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New Years Thinking
Events around the Valley 2013

New Years Thinking

December 27th - Jan 1st 2013, All Day Event
New Year’s Celebration

Ring in the New Year at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa! We’re planning a very special New Year’s Eve Celebration, and we’d love for you to join the fun! The Hudson Valley Resort & Spa is making it easier and more affordable than ever to celebrate in style this New Year’s by offering comprehensive packages, discounted room rates, and an exciting New Year’s Eve Gala! Package Deal: $99* per person, per night, based on triple occupancy, $149* per person, per night, based on double occupancy, $199* per person, per night, based on single occupancy. Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, 400 Granite Rd, Kerhonkson. 888-948-3766;

December 29
Holiday Celebration Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

We'll start the outdoor festivities with a kids' torchlight parade (time to be determined), followed by the main torchlight parade down the mountain, and the fireworks show immediately following. We'll have plenty of giveaways and prizes. Entertainment starts at 4pm and ends around 9pm. Come one, come all to Hunter Mountain's Holiday Celebration... there's fun for everyone. Hunter Mountain, Hunter. 800-486-8376;

December 31, 9:30pm-12:30am
New Years Eve Party with The Old Dawgz at The High Falls Cafe

Ring in the New Year at The High Falls Cafe with The Old Dawgz. The Old Dawgz escaped from the Dawg Pound in 2012 and quickly became one of the preeminent Classic Rock & Roll bands in the Hudson Valley. Puppy John Filipponi holds down the bass and sings vocals, on drums it's the Dusty Dawg and Izzy Cubito and Howlin' Steve Thomas are on vocals, guitar and keyboards. Big Joe Vaccarino is on vocals and lead guitar. The Dawgz feature some mighty fine three and four part harmonies. The High Falls Cafe is located at 12 Stone Dock Road in High Falls, NY, one mile off Route 213. For reservations please call 845-687-2699;

December 31, 9pm-1am
The New Phaz

Featuring Bobby Lord. MC Vocalist Extraordinaire. Celebrate New Years Eve w/ Live Music, Dinner, Dancing & 46 years of memories with The New Phaz. This year, Leo B. joins the lineup! Captain’s Table, 547 Route 17M, Monroe. 845-783-0209;

December 31, 4pm-1am
New Year's Eve at The Phoenix

Ring in the New Year in romantic style with a sophisticated menu from The Phoenix. Chef Mike Brothers has prepared a specialty 5-course pre fixe menu priced at just $75 per person. Or choose to include the wine pairing menu for $120 per person. Reservations are required. For more information call the Catamount Restaurant at the Emerson at 845-688-2828. 5340 Rt. 28, Mt Tremper.

December 31, 4pm-1am
New Years Eve at the Cat

Enjoy a celebration all-you-can-eat buffet from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. for only $39.95 per person, $14.95 children 8-14, children 7 and under FREE. Looking to party? Make a reservation anytime from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. $59.95 per person includes the Cat’s celebration buffet, dancing with the Ben Rounds Band from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., a champagne toast and a breakfast snack buffet. Reservations are required. For more information call the Catamount Restaurant at the Emerson at (845) 688-2828. 5340 Rt. 28, Mt Tremper.

December 31, seating 5pm-10pm
New Year's Eve Dinner at Depuy Canal House

Usher in 2013 with Chef John Novi and a spectacular 5-course menu! $85 (excludes tax, gratuity and beverages.) Special 10-course tasters' menu at $150 per person for parties of 10 and over. Make your reservations as soon as possible. 1315 Main St, High Falls. 845-687-7700;

December 31, 8pm-1am
New Year’s Eve Ball at Diamond Mills

Ring in the New Year at Diamond Mills, the Hudson Valley’s premier special events destination. Toast with friends and family to another year of health and happiness as you enjoy a fabulous evening overlooking the Esopus Falls from our elegant Grand Ballroom. The evening includes a four course seated dinner, live music by Kazz Music Orchestra, dancing, a champagne toast at midnight, cash bar and festive party favors. Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli and Master Baker Andrew Comey have prepared a fine four course menu. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Ball are $95 per person. Overnight Stay packages also available. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties. 845-247-0700;

December 31
New Years 2013 at Torches on the Hudson

5pm and 7pm Seatings A La Carte. 9pm Seating Prix Fix $95 per person plus tax and gratuity includes: four course dinner, open bar for four hours, champagne toast at midnight, d.j party favors. Make your reservations now. Torches on the Hudson, 120 Front Street, Newburgh. 845-568-0100;

December 31
Uptown Kingston
is gearing up for it's first neighborhood-wide New Year's Eve celebration. Our theme this inaugural year is 1913 (100 years ago). Boitson's, Stockade Tavern, Duo and BSP will all be serving "Belle Epoque" drinks and fare; period dress is strongly encouraged. Highlights include: Swinging tunes and burlesque performances at BSP, an old-fashioned ball drop at the head of a closed, pedestrian friendly Wall Street, hosted by Mayor Gallo, a live performance of Auld Lang Syne at midnight, kissing, toasting, a photo booth for period snapshots, streaming slideshow of turn-of-the-century Uptown Kingston images and the possibility of a celebrity "Baby New Year" appearance!!

December 31, 10pm
Jonny Monster Band

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Bacchus with The Jonny Monster Band! Bacchus Restaurant, 4 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz. 845-255-8636;

December 31
New Year’s Eve at Ashokan! Weekend Gala or New Year’s Eve Bash!

Bring in the New Year with Swing, Cajun, Waltzes, Contras, Squares and Singing at Ashokan Center! The New Years Eve Bash will feature The Revelers – Louisiana’s finest Cajun and Creole music, Catskill Mountain Contras, Swing, Waltzes and Blues by Swingology, with Vikki Armstrong & John Krumm calling contras and squares! The evening without dinner, from 8pm to 3am, is $25 per person (no reservations). The evening with dinner, from 6pm to 3am, is $50 per person (prepaid). Ashokan is also doing a Weekend of Music and Dance Heaven, from Saturday December 29th through Tuesday January 1st, with music, daytime and evening dances, good food, and bunks – and classes including Cindy Overstreet & Steven Ryan teaching Swing and Slow Blues moves and grooves! Weekend Gala price per person is $455 if sleeping off-site, or $495 per person if sleeping on-site. A deposit of $150 will hold a reservation. To purchase tickets go to: Or to make a reservation contact or call: 845-246-2121;

December 31, 9:30-12:30pm
Annual New Year's Eve at Noon Celebration!

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. 845-471-0589;

December 31, 6pm

A six course gourmet tasting dinner followed by The Grand Midnight Celebration Dance Party with PJtheDJ!! $84.95 + tax +20% service + beverages. New Years Eve Party only 11pm onwards for the Dance Party only $30. New Years Eve Early Dinner - a sumptuous four course prix-fixe dinner with a glass of Champagne Taittinger! $54.95 + tax +20% service + beverage. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell Street, Rhinecliff. 845-876-0590;

December 31
New Year's Eve Celebration

Celebrate with your friends and family at Legends Bar & Grill with a live band, drinks and a party that starts the New Year off right! Windham Mountain will bring in the New Year with kids entertainment, a DJ playing all night, the Amish Outlaws playing from 8:30 - 12:30pm and a fantastic fireworks display at 9:00pm. DJ Brian will be on the patio 11:00am - 3:00pm and Legends after 3:00pm. No cover charge. Seating on a first come, first serve basis. All entertainment is free! Windham Mountain, P.O Box 459, 33 Clarence D. Lane Road, Windham. 800-754-9463;

December 31
New Year’s Eve at Terrapin

Ring in the New Year with Terrapin! A Prix Fixe Dinner & Champagne Toast will be offered in Terrapin’s dining room, with early and late seatings. Terrapin Red Bistro will be open regular hours on a first come, first serve basis. 6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3330;

December 31, 9pm-1am
Ring in the New Year with the Ben Rounds Band at The Catamount
If you’re looking to rock-in 2013 PLUS enjoy the Cat’s all-you-can-eat buffet, make reservations any time from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Seatings during this time are $59.95 per person and include a champagne toast, a breakfast snack buffet from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., AND the Ben Rounds Band playing from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.! Call 688-2444 to book dinner reservations.