I just got this message from a KStreetKate reader:

Merry Christmas to you, too! Looking for a New Year’s Eve idea/fun
party to go to. Any tips? Single, smart, attractive female with no date 🙁 can
you believe it! All my good friends are either our of town/country with their
husband/boyfriend/family… You can e-mail me directly if you don’t want to post
the answer: [redacted]. Thank you and hope to meet you someday!

Well…I was one of those escaping the city, but my New Year’s Eve plans all of a sudden went up in the air, too, and as I’ve looked into some options here in town, I have some great ideas to pass on! Last year, I made the rounds of all of the Latin Concepts resturants in town, and it was a great time. I ended up at Chi Cha, which I think may be sold out already – but any of them Mate, Gazuza, or Ceviche are a great place to ring in the new year.

Some other parties that I know will have good, fun crowds and people worth meeting:
The City Tavern Club New Year’s Celebration. I am a member of this club, so I’m biased, but every time I go there, I have a blast, and
Midnight Mischief in the Park. It’s black tie optional (why would anyone want to ring in a new year not in their very best??) $75 in advance for two whole floors of fun.
Teatro is having two dinner seatings, and if you are still hungry after that, you can head over to The Space for a $25 open bar from 3-5 am and breakfast – yum!

There are so many I couldn’t possibly list them all. Let me know if there are other great places to check out – or if you figure out a way that I can hide myself in my roommate’s suitcase to enjoy the sun in St. Barths!!