Public Assembly; 12/31 at 9 p.m.; 70 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-384-4586
Sometimes you just want to hang with good people who know good music. Lucky for you there's DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven, and Cosmo Baker, a.k.a Brooklyn collective the Rub, who’ll be taking over Brooklyn warehouse Public Assembly for a night of highly danceable tunes, with an hour-long open bar and a Champagne toast at midnight. And if you're in a gaming mood, the same hosts invite you to get trashed and play bingo next door at The Underground Rebel Bingo Club at Cubana Social.
Macao Trading Co.
Macao Trading Co.; 12/31 at 9:30 p.m.; 311 Church St., nr. Walker St.; 212-431-8750
Macao is serving up dinner and a show—a sexxxy cabaret show. Chef Josh Blakely is teaming up with Calamity Chang and her lovely shimmying ladies for a prix fixe party, which includes a signature vodka cocktail and racy entertainment paying homage to Macao’s red-light district. (It’s probably all very sanitary.)
Jersey Shore Spotting
Espace; 12/31 at 9 p.m.; 635 W. 42nd St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-724-3900
Amnesia; 12/31 at 8 p.m.; 609 W. 29th St., nr. 11th Ave.; 212-643-6464
Those JS kids seem like a fun time, so why not spend New Year's with them? Fist-pump with Pauly D, who hosts a shindig at Espace, right in the middle of Times Square. Pregame with some Ron-Ron juice then hit the club, where there’ll be a six-hour open bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvre, and VIP tables with bottle service. Or you can beat up the beat with J-Woww at Amnesia, where she hosts a dance party of hip-hop, rock, mash-ups, and, of course, house. And if you want to see Snooki, well, just look up, or hit Madame Tussauds after the ball drops.
Madame Tussauds; 12/31 at 8 p.m.; 234 W. 42nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 800-246-8872
Put your party on wax with the 85,000-square-foot museum's first ever NYE party—appropriate for the whole family and right in the heart of Times Square. Besides hanging out in the Super Hero Rooms, Pop Star Celebrity Rooms, and Historical Rooms, patrons will be able to directly see the ball drop from a special roped-off area on the second level. And after Snooki drops in her ball, she'll be hosting the after-party here.
Wines Around the World
Brooklyn Winery; 12/31 at 9 p.m.; 213 N. 8th St., nr. Roebling St., Williamsburg; 347-763-1506
Take a trip around the globe through your taste buds, when this lofty space is split into three distinct open-bar areas, each with its own wine, beer, and food pairings. The Lower Wine Bar will feature U.S.-based wines (California Pinot Noir, etc.), while the Mezzanine will be done up in loungey “Old World” style, featuring wines from Europe and twenties French music. The third Production Room area will be the “New World,” with wines from South America, New Zealand, and South Africa, Latin food parings, and upbeat dance tunes.
Murray Hill's Annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza
Southpaw; 12/31 at 10:30 p.m.; 125 Fifth Ave., nr. Sterling Pl., Park Slope; 718-230-0236
Entertainer extraordinaire Murray Hill is determined to show skin in his variety show extravaganza, starring burlesque queen Angie Pontani and pole dancers Gravity Plays Favorites (flown in special for us from St. Louis). Rounding out the bawdy lineup is performance artist Neal Medlyn, crooner Bridget Everett, trapeze and acrobat artists, a debut Champagne act by Lil’ Miss Lixx, and a monkey.
Black and White Ball
Angel Orensanz Foundation; 12/31 at 9 p.m.; 172 Norfolk St., nr. Houston St; 212-529-7194
A formal event in a historic synagogue, for gay boys and the people who love them (if you check out the invite, it seems attire (of any kind) may not be totally mandatory). Admission is tiered, from General to Ultra VIP, and discounted for those 21 to 24 years old, but everyone is able to enjoy an open bar and music by the Perry Twins.