Quality events for New Year’s Eve (and New Year’s Day)

Last updated: December 30, 2015 03:50PM

Thursday December 31

Totally Super Fancy NYE at Lucas Confectionery, Pecks Arcade and Tavern Bar: 10,000 square feet of food, drinks, dancing, photo booth and champagne toast. All inclusive.

Central Ave New Years at Pauly’s and The Low Beat: An hour of free beer, six bands, two venues.

2016: A Beer Odyssey at Rare Form: An evening of drinks and food at Rare Form with Sci-Fi on the big screen.

New Year’s Eve at McGeary’s: McGeary’s does NYE right. With DJ Lady Luck.

moe. in Albany, NY for New Years!: Jam out and ring in the new year.

New Years Eve at Rocks: No cover, a buffet, DJ Larceny.

Uptown Kingston NYE in Kingston: Three venues, three different parties.

New Year’s Around The World at The Hill at Muza: Celebrating with countries around the world as they ring in the new year.

Skeeter Creek at Proctors GE Theatre: “The area’s #1 country band”, with DJ Mickey C.

First Night of Funny at Proctors: Comedy show with Sean Donnelly, Ray Harrington, Erin Jackson and Mike Gaffen.

The Refrigerators at The Desmond: With The Audiostars, DeeJay Element & Jake Allen, and Emcee JWill.

‘Leave Your Legacy’ Bash at The Hollow: WEQX Party with Rustic Overtones and Mirk. Open bar options.

Noche Vieja at The Half Moon: Food, cocktails, music.

SIRSY at First Night Saratoga: At Saratoga Springs Center. Early/late shows.

Dinner and Comedy Show at Pearl St Pub: A nice dinner and comedy show before things get crazy. With Frank Vignola, Angela Cobb, Tony Rogers, and Michael Raive.

New Years Eve Masquerade at Pearl St Pub: Dance music, costumes, and an open bar.

New Years Eve at Saratoga National: Food, music from DJ Trumastr, open bar.

Times Square Experience at City Line Tavern: Open bar, red carpet, hand rolled cigars, “NYC-inspired street food”, scotch tasting, etc., and music from DJ Nate da Great.

New Year’s Eve at Graney’s Stout: If you are looking for a guaranteed shitshow, this is it. With DJ NV and DJ Kip Chapman.

Eastbound Jesus and Lucid at Putnam Den: Rock and roll party at the Den.

Friday January 1

“When The Smoke Clears” Art Show and Fundraiser at Hinckel Brewery: Art, music and performances all raising money for victims of the Park St fire.

First Friday Albany: Art, music and culture all around the city.

moe. in Albany, NY for New Years!: Jam our and dance off your hangover.

Particle with Mister F at The Hollow: moe. afterparty.

Food For Thought: Artist’s Reception at Albany Barn: Art inspired by food, wine, culinary arts and dining. Also food vendors will be sampling and selling.

Discofunk at The Low Beat: Happy hour jams.

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