Last-minute entertainment for New Year's Eve

A man takes a picture of two woman

A man takes a picture of two woman and another man on the opening night of Silk in Hauppauge. (February 27, 2010) Photo Credit: Photo by Timothy Fadek

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Oops - did you forget to do something?

It's New Year's Eve, and procrastinators everywhere are scrambling to find something - anything - that isn't booked solid. Lest you be among those who have no place to go, here's a look at some venues hosting festivities tonight that still have last-minute availability.


Hundreds of well-dressed 20- and 30-somethings are expected at the massive Westbury mega-club GLO, where DJ Vic Latino will spin dance hits until 6 a.m. A $35 cover charge will be levied at the door and includes a champagne toast and early-morning breakfast (516-794-8022,

In Port Jefferson, Aqua at Danfords is toasting the new year with a party that starts at 8 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, DJ music by Jenny Costa and a live feed of the Times Square ball drop accompanied by a champagne toast. Admission is $40 - or $75 for open bar until 1 a.m. (631-928-5200,

Less expensive: $20 gets you into both Silk in Hauppauge and The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale. Admission includes three drinks and early-morning continental breakfast. The catch? You must buy tickets online before you arrive ( or

advertisement | advertise on newsday

For 30-somethings and the over-40 crowd, Sugar Dining Den and Social Club in Carle Place is hosting a live broadcast from WKTU/103.5 FM. Still available is its $85 package that includes open bar from 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. or a $250-per-person "dine and stay" deal that starts with a six-course, shared-plate dinner and drinks. Seatings begin at 9 p.m. - but you'll keep your table for the rest of the evening and get a bottle of tequila or vodka, plus a bottle of champagne for every three people in your party (516-248-7600, 


Seats are still available for 8 and 11 p.m. shows at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, where headliner Mike Yard will entertain with jokes cracked in many dialects. Admission is $30-$40 plus a two-drink minimum - the late show includes a champagne toast at midnight (516-731-3358,

In Bohemia, Kevin Downey Jr. takes the stage at McGuire's. Admission is $25 for the 8 p.m. show and $35 for the 11 p.m. show - plus a two-drink minimum. And no, he's not related to Robert Downey Jr. (631-467-5413,

The Long Island Comedy Festival presents a string of acts at 8 p.m. including Rich Walker (he's opened for Ray Romano) and Frankie Pace ("Saturday Night Live") at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. Admission is $35, which includes an early champagne toast (631-928-9100,


Compiled by Ian J. Stark and staff reports

Get The 1600 newsletter, our inside look at the race to the White House.

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: