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A comprehensive guide to Brooklyn’s New Year’s Eve parties
Blast off: The New Year’s Eve fireworks display over Prospect Park with be overstuffed with explosions this year to celebrate the park’s 150th year.
Andrew Gardner


Dec. 30

Bye, George

Don’t say you’re never going to dance again — say goodbye to recently deceased pop star and gay icon George Michael with a celebration of the man and music that put the boom-boom into our hearts at Littlefield, where disc and video jockeys will play hits and B-sides from Wham! and his solo career.

10 pm at Littlefield (622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). $5.


Dec. 31

Have a blast

The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display over Prospect Park will have more bang than usual this year, with organizers promising more fireworks packed into the almost-half-hour show in order to celebrate the park’s upcoming 150th birthday.

11 pm at Grand Army Plaza (Flatbush Avenue at Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights, www.brooklyn-usa.org). Free.


Jan. 1

Preciousss memories

“Ring” in the new year with a day-long “Lord of the Rings” marathon at Williamsburg bar and theater Videology. You don’t need a ticket — just grab a fellowship of your friends, turn up, and you shall pass.

Noon–1 am at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468, www.videologybarandcinema.com]. Free.


Jan. 2

We fear change

Party on with Wayne and Garth when Downtown’s Alamo Drafthouse screens the 1994 Mike Myers classic “Wayne’s World.” The special “interactive” showing (we assume this means you’re encouraged to headbang to “Bohemian Rhapsody”) will include themed freebies including Garth glasses and rope licorice. They will be yours — oh yes, they will be yours.

7 pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema [445 Albee Square West between Fulton and Willoughby streets Downtown, (718) 513–2547, www.drafthouse.com/nyc]. $16.


Jan. 5

About last night

If you’re still recovering from Sunday’s hangover, a night of comedians telling their best drinking stories could be for you. This edition of “The Blackout Diaries” will feature Roy Wood Jr. of “The Daily Show” fame, alongside fellow funny people Shane Torres, Ali Clayton, and Amy Shanker.

10 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, www.unionhallny.com]. $15 ($10 in advance).

He made the sun shine brighter than Doris Day: Say goodbye to George Michael at Littlefield on Dec. 30.

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