Friday, December 30, 2011

☞ CELEBRATE: New Year Weekend in Harlem

Happy New Year Harlem!  Below is the list of top weekend picks.

Friday, December 30th, Auberge Laurent soft opening, 200 Lenox at 120th Street.  The signs have it that Auberge Laurent will have a soft opening today.  Workers were still furiously milling around on site this week but it appears that the debut will be tonight for the wine bar in the Mount Morris Park Historic District.

Saturday, December 31st, starting 10:00 PM, PAST FUTURE! A New Year's Eve Spectacular at Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue at 127th Street.  The Maysles Cinema will rock out New Years Eve this year with live performances from The Sassparilla Sisters, Harlem's own Rap/Rocker Danny Switchblade alongside special guest LAMEC. Ring in the new year with a night of Dance, Music, Theatre, Art, and plenty of bubbly at Harlem's independent theater: LINK

Saturday, December 31st, New Year's Eve Dinner at Settepani, 196 Lenox Avenue at 120th Street. The Mount Morris Park Historic District Italian eatery will be offering a Prix Fixe selection which includes pappardelle with wild boar and a main of beef fillet starting at $50 per person (without drinks).  RSVP required: 917.492.4806. See the full menu at the Settepani facebook site: LINK

Saturday, December 31st, New Year's Eve Dinner at Lido, 2168 FDB/8th Avenue at 117th Street.  Lido offers up an extensive four course tasting menu which will include a bottle of sparking wine for every couple for a Prix Fixe at $125 per person. To Reserve call 646.490.8575.  Check out the Lido site for the full menu list of the evening's offerings: LINK

Saturday, December 31st, 4:00 PM - Midnight, New Year’s Eve at Harlem Tavern, 2153 FDB/8th Avenue at 116th Street. No cover with live DJ music all night, optional Prix Fix menu and balloon ball drop on the big screens: LINK

Saturday, December 31st, 5:00 PM-Midnight, New Year's Eve House Party at Bier International, 2099 FDB/8th Avenue at 113th Street.  No cover or Prix Fixe menu.  The band NSEO International will provide live music for the evening and specials such as a fillet of beef served with a side of seared foie gras, potato croquets, baby vegetables and a glass of champagne for $27 makes Bier one of the best places to celebrate the new years.

Saturday, December 31st, starting at 6:00 PM, New Years Eve at Shrine, 2271 ACP/7th Avenue at 134th Street.  Celebrate New Year's Eve at Shrine with drink specials, live DJ music and a large screen projecting the event at Time Square. $20 Cover charge.  More details can be found at the Shrine site: LINK


  1. Well, Auberge Laurent is certainly open as is the controversial liquor store, now called “Wines and Spirits” and sans sign, plexiglass and, dare a say it, a certain joie de vivre.

  2. A Very Happy New Year to you, Ulysses, and a big Thank You for your thoughtful and enjoyable posts.

  3. I second AFyneLyne

  4. Like AFyneLyne and Sanou's Mum, I thank you for this informative and enjoyable blogspot! I look forward to the posts of 2012.

  5. Thank goodness for the liquor store. Made two trips down to 116th & 7th over the weekend for a bit of Rum. Happy New Year to all. Cheers Ulysses!