CNY’s 2016 guide to New Year’s Eve


New Year’s Eve is a time to get together and celebrate the New Year with friends and family. Central New York has plenty to offer for this year’s festivities. There is something for everyone, so make your plans now and enjoy celebrating the New Year. And, if you had too much to drink and need a ride home, please call, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP’s at 1-800-LAW-1010 or 1-800-529-1010 for a free cab ride home.


Friday, Dec. 30
Glen Street & Falling From One – 7 p.m., The Dev, 37 Devereux St., Utica
Bone China Reunion with special guests Zig Zag Zen, Dome & Tractor Beam – 7 p.m., The Lost Horizon, 5683 Thompson Road, Syracuse
Showtime – 9 p.m., Vernon Downs Casino, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon
The Old Main – 9:30 p.m., Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza, 640 Varick St., Utica
Annie in the Water Duo – 9 p.m., Ray Brothers Barbeque, 6474 State Route 20, Bouckville


Saturday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Bash – 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., SKY Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse. Last year’s New Year’s party was such a huge success, we’re expanding the fun with Black Tie Entertainment – Syracuse DJ & Photo Booths and Showtime performing live! The New Year’s Eve Bash includes: Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Farm Table, Food Stations, Dessert Display, Late Night Snack, 5 hour open bar with Midnight Bubbly Toast. Plus: Photobooth and Tarot Card Readings to see what the new year will bring. Tickets: $125/individual or $250/Couple. Reservations:
Noon Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Join us for an authentic New Year’s Eve celebration that keeps bed time in mind — complete with dance party, noisemakers, juice “toast” and a countdown at Noon. First 500 children in attendance will receive a goody bag with treats and small props for the party! Free with paid zoo admission
Jimmy Wolf – 9 p.m., Woodland Farm Brewery, 6002 Trenton Road, Marcy
The Bomb – 8 p.m., Crossway’s Tavern, 123 E Clark St., Ilion. Drink specials and more
New Year’s Eve Dinner – 4 to 10 p.m., The Savoy Restaurant, 255 E Dominick St., Rome. Join us for New Year’s Eve! Featuring our New Year’s Eve menu, with our most popular dishes as well as some new ones. Make your reservations now
New Year’s Eve at the Bistro – 4 to 9 p.m., Villa Verona Vineyard & Bistro, 4914 State Route 365, Verona. We are celebrating New Year’s Eve at The Bistro with a very special menu. The evening will include: your choice of one from each course, a decadent dessert from our pastry chef and a few surprises. Tickets are $60 a person, get your reservations now while spaces are available
Dinner & Music – 5 p.m., Colgate Inn, 1 Payne St., Hamilton. Live Music 9 pm – 1 am – The Blueprints Live in the Green Room. Cover Charge $10. Dining reservations beginning at 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials Chateaubriand, Lobster Tail and more. Guest Room Packages for Two All Inclusive Packages Including overnight stay, $75 dining voucher, champagne in room, midnight champagne toast, admission to entertainment and late check out. Packages starting at $149. For Reservations, call (315) 824-2300
New Year’s Eve Gala – 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St., Oneida. The Kallet is a fully restored Art Deco former movie theater built in 1937 known as Central New York’s largest ballroom dance floor. Live music for your dancing pleasure with Rhythm ‘n Shoes. The evening will include an hors d’ oeuvre buffet with carving station at 9:00 pm, followed by decadent desserts and coffee. Cash bar. Doors open at 8 p.m. $60 per person ($65 after 12/22/16). Please reserve early. No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservation deadline is 12/22/16. No refunds or cancellations after 12/28/16. All proceeds benefit the Kallet Civic Center and its programming. For more information call the Kallet at 315-363-8525.
New Year’s Eve Celebration – 6 to 10 p.m., Ommegang, 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown. Join us at Brewery Ommegang to start your New Year’s Eve off right. We will be offering a prix fix menu for the evening showcasing the culinary talents of our superb Ommegang chef’s as well as many of our fine ales.  Price: $99.95 per couple – Reservation ONLY (does not include tax or gratuity). Call or email Alexa Mason for reservations (607) 544-1800 ext. 828 or
Custom Taylor Band and Mikki Zip – 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Syracuse Liverpool, 441 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool
Twiddle, Aqueous and Soule Monde – 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. All tickets are $39 in Advance / $44 Day of Show
New Year’s Eve: Last Call – 9 p.m., The Dev, 37 Devereux St., Utica. Join us for one last party at The Dev! We’ve managed to make it 4 years, but unfortunately we must close the doors after the New Year, so let’s make this one a night to remember! $25 Gets you food, drinks, music & champagne at midnight. We’ll have the photobooth set up free for everyone to use as well. Classy dress is highly encouraged
Bad Caution – 9 p.m., The Snubbing Post, 8221 Rome Westernville Road, Rome. Special guests: Rich Artigiani, Scott Fleming and Devon Garramone
Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party – 9 p.m., Dick Smith’s Tavern, 1312 Schuyler St., Utica. $50/person $90 for a couple includes open bar, DJ, Appetizers, Party favors, decorations, Champagne toast and more. This is going to be unique in that there will be No Bartenders working we will all be serving ourselves all night so that Tips will not be necessary and fun for anyone that wants to make their own drinks!! The cost includes everything!! Taxi services will be available exclusively all night to Dick’s for its customers that Night! Check out the great Gatsby site for images for dress ideas and I hope to see you all there. Tickets will be sold early so please get them so I have a headcount for the event
Gunpowder and Lead – 9 p.m., The Oxbow Inn, 1815 State Route 8, Lake Pleasant
Run for Cover & Threatened Since March – 9 p.m., The Albany Rail Yard, 1118 Central Ave., Albany. $5 cover
A Night in Wonderland  – 9 p.m., The Desmond Hotel Albany, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. If you haven’t been to one of The Desmond Hotel’s legendary NYE events, this is the one you don’t want to miss!! This 4 hour party transforms the entire hotel into Wonderland and features the BEST bands and DJ in Albany – The Audiostars, Skeeter Creek, Joe DeeJay Element Montana and Emcee Jaleel Williams!! 4 hours of premium open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert stations, champagne toast at midnight, PLUS all entertainment – equals a night you won’t ever forget!  For more information, including pricing on all of our packages, go to Click the green Purchase Online button to buy!
New Year’s Eve Party – 9 p.m., Fish & Game Club, 1105 Park Ave., Utica. Admission charge is $10 at the door. Security camera are on the premises for the safety of our party goers. Come party like we usually do and enjoy yourself. We got bottles on deck, live entertainment – DJ Tone spinning on those 1’s & 2’s with a special guess DJ – DJ Crush and who knows who else may show up. We got all the Fish & Game Club staff that’s ready to party hard and have a good time to start off 2017. Dress to Impress, bring in the New Year in style
Spring Street, Buddhish, Max Puglisi & artwork by Kali Wallenbeck – 9 p.m., Dinosaur Nar-B-Que, 246 W Willow St., Syracuse
Dubonnet – 9:30 p.m., Jak’s Bar & Grill, 7336 Trenton Road, Barneveld. Open bar 9-11 p.m.; Dubonnet takes the stage at 9:30 p.m.; Champagne toast at mid night; Finger foods during open bar; Breakfast pizzas and coffee an juice at 1; Jaks will be giving away a pair of comets tickets. $20 presale tickets $25 at the door
Remedy – 10 p.m., Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza, 640 Varick St., Utica
The Rusty Doves – 10 p.m., Nail Creek Pub & Brewery, 720 Varick St., Utica
Soul Injection – 9 p.m., Vernon Downs Casino, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon
New Year’s Celebration – 9 p.m., The Annex, 7 W Park Row, Clinton. Make plans now for New Year’s Eve. Join us for Signature Cocktails, Desserts, Truffles, Cheese, a Sparkling Toast and a Countdown to 2017. Call us at 315.853.3052 (Nola’s) for tickets! $60 per person
Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. with Joe Driscoll – 9 p.m., Funk ‘n Waffles, 307 S Clinton St., Syracuse. $20
DJ Jasy and DJ City J Entertainment – 7:30 p.m., The Hotel Utica, 102 Lafayette St., Utica. DancingThroughTheDecades. Open Bar, Dinner Buffet, Dessert Bar, Champagne Toast and music. $80 per person (No Room) and $250 per couple package which includes room and breakfast. For tickets, call 737-3008
NYE Jazz on the Piano – 5-9 p.m., The Buffalo Head, 10626 N Lake Road, Forestport
DJ Mikey Mike – 8 p.m., The Celtic Harp, 805 Varick St., Utica
DJ Chemical Kain – 9 p.m., Aura, 337 W. Dominick St., Rome
Dirtroad Ruckus – 10 p.m., BG’s Cowboys Saloon, Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse
NYE at Exit 33 – 8 p.m. Lava Nightclub: Captains of Industry, Derrick J & DJ Chris Reiners; The Gig: Gridley Paige, 3 Inch Fury and Scars and Stripes; Tin Rooster: Beadle Brothers, Annie Brobst & DVDJ Biggie; Turquoise Tiger: Classified; Atrium: DJ Big Poppa. Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona. Information and tickets:


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