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Party Like It's 2017

Roll into the new year right at one of these parties.


Have a rootin' tootin' good time.   

A Black & White Affair
Apotheke, 9 Doyers St., nr. Bowery; 212-406-0400; 9 p.m.; $150–$200
Fifty years ago, Truman Capote threw a lavish and debauched masquerade ball, at the Plaza Hotel, that lives on in the imagination of naughty partygoers everywhere. This New Year's, the bar on the street with the most notorious history in Chinatown pays homage to the experience, with guests required to wear black and white plus an animal mask.

New Year's Eve at Westlight
The William Vale Hotel, 111 N. 12th St., 22nd fl., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-307-7100; 9 p.m.; $225 – $2,500
Feel the magic of a New York New Year’s at Westlight, the new rooftop bar at the top of the William Vale hotel in Williamsburg. Dreamy views overlook the Manhattan skyline (and the fireworks), while, inside, the evening includes specialty cocktails, passed appetizers, dancing, and a champagne toast. Splurge for a table and be rewarded with a guaranteed seat and a raw-bar tower.

Sons & Daughters New Year's Eve
Sons & Daughters, 85 Tenth Ave., nr. 15th St.; 646-490-6013; 9 p.m.; $79-$129 ($19 after 12:30)
The new West Side gastropub has a few things up its sleeve this New Year’s, with a five-hour open bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Bonus: They’re stationary, so no chasing waiters around for a pig in a blanket. Three tiers of seated VIP tickets with bottle service give you plenty of options for feeling special on a special night.

New Year's Eve at Webster Hall
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave., 212-353-1600; 8 p.m.; $99-$150 for tickets, $220 and up pp for tables
Make like Bill and Hill this year at Webster Hall’s annual shindig, where at the stroke of midnight you’ll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring 100,000-balloon drop. This is in addition to the four floors of dancing, circus performers, fire displays, an open bar for silver ticket holders, and after-hours performances by GRiZ (DJ) and Gramatik.

The McKittrick Masquerade
The McKittrick Hotel; 530 W. 27th St., nr. Tenth Ave. 212-904-1880; 10:30 p.m.; $225 to $550
The immersive play Sleep No More throws its annual fancy party, with several combinations of entertainment choices. Come early for the “Decadent Dinner” before heading through the play and ending at the Masquerade, which includes an open bar and musical performances. Or just do SNM and the Masquerade, or just the Masquerade. It’s up to you (and how much you’re willing to spend). Just don’t forget to adhere to the dress code of all black, red, white, or gold. And you didn’t hear it here, but body paint counts.

BangOn! NYC presents NYE 2017: “Time & Space”
Bushwick Warehouse, Exact Location TBA 24 hours in advance; 9 p.m.; $60-$140
Warehouse parties endure in New York, and this one has tons of space in Bushwick to do whatever it pleases, including two music stages and a silent disco, aerialists, and a mysterious-sounding “zip-line performance.” Then there’s the music lineup, which includes Thomas Jack, The Him, Dimond Saints, and Oliver Baptiste.

New Year's Eve at The Django
The Django at Roxy Hotel; 2 Sixth Ave., nr. Walker St.; 212-519-6649; 8:30 p.m.; Optional prix fixe $55 per person (excluding tax + gratuity), table cover of $50 p/p with a two-drink minimum and $20 cover, bar and standing
The Django opened up last fall in the Roxy hotel (formerly the Tribeca Grand) and has since been quietly putting on Parisian-style jazz parties in a sexy subterranean lounge space. New Year's is no exception, with a menu of craft cocktails and Champagne list and music made for dancing by jazz frontmen Ken Fowser, Rick Germanson, Paul Gill, and Jason Tiemann, as well as a headlining performance by the sixteen-piece Evan Sherman Big Band.

World of Wonder
Brooklyn Winery; 213 N. 8th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg; 347-763-1506; 9 p.m.; $150
Because sometimes reality is too much (especially this year) Brooklyn Winery takes you down the rabbit hole to a "mystical forest" featuring over four hours of open bar, which includes their own wine and a specialty cocktail, an antipasti spread, and passed hors d'oeuvres. To remember the night, a photo booth will also be available.

Dances of Vice: Parisian Follies
Grand Prospect Hall; 263 Prospect Ave., nr. Fifth Ave.; Park Slope 718-788-0777; 10 p.m.; $75-$199
Francophiles and hedonists rejoice, this "Grande Spectacle" has everything: opera to vaudeville and can-can girls, winding you through all eras of Paris. Let the absinthe fuel you as you dance to the music of the Lost Generation, but don't get too carried away: When the you step outside in the morning, you'll still be in Brooklyn.

Afrojack at Marquee
289 Tenth Ave., nr. W. 27th St.; 646-473-0202; 8:30 p.m.; $200
This New Year's, Marquee has a Dutch import. Award-winning DJ Afrojack spins his electro-house for a night of alternating between dancing and enjoying a four-hour open bar and passed appetizers. Come after 1 a.m. and tickets are reduced to $75.