The Vineyard may not have a ball to drop, but that doesn’t mean New Year’s Eve Island style doesn’t compare with standing cheek to jowl in the Times Square mosh pit.
Far better, really, to dance 2012 right out of the picture and welcome what is to come with a sweaty "hell yeah."
The Harbor View hosts the Sultans of Swing but you had to be quick to the mark to make reservations. The only spots left are the packages with lodging. Call 508-627-3761.
For parents who can’t find a babysitter, The Chowder Company is offering an evening that takes into account the need to bring the kids but not really wanted to hang out with them. Adults can dine and drink downstairs, while kids are fêted upstairs at Dreamland with a buffet, arts and crafts and family films. The cost is $25 per child or $20 each for two or more children. For details, call 508-696-3000. At 10 p.m. Dreamland switches to all-adult with DJ AP and DJ Ceazzaleanno spinning tunes. Admission is free for women, $10 for men The Lambert’s Cove Inn New Year’s Eve party features a five-course dinner, champagne toast at midnight and Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish supplying the mood. The cost is $150 and reservations required. For information, call 508-693-2298.
Over at the Pit Stop, the night begins at 8 p.m. with an open mic. Then at 10 p.m. Nina and friends, Kahoots and The Hammerheads, take over. The night is free with bring your own food and drink. For information, call 508-693-4219.
The P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs has Sabrina and the Groovers starting at 9:30 p.m. at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs. Seasons hosts a karaoke party beginning at 10 p.m. and at the Wharf in Edgartown its a polyester funk party with the Boogies.
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven is getting into the New Year’s spirit (it’s first) with a move and dance party. Watch When Harry Met Sally followed by music by the Beatles cover band, the Daytrippers. At midnight the film center will broadcast the festivities from Times Square. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers or $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers for film only. Refreshments are available. For details, call 508-696-9369.
Have a happy and safe New Year!