Weekend Round Up: New Year’s Eve

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Enchanté: A Black Tie Affair

Gracie’s :: 194 Washington Street :: December 31st :: 5pm :: Make Your Reservation

If you know anything about Gracie’s, you know that they never miss an opportunity to celebrate—and New Year’s Eve is a favorite occasion! This year is also the 19th anniversary of Gracie’s opening on New Year’s Eve of 1998, making this an extra special affair.

While NYE typically marks the passage of time, this year’s event will be a truly timeless celebration, featuring all of the exquisite and elaborate luxuries that one dreams of enjoying on New Year’s Eve (or at least, that Chef Matt dreams of enjoying on NYE!): think truffles, oysters, caviar, sweetbreads, scallops, Wagyu beef, and more enjoyed amidst an enchanting backdrop of sparkling *crystal moments* to the tunes of a three-piece jazz band all the way from the Big Apple!

On this particular evening, you’ll have a chance to partake in signature 5, 7, and 9-course chef’s tasting menus. Tastings may be paired with wine for the complete Gracie’s experience.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 401-272-7811 or by visiting GRACIE’S RESERVATIONS. They are available from 5–10:30pm, and black tie attire is encouraged.

This is sure to be a spectacular night of live music, plenty of bubbles, and sensational food. Let Gracie’s take care of you one last time in 2017!



115 Empire Street :: December 31st :: 9pm :: Get your tickets!

Providence’s funniest sketch and variety show rings in 2018, with sketch, variety acts, and a dance party into the New Year with live music by the Superchief Trio!

The theme for this year’s bash is The Night Time is the Right Time! It’s the right time to celebrate with the Sparkling Beatniks, then dance your way into the New Year with the sizzling hot sounds of the Superchief Trio! A full length variety show, followed by a live-music dance party into the new year, complete with midnight countdown!

The ever nocturnal Keith Munslow takes the reigns yet again to take you through the evening. Hilarious and hearfelt sketch and musical comedy as always by the bacchanalian Beatniks, and a raft of special guests who will carouse their way into the New Year with you. Check out the Facebook event to see which special guests are boogying down all night long!



New Year’s Eve Dinner at Figidini

67 Washington Street :: December 31st :: 6:30pm :: $125

Chef Ryan Poutre and Albert Tseng have put together a meal that will send off 2017 with a smile!

Along with food and libations there will be music, New Year’s Trivia with prizes, and discussions about each course! Tickets are $125 (this includes taxes and gratuity). Tickets purchased through Eventbrite incur a small third-party service charge and are non-refundable. This charge does not apply when purchasing tickets in person at Figidini. The event kicks off at 6:30pm on 12/31/17.

The Menu

Local Seafood Charcuterie

Octopus Sopressata, Scallop-Urchin Mousse, Smoked Whitefish, Meyer Lemon Marmalade

paired with an Apertif (Campari, Burnt Orange, Sparkling Water)

First Course

Sichuan Pepper Crusted Monkfish, Periwinkle Broth, Fennel, Chicory

paired with Belisario Cabraccio Verdicchio di Matelica, Italy 2015

Second Course

Smoked Duck Pansotti, Pumpkin Agrodolce, Crispy Duck Prosciutto

paired with Taurino Salice Salentino Riserva, Italy 2010

Le Entrée

Slow-roasted Ribeye, Yellowfoot Chanterelle, Sunchoke purée, Parmiginio-Reggiano Frico

paired with Perticaia Umbria Rosso, Italy 2014


Affogato Petite Gateaux, Coffee Mousse, Vanilla Anglaise, Chocolate Cake, Lemon Pomegranate Gelée

paired with Amaro del Etna

Bubbly Toast to the New Year!

Le Berceau Blanquette de Limoux, France



Waterplace Park & Downtown :: December 31st :: 7pm :: FREE

Providence’s first-ever ball drop to ring in the New Year! Presented by Mayor Elorza and Skyline at Waterplace, festivities start at 7 p.m. Enjoy food trucks on Financial Way, hot chocolate, face painting, music, a laser light show around the basin of Waterplace Park, the countdown with the first-ever ball drop, a fireworks finale and more!

For the first time, Providence will host a classic New Year’s Eve “ball drop,” but with a special twist: the “ball” will be projected against the city’s iconic “Superman” building located at 111 Westminister, which may be viewed from the venue, and from Waterplace Park.

Ring out the New Year Downtown with your friends, family, and neighbors!


The Malted Barley’s Prohibition Party

334 Westminster Street :: December 31st :: 8pm :: FREE

Join The Malted Barley’s Prohibition Party on New Year’s Eve! Enjoy Prohibition Cocktails from La Marca Prosecco and
21st Amendment Brewery. PLUS! Dance all night with DJ DON DADA. You can expect plenty of party favors, lively conversation, and lots of delicious brews if that’s more your speed.


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