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Ten Ways to Leave 2021 Behind!

Dance! Drink! Eat! Hike!

Here are a few favs for rolling out the old & bringing in the new!

Hey. Who doesn’t like to say goodbye/hello in style? We at Hudson Valley Happenings love nothing more than scouring the greater HV area and sharing the hottest, hippest and happeningest parties, celebrations and ways to ring in the New Year. From dropping the disco ball at Bearsville Theater and spinning LPs at The Vinyl Room to a spicy drag brunch at Mama Roux or a soul-cleansing winter hike in one of our mega-beautiful state parks or historic sites, we got what you want… or is it need? … So let’s get this 2022 party started!


Bearsville Theater

291 Tinker St.

Woodstock, NY 12498

845 684-7133

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 8 pm - 1am

$20 each in advance; $25 each ticket at door

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 TOGETHER at Bearsville Theater

2021…perhaps only slightly better than 2020. Are we right??

At least we had live music and some amazing events to get us through! As we usher in 2022, Bearsville Theater is continuing the party. After all, we think 2022 deserves it! It has a lot of expectations to live up to…

So please join the amazing staff at Bearsville, in one of the most iconic venues in our area, as they take you on a journey through time, from our ancestral roots to the digital sound of the future. Let the beats, sound & rhythm welcome in the New Year TOGETHER.

VIP Packages Available! Contact Chris Hack: 845.625.6487


Lady Verse LIVE Shaman Vybez DJ Joey Hernandez Majic Juan Jungle Punk B2B Skillaton Live Drumming by Ngounga Badilla of Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre Live Bass and Visuals by Jon McCarthy

Lady Verse

Our host Lady Verse, the Hudson Valley's premier female DJ, keeps crowds moving up and down the East Coast from Miami to NYC. You won’t just listen to the music…you will FEEL it. Check her out!

Shaman Vybez Shaman Vybez is an NY based DJ/Producer/Photographer, in the game for the love of music, as MUSIC IS MEDICINE. His influences stem from growing up in Spanish Harlem in the 1970s. Here’s a little bit of his live stream vibe to get you started!

DJ Joey Hernandez

DJ Joey Hernandez will be spinning the very best of electronic music, encompassing all genres. Here he is warming up for Mazzstock Music Festival!

Majic Juan

Majic Juan is an American merengue hip hop artist and independent record label artist. His vibe is on point and his music is something to groove too.

Jungle Punk B2B Skillaton

Jungle Punk is a Tech House DJ/Producer hailing from our home state of New York – UPSTATE to be exact. He will be throwing down some of the hottest House/Afro Dance Music on NYE.

It’s Time To Dance!

The night will be filled with live DJs, musicians, drums, dancers, visuals, and a massive balloon drop at midnight. We hope to see you there!

200 North Street

Kingston NY 12401

(845) 213-4742

New Year's Eve 10pm - 2am

Party Ticket $78

And just like that, the final days of 2021 are ticking away. Where will you be on New Year's Eve? What will you wear, what will you drink, who's getting a midnight kiss?

Enough guesswork — Hutton Brickyards has you covered! Join us for a festive NYE dinner, party and overnight experience. Choose one or all of the above — the team has prepared a jazzy, dance-y lineup of entertainment for The Winter Pavilion, a prix fixe menu (with celebratory supplements) by Chef Dan Silverman, and a host of goodies to enjoy when you book a cabin.

Hutton Brickyards’ NYE Party will kick off at 10 P.M. and last until 2 A.M. in their cozy Winter Pavilion. Come bid adieu to 2021 and give 2022 a warm welcome as our DJ sets the mood for dancing, cocktails and fun for everyone. Each $78 ticket includes: 3 drinks + gratuity, a midnight toast and NYE accessories. Put on your dancing shoes and reserve your tickets now!

Party tickets can be booked via Eventbrite.

For dinner in The Winter Pavilion, Hutton Brickyards is offering a prix fixe ($110 per person) menu with a twist: Celebratory supplements (optional indulgences, not included in the prix fixe) like fresh caviar and foie gras. Everyone gets a complimentary glass of bubbles, and there are two seatings: 5 pm and 7 pm.

Dinner reservations can be booked via Resy

Looking to make a night of it in one of Hutton Brickyards’ luxury cabins? Check in New Year's Eve and don't leave until 2022 has dawned! In addition to your cabin, the NYE package includes a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and fun NYE accessories, dinner in The Winter Pavilion (see above) and admission to the NYE party! Complimentary continental breakfast with drinks will also be available on New Year’s Day to help start your 2022 the right way.

Cabins can be booked via the Hutton Brickyards website.

Additionally, we’re celebrating National Bloody Mary Day on January 1! Wake up and have a delicious cocktail delivered to your cabin door—and toast the new year all over again.

Hutton Brickyards’ NYE festivities are not to be missed!

The Silk Factor@

Hudson Valley Arts Live

299 Washington St.

Newburgh, NY 12550

845 565-5000

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 7 pm - 1:30 am

Tickets: $160 - $350

All the stops are wide open so expect one memory-filled partee! Casino tables with blackjack, craps & roulette. Music performances by Syncopation Kings swing band, DJ H2O, Meetchka along with illusionist Chris Dare who Seth Rogan says “regurgitates magic”. And, drag shows by ShowPonii, Andromeda,Katarina Mirage and Venus. Included in your one-ticket price is a full open bar hosted by Toasted Newburgh, full dinner buffet with carving tables, desserts and a Midnight champagne toast. Expect more surprises and one helluva show.

The Vinyl Room

344 Main St Suite 4

Beacon, NY 12508

845 297-3344

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 7 pm – 2 am

Call for bar options & table reservations

Of course, if we’re running down the best DJ sets for New Year’s Eve, we have to include The Vinyl Room. This record-themed bar in Beacon sets up four turntables for some truly epic performances. DJ Rob Swift and Mista Sinista from X-Ecutioners headline. Bring out your dance shoes baby!

Hudson Brewing Co

99 South Third St.

Hudson, NY, 12534

(518) 697-5400

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 8pm - midnight

$10 cover

Live music and burlesque. Come get your sexy on! Performers include Dmitry Wild & the Spells, Tryst Noir, Purple, Nine Inch Elvis and DJ Blackout, who’s spinning 80s, Goth, Post Punk and Rock.

No Fun

275 River Street

Troy, NY 12180

New Year’s Eve, Fri, Dec. 31, 7 pm - 1 am


New Alt club kicks off its first annual No Fun New Years and it’s rowdy.This off-shoot of the Lower East Side Manhattan hip spot carries on its namesake’s grunge vibe. Headliner Candy Ambulance, Troy’s own trio - Jesse Bolduc (bass), Jon Cantiello (drums) and Caitlin Barker (guitar, vocals) - are strictly hardboiled. Also on the roster: Cindy Cane, Laveda, Roost World and more boots busting heavy rock. Champagne toast at midnight.

Mill Creek Caterers

17 NY Rt. 376

Hopewell Junction, NY

845 226-8714

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 7:30 pm - 1 am

$150 tickets online only

Get your jollies on with a HoHo NYE bash with dinner, dancing and yucks a bunch. Laugh out loud at 2021 join the fun at Ringing in a Bigger and Better 2022 at Mill Creek Comedy. Start the party dancing then fortify with a full out dinner buffet. Next, digest and giggle with comedians Bob DiBuono (Comedy Central) and Erik B. (Sirius XM). Ton of desserts, more dancing and a champagne toast at 12! Discounts for large tables; and if you bought tickets separately and want to sit together, call ‘em.

Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York Farm

284 NY Rt. 23

Claverack, NY 12513

518 721- 8209

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 - Jan. 2, noon - 6 pm

Make a weekend of it…start the holiday slow and easy at this woman-owned, family-operated distillery in their outdoor cocktail garden. Serving up sparkly seasonal cocktails, yummy mocktails and spirits tastings. Friday NYE Pre-Party enjoy a food pop up with Hierba Buena. Saturday and Sunday celebrate new year beginnings with eats at This & That Food Truck.

Mama Roux

96 Broadway

Newburgh, NY 12550

845 561-5363

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 11 am & 2 pm seatings

$20 per person brunch & Mimosa

Can’t get enough partee? Like some song & dance with your eggs & ham? Start the new year with a drag! Come to Mama Roux for a Cajan brunch with some super new culinary goodies and fancy cocktails. Enjoy the really stylized shows by Victoria Bohmore, Trista Storm & Cheyenne Storm.

State Parks throughout New York

Free; advanced registration required at several locations

Start those new year’s resolutions with a healthy, hearty hike in the woods! Visit a state park or trail and enjoy First Day Hikes presented by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). A mouthful right? But so worth the walk! Or run! This annual outdoor event takes place at more than 60 hikes - state parks, historic sites and more locations in NYS. Examples: First Day Hike at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, First Day Hike at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, First Day Hike at Herkimer Home State Historic Site, and First Day Hike at Olana State Historic Site. Hikes from one to five miles are led by staff from State Parks and DEC and volunteers. Dress warm for winter hiking, wear a mask, social distance! Bring water!

And here’s to a happy, healthy Happening New Year in the Hudson Valley!


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