If standing in cold, crowded Times Square for the ball drop isn’t your cup of New Year’s Eve tea, there are warmer ways to usher in 2018. Here are a few suggestions for a festive welcoming of the New Year:
Fans of Marilyn Maye will have to have to travel to Glenside, PA this year to see the diva ring in the New Year. She’ll be performing at Dino’s Backstage and The Celebrity Room, with Billy Stritch at the piano. Shows are at 7:30 pm and 11 pm. For more information about ticket pricing and what’s being offered, go to www.dinosbackstage.com or call 212-884-2000. Closer to home, Birdland is hosting The Birdland Big Band with Special Guest Veronica Swift. Shows are at 8 pm and 11 pm. Go to www.birdlandjazz.com or call 212-581-3080. The Macy Gray New Year’s Eve Bash is at the Iridium, with shows at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Check it out at www.theiridium.com or call 212-582-2121.
Feinstein’s/54 Below is hosting two shows. Catch Lee Roy Reams: New Year’s Eve! at 7:30 pm or celebrate the coming of 2018 with Caissie Levy On New Year’s Eve! at 11 pm. Go to www.54below.com or call 646-476-3551. Mama’s New Year’s Extravaganza! is at Don’t Tell Mama at 9 pm. The show features Patrick DeSanero, Tommy J. Dose, Michelle Dowdy, Tara Martinez and Lauren Turner. There’s also Bazazz! A Sequined Variety Starring Rick Skye As Liza Minnelli with The Kit Kat Boyz, Alt Cabaret Star Lykken and the Comedy Stylings of Nancy Witter at 9:30 pm. For reservations to this show only, email manuel@don’t tellmamanyc.com. For deails on both shows, check ww.donttellmamanyc.com or call 212-757-0788. The Triad is having a Speakeasy Moderne: New Year’s Eve! at 9:30 pm. Go to www.triadnyc.com or call 212-362-2590.
At Pangea, Kim David Smith and Molly Pope present No Thrill from Champagne at 8 pm and 10:30 pm. Go to www.pangeanyc.com or call 212-995-0900. The Beach Cafe welcomes in 2018 with Mark Nadler and KT Sullivan at a 10:30 pm show. See www.thebeachcafe.com or call 212-988-7229. Finally, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola is saying goodbye to 2017 with Paquito D’Rivera and Carlos Henriquez at 7:30 pm and 11 pm shows. Go to www.jazz.com or call 212-258-9595. No matter how you choose to welcome in 2018, make it festive, keep it safe and have a very Happy New Year.