New Year's Eve Preview 2015: Parties worth paying for.
December 23, 2015
505 E Sixth St (Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Celebrate the new year East Village style with DJs Sammy Jo, Frankie Sharp, and Darren Dryden, hostess Severely Mame, and four fresh new go-go sluts. Plus, a special performance by Sweetie. 9pm; $5 before midnight.
Not Booked Eve
Black Bear Bar, 70 N Sixth St (Wythe/Kent Aves), Williamsburg, notbookedeve.eventbrite.com. Ring in the new year with promoter Shameless and every New York nightlife personality who didn’t get a New Year’s Eve booking, including Will Sheridan, Demanda Dahling, David Terzian, Cher Noble, and others! 10pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission.
Cockfight NYE 2016
Boxers HK, 742 Ninth Ave (50th St), boxersnyc.com. Manny Fierro hosts Hell’s Kitchen’s largest gay Latino New Year’s Eve party with Monica Monroe, DJ Alex spinning R&B, hip-hop, pop, and Latin beats, and two floors of go-go dancers. 10pm/$10 general admission.
Shadow Boxers, 215 W 40th St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), boiparty.com. The BoiParty crew teams up with promoter Joe Roszak to stream the Times Square ball-drop live for a crowd of 20-somethings. DJs Nandi and Rafael Sky spin, and Absolut cocktails are free until 11pm. 10pm; $30 in advance/$50 general admission.
Do You Like Disco
Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.com. DJs David Sokolowski, Analog Soul, and Econ & Viv spin disco so you can get down, plus visuals by Ethan Weinstock and performances by Sapphira Cristal, Aja, and Momo Shade. 10pm; $5.
Black & Gold
Macri Park, 462 Union Ave (Metropolitan Ave/Conselyea St), macripark.com. Brooklyn drag doyennes Horrorchata and Merrie Cherry bring you this fab Bushwig-flavored party with DJs Claudia de Chalon and Jessamess. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$5 general admission.
The West End Lounge
955 W End Ave (107th St), thewestendlounge.com. This uptown drag destination offers three different New Year’s Eve packages including the $129 premium experience with open bar and guaranteed seating for performances by pageant queen Vita Summers, John Forslund’s boy band, and more. 9pm–1am; cover varies.
Boots & Saddle
700-A Seventh Ave (Bleecker/Grove Sts), bootsandsaddlenyc.com. Be a VIP on New Year’s Eve! Make your reservations now for bottle service and private parties—including a champagne toast and shows—because this West Village drag bar will be closed to the general public until after midnight. 9pm–1am; $400–$800.
RELOCATED: New Year’s Cockin’ Eve
The Cock, 93 Second Ave (Fifth/Sixth Sts), dworld.us. Porn stud Adam Killian will be dancing alongside eight other go-go boys at Daniel Nardicio’s 13th annual masked ball. DJ Johnny Dynell spins, but sorry ladies; no girls allowed! 10pm–6am; $40 tickets before December 25/$50 in advance/limited tickets at the door.