NEW YEARS EVE CENTRAL
Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013 Playlist

As December quickly spans out, NYE will be dawning upon us in no time! While you're getting ready to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in 2013, we've rounded up five dance worthy songs to put you in the mood to get your party shoes on come December 31! Once you're in full force party mode, plan your party the right way as NYC is home to some of the world's most exclusive and trendy nightclubs and lounges in the world! Don't forget about the legendary Times Square Ball Drop as it's celebrating over 100 years of magical moments for locals and visitors alike! For more information on the hottest parties in NYC visit here!

THE SCENE
Inside the Nivea Kiss of A Lifetime Launch Party

Nivea Unveils Launch of New Years Eve "Kiss of a Lifetime" Contest! New Years Eve is perhaps one of the most celebrated evenings in all of New York City and everyone knows that Joonbug.com is the resource for the most detailed, up-to-the minute and sizzling-hot information regarding the hottest & hippest New Years celebrations and soirees. When I heard about this new interactive, exciting and romantic contest, I just had to share it with the 'Glam Damn It' readers. After all, this sparkling night is all about that magical kiss as the ball drops over the city that never sleeps (in addition, the prizes are quite amazing).

2010
Cocktails for New York New Years

The cosmo, the LIT, and the mojito are all recent classics we have enjoyed on a night out with our friends. So, why not try something new to drink on 2010 New Year's Eve?

Variations on the classic martini have become extremely popular ever since Carrie and the girls started drinking cosmos on Sex and the City. This New Years try a new take on an old classic, the blood orange martini. This delicious drink contains 1 part Campari, 2 parts orange vodka, and 1 part orange juice, perfect for the sweet tooth in all of us. This drink is easy to concoct for any bartender, so when you are partying the night away at STK this New Year's Eve NYC ask for a blood orange martini, shaken not stirred.

NEW YEARS EVE NYC
New York New Years Eve Ball: The History

Over 100 years ago on Dec. 31, 1907 the most recognized New Years Eve tradition began, for the first time the New Years Eve ball dropped from the top of One Times Square.
New York was not the first city to use a ball dropping as a signal of time change. The history of the time ball was began in Greenwich, England when a ball would drop at 1:00 p.m. daily to inform ship captains of the time. New York adapted this idea into a New York New Years celebration by dropping a 700 pound ball constructed of iron and wood, lit with 100 light bulbs at midnight on Dec. 31st to ring in the New Year.
The New Years Eve ball has been dropped almost every year since 1907. In 1942 and 1943 the ball was not dropped due to war time restrictions in New York. Although the ball did not drop the celebration in Times Square continued.
The celebration that takes place around the New Years Eve ball is just as much of a tradition as the drop. The celebration in Times Square began in 1904 with nearly 200,000 people in attendance. Each year the celebration grows, with the help of television broadcasts it is estimated that one billion people take part in this tradition each year.
Currently, the New Years Eve ball weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered in 2,668 Waterford crystals. The ball is can produce 16 million different colors, making for a beautiful sight. In 2008 the ball became a year round attraction perched atop Times Square.
Though the New Years Eve ball has changed many times throughout the years it remains a staple in any New Years NYC celebration. It is likely that wherever you may be at 11:59:50 p.m. on December 31st you will be crowded around a television watching the New Years Eve ball drop.

Chech out Times Square ball drop broadcast and live NYE countdown at many New Year's Eve Central New Years Eve Parties NYC.

NEW YEARS EVE PARTIES NYC
New Years Resolutions in New York

New Years Resolutions, always high hopes and low success rates. This year why not choose an achievable resolution and take positive steps toward achieving that goal.

Each year New Yorkers take on lofty resolutions that are too much for any one person to achieve. By January 15th the diet has failed, you haven’t ran in a week, and you just smoked a cigarette. Rather than try and take on all of these resolutions, why not focus on one? All too often someone makes a resolution to “get healthy” well getting healthy may involve several steps, for now just choose one whether it be eating well, working out, or quitting smoking.

DECEMBER
2010 New Years Eve Movie Suggestions

New Year's Eve is the perfect time of year to gather your family and friends and spend an evening together watching movies. Whether the classics are your style or you’d rather trek to the theater to watch the newest releases, watching a movie is a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones while welcoming in the New Year in New York.

If you’re getting together with the girls, pop open a bottle of wine and bring out the ice cream to watch “Bridget Jone’s Diary”. This romantic comedy staring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, follows a loveable but hopeless leading lady on her quest to keep her New Year’s resolution to write in her diary. Laugh and cry along with Bridget as she writes about her ridiculous family, friends, and love life.