Go ahead, pick your poison this New Year’s Eve, from the singers and dancers from the Vienna City Ballet in “Salute to Vienna” at the State Theater to stand-up comedy at Catch a Rising Star, the Stress Factory, and Bucks County Comedy Cabert, to live music and food, food, food. Please note many events require advance reservations. As always, please drink responsibly and appoint a designated driver. Happy New Year!

Classical Music

Salute to Vienna, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469. www.StateTheatreNJ.org. Musicians, singers, and dancers from the Vienna City Ballet present waltzes, polkas, and operetta. $45 to $125. Optional New Year’s Eve party at the Heldrich Hotel across the street. 6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Concert, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, Patriots Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 609-396-5522. www.trentonsymphony.org. $25 to $65. 8 p.m.

World Music

Brazilian Concert and Party, Salon 33, Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-924-7955. www.luizsimas.com. Luiz Simas’ Brazilian Jazz Trio presents three sets. Buffet dinner. Park in 782 Alexander Road office complex. Register. $100. 8 p.m.


Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. Musical. Call for reservation. $35. 8 p.m.


New Year’s Eve Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-924-6763. www.princetoncountrydancers.org. Bring mini light strings and lamps to create setting. Introduction to basics workshop. Dancing. Potluck dessert buffet. No partner needed. Bring clean soft-soled shoes to dance in. $20. 7 p.m.

Comedy Clubs

Gary Delena, Chris Rich, and Steve Trevelise, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. www.catcharisingstar.com. Reservation. $30 for early show; $50 for late show. 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Patrice Oneal, The Stress Factory, 90 Church Street, New Brunswick, 732-545-4242. www.stressfactory.com. $45 to $47 for the early show; $97 to $99 for the later show includes an open bar. Buffet included for both shows. Reservations. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Show, Bucks County Comedy Cabaret, 625 North Main Street, Doylestown, 215-345-5653. www.comedycabaret.com. Chips Cooney, Mary Frances Connelly, Bill Chaing, and Kevin Quigg. $25. 8:30 p.m.


Hogmanay New Year’s Eve Bonfire, Lawrence Historical Society, Brearley House, Meadow Lane, Lawrenceville, 609-895-1728. www.thelhs.org. Revelers of all ages gather in the Maidenhead Great Meadow to light up the night with a traditional Scottish New Year’s Eve bonfire. The ancient tradition celebrates a clean break from all that had been bad in the old year. Hot cocoa, cake, and music follow indoors at the Brearley House. Free. 6 p.m.

Grand Fire-Master Joe Logan introduced the Hogmanay custom to Lawrenceville based on his youthful memories of similar fires in Savannah, Georgia. Logan remembers that, beginning on the day after Christmas, people would gather combustibles from all over the city for the New Year’s Eve blaze in one of Savannah’s famous squares.


Barone’s Tuscany Grill, 21 Route 31, Pennington, 609-818-0012. . Special menu. BYOB. Register. Seatings from 5 to 9:30 p.m. 5 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, Forrestal Village, College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400. www.princetonforrestalvillage.com. Dining at Tre Piani, Tre Bar, Salt Creek Grille, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, or Parallel 40. Packages at Can Do Fitness Club, Koi Spa Salon, Monday Morning flowers, and Westin Hotel. Overnight babysitting at Harmony School. Register. Visit website for information. 5 p.m.

Marcello’s, 200 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, 609-298-8360. www.ilovemarcellos.com. Live music, dinner, and drink packages. Register. 5 p.m.

Santino’s Barone, 2360 Route 33, Robbinsville, 609-223-0931. Special menu, live jazz, and DJs. Register. Seatings from 5 to 9:30 p.m. $45 to $125. 5 p.m.

Tre Piani, 120 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-452-1515. www.trepiani.com. Five-course dinner, one hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres, dancing to music by Miracle, hats, noisemakers, and champagne toast. Register. $95. 5 p.m.

Also, in Tre Bar. Open bar, endless tapas, dance to music by Miracle, hats, noisemakers, champagne toast, desserts, coffee. Register. $95. 8 p.m.

Villa Barone, Robbinsville Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-0000. Special menu. BYOB. Register. 5 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, Grounds for Sculpture, Rat’s Restaurant, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-584-7760. www.epicureanpalette.org. Six-course tasting menu without wine $79; with wine, $129. Register. 6 p.m.

JL Ivy, 378 Alexander Road, Princeton, 609-921-1113. www.jlivy.com. Live jazz trio and DJ, dancing, five hour open bar, champagne toast at midnight, hors d’oeuvres, dinner. Semi-formal, black tie optional. Register. $95. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Malaga Restaurant, 511 Lalor Street, Hamilton, 609-396-8878. www.malagarestaurant.com. Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. Register. 6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, Ganges, 33 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-750-1550. www.gangesonline.com. Indian food, belly dancer, live music, and champagne at midnight. Register. $45. 8 p.m.

Alchemist & Barrister, 28 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-5555. www.theaandb.com. Special menu. Champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, KatManDu, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-393-7300. www.katmandutrenton.com. Open bar, dinner buffet, music, party favors, and champagne toast. $50 to $60. 8:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Bash, Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge, 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555. sotto128.com. Dance music from the 1980s with DJ Darius. Register. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Restaurants/Live Music

Alstarz, 140 Route 130 South, Bordentown, 609-291-0200. www.alstarzsportspub.com. Music by Ed Kabong, dance party, hats, noisemakers, champagne punch at midnight. Register. $5 cover. 9 p.m.

Carole Lynne Trio, Positano Mediterranean Grill, 5 Shalk’s Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-799-8900. New Year’s Eve celebration features seatings for dinner at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Register. $50. 5:30 p.m.

Darla Rich Quartet, Hopewell Bistro, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-9889. www.hopewellvalleybistro.com. Dinner and dancing. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Bob Egan, Bowman’s Tavern, 1600 River Road, New Hope, 215-862-2972. Dancing till 1:30 a.m. 8 p.m.

Wendy Zoffer Jazz Group, La Bonne Auberge, New Hope, PA, 215-862-2462. www.princetonmusic.com. Register. 9 p.m.

Sonido Costeno, Mediterra, 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609-252-9680. www.terramomo.com. Latin music and dancing, five-course tasting menu. Register. $85. 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com. Cocktail reception party with open bar, food station, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail style seating, dancing, party favors, and Latin music with 3D. Register. $110. 9 p.m.

Live Music

Congregation Etz Chaim, Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, 609-655-5137. Kosher dinner buffet and dessert table. Dance to the music of Sky High Entertainment. BYOB (mixers provided). Register. $45. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Rainbow Fresh, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, www.triumphbrew.com. 10:30 p.m.


New Year’s Eve, Princeton Singles, Elks Club, Route 518, Blawenberg, 732-246-7495. For ages 55-plus. Register. $60. 7 p.m.

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