5 Artful Ways to Ring in the New Year

5 Artful Ways to Ring in the New Year

Say goodbye to 2018 with these art-inspired New Year’s events.

“New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace”
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Dec. 31; 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Prefer to ring in the New Year calmly? Step through the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine’s famed bronze doors and immerse yourself in a musical evening, featuring William Boyce’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, Bach, Mozart, Wayne Oquin’s “Allelulia” and more.

“Holidays at Metrograph”
Dec. 31-Jan. 1

Cinema lovers rejoice: the Metrograph’s holiday series (which kicked off on Tuesday) continues into the New Year. Whether you prefer Stanley Kubrick’s classic “Eyes Wide Shut” or Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” you can’t really go wrong with this programming.

“Future Positive New Year’s Eve Party”
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Dec. 31; 8:00 p.m.

Live music, multi-media presentations, dancing and bike riding are all on the agenda for the “Future Positive New Year’s Party.” For those who would like to participate in the bike ride, the route begins at the Plaza Hotel (for Manhattan-dwellers) or the Williamsburg Bridge (for participants coming from Brooklyn). Both routes lead to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space for the TIME’S UP! “Musical After-Party.”

“Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns: New Year’s Eve”
National Sawdust
Dec. 31; 9:30 p.m.

Ready for incredible performances with a side of emotion? This New Year’s Eve, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 winner Sasha Velour hosts her highly praised drag showcase “Nightgowns” at National Sawdust, joined by “Nightgown” cast members Vander Von Odd, Untitled queen, Neon Calypso and more.

“The 45th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading”
The Poetry Project
Jan. 1; 2:00 p.m.

Cast away whatever you want to leave in 2018 and reinvigorate your soul with a day of poetry. First organized in 1974 by poet Anne Waldman, this year’s gathering will bring together the voices over 140 poets for a day of readings.