12/31: Ukes, Trapeze + Joanna Angel: 7 Offbeat NYE Parties

Plus fire-swallowing and a full casino. This ain’t your mama’s Auld Lang Syne.

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Thursday, Dec 31, 2009  |  Updated 12:33 PM EDT
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12/31: Ukes, Trapeze + Joanna Angel: 7 Offbeat NYE Parties

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Joanna Angel and adult entertainer Jessie Lee.

Trapeze twirling, tarot readings, burlesque, and bands like the Main Squeeze Orchestra: Gemini + Scorpio pull out all the stops for their Bootleggers’ Ball. Gowanus, 8PM. [more]

 

Joanna Angel (yes, that Joanna Angel) and the ladies of BurningAngel.com host an NC-17's New Year's Eve XXX-travaganza at Lit Lounge: Go-go dancers and risqué performances abound. 9PM. [more]

 

Why drop a ball at midnight when you can drop a ukulele? Sonic Uke hosts the 6th Annual Ukulele Drop in the South Slope. Naturally, there’ll be a full show of four- and six-string tunes as well. 11:45PM. [more]

 

It’s not New Year’s Eve until somebody throws swords or swallows fire: the Coney Island Sideshow (with gypsy band Bad Buka) serves up a very carny countdown at Radegast Hall, 10PM. [more]

 

Pretend you’re ringing in 2010 on the bayou: Auld Twang Syne = a full night of bluegrass bands (Fresh Baked, Whistlin' Wolves, Michael Daves, The Birdhive Boys and more) at the Living Room. 9PM. [more]

 

A casino, three brass bands, and an all-girl aerial circus troupe. The Lady Circus headlines New Lost City at 3rd Ward with the Hungry March Band and others. 9PM. [more]

 

Grease your wheels and cycle from Washington Square up to central park's belvedere castle: It’s the Time's Up's 11th Annual New Year's Eve Bike Ride – with fireworks at midnight! 10:30PM. [more]

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