Your definitive guide to Brooklyn’s New Year’s Eve events

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It’s 12 o’clock somewhere

Your dad’s favorite performer Jimmy Buffett is headlining Brooklyn this year, taking the stage at Barclays for the biggest gig in town! Your dad’s third-favorite performer Huey Lewis will support.

9 pm at Barclays Center [620 Atlantic Ave. at Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, (917) 618–6100,]. $65–$500.

Shake your tail-feather!

Dress to the nines in black, white, and pink for the New Year’s Eve Flamingo Formal at this tropical-themed Gowanus shuffleboard club.

6 pm at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club [514 Union St. between Nevins Street and Third Avenue in Gowanus, (347) 223–4410,]. Free.

Main squeeze

Accordionist Rob Curto and his band play their modern twist on traditional Brazilian accordion-based party music. Respond accordion-ly.

10 pm at Barbes [376 Ninth St. at Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, (347) 422-0248,]. $20.

A bunch of dopes

Laugh in the new year at the “Experiment Comedy Dope Ass New Year’s Eve” show, which offers 10 comedians and free food.

10 pm at the Experiment Comedy Gallery [20 Broadway between Dunham Place and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, (626) 643–4850,]. $20.

Get the clap

Do what it says on the label when sweet-sounding Philly indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah take the stage at record store Rough Trade. Contrarian surf-rock band Surf Rock is Dead and psyche rockers Monograms support.

10 pm at Rough Trade [64 N. Ninth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–4111,]. $35.

Pop and rock

Local dance pop outfit Avan Lava headlines the Knitting Factory’s bash, which also features former the Rapture members Vito and Druzzi and electronic artist Computer Magic spinning tunes.

8 pm at Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. bear Havermeyer Street in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6696,]. $40–$45.

Rub it in

The Bell House’s monthly dance party the Rub stages its biggest shindig of the year, with resident disc jockeys Ayres and Eleven spinning their trademark hip-hop, disco, funk, and soul.

10 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510,]. $50.

New beers eve

The Brooklyn Brewery opens the spigots for its Brewery Bash tonight, pouring more than 20 of its rarely-found brews. Also with free food, and a DJ spinning into the wee hours.

10 pm at the Brooklyn Brewery [79 N. 11th Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg,]. $115.

Frame job

Rhode Island alt-rockers Deer Tick once again bring their country-tinged tunes to the lanes of Brooklyn Bowl. Special guests are promised.

9 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369,]. $50.

Bach to the future

Class it up with floating concert hall Bargemusic’s annual Bach concert. Violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Steven Beck play, while you sip apple cider and eat chocolate.

7:30 pm at Bargemusic [Fulton Ferry Landing near the corner of Old Fulton and Water streets in Dumbo, (718) 624–4924,]. $100.

Dance and dine

Detroit techno legend Moodymann’s label Mahogani Music showcases its funky dance and disco artists — including Kai Alce and Andres — at Sugar Hill Supper Club. An extra $10 gets you a plate of fried chicken and sides.

9 pm at Sugar Hill (609 DeKalb Ave. at Nostrand Avenue in Bedford–Stuyvesant, $25–$65.

This charming cover band

Hang the DJ and oscillate wildly with Morrissey tribute act the Sons and Heirs. Doug Gillard from Nada Surf and Guided by Voices will open.

9 pm at Littlefield (622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, $20–$25.

New Year’s Eats

Load up for the new year with a pig roast, a full buffet, and an open bar with people who really know their food — the Museum of Food and Drink!

The Museum of Food and Drink Lab (62 Bayard St. between Lorimer and Leonard streets in Greenpoint, $175.

Fire in the sky

Coney Island will be alight with fireworks and digital lights from the Parachute Jump at midnight. The party starts with free hot chocolate, live music, and ice-skating, and rides on the Thunderbolt and Wonder Wheel will be free until 11 pm!

9 pm at Steeplechase Plaza (Boardwalk between W. 16th and W. 19th streets in Coney Island). Free.

Let’s go crazy!

Party like it’s 1999 at Videology tonight, which will drench the entire bar and screening space in purple for its “Purple Rain Dance Party” party, with blacklights, a champagne toast, and DJs spinning plenty of Prince and Morris Day all night.

8 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468,]. $10.

Join them

Hometown heroes They Might Be Giants cap off a year of monthly residencies at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The band promises to play “Auld Lang Syne” when the clock strikes midnight.

11 pm at Music Hall of Williamsburg [66 N. Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 486–5400,]. $35–$40.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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