Ready to end New Years with a bang, but not sure how? Chronograms has got you covered. Whether you’re partying like it’s 1999 or spending the night meditating, we’ve compiled a selection of noteworthy events in the Hudson Valley to say goodbye to 2014 with.
Amy Helm at Levon Helm Studios
Traditional gospel, blues standards, and soothe, are what comes to mind when we describe the voice of Woodstock native Amy Helm. Introducing the new year the Levon Helm Barn New will host a night of musical performances from Amy Helm. Kicking off at 9:30 pm. The Handsome Strangers, and special guests will jam throughout the night. All seats are sold, but standing room tickets are available ($75).
The Takeover at The Falcon
Jamaica born and raised front-woman NeeNee Rushie brings a very reggae new year to the Falcon. Accompanying her on stage for the late night celebration will be a playful horn section, a hypnotizing rhythm section, and pulsating bass and drums to. Doors open at 5, the show begins at 9pm. For more information please visit the event page.
Julie Novak’s "America’s Next Top" Encore
Julie Novak returns to for an encore of her comedy performance “America’s Next Top: One Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes” which made its way to the Hudson Valley earlier last month. If you’re looking to laugh your way into the new year Novak’s stories about coming out and homophobia will put a humorous twist to the evening. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door at Rosendale Theatre. For more information visit the Rosendale Theatre website.
The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
Sparkly cocktails, a “count it down” lounge, and a fine dining dinner and brunch, offers a relaxing hotel room in one stay to begin the new year. For the special evening a four-course prix fixe menu is offered at the Restaurant, as well as special stay & dine packages. Please visit the Roundhouse website for more details.
Chris O’Leary at the Town Crier
The Town Crier invites the big blues band to rock the house into the new year with his performance beginning at 9:30. The restaurant will be serving from 7-9:30 offering guest a multi-course buffet dinner for $125 a person; $110 for members. Prices include gratuity and include a variety of appetizers, entrees, and dessert provided by Executive chef James Kane and renowned pastry chef Mary Ciganer. Dinner guests will also receive a complimentary bottle of champagne per couple. For those interested in purchasing tickets only for the show, tickets are $40; $42.50 for members. Show tickets include a midnight champagne toast. For ticket information please visit http://townecc.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=180524&cart.
Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute) at Windham Mountain
Along side DJ Brian, The Joshua Tree will throw on a rocking good time as they perform on New Years Eve from 8pm-1am. In the Mountain Express kids will be entertained by Magician Sean Doolan who will put on a magic show and balloon twisting at 6pm, a bounce house from 7-10pm, and a movie night. At 9pm the fireworks display over the C-Lift will make the evening feel special.
Annual Ball Drop in Uptown Kingston & dance party at BSP
Not too many upstate communities make a big deal out of New Year’s Eve, but Kingston is not one of those places. For the third year in a row there will be an annual ball drop on Wall Street, vaudeville style acts, music from Bella’s Bartok, Rouge, and Heart String Hot Club. There will be an appearance by Baby New Year and Father Time, and restaurants will be open late. BSP Kingston will host an after midnight dance party offering electro-swing from DJ Dr. Suds.
The Tavern at Diamond Mills
Diamond Mills offers a night of style and grace as we enter into 2015. Arrive at the Tavern from 5-11pm to ring in the 205 with style and grace. Offering a deluxe a la carte menu in the celebratory ambiance of the tavern, a live pianist throughout the evening, and a gourmet brunch buffet the following morning The Tavern offer a relaxing New Years evening. Tickets are $29 for adults, $14.50 for children 12 and under, free for children under four.
Midnight Meditation at Woodstock Yoga
Bless the new year by attending a midnight meditation where yogi’s can meditate, journal, or practice asana in silence until midnight. Those interested in attending are welcome to stay after the Restorative class prior, or join after, door will be open until 11:55. This is a donation class, all proceeds will go to Family of Woodstock. For more information please visit www.woodstockyogacenter.com.
Daryl’s Rock ‘N Soul New Year’s Eve Party
Streamed though the platform Stageit, Daryl Hall will provide live performances online to his fans as they are welcomed to tune in from their mobile device or computer. Daryl’s House Club will be tuned in as they throw a New Years Eve party into the night. Please visit www.darylshouseclub.com.
Lee Fields and the Expressions at Helsinki Hudson
Lee Fields introduces a dance party filled with old-school soul and R&B to Helsinki Hudson for New Years Eve. Blending church and bedroom Fields’ performance will bring listeners back to the days of James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder. Tickets are $45-55, door open at 6, the show begins at 9. For more information please visit http://helsinkihudson.com/schedule.html#141231.