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New Years Events

NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES

compiled by Tess Reiss


Kids and grown ups can ring in the new decade right here in the neighborhood (or nearby) with ice skating, fireworks, and parties under the silvery full moon. Make the rounds on New Year’s Eve and then bring your camera to the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day at Bradford Beach!


RED ARROW PARK 

920 N Water St

Ice Skating 11AM-1AM. Festivities & Fireworks at midnight.

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE

St. Mary of Czestochowa

3055 N Fratney 

New Year’s Eve Mass, 4PM

 

DANCES FOR PEACE

Friends Meeting House

3224 N Gordon Place

Dances of Universal Peace, Peace Meditation & Potluck Dinner, 6-10PM. Simple circle dances (no partner needed).

Bring a dish to share; smoke & alcohol free.

 

FREE BUS RIDES 

Sponsored by Miller Lite, starting at 8PM.

800-FREE RIDES (800.373.3743) or millerlitefreerides.com

 

ART*BAR

722 E Burleigh

Cosmic Blue Moon New Years Eve Dance Party! Uncle Larry w/ Cackle, 11PM

Free Breakfast (see ad on page 15)

 

CLUB TIMBUKTU

520 E Center St

New Year’s Eve Party with DJ Smiley, 9PM; $2 Rum Punch Drinks

 

LINNEMAN’S

1001 E Locust St

The Good Night Loving with Beach Patrol, Magic Word, 9:30PM, $7

 

MAD PLANET

533 E Center St

Music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s w/ party favors, food &champagne toast, 9PM-4AM, $12.

 

MIRAMAR THEATRE

2844 N Oakland Ave 

Dead Man’s Carnival New Year’s Eve Show! Doors open 9PM, show at 10PM. $15 or $13/students.

deadmanscarnival.com

 

RIO WEST CANTINA

2730 N Humboldt Blvd

Kids New Year’s Party with Piñatas, Games, Party Favors & Prizes, 5-8PM.

New Year’s Adult Mexican Fiesta Dinner, 5-10PM.

New Year’s Count Down Celebration with live music, 10PM-2AM, $10

See ad on page 2, newyearsmilwaukee.com

 

STONEFLY

735 E Center St

New Year’s Eve w/ The Glamour

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY

 

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

Bradford Beach

Human polar bears dive into Lake Michigan at High Noon.

Bring your sunglasses, boots, and a hot toddy!

 

COOL KITE FESTIVAL

Veterans Park, Lakefront

Over 50 kites, ice sculpturing & horse drawn buggy rides, Noon-5PM, giftofwings.com

 

PEOPLE’S BOOKS CO-OP

2122 E Locust

35th Annual New Year’s Day Open House, Noon-5PM with store specials, movies & appetizers, peoplesbookscoop.org

 

THE COFFEE HOUSE

19th & Wisconsin Ave

The Jim and Jimi Show, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison of the Doors w/ Gary Kitchin, Tommy Blood, Don Schiewer & Russ Blaha. $4 donation & two cans of food for the Food Pantry.