Top New Year's Eve Parties of 2006 - The nooStars of New Years

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New York City

Nikki Midtown (Nightclubs) - View Details
Celebrating New Year’s Eve with charitable intentions, this world renown Miami style nightclub and host, Mira Sorvino, donate partial proceeds from ticket sales to the Epic School, in an effort to change the lives of the children with autism. Nikki Beach Midtown merges the best of New York sophistication and Miami glamour, with fabulous inventive cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, DJ music by legendary Jorge Felix and a 1,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight. Call 212-213-2868 for more info.

Peite Abeille (Restaurants) - View Details
Stand back Jamie Oliver, the Real (Belgian) Naked Chef is making his debut! At Petite Abeille’s 17th Str. location, Chef Nicolas Jardin will premiere his two greatest talents. Pre-midnight will feature his first talent (and the reason we all love Petite Abeille) - his great culinary skills – with a classic 3-course Belgian feast. Post-midnight, Chef Nicolas will share his other talent, the more private one – exotic dancing – with a special performance just to ring in the New Year. Ahh ... only in New York do the Belgians dare to be free and reckless ...

7 SQUARE (Restaurants) - View Details
Steps away from the wildly popular Times Square celebration, 7SQUARE celebrates New Year’s with a dream dinner for foodies and non-foodies alike. “A Modern Chophouse”, 7SQUARE offers the ultimate feast ... a decadent, gourmet 9-course dinner to bring in 2007. To whet your appetite, menu highlights include pan-seared foie gras, lobster with black truffle, red-wine braised monkfish, mushroom crusted venison loin, roasted beef rib eye and root beer braised short rib ... Hungry yet? Call 212-213-2868 for more info.

Makor (Unique) - View Details
In the truest sense, the Makor/Steinhardt Center becomes an Arts Center with this year's MAKORnival: A New Year's Carnival Party. Hosted by Scotty the Blue Bunny, guests meander the building with vaudevillians, gypsies, party bands and a plethora of circus performers to ring in the New Year. Performance artists, jugglers, fortune-tellers and daring hula-hoopists augment a live music lineup whose genre stylings run the gamut from sultry Parisian rock to Big Easy funk. There is a 2-hour open bar (9 pm – 11pm), video screenings, a kissing booth, prizes, games and a midnight champagne toast all included. A three-ringed circus of New Year's entertainment will certainly satisfy your party needs.

Marion’s (Restaurants) - View Details
One of downtown’s legendary restaurants, Marion’s always offers innovative New Year’s Events. This year Marion’s presents “Swing in 2007” and features champagne toasts, a 7-course dinner and “Tara and the Sexy Swing Band” to entertain the guests and keep them dancing in between courses. As always, Marion’s promises to bring in the New Year in great style.

APT (Bars and Lounges)
Ultra glittery Solid Gold Dance New Year’s Party sound enticing and fun? Throw on your best sequins. gold lame and head over to APT for a cool Andy Gibbs vibe. Inspired by the ‘80’s TV hit mega-sensation, APT’s New Years Hosts and DJ’s promise to spin beats that will keep you moving ‘till early morning. There’s also a special live dance performance by Poon, an open bar from 10 pm to 2 am and midnight champagne toast to keep all refreshed throughout the night. A 5 am early morning breakfast and commemorative APT Sunday CD are included. For more info call 212-414-4245.

Soho Grand (Hotels)
Soho Grand’s “Black and White Masquerade Ball” is inspired by Truman Capote’s famous “Black and White Ball”. Guests are required to dress in black and white and wear masks to maintain New Year’s old world spirit of elegance and spontaneity. This event promises to be one of the most sophisticated and festive with open bar, gourmet buffet and spectacular music that will keep everyone dancing throughout the night and early morning hours. For more info call 212-965-3369.

Tribeca Grand (Hotels)
To pay homage to the legendary Times Square Ball-Drop, Tribeca Grand will lower a replica of the original Times Square Ball in their spectacular 8-story central atrium in the Church Lounge. The Tribeca Grand Ball, created by industrial designer, Darren Vigilant, is handmade and will descend inch by inch at the stroke of midnight. Guests will enjoy open bar, gourmet buffet, party favors, midnight champagne toasts and excellent music by Aaron La Crate and DJ Jaclyn. Call 212-519-6600 for more info.

Criteria
  • Change & Risk
    - Is the venue offering an event that is noticeably different than the other events in the same category?
    - Is the venue putting in the extra effort to do something different compared to its usual events?
    - Are the organizers taking any sort of risks to make the experience unique?
  • Creativity
    - Is the venue incorporating the arts - music, dance, painting, themes, fashion, performances?
    - Is the venue promoting creative expression by guests, hosts, staff and/or performers?
  • Culture
    - Is the event making any attempts to bridge cultural gaps?
  • Service
    - Is the venue showing a commitment to special service for its event?

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