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
722 E Burleigh
Cosmic Blue Moon New Years Eve Dance Party! Uncle Larry w/ Cackle, 11PM
Free Breakfast (see ad on page 15)
520 E Center St
New Year’s Eve Party with DJ Smiley, 9PM; $2 Rum Punch Drinks
1001 E Locust St
The Good Night Loving with Beach Patrol, Magic Word, 9:30PM, $7
533 E Center St
Music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s w/ party favors, food &champagne toast, 9PM-4AM, $12.
2844 N Oakland Ave
Dead Man’s Carnival New Year’s Eve Show! Doors open 9PM, show at 10PM. $15 or $13/students.
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
735 E Center St
New Year’s Eve w/ The Glamour
NEW YEAR’S DAY
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
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.