A 2010 New Years Eve

And according to that Gregorian calendar on the wall, that year of 2010 is almost here. And then there’s 2012, that age of Aquarius, end of the Mayan calendar, end of the world or a new beginning depending on how one sees it, that should be making its way around in a couple of years. And I also know today is New Years Eve because this weeks special New Year’s edition of Nonsense NYC event list from Jeff Stark and the Nonsense NYC staff with those above ground and underground events says so. And New Years day seems to be that party to end all and be all of days where there seems to be so many parties and then some. And so I though to post that Nonsense NYC calender of those cool, seemingly hipster events as follows:

XXXXX WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30 XXXXX (Oh, I think December 30 was actually yesterday…)

New Years Eve Eve

Every year we cross a line representing the passage between “what we we have been” to “what we will be.” We break our old habits and make resolutions to bring ourselves closer to what we want to become. This year we clench this passage with both hands and create a tradition that exalts both sides of this line and aptly name it New Years Eve Eve. This new day is for those that that are interested in making real connections to dive into the delightfully dizzyingly next year while holding strong to the things we’ve loved in the past. It is either continuing practice or a complete arrival destination. Come, adorn your face with shimmering beauty, hold a drink made with as much love as you are able to give, let your ears and eyes open sounds from the distant past and soon to be future, gawk at bowed backs of feathered bodies and politely turn to the one you’ve had stars for and ask them if you may press your moist lips against theirs. Expect to speak with playa lovers, world trave
lers, subversive leaders of the underground, high flying beauties, and generally glorious creatives.

Classical and neo-burlesque by Tiana. Long lost music by Viola da Gamba virtuoso, Laurence Pangaro. Spanish and Sud America classical guitar by Joshua Tennent. Human Wind Chime that responds to touch. The New Years Eve-eve midnight make-out tradition. Dancing music made by people and robots. Hand passed hors d’oeuvres. Homemade “Never Never Land” beer. New Years Eve-Eve tradition: You may confidently, respectfully, and openly ask anyone you see to kiss you during the 15 minutes after midnight.) Specialty cash and grande absinthe bar. Fireside pillow areas. Ornate face painting by Abby Weg.

Dress to Express (Think elegant depression era, futuristic speakeasy, playa dwelling Gatsby’s, evening gowns and lights, feathers and shiny objects).

RSVP for address, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
8p-late, 8-9:30p free beer, 11:30p free champagne; $25, or $20 if you bring a letter written and addressed to yourself one year in the future

***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****

From Gemini & Scorpio:

The Salon

Main ballroom: George Gees Jump Jivin Wailers with John Dokes and Hilary Gardner. Upstairs in the Library Lounge: Queen Esther and the Hot Five. In the Sargent Room: Gelber and Manning. Plus Heln Pontani, Pandor, DJ Rikomatic. Plus Zelda, the magazine of the vintage nouveau.

The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
8p; $20 advance, $25 door


12th Annual New Year’s Eve Bike Ride and Outdoor After-Party

Start the year off right- on your bike or skates. Don’t get stuck in a smoky bar or some corporate-sponsored event, Come celebrate New Year’s Eve in the great outdoors with music, dancing, Rude Mechanical Orchestra Marching Band, fireworks, and merriment.

We’ll be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free!) New Year’s Eve dance party in town with marching band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra and fireworks! Dress festive — don’t forget your noisemakers and party favors — and bring food and drink to share.

Meet at Washington Square Park, under the Arch
5th Avenue at Washington Park North, Manhattan
10:30p (or meet at Belvedere Castle in Central Park at 11:45p); $free

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Rubulad Presents: A New Year’s Eve Masquerade

Decadence, decade ends, deca-dance. Bands: I Love You Airlines, the Dolomites, Hungry March Band, and Not Waving But Drowning. With DJs Shakey, Porkchop, Reaganomics and Gecko Jones, and Mike Simonetti.

In the cabaret room: Baby Seals, Jessica Delfino, Viva Maria, Surrender the Booty, and DJ sets by Jaxon BK and Greything. In the Starlight Lounge: G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Film Fest, hot drinks. Door Prizes for early birds. Modern Dance Awareness Society. Hot F###in’ Tamales. Midnight Champagne Bunny Toast.

You can help us continue to have a Rubulad in this space by being quiet coming and going, staying inside the space during the event and not pissing all over the sidewalk as soon as you get around the corner — which, incidentally, does attract the police and they will write you a summons. The less our neighbors have to complain about, the more fun we can have.

Rubulad Home Base
338 Flushing Avenue, between Classon and Taaffee, Brooklyn
B61 bus or G train to Classon station
10p doors, 10:45 show; $20 dressy bessies and masked marvels or way late, $30 otherwise

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

New Lost City

This party comes in four sections spread across two buildings.

Grit: Three warm floors of a former factory converted into a party paradise with hidden tea lounges, reckless rides, live art, cheap liquor, and dark dance-floors. The music here is a throw-back to the classic loft-parties, where live afro-beat mixes with stellar hip-hop and djs meet in the middle.

Glamor: Intelligent techno to breaks to deep dark house join in a 7,000 square foot loft with dripping video projections and female chandeliers (yes, there will be fire).

Ice: One hundred fifty cubic feet of false snow, Santas, and seditious elves mix with the Modern Dance Awareness Society to create a winter wonderland.

Fire: Stripper poles, piano lounges, aerial acts, casino games, and brass bands blend into a tribute to the forgotten underbelly of New York City.

Midnight: Begins with champagne bottles, fire acts, brass band explosions, dance-floor countdowns, kisses from strangers and — for a chosen few — a three course meal at the center of it all. This is the start of the best year of your life.

Performers include: Baja and Dry Eye Crew, the Hungry March Band, Stumblebum Brass Band, Raya Brass Band, Lady Circus with Fuct, Mikey Freedom Heart, and Mickey Western, Lauren Darling’s Hungry for More, Michna, Fred P. aka the Black Jazz Consortium, Dunndee, John Margulies, Zemi 17, the Vintage DJ, and Joro Boro. Feather masks will be rewarded with champagne and gifts.

Start at 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Avenue station
9p-7a; $29 door
21 and over

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Gemini and Scorpio present:

The Bootleggers’ Ball

The contraband has been ordered, authorities paid off, and performers lined up for a New Year’s Eve speakeasy ball in an enormous and aged warehouse with soaring peaked ceilings, peeling whitewashed brick walls, old wood beams, and glowing chandeliers. Expect the intimacy of cabaret mixed with a vintage costumed ball. Free cider 8-9p, plus drinks by House of St Eve, handcrafted beer, and other delectable potions.

Featuring: The Mad Jazz Hatters, Stumblebum Brass Band, Main Squeeze Orchestra, Mme Rosebud and Jenny C’est Quoi, Alchemy Dance Theater, Nikki Borodi aerial, DJs Jason Blackkat, Dhundee, Jon Margulies. Face painting by painteresse Elysabeth. Tarot and 2010 numerology divination Marcy Currier, midnight moment of mayhem by Dan Glass, hosted by burlesque’s charming reprobate Bastard Keith.

Plus more live entertainment and surprises, including a live auction of prohibition memorabilia and games of chance in our Den of Sin. Bring fun items to bet, or be prepared to lose your clothes. Dress code: depression glamour, evening ball on the Titanic, hobo formal, desperation derring-do. Effort required. Own cups optional, but welcome.

Check in at Green and Green Insurance Co.
450 Union, at Bond, Brooklyn
8p-6a; $30 advance, $40 door, $50 VIP, $20 after 2a
21 and over

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Winkel and Balktick present:


A warehouse alchemy magnum opus for New Year’s Eve 2010. It was the end of the Aughts. Winkel and Balktick meditated upon the last decade’s irrational exuberance and its booms, busts, bursts, and bubbles. While the present situation seemed dire, they knew that with the right experiment, they could transform the debut of the Tens from a bleak lump of coal into a brilliant Golden Age.

On Thursday, December 31, 2009, join them as they transmute a dusty old warehouse into a clandestine celebration laboratory. Participate in the boldest experiments in dancing, DJs, interactive art installations, lounging, activities, games, elixirs, cuisine and merrymaking.

The laboratory, The Philosopher’s Stone, is a chamber of the most majestic proportions. It 26,000 square feet (yes, really) sit perched upon the East River in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Music: DJs spinning house, techno, breaks, and dubstep: Reza, Friar Tuck, Doug Singer, DJ Courage aka Steve B, David Last. Delirious downtempo and ambient labscapes by Autophage and Prototype, Cosmo D, Creepy Hugs, Futureben, Hobotrail, and Shigeto.

Art and performance: Animal Mechanical, Betty T. Kaos and Chris NYC, Caraballo-Farman, Charlie Roberts, Chassy and Audrey, Corey Armpriester, Day De Dada, Eva Lansberry, Gregory Skolozdra, Harlan Emil Gruber, Imagenode, Jeanne Angel and Sam Z, the Jellie Collective, John Walter, Judy Sky, Jules Garcia, Just Desserts Lab, Kate Raudenbush, Kostume Kult, Laura Sheedy and Kaytee Papusza, Logan Grendel and Psyche Corporation, Lowroad, Marko’s Boomshack, Meki and Mike’s Magic Concession Kitchen, Rounder, Page Not Found, Squiddie And Friends, Terri Ferrari, Troy C. Franz, V2K’s Shadow Dance Tunnel. Visuals from VJs Housewives’ Guide to Anatomy, Dr. Light, VJ Silence, Animatronic, and Nobody But Yours.

RSVP for address, Brooklyn
9p-7a, free beer 9-10p; $25 through Wednesday, $30 door, $20 after 3a

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Surreal Estate presents:

New Years on the Rocks

A pirate themed fundraiser for the Bedford Bike Lane Activist Defense Fund. What a solid gold year it’s been at Surreal Estate, and in all of our collective lives. Celebrate the camaraderie at our most mirthful New Year’s Midnight Metamorphosis. Lament your losses and boast of your exploits as the confetti canon explodes overhead, and glowing glasses are raised for a plasma toast on the heated roof deck. New York’s loftiest, most diverse, most surprising communal house wishes Peace and Joy to all: Thank you for your support throughout the year.

Three floors and our roof deck featuring CSC Funk Band, the Lord Jeff, Outernational, Heritage OP, Veveritse, and an open jam session with Big Tasty of Big Tasty’s Funk Party. With DJs Yoko, Faith in the Glitch, and Oh Shit. Plus fire spinning, portrait booth, horoscopes by Swami Chachaynanda. Sinful sweets and healthy treats. Full pirate themed decoration.

Surreal Estate
15 Thames, Brooklyn
10p-6a; $20

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Live With Animals presents:

New Year’s Eve End of the Decade Danceathon

A Golden New Year with Golden Triangle and Electric Tickle Machine. DJs JG Thirlwell, Arthur Arbitt (local perv), Jack and Julie Hines (Georgiana Starlington, K-Holes). Go-go dancing. Free champagne at midnight.

289 Kent Avenue, at South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9p, free better vodka from 9-10p; $10

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Pre-Teen Century, Future Fantasy, Time War

Come on a trip to the future present. We’re all going, So lets go together. Give way to the Tiger Beat, 2010, Year of the Tiger. Take your inner space to outer space with all of us. Its an Odyssey, to make contact, ya dig?

You feel me? I feel you. We love you. And we’re here to help you blow your own mind.

With I Love You Airlines, Theo Angel, Stabbing Eastwood (Ryan Sawyer and Tunde Adebimpe), Mariachi, Throbbing Megz and the Shuttlecocks. Plus tiny tacos, Jean Loscalzo is so high, Lone Wolf and Cub, H1/N1 Acrobatics, opera by Anima Animus Animal. Viva El Diablo.

Union Pool
484 Union Avenue, at Meeker, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 includes champagne toast

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Mister Saturday Night New Year’s Eve

Say goodbye to the first decade of the third millennium and hello to 2010. It’s A Mister Saturday Night New Year’s Eve. We’re tuning up our soundsystem for maximum output, serving up free drinks all night long, and playing the celebratory jams only fit for a night fueled by sparkling wine. Justin even has a New Orleans brass band version of Auld Lang Syne he might play before the ball drops, and we’re sure Eamon’s got some sneaky Irish New Year’s tradition that he can share.

Our special guest is Omar S, one of the best DJs we’ve ever had at Mister Saturday Night. We think he’ll be in a particularly celebratory mood – 2009 was pretty good to him. It was the year he released his Fabric mix and the year that he launched from being a staple of the Detroit underground to one of the most sought after DJs and producers in the world. He’ll drop his first record right after the ball drops. Happy New Year, indeed.

1142 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-late; $50 includes open bar all night, $20 after 4a

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

New Years Eve Built by MeanRed

A warehouse party featuring the Rub, Project Matt, and Lloydski. With Lights by Liz Ligouri. 2010 is going to be a big year. And dancing all night with friends and family is the way we’d like to ring it in.

On New Year’s Eve we’re teaming up with local stars DJ Eleven, DJ Ayres, and Cosmo Baker of the Rub. With a loyal herd of followers, these three bring out Brooklyn’s finest. Plus we’ve got Unemployed Lloyd and Project Matt spinning guest sets. These guys are family — they’ll make you dance and then they’ll take shots with you after.

We are taking over the garage of an Old Can Factory in Brooklyn, which we are warming-up-all-cozy with our subwoofers, turntables, lighting, heaters, and extra special surprises. Say goodbye to 2009 with dope music, plenty of alcohol, champagne toast, good people, and no neighbors. Free malt liquor from 9-10p.

Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9p-4a; $25 or $50 with three hours of open bar

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

New Years Eve at Public Assembly

Parties for a solid 20 hours. Three parties, three ways to ring in the New Year, something for every facet of your personality, even the parts you’re in denial about.

Front Room: The Ohio Party DJs. Back Room: The Bunker’s Blood & Thunder IV live techno/house. After Party: Psybotik Robot Revolution techno/electro/trance/dubstep.

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p-5a Ohio, 10p-4p Bunker, 6a-6p Psybotik; $10 Ohio, $20-30 Bunker, $10 Psybotik

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Pratt Steam Whistles

Blasts from the chief engineer’s collection.

Pratt Campus, Brooklyn
Midnight; $free

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

Brooklyn Paintdown New Years 2010

Featuring live performances by Raye 6, Dynasty Electric, and M.Island. With live art by See-One, Rimx, and Lichiban. Plus music by DJs Hard Hitting Harry and Synapse. Presented by Coup d’etat Brooklyn In Collaboration with Littlefield.

622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
10p doors; $40 advance, $50 door
21 and Over

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

From Gemini and Scorpio:

Magic Brian and Corn Mo’s New Year’s Eve Bash

Jason Trachtenburg of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and Albert Cadabra the great deceiver will perform, in addition to Corn Mo making his barbecue ribs, a champagne toast at midnight, and DJs to keep you dancing until dawn.

Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston, Manhattan
9p; $50 after 9 includes food, $25 after 10

***** Also on NEW YEAR’S EVE *****

New Year’s Eve with the Coney Island Sideshow

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Scott Baker, Serpentina, Kryssy Kocktail, Adam the First Real Man Rinn, the Executioner, and Dick Zigun. Musical guest Bad Buka.

Radegast Hall and Biergarten
113 North 3rd Street, at Berry Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p; $free

And the list seems to go on and on….. Happy Year of the New

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