 46-42 Vernon Blvd All night | Regular menu available Reservations: via OpenTable Learn more, here. Bear New Year’s Eve at Bear is a prix fixe menu, 3 courses. Bear Restaurant | 12-14 31 Avenue 4pm-9pm | $55 per person (plus tax & gratuity) Reservations: 917-396-4939 Learn more, here. Bohemian Hall Beer Garden Spend New Years Eve at the oldest and biggest beer garden in NYC with an open bar, buffets, and a midnight champagne buffet. Dress code: business attire for men, cocktail attire for women (no jeans) Bohemian Hall | 29-19 24th Avenue 8pm-2am | $90 Single/$175 Couple Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets Learn more, here. Cinema Under the Influence Get psyched, suckas. CUI closes out the year with a two-finger salute to 2015, joining forces with the Chain Theatre and Queens Comfort to celebrate dance music, PMA, and a century’s worth of mind-bending cinema moments. The party will feature a non-stop dance mix of kraut, disco, and funk from top-notch DJs, including Chuck E. Mendez, brian_constant, FUTURE PUNX, and more. CUI associate Gavin Mevius has assembled a very special curators-reel for visuals at the disco, drawing from classics like Tron, Fantasia, Studio Ghibli, and many many more. Your ticket buys a two-hour open bar from 9 to 11 pm followed by $3 beers and $4 punch until close, or for a little more, you can have open-bar all night. Fresh fruit will be provided gratis to keep you moving. Need to take a break from the dance-floor? Chill in the screening room, where life-changing movies ala Boogie Nights and Rocky will be looping all night. Or stop by the karaoke bar to get lifted with group sing-a-longs of timeless pump-up bangers. Think of this as a party run by folks who have been to too many shitty New Year’s parties. Tickets are limited, so don’t sleep on it. And, of course, everyone gets a treat for a toast at midnight. WE WILL SEE YOU THERE. Chain Theatre | 21-28 45th Road 8pm-2am | $35: two-hour open bar from 9-11pm followed by $3 beers and $4 punch until close; $50: open-bar all night Reservations: via Eventbrite Learn more, here. Diamond Dogs Diamond Dogs will have no cover, a “just pay for what you drink” pricing structure at the bar, and a DJ playing funky, soulful party jams from 10 til 4. Diamond Dogs | 34-04 31st Avenue 10pm-4am No reservations necessary Katch Katch is home to the biggest party night of the year, right here in the heart of Astoria, with a jaw-dropping food & drink package that simply can’t be beat! We’re having open bar with top shelf liquor and all you can eat buffet from 9pm to midnight. Champagne toast at midnight for $99. Katch Astoria | 31-19 Newtown Avenue 9pm-1am | $99/pp Reservations: 718-777-2230 and ask for Tino Learn more, here. Kurry Qulture Five Course Tasting Menu with seafood/meat/vegetarian options. A midnight champagne toast is included. The bar will be open all night for drinks and bites. Kurry Qulture | 36-05 30th Ave 8pm-midnight | $50/$75 with wine pairing Reservations: 718-674-1212 Learn more, here. LIC Bar Featuring live music by The Kyle Lacy Band. Champagne toast at midnight. LIC Bar | 45-58 Vernon Blvd 10:30pm-1:30am | $15 cover includes show and champagne toast No reservations necessary LIC Market Join us for a 4-course tasting menu before your party, or later for an amazing 6-course celebration dinner which will last long into the night! We will be celebrating in style with copious amounts of food and drink. LIC Market | 21-52 44th Drive 6pm and 9pm seatings | Price TBD Reservations: 718-361-0013 Learn more, here. Melrose Ballroom Music by NYC’s hottest DJs: DJ Camilo, DJ Lobo, Dj Abrupt, DJ Louie Minaya, DJ Bash! 21+ only. Dress code: grown and sexy, dress to impress! Melrose Ballroom | 36-08 33rd Street 9pm | $40/pp Reservations: 347-592-0300 Learn more, here (ticketing link). Mojave Your year deserves a good finale! Join us for a special New Year’s Eve dinner featuring a 3 course prix fixe menu, open bar and live music with Spitfire! Space is filling up fast, reserve your spot today! Mojave | 22-36 31st Street 10pm-1am | $100/pp Reservations: 718-545-4100 Learn more, here. Monika’s Cafe Bar Come celebrate the New Year at Monikas Cafe Bar in Astoria, with live Greek music. Andreas Kinu will entertain us with his Bouzouki and make the night unforgetable! Drink specials all night long. Monika’s Cafe Bar | 32-90 36th Street No cover charge Reservations: 718-204-5273 Learn more, here. Mundo Come and salsa into 2016 with live latin beats of Billboard charting performer and multi-talented artist Danny Rojo! We have a special menu just for you with unlimited* sangria & beer! SOUP Asparagus, miso, pomegranate seed, dried mint leaves STARTERS Radicchio, watercress, mixed cabbage, poached goji berries Complimentary Red Sonja MAIN COURSE OPTIONS Pan Seared Sea Bass, mixed wild mashed turnips, lemongrass coriander Duck confit served with eggplant puree and cognac sauce Heritage boneless Short Ribs, mashed cassave, shaved rhubarb demi DESSERT OPTIONS Panna cotta and wild berries with vanilla coulisse Ricotta ice cream Mundo at the Paper Factory | 37-06 36th Street 9pm | $135/pp—includes unlimited sangria & beer (10pm – 12am) Reservations: Book your table Learn more, here. New Years Eve NYE Party at Ravel Penthouse 808 Rooftop Music by NYC Hottest DJs—DJ Frank Roth, DJ Abrupt, DJ Chino. Silver Ball New Years Eve! Two rooms with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the Queensboro Bridge! 21+ only. Dress code: formal attire mandatory! Ravel Penthouse 808 | 8-08 Queens Plaza South $50 Advance Ticket—Sponsored Open Bar from 9-10pm Complimentary Coat Check, Complimentary New Year’s Eve Party Favors, Live Ball Drop Viewing $75 Food & Drink Ticket Passed hors d’oeuvres & hot stations from 7-9pm, 2 hour premium open bar from 7-9pm. Includes admission to late night NYE event. *This is not a seated dinner – this package ends at 9pm Reservations: 347-592-030 Learn more, here (ticketing link) Off the Hook Lights are up and the Holiday Season is here! Off The Hook wishes everyone Happy Holidays—celebrate with us for New Year’s with a 4-course prix fixe menu with three seatings. (Regular Dinner Menu also available on every seating.) Music and celebrations will go on well into 2016!! Off the Hook | 28-08 34th Street First seating: 5-7pm; Second seating: 7-9pm |$49/pp Last seating 9pm (Includes Toast Bubbles) | $55/pp Reservations: 718-721-2112 Learn more, here. Q.E.D. Ring in 2016 with a comedy variety show featuring live music by duo The Dreamstalks, magic tricks by Andy Still and stand up comedy by Christian Finnegan from Chappelle’s Show, Best Week Ever, and the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? Partygoers can opt to feast in a hot buffet dinner courtesy of Andrew & Frank’s. Tasty dinner or not, everyone gets a free champagne toast for the countdown with a live-stream of the ball drop in Times Square! Schedule: 9pm—Buffet dinner catered by Andrew & Frank’s 10pm (sharp!)—Comedy show 11:30pm—Post show party with live streaming of events in Times Square Midnight—Free champagne toast Comedy show lineup* TBD. Co-hosts, Jenn Dodd & Tim Girrbach *Lineups subject to change. Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue 9pm | $40 for show and dinner; $15 for show only Reservations recommended Learn more, here (ticketing link). Rest-au-Rant Ring in the New Year with us! We will start the eventing with two dinner seatings offering a 4-course menu with a drink included, followed by a party with live music by D.B. Rielly. Free champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and lots of great fun! MENU: Starter -olive – sun dried tomato tapanade with bread sticks Appetizer: choice of – spicy vegetarian ramen soup – green salad with spinach, cucumber, scallions, jalapeno, avocado, mung bean sprouts and almonds Main course: choice of – pork roast with vegetables and potato gratin – mushroom stuffed chicken breast with vegetables and potato gratin *Vegetarian option: baked quinoa stuffed peppers in tomato sauce with potato gratin and vegetables Dessert: -warm apple pecan tart with vanilla ice cream Rest-au-Rant | 30-01 35th Avenue First seating, 5-7pm; Second seating, 7:30-9:30pm | $65/pp for dinner 10pm-1am | $10 cover for party Reservations Required: call 718-729-9009 or email: email@example.com Sweet Afton Join Sweet Afton this New Years Eve for a night of celebratory drinks, well-dressed ladies and gents, and LOTS of dancing. Full bar until midnight and plenty of champagne! Sweet Afton | 30-09 34th Street 9pm-midnight | $75 Reservations/Tickets: Purchase here. The Astor Room Enjoy a night of opulence while ringing in 2016 in style. Enjoy entertainment from the talented Actoria at The Astor Room performers. Prices include three-course meal, select open bar, select signature cocktails and much more. Tax and gratuity not included. This will be a night you will not want to miss. The Astor Room | 34-12 36th Street 9:30pm-12:30am | $110/pp in Main Dining Room; $95/pp in Valentino Room Reservations: 718-255-1947 Learn more, here. The Bonnie Ring in the New Year in style this year at The Bonnie. Join us and celebrate with a three hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, cocktails, champagne at midnight, surprises and more. Festive attire suggested, and bring your New Year’s cheer! The Bonnie | 29-12 23rd Avenue 9pm-midnight (doors open at 8.30pm) | $85.39/pp Reservations: To guarantee tables, we have limited early dinner reservations available between 7-8:15pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your reservation. All of your parties tickets must be pre-purchased to reserve your table. Learn more, here. The Creek and the Cave The Naked Comedy Show, at The Creek and the Cave, features NYC’s best & bravest comedians performing in the nude. It’s that simple. There will only be 60 tickets available for purchase. Everyone that purchases a ticket will get a seat at the show (no more standing room only). There will be a champagne toast for everyone at midnight, followed by lots of fun and partying after. Happy New Year! Line up: Bridget Muhl, Jon Savoy, Wendi Starling, Momoh Pujeh, Daniel J Perafan, Julie Kottakis, Irene Hartmann; and your host/bottom bitch: Alison Klemp. NOTES: The audience has the option of being as naked as they like! (please come wearing clothes, we will let you know when it’s ok to get naked) There will be no lewd or sexual acts during the show. Save that for later. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to a fellow comic battling cancer. And now you get to feel good about yourself for helping! The Creek and the Cave | 10-93 Jackson Avenue 11:30pm Reservations/Tickets: Via Brown Paper Tickets Why buy online? Online buyers will get preferred seating! NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR FILMING ALLOWED DURING THE SHOW! Really. Learn more, here. The Queens Kickshaw Ring in the new year with some yummy food, beer, cider, and great company! Join us for a four-course meal, or arrive late and enjoy an all-vinyl DJ set courtesy of resident TQK musicologist Spence B starting at 10pm. A $5 cover charge gets you in starting 10:45pm, and includes a toast at midnight. The evening’s menu: Broccoli and Cheddar gougères Cauliflower Soup | Grapes, almonds, lemon oil “Chicken and Waffles” | Potato gaufrette, sriracha aioli, micro greens with lilikoi vinaigrette House-made Chitarra Pasta | Cacio e pepe, black truffle, arugula Coconut and Chocolate Sphere | Banana, puffed rice, coconut milk, tropical fruit The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway First seating 5:45-6:15pm, ending 7:15-7:45pm ($45) Second seating 7:45-8:15pm, ending 9:15-9:45pm ($45) Third seating 9:45-2am ($55). This last seating is inclusive of a cover charge for the music, and a midnight sparkling cider toast. Optional beer ($20) or cider ($25) pairing. Note: Price not inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations: via Brown Paper Tickets Learn more, here. The Thirsty Koala Three-course prix fixe menu. Regular menu available, also. The Thirsty Koala | 35-12 Ditmars Blvd All night | $45 prix fixe menu Reservations: 718-626-5430 (after 4pm) Sunswick We are throwing a great New Years Eve party! Open bar ’til midnight, when there’s a champagne toast. Sunswick | 35-02 35th Street 9pm | $65 bar package No reservations required Villa Enrico at Z Hotel Join the New Year’s Eve party at Villa Enrico located inside the stylish Z Hotel. A classic Italian four course prix-fixe menu will be served from 8-11pm, the restaurant will then be transformed into a dance floor with a live DJ. Champagne will be served at midnight for toast. Z Hotel | 11-01 43 Avenue 8pm | $50/$85 Reservations: call 347-338-6081 or email email@example.com Learn more, here. Twitter Facebook Email Print alobarBearbohemian hallChain Theatrecinema under the influenceDIamond DogsKatchKurry Qulturelic barLIC MarketMelrose BallroomMundoOff The HookPenthouse 808QEDRavel Hotelrest-au-rantSunswickThe Astor RoomThe Bonniethe queens kickshawThe Thirsty KoalaVilla Enricoz hotel About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. 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