Don't Drop the Ball Before the Ball Drops
Party, drink, and food spots in NYC for NYE



New York Cruise Lines is offering a night to remember aboard Duchess World Yacht to ring in 2012. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and Statue of Liberty, a premium open bar, DJ, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a five course dinner, as well. $350 tickets can be purchased here now.

Lounge out at The Carnegie Club with sophistication for NYE with a cocktail and cigar in your hand. Listen to the Stan Rubin II Piece Orchestra and Steve Maglio playing Sinatra from 10pm to1am. There is a premium open bar, champagne toast, desserts, and party favors, all for $225.  

Pretend you aren't ringing in 2012 at The Campbell Apartment and sip on Cocktails from Another Era. There will be a premium open bar, champagne at midnight, desserts, party favors, and live music by the Michael Aranella Quartet. Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 9-11pm. Check out their packages below:

Bar package + seat at bar- $200

VIP package (table + bottle of Moet & Chandon per couple)- $300

Get it twisted at Madison & Vine with a five course dinner, champagne toast, guest DJ, and party favors. There will be a seating from 5:30-8:30pm for $100 and a 9pm seating for $120.

Nothing says it's New Year's like a good view of the city. Party at Bookmarks rooftop lounge from 10pm-1am. There will be a guest DJ, a premium open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a hot buffet, party favors, a champagne toasts, dessert, and the televised ball drop. Party here for just $100.

Teqa is happening this NYE with a live DJ, food, and plenty of fun! Did we mention there will be a complimentary breakfast at 2am?? To reserve your night (and morning) of fun, e-mail kristina@teqanyc.com. Choose from two special packages:

Dinner Package (seating at 8pm)- $120

Night Package (seating at 10:30pm)- $150

Spend your NYE at Junoon for a special tasting menu just for the occasion. There will be a five course menu for $110 (vegetarian- $90), as well as an abridged version of their regular a la carte menu. Imagine that Tandoori lobster tail!

Craving some other worldly entertainment this New Year's? Join Spice Market in the celebration, featuring signature dishes such as lobster rolls, shrimp tod mon pla, coconut cake, and more! DJ Gatsby will be spinning great tunes along with a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy the Golden Hindu Deity Dancers, who will be painted head to toe and covered in jewels. Get the party started from 9pm-1am. Ticket deals include:

Bar guests- $125

Dining room guests- $148

Hornblower Cruises & Events will be debuting the Hornblower hybrid for its inaugural cruise on NYE. Depart at 10pm and enjoy a festive fireworks show at midnight, internationally themed food stations, a premium open bar, entertainment and a DJ. The cruise is three and a half hours of fun-filled frivolity! What's more is that this vessel is eco-friendly, powered by multiple energy sources. Tickets are $350 and can be purchased by calling 888.467.6256.

Celebrate NYE Portuguese style at Alfama with a five course prix fixe menu for just $90. Do as the Portuguese do and partake in a fun tradition, as the clock strikes midnight, get ready to pop a raisin in your mouth for each chime, symbolizing each month passed...and don't forget to make a wish for the New Year!

Wall & Water will be serving a five course celebratory meal for $80. Ring in the New Year with a delectable dinner and a complimentary glass of champagne. Some selections include creamy saffron rissoto, blood orange glazed duck, and chocolate caramel decadence.

Hecho en Dumbo is bringing you a New Year's to remember at its sister joint Salon Hecho. Groups of 6+ can book now for a special pork carnitas dinner feast, featuring your own suckling pig prepared with house made chorizos. Groups of five or less can enjoy the Parrillada Clasica, a traditional mixed grill that includes Creekstone ribeye, chorizos, and pork tenderloin. Both options come with tons of yummy sides like queso fundido and grilled veggies. Book this special for $175, including open bar. Already have dinner plans? No problem! Party afterwards with agave based cocktails, 2 DJs from Mexico City and a special burlesque performance. The party is $50 and includes open bar from 9-11pm and a complimentary champagne toast. Admission is $20 after 12am. Send an e-mail to newyears@hechoendumbo.com to book your reservation.