We’re going to keep this week’s edition of Art RX short and sweet (and link filled) because there doesn’t appear to be tons of art-related New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Here is what we might suggest for New York-based revelers.
How about ending the year on a peaceful note? St. John the Divine’s annual Concert for Peace is a good bet. This 90-minute affair is a grab bag of music, readings and meditations. (general admission is free but reserved seats are $60)
Maybe you’re more of a dance fan? Then how about checking out Alvin Ailey? Highlights include Home, a new work by hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, and Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. You can check this out and go out for a drink later. (tickets start at $25)
Want to dress up? DUMBO’s Galapagos Art Space is throwing a 1920s Paris cabaret. This party with will feature burlesque, trapeze artists, cabaret singers, performance artists and acrobats. (tickets are $150)
Want to ring in 2012 with fireworks? Your best bet is Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza’s firework display, which starts at 11pm. (free)
Is none of this queer enough for you? Well, how about drag queen Hedda Lettuce’s Xanadu sing-a-long in Chelsea. The green queen will narrate (or something) the screening of camp classic Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton-John. The film will be followed by the live Times Square countdown on the big screen and a champagne toast. (tickets are $25)
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