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The Best Cheap Things to Do in NYC for New Year’s Eve!

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Free Shit

First-Ever Coney Island Ball Drop

Avoid the Times Square chaos and watch the Parachute Jump which will give it’s own unique interpretation with 8,000 LED lights and fireworks at midnight.

‘Drop’ in at 9pm


Steeplechase Pavillion, West 16th st. & The Boardwalk

Purple Rain NYE Dance Party

Videology hosts a special screening of the classic film, “Purple Rain” followed by hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Patrons are encouraged to dress in their best velvet and lace.

Party like it’s 2015 at 9:30p


Videology, 308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg

New Year’s Eve Flamingo Formal

This black, white and pink themed party has shuffleboard and DJ Workhorse plus free pink champagne toast at midnight.

Shake your tailfeather at 6pm


Royal Palms Shuffleboard CLub, 514 Union St., Gowanus.

Staten Island Ferry

See the fireworks for free and in true broke-ass style, sneak some booze in your best girl’s purse or water bottles. Entrance is on South st.

Cruise all night.


Staten Island Ferry.

Fireworks in Prospect Park

Enjoy hot chocolate and live entertainment at Grand Army Plaza for this totally free display. Presented by the Prospect Park Alliance.

Join in on the tradition at 11p.


Grand Army Plaza/Prospect Park. Brooklyn.

Cheap as Shit

New Year’s Eve at Aviv

Enjoy entertainment by Palbert, Baked, Gradients and Celestial Shore presented by Gimme Tinnitus and Exploding in Sound. Free pizza and a High Life (the champagne of beers) at midnight!

Live the ‘high life’ starting at 6:30p.

*8$ cover charge.

Aviv, 496 Morgan Ave., Greenpoint

NYE Reggae Prom

BYOB and check out Grace of Spades, Jonny Go! Figure, Far East and the Frightnrs at this fourth annual roots rock reggae party with Bushwick’s Tea Factory as your backdrop.

Get irie starting at 8p (free before 9p, 7$ after).

The Tea Factory, 175 Stockholm St., Bushwick

Cheap but fancy

Reverend Vince Anderson NYE

Get inspired with the “Dirty Gospel” from Rev. Vince Anderson and his Love Chior with special guest and sounds by Dj Ryan Sawyer and Dj Blunt Master.

Hear the good word at 9:30p.


Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Williamsburg.

Ball Drop NYE

Turnt Up Trifecta wants you to ask, so they can tell. Not for the faint of liver, this 12-hour LGBTQ alt-drag scene party includes performances by Crimson Kitty, Louvel, Lady Quesadilla, eight djs and seven hosts. Give these gifts to your true love on the first day of new years.

Balls start dropping at 10p.

20$ cover.

Secret Brooklyn location.

New Year’s Sousveillance

Silent Barn won’t be silent for long with ten Djs and nine bands for your entertainment plus three video crews for a techie’s wet dream behind the stage.

Make some noise at 9p.


Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Bushwick.

Mutual Dreaming NYE

Nitemind offers a visual lights show at this more intimate gathering with sounds by Galcher Lustwerk, Dj Richard and Huerco.

Sweet dreams start at 10p.


Palisades, 906 Broadway, Bushwick/Bed-stuy border.

Forward NYE

Rich Medina hosts this new Crown Heights hot spot with Les Nubians performing at 1am. Beer and food as well.

Move ‘forward’ at 9pm.


Berg’n, 899 Bergen St., Crown Heights

NYC’s NYE Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl

Bar Crawl Registration Ticket @ Duke’s Murray Hill 5pm-10pm

Should you dare a trek through midtown, (*barf), this bar crawl will take you from Duke’s to Peter Dillons and beyond.

Register at 5p (at Duke’s Murray Hill)


Duke’s Murray Hill

560 3rd Ave New York, NY 10016

Best Places to go after midnight

Ella Lounge

9 Avenue A, New York NY

29$ starting at 12:30am

Stone Creek

140 E. 27th St, New York NY

29$ after midnight

The Headless Horseman

119 E 15th St, New York NY

19$ after 12:30p

The Royal

127 4th Ave, New York NY

19$ after 12:30p.

Brooklyn Bowl is hosting it’s “Washed Out” party with Small Black’s Josh Kolenik as the DJ.

10-15$ after midnight.

61 Wythe ave. Brooklyn

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