While 2000 is technically not the ìnew millenniumî (it begins in 2001) people are still making big party plans for Dec. 31, 1999 as if it were, just as some did for the year 999. Like 1,000 years ago, with the exception of colossal hangovers the morning after, nothing will have changed.
With respect to the party plans we have or are making for THIS yearís New Yearís Eve bash, letís take a look at what kinds of parties were thrown in the last thousand years....
999 AD Apollonius, born in Cappadocia, a zealous neo Pythagorean teacher, famous Magician and Brahman with a weakness for lavish parties. Some history books credit him with trying to outdo Jesus at a wedding by transforming huge casks of water into Tequila instead of wine.
1100 AD Alexis I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor born in Istanbul. Perhaps the most prodigious partier of the Millennium...at the beginning of his reign he was beset upon by many foes. In order to raise money to fight the Normans, he hosted a bacchanalia for which he built an entire city. The profits financed the First Crusade.
1989 AD Malcolm Forbes threw a $2.5 million 70th birthday party for himself at his Palais Mendoub in Morocco. Many of the guests thought they were going to Monaco, and wound up at the wrong party.
1999 New York City
FIRST NIGHT New York '99
FIRST NIGHT New York '99, eighth annual New Year's Eve celebration, is brought to you by 34th Street Partnership and Bryant Park Restoration Corporation. Festivities include Latin music and dancing at the Museum of the City of New York, Cajun music and square dancing at the 92nd Street Y, and traditional music and dance of the Americas at the National Museum of the American Indian. FOR THE KIDS: pony rides and a petting corral in Bryant Park and an entire afternoon of family oriented performances in The New York Public Library.
Loft Party in Times Square
All access, all inclusive private loft party on 44th & Broadway. Limited space, all access wrist band allows access to party in private section of Times Square, reserved for celebrities. Includes Catered food from Dallas BBQ, Champagne & spirits all night, Live entertainment, and DJ. Call 212.262.7900 X8616 or email:brownempire@aol.com to book or call.
Gold band invitation -$500 access to reserved section of times square.
Platinum Band -$1000.00 access to private loft party, and reserved section of Times Square.
Call mark at 212.262.7900 or email brownempire@aol.com to book or more info
Contact E-Mail: brownempire@aol.com
SCHARMANN'S (212 219 2561) 386 West Broadway (Between Spring
& Broome) In Manhattan: The evening will feature a Top Shelf OPEN BAR All Evening - Will Be Served All Night Dancing to DJ--hors díoeuvres, buffet, dessert, breakfast. Black Tie optional, price $225.00 per person
PRICE:$225.00 p/p - Call 718 648-2723
www.galanyc2000.com
Website: www.galanyc2000.com
Broadway Grill, 1605 Broadway bet. 48th and 49th Streets (212/541-5333), is hosting a series of "parties" which consist of a cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres followed by a buffet dinner.
Hudson's Sports Bar and Grill, 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street(212/841-6551), located at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, will offer a lacarte service. $25 cover charge per person.
Lenox Room, 1278 Third Ave. at 73rd Street (212/772-0404), will create a menu offering different champagnes and sparkling wines with each course. Get ready to dance into the Millennium with live DJ music.
Roy's NY, 130 Washington Street at Albany, two blocks south of WTC(212/266-6262), is offering Euro-Asian and Pacific Rim cuisine and entertainment by "The Moonlighters." Cost is $300 per person, not including alcohol.
Streeter's Café, 811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (212/581-1000), located at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, is offering a millennium celebration with a welcome reception, 5 course dinner, champagne toast, live music and dancing. Cost is $385 per person.
Tavern on the Green, Central Park at West 67th Street (212/873-3200), has $999 for the Crystal Room and $699 for the Chestnut, Park, Terrace and Rafters Rooms(exclusive of tax).
27 Standard/The Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street at Park Ave. South(212/447-7733), will have legendary pianist Tommy Flanaghan play during New Yearís Eve. Cost is $250 per person including dinner.
Windows on the World, One World Trade Center, West St. bet. Liberty and Vesey St. (212/524-7000), will usher in the new millennium 400 meters (1/of a mile) above New York with the WOW 2000 Celebration featuring gourmet dinner, an open bar, champagne, wines and entertainment for $2000 per person.
World Yacht, Pier 81, West 41st St. at Hudson River (212/630-8100), is offering a lavish five-course sit down dinner, open bar and dancing to live music. Revelers will ring in the new millennium as they glide along the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty and up the East River. The cost is $999 per person, which includes parking but not tax and gratuity.
Circle Line Millennium Cruise
Circle Line (212/630-8885) is planning a New Year's Eve celebration that includes a four-hour dinner cruise with full open bar, DJ entertainment and a fireworks display. The cost is $275 per person, and includes parking.
Metropolitan Opera Millennium Gala
The Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center, 212/362-6000) is putting on a New Year's Eve gala performance of Act II of Die Fledermaus followed by dinner and dancing on the tiers of the Opera House. Contact them directly for seat availability for this classic affair.
Millennium Midnight Run at Central park
Start the year 2000 with fiery fireworks, sparkling champagne and a rocket-like run through Manhattan's grandest park. The race begins with a Masquerade Parade Line-Up at 10:45 pm in front of Tavern on the Green restaurant (Central Park and West 67th Street). For more information, contact the New York Road Runner's Club at 212/860-4455.
Town Hall
A celebration to welcome in the New Millennium with one of the most popular comediennes of the decade, Sandra Bernhard will be performing at Town Hall (212/840-2824, 212/307-4100). Tickets cost $175 or $125 per person.
The USS Intrepid
Black tie cocktail/dance party on board the USS Intrepid (46th Street and 12th Avenue) There will be an open bar, buffet, champagne, live Times Square Coverage, and a midnight balloon drop. Ticket costs range from $325 - $550 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets call 212/245-0072. http://www.newyears.com or call toll-free (877)NEW-YEARS. E-Mail: celebrateY2K@newyears.com
Morans in the World Financial Center (4 World Financial Center)
From: 8 pm to am
Booze: Top Shelf - Open bar from 10 pm to 3 am
Cash bar from 8 pm to 10 pm for the early birds
Food: An assortment of appetizers
Cost: $150 before October 15th, $160 until November 15th and $175 after November 15th
Must be 21 years old and able to prove it!
For information call Corey at 917-825-4977 or Jay Mittal 201-239-0307
Email: chatlos@yahoo.com or sanjay.mittal@berkshirecp.com
New York City's Javits Center
Celebration 2000's Party of the Century is a 12 hour entertainment extravaganza featuring world-class performers on four stages. Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin, Enrique Iglesias, Tom Jones and others will perform on the Main Stage; K.C. & the Sunshine Band and Kool & the Gang headline in the disco while The Duke Ellington Orchestra performs in the Ballroom; Joan Rivers hosts the Best of Broadway Room. Gourmet dining complemented by champagne, wines and fine spirits is included with the ticket price. For more information, call 877/332-3119 or 212/644-8900 or visit our Web site at www.celebration2000.com
Contact E-Mail: tomuhm@mindspring.com
Metropolitan Pavilion
110 West 19th Street, b/n 6th and 7th Ave
You can expect a young professional crowd in their mid 20s to early 30s
Black-tie optional, jacket required for men.
Web Site: www.newyearsnyc.com
Email: info@newyearsnyc.com
Phone: (212)323-8080
Contact E-Mail: info@newyearsnyc.com
New York City Townhouse
Black tie requested at this beautiful, historic, upper east side townhouse. Ring in the millennium with a full bar with top shelf liquor, Veuve Cliquot Toast, Full Cocktail Reception with passed hor doevres, carving station, and sushi bar presented Baby sitting available on 4th floor of townhouse for an additional fee. Party is 9PM - 2 AM,
$350 per person. Please contact Karyn at Ralf1974@aol.com for more information.
Contact E-Mail: Ralf1974@aol.com
Liberty Harbor Charters
Festivities start Dec. 31, 1999, and the cruise disembarks on Jan. 1, 2000 at New York
Harbor. The celebration includes full course dining, full open bar, entertainment, party
favors, a souvenir, champagne toast at midnight to go along with a great view of the
millennium fireworks set against the New York City Skyline & Statue of Liberty. Prices
vary. 888-751-0486
Times Square 2000
A new Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, designed by Waterford Crystal, will make its
debut at the celebration Dec. 31, 1999, as will several new acts. The celebration features
special guests, a giant Father Time puppet, and three giant Panasonic screens to broadcast the celebration and other celebrations around the world. The festivities will begin at 7 a.m. EST and continue for 24 hours. 800-NYC-VISIT
LONG ISLAND
The Coral House

8:30pm to 2:00am , Cocktail Hour --Complete Dinner ,Open DJ, Party hats, Favors, Noisemakers $250.00 Per Person (Service Charges and Tax Included) 631-223-6500
www.coralhouse.com
Katie Dalyís
5705 Merrick Road, Massapequa,NY
$125 per person inclusive includes 5 hrs open bar complete dinner, hats, noisemakers champagne, live band & dancing.
516-798-8410
Galaxie
1184 Rt 109, Lindenhurst, NY
8-2 Includes smorgasbord, hot and cold open bar, 5.5 hours, 5 course dinner, dessert, champagne, music DJ $150.00 631-957-9595
Huntington Hilton
Package includes a cocktail reception, full seafood dinner and dancing to a live band, overnight accomodations, breakfast buffet, champagne, Millennium souveniere and late check out at 4 pm. $1,000.00. Dinner and ballroom only, $750.00 631- 845-1000
Leonardís of Great Neck
Grand ballroom 9 pm-2 am. Open bar, DJ and performers, screens to view the new ball drop, butler served hors dourves, five course dinner, dessert, breakfast $250 per person.
516-487-7900