New Year’s Events 2017

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New Year Noisemakers at Providence Children’s Museum: Get your family ready for NYE by creating shakers and instruments and make joyful noise to ring in the new year. 10am – 3pm, Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St, PVD. $

Forever Plaid by Music Theatre International, (MTI): On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins. 7:30pm, at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq, Woonsocket. $


Holiday Lantern Tour: Got some yearning for the snows of yesteryear? Take a stroll with the Newport Historical Society and learn how early Rhode Islanders recognized and celebrated the holidays. 4pm, Brick Market Museum and Shop, 127 Thames St, Newport. $

NYEE With comedy legend Carlos Mencia: Star of Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” rings in the new year with lots of laughs. 7:30pm & 10:30pm. Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Ave, E Prov. $

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert: More celebratory than a glass of champagne! Waltz into the New Year with the Rhode Island Philharmonic in this tribute to Austrian classical music. 2pm, The Vets, 1 Ave of the Arts, PVD. $$

Tight Crew Magic Kingdom NYE: Celebrate an early New Year’s Eve amplified with music from DJs and producers who take over multiple floors of the maze-like Hope Artiste Village. Disney theme decorations, multiple bars, free bowling, vintage video games. Starts 6pm. 21+. The Met, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket. $

Terratorium New Year’s Eve Dinner: Ring in the new year with a five-course dinner and beer sampling. “Whenever possible we use our own farm-raised food”, if not possible, we support local RI and MA farmers.” 51 Farm St, North Smithfield. $$$

Cav New Years Eve Festivities: Enjoy a delicious 6-course meal to the Lonnie jazz band and adorn yourself with hats, favors and gifts provided to ring in the new year! 14 Imperial Place, PVD. $$

NYE Celebration at Ciara’s Restaurant: Featuring live band Brother to Brother. Dinner begins 6:30pm, reservations required. After-dinner party, 9pm. $30, includes champagne toast at midnight. 678 Killingly St, Johnston. $

NYE at Phillips Street Hall in East Providence: Dinner package includes an open bar all night, assorted appetizers, and a full course steak and shrimp dinner. Coffee and dessert, noisemakers and complimentary champagne to toast the new year will also be available. There will be a breakfast buffet prior to closing and entertainment from All Star Entertainment’s DJ. $85 per person, $40 for children 13 and under. Visit Phillips Street Hall in person to reserve your spot. 51 North Philips St, E Prov.

NYE at Sin: Special dessert tasting and pairing for two. Offering two seatings, first at 6-8pm, the second 9-10pm. 1413 Westminster St, PVD. $$

New Year’s Eve at Ciro’s Tavern: A night of entertainment, dinner and dancing. Live entertainment and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, plus complimentary hats and noisemakers. Reservations recommended. No cover. 42 Cherry St, Woonsocket. $$

New Year’s Eve at birch: Toast to the new year at Birch, featuring a multi-course menu with optional beverage pairings, as well as an á la carte beverage menu. Allow for two and a half hours for dining experience and celebration. Tickets $130 at 200 Washington St, PVD. $$$

Chez Pascal: New Year’s Eve Dinner at Chez Pascal. Three course menu, choices within each course. 960 Hope St, PVD. Call for reservations. $$

Chapel Grille New Years Brunch:
Ring in the new year and celebrate at Chapel Grille. Call for a reservation. 3000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston. $

Durk’s 1 Year Anniversary Luau: Escape the cold with a luau. Tiki cocktails and a polynesian B-B-Q / Pig Roast platter. Don’t forget to dress in your best hawaiian shirt to go along with the island theme! The night will also feature musical guest, The Z Boys. Champagne for when the clock strikes midnight. 275 Thayer St, PVD. $$

Genesis Grille NYE Bash: Start this new year off with a bang at Genesis Grille! Have dinner at 6:30pm, then let your hair loose at the 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve bash at 9pm. There will be a midnight toast, and 2nd To None will play all night. 1759 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence. Tickets available at $

New Year’s Eve At Snookers: Ring in 2018 with great food, drinks and friends. Live music from Brass Attack. Cover $15, includes two buffets and champagne. Reservations accepted. 53 Ashburton St, PVD. $
TwoTen Oyster Bar And Grille NYE Event: Three course meal by candlelight, reservations recommended. Complimentary toast at ball drop and live music. 210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown. $$

NYE at the Beav: Ring in 2018 with live music by Timeless Band at midnight. Never a cover. Thirsty Beaver, 45 Cedar Swamp Rd, Smithfield. $

Southern Style NYE: At GPub, savor a Southern BBQ buffet from 7-9pm featuring a pig roast, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken & waffles and more! Then kick off the New Year with a festive DJ, chance to win a grand ski getaway for two, midnight toast, photo booth and games until 2am. 61 Orange St, PVD. Tickets online. $$

Star Light, Star Bright, NYE Celebration: See and be seen at a celestial New Year’s Eve celebration at Providence’s only rooftop restaurant and lounge. Sip a glass of complimentary champagne upon arrival. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas and gourmet appetizers, a dessert buffet and specialty cocktails. 8pm-2am. Tickets online. 100 Dorrance St, PVD. $$

Old Downcity Glamour: Hosted at The Ballroom at the Providence G. Raw bar, buffet, specialty cocktails and dessert table. Tickets available online. 8pm. 100 Dorrance St, PVD. $$$

New Year’s Eve Dinner At Figidini: Chefs Ryan Poutre and Albert Tseng have put together a meal to send off 2017 with a smile. 67 Washington St, PVD. Tickets at $$$

New Year’s on Block Island: Special dinner and stay at the Spring House Hotel, featuring a special NYE menu. Call for reservations. 52 Spring St, New Shoreham. $$$

Spend it at Salted Slate: Get the fancy food experience complete with DJ, open bar and raw bar with hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. A limited 75 tickets at 7pm. The Salted Slate, 186 Wayland Ave, PVD. $$$


10 Rocks Midnight in Paris New Years Eve: DJ Rob DaRosa will have you dancing all night to the latest & best! Appetizer cocktail hour, gourmet dinner buffet with all you can drink wine, midnight champagne toast and breakfast buffet. 1091 Main St, $$

New Year’s Eve with What Matters: Celebrate at the Gridion Sports Bar with a buffet which includes dishes like prime rib, pork and potatoes and a champagne toast at midnight. 2416 Grand Army of the Republic Hwy, Swansea, Mass. $

A Midnight Masquerade at the Ballroom at Providence G: Flaunt your finest masks with a red carpet arrival, raw bar buffet, fine food stations, specialty cocktails and a dessert buffet. Dance the night away to The New Providence Big Band with Miss Katie Kleyla. $85 gen admission, $100 reserved seating. Tickets at 100 Dorrance St, PVD. $$

Say Hello To 2018 in “Striking” Fashion: Celebrate 2018 on the lanes! Includes four hours of unlimited bowling, shoes and buffet. AMF Cranston Lanes, 1450 Elmwood Ave, Cranston. $

The Glow Up New Years Eve Event At Ogie’s: Go dance the year away and sip champagne under the disco ball ’til 2018. Dress in your finest; complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 21+ only. $20 advanced, $30 day of. 1155 Westminster St, PVD. $

Malted Barley’s Prohibition Party: Dance all night with DJ Don Dada. Prohibition cocktails and party favors. No cover. 8pm-1am. 334 Westminster St, PVD. $

NYE Bash at The Penthouse: Includes a DJ spinning hip-hop hits, food, drinks and entertainers. 21+. Tickets $40 at 334 S Water St, PVD. $

Pat McGees NYE at Dewolf Tavern: Ring in 2018 in style on the waterfront. All-inclusive ticket with open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a tenderloin carving station. Black tie optional, champagne toast at midnight. Tickets $149 on DeWolf Tavern, 259 Thames St, Bristol. $$$

NYE One Providence: Witness Providence’s first ever ball drop and firework show, courtesy of Mayor Elorza and the City of Providence! Alongside Skyline at Waterplace’s grand opening with dinner at 6pm and champagne at midnight. Featuring food trucks and various parties right in the downtown area with a great view of the ball drop and the river. All while The New Providence Big Band with Miss Katie Kleyla keep the tunes rolling during a live midnight countdown in the park. Get tickets at, 1 Finance Way, PVD.

Revue Year’s Eve: Night Time is the Right Time: Ring in the new year with sketch, variety acts, and a dance party with live music by the Superchief Trio. AS220 Main Stage, 9pm, 115 Empire St, PVD. $ See story page 25

Kiss Off 2017 NYE Party: Tell 2017 to “Kiss Off” and make a clean break with a dirty martini at Bar Louie In Providence. 1 Union Station, PVD. $

Solid Gold ’70s New Year’s Eve Bash: Takes place at The East End. Bid goodbye to 2017 with decadent drinks, tasty treats and dancing. Tickets include disco favors and a midnight champagne toast. 244 Wickenden St, PVD. $$

Black Tie 2018 New Year’s Eve Party: Dress your best, black tie appropriate. 7pm, Whiskey Republic, 15 Bridge St, PVD. Tickets at $

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Party: World Premier Band at Twin River, with NYE cliches such as dancing, buffet and a champagne toast. 7:30pm, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln.

The Downtown Marriot: Sugar & Spice (& Everything Nice) New Year’s Eve Celebration: Dance the night away with the band Sugar, which has shared the stage with the likes of The Go Go’s, Kansas, Toto, Trick Pony and Peter Frampton! 8pm, Providence Marriott Downtown, One Orms Street, PVD. $$

One Pelham East NYE Party: Get the best of both worlds when you take part in the legendary One Pelham East New Year’s Eve Party. 8pm, 270 Thames St, Newport. $


New Years Eve with Styff Kitty: Styff Kitty plays favorite rock tunes, music that is engaging, energetic, edgy and great for dancing the night away. The Woods Tavern, 45 Nooseneck Hill Rd, W Greenwich.

New Years Eve Gala: James Bond style, celebrate the end of ‘17 and the start of the New Year as you feast on gourmet treats inspired by 007 himself. Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly.

NYE Celebration with Sybil Disobedience Band: Enjoy cocktail hour from 8:30-9:30 pm. Band starts at 9:30. $15 advanced, $20 at door. Last Resort Pub and Grill, 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. $

Ring in the New Year with the Fat City Band: Dance the night away at Chan’s with the music of Fat City Band. Includes dinner buffet, hats, noisemakers and a champagne toast at midnight. Chan’s, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. $

NYE @ Point Street Dueling Pianos: A night of live rock ‘n’ roll piano performances. Request songs and sing along! Tickets include glass of champagne at midnight. Call for reservation. Doors 8pm. Point Street Dueling Pianos, 3 Davol Square, PVD. $

NYE Bash at Pub on Park: Live music and a buffet. 7pm. Pub on Park, 665 Park Ave, Cranston. $

The Silks: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Silks, Copacetics and special guests. Rock ‘n’ roll. Doors 8pm. The Met, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket.

NYE Family Fun at Dave and Buster’s: Dave and Buster’s is offering loads of fun with packages including games and food. 5-8pm. Dave and Buster’s, Providence Place, 40 Providence Pl, PVD.

The Duke Robillard Band: Some good old-fashioned blues. 8:30pm. The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly.

NYE Dinner & Dance Party featuring World Premier Band: Get on the dance floor and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and a champagne toast. 7:30pm. 21+. Twin River Casino Event Center, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln.

New Year’s Eve at the Crowne Plaza: Dinner and dancing! Live performance by Steve Smith and the Nakeds. Overnight accommodations available. 7pm. Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick.

Lang’s Bowlarama New Years Eve: Bowl all night into the new year! Live music by Pearl Band. Starting at Noon. Lang’s Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Avenue, Cranston.

The Village New Year’s Eve in Paris: Viva la France with the Mary Day band, DJ Justincredible and an appetizer buffet! Door prizes and raffles to benefit Adoption RI. 7pm. 18+. 10pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, PVD. thevillageri .com

Don Miguelo & The Return of DJ Coro King: Reggaeton to kick off ‘18 with good vibes. 10pm. 18+. The Strand, 79 Washington St, PVD.

Celebrate New Years Eve to the Music of the ‘60s: 1960s tribute band. 8:30pm. Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton.

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