Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St. (at Vestry St.), www.92y.org; 9 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
Since 2007, Brother Joscephus and The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra has been on a musical mission to make the world a more righteous place. The two main visionaries of this 12-piece explosion of love, Brother Joscephus and his eccentric cohort, the Right Reverend Dean Dawg, dip heavily into a gumbo that’s rich with New Orleans rhythms, old-school soul, classic rock stylings and feel-good gospel music. Special guests include Swift Technique and JuiceBox.
Ultimate New Year’s Celebration
Pier 40 (at W. Houston St.), www.hornblower.com; 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $350.
Set against the backdrop of Manhattan’s luminous skyline and epic midnight fireworks show, the three-and-a-half-hour cruise—the debut journey of the Hornblower Hybrid in the New York Harbor—features internationally themed food stations, premium open bar, entertainment and a DJ. Guests can enjoy spectacular fireworks and scenic views from the vessel’s spacious upper deck and viewing atrium. Price includes all taxes and fees, meal and open bar.
IFC Center, 323 6th Ave. (at 3rd St.), www.ifccenter.com; 11:59 p.m., $13.
For the mellower NYE crowd, catch one of the final big-screen showings of Stephen Spielberg’s dinosaur opus. While others are downing drinks, let yourself be entertained with performances by Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sir Richard Attenborough—and of course, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The Liar Show: New Year’s Eve!
Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia St. (at Bleecker St.), www.corneliastreetcafe.com; 5:30 p.m., $25 (includes glass of champagne).
Can you spot the fib? The Liar Show presents four storytellers sharing four personal stories, but only three are true. For this special New Year’s Eve edition, The Liar Show welcomes Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Champion), Andy Ross (Mad Magazine), Ed Gavagan (The Moth Radio Hour) and host Andy Christie (NY Times; WFUV).
Biggest NYE Dance Party in LES
GalleryBar, 120 Orchard St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), www.gallerybarnyc.com; 9 p.m.–2 a.m., $85-$105 (includes open bar).
By day, GalleryBar serves as exhibition space, but by night, the Lower East Side spot converts to a two-level lounge and bar. GalleryBar will be ringing in the New Year with a collection of the city’s best DJs, chiefly DJ Turbz. The evening includes an open bar all night long, a gratis champagne toast at midnight, a live stream of the Times Square ball drop and a photo booth. Not a bad way to welcome 2012!
NYE Pub Crawl in the East Village
Village Pourhouse, 64 3rd Ave. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), www.pubcrawls.com; 7:30-10 p.m registration., $50.
Melding one of the biggest holidays with one of the city’s biggest nightlife trends comes the New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl in the East Village. The team behind some of the world’s largest pub crawls host a moving party that includes some of the best bars the neighborhood has to offer.
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), www.joespub.com; 9 & 11 p.m., $100-$150.
Sandra Bernhard is priming her insight, outspoken views and outrageous mouth to ring in the New Year. Bernhard’s hilarious diatribes on the state of modern culture and classic rock attitude still burns smart. With her band, The Rebellious Jezebels, she has all the raucous energy of youth, bringing audiences to their feet.
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra.
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