If you haven't done all you need to do in the realm of presents and decorations well, uh ... we have some news for you. Christmas is Tuesday. Might as well give up and start focusing on that other event you've been procrastinating about making plans for: New Year's Eve.
Oh, you were waiting for someone else to plan something? No one did so you figured you'd just stay in, sip some cold medicine and turn in early? Nah, we couldn't allow that. Dust off your dinner jacket and grab a ticket to one of these killer dinner parties (plus one bonus cabaret show).
Dinner at Tromba
121 Ludlow St, LES
This fun-loving new spot on the LES is hosting a special menu for New Year's Eve. It's a $35/person prix fixe meal, plus stick around afterward for live music, dancing and drinking in the new year. More info here
Cubana Social New Year's Eve Dinner & Party
70 N. 6th St, Williamsburg
Reserve a spot at this Latin social club in Williamsburg and get a four-course, prix fixe menu + suggested cocktail & wine pairings. Entertainment includes a live traditional Afro-Cuban band, DJs and dancing till 4 a.m. More info here
New Years Eve at The Beagle
162 Ave A, East Village
The $180/person ticket at this cozy New American spot in the East Village gets you cocktails through out the night, three courses of food, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be debauchery. And hats. You know you love a party hat.
The Crooked Knife New Year's Dinner and Party
232 W. 14th St, West Village
This Irish/American pub and restaurant on 14th has a couple of options for you: Have a three-course meal at 8 p.m. + plus a premium open bar all night for $160; or join in the fun with just the open bar for $120 starting at 10 p.m. Both include DJs, dancing. and festive party favors. You know you love a festive party favor. More info here.
Floating Kabarette at Galapagos Art Space
16 Main St, DUMBO
Ok, so this one doesn't include dinner, but it does include a list of some of NYC's most seductive, and flexible, performers. Dress for an elegant night in Paris circa the 1920s. $150/ticket gets you access to a top-shelf open bar, the Kabarette show starting at 10 p.m. and a DJ dance party for the rest of the night. More info here