Some New Year’s Eve events around the area

There are plenty of ways to ring in 2019
Rapper Lil' Kim will appear at Jupiter Hall at Crossgates Mall.
Rapper Lil' Kim will appear at Jupiter Hall at Crossgates Mall.

Editor’s note: This story reflects a change in the New Year’s Eve lineup at Jupiter Hall at Crossgates Mall.

There are plenty of ways to bring in the new year in the Capital Region. Here are some New Year’s Eve events going on around the area: 

Mopco Family Show 
Starting at 7 p.m. at The Mopco Improv Theater, there will be an interactive family-friendly improv show. Actors will ask volunteers for help in creating stories, characters and songs. There will be a ball drop before the show wraps up around 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. 

Spontaneous Broadway 
Following the Family Show, at 10 p.m. there will be a special edition of Spontaneous Broadway at The Mopco. Actors will create a Broadway musical on the spot and everyone will ring in the new year with a toast. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. 
Funk Evolution Bash 
From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Event Center at Rivers Casino, Funk Evolution will be performing. $50 admission includes two drinks and snacks. Must be 21 and over to attend. 

Russian Way celebration
From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the New Russian Cultural Center, there will be a New Year’s Eve Russian Way celebration. $65 admission includes a Russian style dinner buffet, music, dancing, champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. Music by Sergay Pobedinski and Ludmila Fesnko. The Center is located at 1550 Broadway, Rensselaer. 

Polish Center Gala
From 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Polish Community Center, there will be a New Year’s Eve Gala. Admission is $95 per person, $190 per couple. There will be modern and folk Polish music by EKSTAZA, appetizers and dinner, along with homemade pastries and a champagne toast for the countdown to the new year. The Polish Community Center is located at 225 Washington Ave. Ext. Albany.  

Celebration at the Adelphi
From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Adelphi Hotel Ballroom, there will be an open bar, four-course dinner, Veuve Clicquot champagne toast, dessert, coffee and cordial station and live music from Grand Central Station. $195 a person. Reservations required. 

Amsterdam’s First Night
Starting at noon on Monday, there will be New Year’s celebrations across the City of Amsterdam. There are activities for both kids and adults, including making cotton candy, Winter wonderland guided tour of the new Chuctanunda Creek Trail Greenway with John Naple, and live music at various locations around the city. The celebration will end with fireworks over the river at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge.

First Night Bethlehem
From 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Four Corners in Delmar there will be a First Night Bethlehem celebration, including a fireworks display at 6:30 p.m., ice sculptures, face painting, crafts, food and special performances. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids 12-18, free for 12 and under. 

Groovin’, a Capital Region-based show that covers rock and roll legends like Elvis Presley, Elton John, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger and others, will perform at the Albany Marriott Hotel from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dancing is encouraged. Tickets are $99 per person for dinner and a show. $299 per couple for an overnight package.

Jupiter Hall 
New Year’s Eve Gala featuring rapper, songwriter and actress Lil’ Kim plus several DJs. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $35-$105.. 

That 80s Band
What year is it again? The Putnam Place will be ringing in 2019 with music from That 80s Band. From 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. the band will be covering hits from the 80s and other favorites from the decade. Tickets are $10 and include a glass of champagne for the toast at midnight. 

First Night Saratoga 
In a tradition that’s over two decades in the making, First Night Saratoga will kick off at 6 p.m. and will combine music and magic at several venues throughout downtown Saratoga Springs. There will be fireworks in Congress Park at midnight to ring in the new year. Tickets are $20 and under. 

Carla Page
Renaissance Hall Restaurant in Schenectady will be bringing in the new year with musician Carla Page. Starting at 9 p.m. there will be live music and entertainment. The performance goes until around midnight and the new year will be celebrated with champagne. Dinner is also available starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the show are $49 and $20 for the show and champagne after 8 p.m. only. 

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