Chicago: New Year's Eve Neighborhood Party Guide

Riverside neighborhood Streeterville has been becoming more and more upscale since the early 2000's, and the party scene there reflects that development. Come play among the skyscrapers this NYE at a Streeterville venue.

The Navy Pier is one of Chicago's most-loved destinations, which makes it a perfect spot for a New Years Eve party. Crystal Gardens at the Pier is hosting their seventh annual NYE event this year, which will feature a full, premium open bar from 9PM to 2AM (served from 20 individual bars, which means no long waits for drinks, as well as Stefani Signature Food Stations & Hors d'oeuvres, Get your picture taken on the red carpet and countdown to the New Year on the famous Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, after which you can ring in the big moment with a Champage toast. Tickets start at $125.

Rockin' Waves: The Rock of Ages '80s Cruise

Circle Line is hosting its 4th Annual Rock of Ages '80s Cruise along with New York City Experience on July 18th. Tickets are $50 and include a summer bbq buffet, wine from B. Smith's Restaurant, beef from Heartland Brewery, champagne from 300 Bowling, sangria from Southern Hospitality, and energy drinks from HARD Engergy! To top off the quirky theme, '80s hair and makeup will be provided by Maximus Clark salon at the Oasis Day Spa. With all this and more, you are guaranteed to have Nothing But A Good Time!

Cast members from the Broadway show will be on board and there will also be a Rock of Ages on Broadway Scavenger Hunt, where you can win prizes and tickets to see the show. Dave and Buster's and Warner Bros will have a prize wheel with giveaways all night long and VJ Randy Esulto will be mixing your fave '80s videos!

The cruise goes from 7-10pm and tickets can be purchased here.

Inside Maxim's Super Bowl '12 Party

For 11 years Maxim Magazine has thrown a party Super Bowl weekend to celebrate the momentous game. For the first time ever, the party extended to NY this year. Naturally I did everything in my power to procure a set of press passes so I can attend the event.

The Maxim party was held at the Greenwich Village Country Club. The venue, which is quite different than its name suggests, is located on the upper level of the NYC Bowling establishment Bowlmar, down near Union Square. The space reminds one more of Dave and Busters than a typical club/bar. With pool tables, bocci ball, a separate dance room, and even an indoor mini golf course, GVCC plays out more like an adult fun zone. Maxim's event completely took over the place on Saturday night and used each nook 'n crannie to its advantage to create a club atmosphere.

F is for Family Friendly

New Year's Eve in New York City. It's 2011. Where do you go? What do you wear? Who are the celebs that are going to be rubbing elbows with you at the open bar? Every day until New Year's Eve, we are going to give you the best of the best on where to be and how to have a night to remember to kick off the New Year. Today we continue with the letter ‘F.’

F is for Family Friendly

This New Year's Eve, many of the hottest destinations in New York City nightlife will be hosting parties opened to kids under the age of 21. Take your younger siblings or your kids out for a New Year's celebration where everyone can really have fun.

New Years Eve Events in NYC
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Temptress Yacht on NYE

If you’ve got your heart set on sailing into the 2010 New Year, then cruising down the Hudson River in this multi-level maritime luxury is the way to go. Enjoy the four hour open bar, buffet dinner, and midnight champagne toast while you visit scenic Manhattan highlights such as Ellis Island, Chelsea Piers, the Statue of Liberty and more. The fireworks and world renowned DJ will only add to your already unforgettable New Years Eve New York 2010 celebration.