Where oh where to ring in 2014?
On any given day, New York City has an overwhelming number of nightlife options. Add on the pressure and expectations of New Year's Eve, and you've got yourself all flustered eyeing a night in with Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve countdown.
But worry no more. We've scoured the city and compiled a guide to some of the Big Apple's most appealing New Year's Eve events in order to help alleviate all that stressful decision-making.
Whether you're looking to attend a Stanley Kubrick-worthy masquerade ball or a 1920s burlesque extravaganza, there's something on the list for everyone.
In the mood for a little "Eyes Wide Shut" action? Then nightclub <a href="http://lavony.com/" target="_blank">LAVO's masquerade party</a> is your destination. If you<a href="http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/hot-new-year-s-eve-parties-in-the-big-apple-1.6676036" target="_blank"> forget to bring your mask to the masquerade party</a>, the venue will provide one for you, AM New York notes. Tickets are a little on the pricey side but include a four-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a midnight toast. Party begins at 8:30 p.m. LAVO is located at 39 E. 58th St. in Manhattan. <em>Price: $160</em>
The 24-Hour Party
If you're up for a full day of celebration, Brooklyn hotspot Outpost is teaming up with <a href="http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?529568" target="_blank">Blk|Market to host a nonstop dance party</a>. DJs including Matthew Dekay and Konrad Black will take the stage. Party starts at 10 p.m. at 74 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. <em>Price: Pre-sale is already sold out online, but tickets will be available at the door for upward of $75. </em>
Ring in the new year by celebrating the old! Soaring aerialists and sensual burlesque dancers will transport you back to the 1920s at the 6th annual <a href="http://www.galapagosartspace.com/nye-2013" target="_blank">Floating Kabarette party at Galapagos Art Space</a> in Brooklyn. The party will kick off with acrobatic performances and move onto "elegant-dancing." Performances begin at 9:30 p.m., dance party starts at midnight and open bar goes until 1 a.m. The party is at 16 Main St. in Brooklyn. <em>Price: Seated tickets start at $125</em>
The Dream Downtown
Macklemore + Champagne + Rooftop lounge = Yes, please! The "Thrift Shop" singer will be <a href="http://dreamdowntownnye.com/" target="_blank">hosting an eight-hour party</a> at the beautiful Dream Downtown Hotel. Check out the good-looking crowd in the venue's three party spaces: The Gallery, PH-D Rooftop Lounge and Below the Dream. There's a four-hour premium open bar. Dream Downtown is located at 355 W. 16th St. at Ninth Avenue. <em>Price: Tickets start at $199</em>
Expect booming bass, techno beats and lots of <a href="http://wintergalactic.net/" target="_blank">fake snow at the Winter Galactic</a>. Held at the massive Hammerstein ballroom, the party will cloak partygoers in a winter wonderland of special effects. Headliners include Dada Life, Porter Robinson, W&W, Bassjackers, Cash Cash, and Bambi. Party is at 311 W. 34th St. in Manhattan. <em>Price: Tickets start at about $78</em>
What better way for die-hard PHISH fans to ring in the New Year than with the legends in the flesh? The band will return to Madison Square Garden for four nights of shows ending on New Year's Eve. According to Jambands, <a href="http://www.jambands.com/news/2013/09/24/phish-confirm-new-year-s-eve-at-msg#.Ur4G6GRDt7c" target="_blank">PHISH's 30th show at MSG will fall on Dec. 30</a>, coincidentally during the band’s 30th anniversary year. In case you can't score tickets, PHISH will be live-streaming the shows on LivePhish.com. Party's at Madison Square Garden, which is located at 4 Pennsylvania Plaza in Manhattan. <em>Price: Tickets start at $65</em>