2016… Can you believe it? Anybody born in the previous century must feel like we’re living in the future; like we’ve finally reached that weird sci-fi point when futuristic gadgets are being used on the reg; we go to strange industrial apocalyptic parties and the distinction between men and women is no longer in place because both genders merged into one genderless, beautiful god.
Whether we live in the future, past or present, we have once again compiled a list of NYE parties going down in Bushwick and East Williamsburg. Take a pick….
NYE Party No Regrets @ Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory
288 Seigel St, East Williamsburg
$30 at the door
Did we get you already at “a party at an actual working chocolate factory“? We thought so. What if we added awesome DJs, dancing and fun to the mix? Apparently, no regrets or resolutions are necessary have a good time at Fine & Raw.
2 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick
If you’re someone who doesn’t like to do anything half-ass, you’ll be pleased by the New Year’s Eve celebrations at House of Yes. NYE is the official grand opening of House of Yes, and if you already got a sneak peek of the space during their Xmas party series or during Shwick Market this past weekend, you know that the space is astonishingly beautiful, perfect for circus and aerial performances beyond your wildest dreams, which are naturally part of the NYE package. Music will be provided by excellent David Hohme and The Adversary + Reda Briki.
An East Williamsburg warehouse
BangON! is already a household name for massive warehouse parties. This NYE they are promising to transport you into a never-before-seen 30,000-sq feet warehouse with two stages equipped with Funktion-One sound, immersive 3D projection mapping, elevated viewing platforms, art cars, and a Midnight Rocket Launch. Costumes-the crazier the better are as always encouraged. Friendly advice: Get here early to avoid insane lines at the doors.
361 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg
AVAN LAVA and French Horn Rebellion are among many artists on the line-up for what looks like nothing short of an epic NYE at Knitting Factory. Early birds will be rewarded by an open bar from 8:30 to 9:30PM featuring Lagunitas beer and Jameson whiskey. To keep you busy the music will be running in two rooms, and a glass of champagne will magically appear in your hand at midnight.
Lot 45, 411 Troutman St, Bushwick
($15 before midnight, $20 after)
Three DJs will take their turns at the turntables at the well-known queer party presented by Hot Rabbit/Bad Habits. Champaigne at midnight is on the house, which is nice; other noteworthy fun-inducing party elements include a photobooth by Miss Maro from the Village Voice, food by Djenna until 2AM and drink deals.
Starvue Loft, address upon RSVP, Bushwick
($15 in advance, $20 door)
We’re huge fans of Starvue, an unassuming party loft that brings only excellent sound quality, vinyls, chill crowd, and warm analogue experience to Bushwick at affordable admission prices. Expect disco, house, funk and classics.
The Rookery, 425 Troutman St, Bushwick
Put a mask on your face, and join The Rookery who are hosting their third black and white masquerade ball with free champagne toast at midnight, special menu items and drink specials. DJs Ekob and Carol Sharks will ring the New Year in!
La Caza Dance Party Vol. III
Lorenzo’s, 400 Troutman St, Bushwick
Lorenzo’s, a Latin fusion eatery at a converted garage is big and spacious, and makes for a great NYE party choice for people who want the best of both worlds–they want to dance but also want to be near delicious food in case they got hungry. Admission is free and they’ll be selling $30 drink tickets, which include two drinks and a champagne toast at midnight.
896 Broadway in Bushwick
If you’re in the mood for a casual NYE, head to Divine Bar. This laid back bar with a mega-selection of 16 draft beers will stay open until 8AM (with approved permit by the NYS SLA); they will have a DJ, and you will be able to bust a move as well because the owners will be moving the pool table to the rear-patio in order to open up a dance floor! Expect cocktails, beer specials and lots of bubbly at hand. The kitchen will be serving food until 4AM.
Whitney Day Presents NYE at The Wick with Lauren Flax & Friends
The Wick, 260 Meserole St, East Williamsburg
(Advance Tickets $20, $25 at the Door)
On NYE, The Wick will fill up with some seriously fun-loving queer ladies at a kick-ass party presented by Whitney Day. Look forward to sick beats, lotsa cheap drinks and great people at the backdrop of the historic brewery.
Do you know of a sick Bushwick/East Williamsburg/Ridgewood NYE event we’re missing on the list? Leave us a comment or email us deets at katarina [@] bushwickdaily.com