Ah, shit. It’s this late in the game and you still aren’t sure what you’re going to be doing this New Year’s Eve. We’ve been there. Hell, we’re there right now. Let’s face facts, this isn’t the first time this has happened. It’s all too easy for the rush of the holiday shopping season to consume all of your brain power in December with New Year’s falling by the wayside.
Unless you happen to be throwing your own NYE party, your plans are likely all up in the air — you did click on this article after all — so let us make the search a little easier by bringing you some of the best parties to celebrate the dawn of 2019 around the world.
New York City
Time + Space with Claude VonStroke
Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Ave, New York, NY 11378
Dirtybird Records label-head and producer-DJ Claude VonStroke knows how to throw a party. VonStroke got his start throwing free parties for friends and family in the Goldengate Park in San Francisco and he turned that skill for setting the vibe into a full-fledged career that has seen him sharing top-billing with the likes of the Wu-Tang Clan.
With three stages, a silent disco, live painting, interactive art installations, a barter-only blackjack table, and musical performances, Time + Space has everything you could ever need to ensure that your New Year’s Eve is an intense sensory experience. We dig those.
In typical New York fashion, this party doesn’t end until the sun comes up. Be ready to spend New Year’s Day recovering.
Minimal Effort: NYE
Belasco Theater 1050 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Minimal Effort throws just two parties a year, but both are can’t miss events. With Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve behind us, that leaves only their NYE event which is looking like it’s going to kick-off 2019 with a bang. Eight hours of chest-pounding dance music across five stages with killer sound and LED light installations, live painting, various vendors, food, and performances by Sasha, Justin Jay, and Skream will keep you busy until 4 a.m. New Year’s Day.