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Where in NYC to find the special beans?

I've decided the New Year's Day meal will be a simple Hopping John because of its associations with luck and wealth and folkloric good fortune. I've read this on the history of it and why it doesn't usually tun out well because of the inferior ingredients used now. I don't have time to order artisanal gold Carolina Rice or heritage red cowpeas from here so where in NYC can I find thier equilvents? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 29, 2016 - 13 answers

half a day in the Hudson Valley

What to do with half a Sunday/holiday in Orange County NY? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Dec 26, 2016 - 6 answers

Post-Christmas/New Years Getaway

Where can I go on such short notice? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Nov 29, 2016 - 3 answers

Looking for ideas for a warm new year's getaway

Wondering if anyone had any ideas/recommendations for a warm destination to go over New Year's? [more inside]
posted by Pademelon on Nov 25, 2016 - 5 answers

Have yourself a pleasant end of year period

I'm trying to think about what to do for the Christmas-New Years-Early January Birthday period this year. Every year I get stressed out and exhausted thinking about all the planning buying all the presents, doing all the cleaning & decorating and such that I don't really get around to anything and the actual days in question are kind of let downs. Then I feel regret and wish I could get a re-do. Trying to avoid it all this year. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Oct 22, 2016 - 11 answers

Healthy ways to ring in the New Year?

Let's say you want to make your New Year's Eve and New Year's Day a celebration of your newfound health habits, getting in better shape and eating better over the past year, etc. What are your non-typical, health-oriented traditions for ringing in the new year? I welcome ideas both cheap and expensive, and those that involve going elsewhere or making a night in feel 'special'. ..... [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Dec 29, 2015 - 17 answers

Films watched on New Year's: international edition

Looking for recommendations of films or programs traditionally watched on New Year's, in different countries around the globe [more inside]
posted by scrambles on Dec 26, 2015 - 12 answers

New Years Vacation - East Asia Edition

So I am currently living in Tokyo and my company will be on Shutdown from the 26th of December through the 5th of January. I can't afford to go back home to the States, but I'd like to go somewhere for part of it. Special snowflakey stuff behind the cut. [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Oct 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Gift etiquette: Boss's children, holiday edition

My direct manager is having an open house / work-related party tonight (the 30th) and he has invited me and most of the department. We are planning on bringing a small 'host' gift, i.e. flowers or chocolates. Since it is so close to Christmas my wife thinks that we should also bring a small gift for each of my manager's two children (~6 and ~2 years old). I'm unsure whether this would be seen as 'sucking up' or if this is a good idea. [more inside]
posted by Arandia on Dec 30, 2014 - 15 answers

How should I celebrate/mark New Year's Eve/Day on my own?

I want to do something to mark/celebrate the new year. Partying/going out to a bar or other loud event isn't appealing to me this year, and most of my friends are either away or going to an event that isn't a good fit for me. I'm open to places to go on my own and/or things to do at home either on New Year's Eve or during the day on Jan 1st. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Dec 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Ein Frohes Neues Jahr in Vienna?

What should I do and see (and eat!!) in Vienna? I'm here through next Monday 5 January, and would especially appreciate seasonal suggestions. (There are some great previous asks which have some great suggestions, but not much that focuses on the holiday season.) Vielen Dank!
posted by susiswimmer on Dec 29, 2014 - 7 answers

New Year's Eve in Sydney, 2014 Edition

So I'm doing my Working Holiday in Australia and I purposely started in Sydney so I could experience the big New Year's celebration here. I did NYC's ball drop in Times Square 3 years ago, and New Year's Eve is the biggest holiday of them all for me. I need the 101 on what NYE in Sydney is like, and what I should do. [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Oct 30, 2014 - 13 answers

New Year's night, dinner in Manhattan; GREAT service?

My husband has been incredibly wonderful and patient as I trained for two marathons this past fall, and a 48.6 mile challenge that I will embark on next week. I would like to treat him to a great meal in Manhattan on Wednesday night. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 29, 2013 - 6 answers

What are your tools and rituals for reflecting on the past year?

Around New Years I enjoy rituals or activities like filling out little surveys in my journal that help me reflect on my past year and make a record I can revisit in the future. Do you have (or know of) any year-end rituals that you find satisfying and/or specific questions or surveys you use for self-reflection? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Dec 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Andalusian Activities?

My family and I will soon be embarking on a trip to Spain. We'll be in Seville the 19th-27th, Cordoba for a couple of days after that, and Granada until January 2nd. What's cool stuff to do in these places (we've already got Alhambra tickets), or very nearby? Is there anything associated with the current winter festivities to do? Any good restaurant recommendations?
posted by Maecenas on Dec 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Where's someplace warm and cheap to spend a week or so over New Years

I've been thinking recently that it might be fun to spend 4-7 days in a warm part of North America to ring in the New Year with my girlfriend. I'd love to find a place to get away, warm up from the Chicago winter and maybe sit on a beach if I can. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Nov 25, 2013 - 15 answers

What to do on New Years in New York City? 2013

Mr. Slothhog and I will be in NYC for New Years Eve. We are going with 3 other lovely friends.The actual holiday is one of our group's actual 40th birthday. Interest has been expressed in attending a party... Please give us input about things that will make this visit amazing, especially the ringing in of the new year!
posted by slothhog on Nov 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Things To Do In Paris Over The Holidays?

I will be in Paris for a week and some change between Christmas and New Years. I've been before so I know all the standard tourist spots- but I know the holiday season will mess up openings and closings so I'm interested in fun, interesting things and places ...that will be open. Ideally looking for performances, music, English-language theater, etc. I'll be traveling with a classical musician with a fondness for opera, so looking for things along those lines. Any seasonally specific events or things I shouldn't miss?
posted by The Whelk on Oct 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Philly to Brooklyn New Years Eve Masochism Edition

Is traffic going to be crazy driving this evening/early night (Dec. 31st) from Philly to Brooklyn via Staten Island?
posted by ennui.bz on Dec 31, 2012 - 2 answers

New Years in Berlin

Any suggestions for events or activities in Berlin between 30 December and 2 January, especially New Years Eve? I'm ideally looking for the burner, hippie, artist, rave, etc. vibe that'll appreciate laser pants, but the burner groups haven't posted anything yet.
posted by jeffburdges on Dec 23, 2012 - 1 answer

In 2013 help me spread hope around me

Help me spread hope around me as part of my new year resolution [more inside]
posted by Baud on Dec 23, 2012 - 8 answers

What the hell do you even do for New Year's in NYC?

What the hell are you supposed to do on New Year's in New York? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Dec 20, 2012 - 31 answers

Video time capsule

Looking to make a video time capsule with my friends. What questions should I ask, what should we put in it. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Dec 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for a mid-1990s magazine article about end-of-year celebrations in Scotland

Longshotfilter: Did anyone else in the U.S. see this magazine article about New Years Eve/Hogmanay (or possibly Christmas Eve) in Scotland circa 1996-97? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me plan my trip to France!

I’m currently based in Andalucía, Spain, teaching English for the school year, and am planning to visit neighboring France during Christmas vacation. France fascinates me and will be the first country I visit outside of Spain during my time in Europe, but to be honest: I know nothing. I have approximately 13 days to spend in the country, I would like to see Paris and a few other sites in the northwest, and I will probably enter the country on the Mediterranean coast (from Spain) and leave via the Basque Country (to return to Spain). What should I see? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Nov 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Recommendations on New Years apartment/home rentals in CT or RI?

Looking for suggestions on a place somewhere between NYC and Boston to stay over New Years weekend. [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Oct 2, 2012 - 3 answers

I have absolutely no idea where to go for New Year's.

You had an unforgettable experience watching the ball drop in NYC this past NYE. The thought of staying at home this New Year's makes you feel sad and depressed. Where in America do you ring in 2013? [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Sep 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Let's do it again.

I can't help but think ahead for New Year's. Last year, I stood for 20 hours in Times Square and was on the TV broadcast. It doesn't get any better than that. I want to do something again. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Jun 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Five... four... three... two... one...

Looking for interesting live webcasts to watch for New Year's Eve in the EST zone! [more inside]
posted by bzzt on Dec 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Best Music of 2011 Playlist

I am looking for a playlist with songs that are best of 2011. I'm thinking along the lines of this Metafilter post but with all the songs in one playlist. Does such a thing exist somewhere? [more inside]
posted by likeatoaster on Dec 31, 2011 - 11 answers

How to make and keep good habits?

ResolutionFilter: I really want to start slowly adopting new, healthier habits. As it usually does, the inspiration has hit me just before New Years. But I don't want to make a resolution, I want to establish habits that I can keep. I've tried before, but here's where I always fall down: how do I make the new habits stick? They never actually make it to the "habit" stage for me. [more inside]
posted by duien on Dec 29, 2011 - 29 answers

No haggis drop?

How should I spend New Years Eve in Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

A Very Missouri New Years: what to do outside of St Louis for New Years

A Very Missouri New Years: what to do outside of St Louis for New Years [more inside]
posted by scrambles on Dec 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for something fun and romantic to do on New Years Eve in NYC

My girlfriend and I are looking for something fun and romantic to do on New Years Eve in NYC. Obviously, it can't be something that requires more than 3-4 weeks advance notice. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Going to Disneyworld for New Years weekend. Where should we stay?

Going to Disneyworld for New Years weekend. Where should we stay? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Sep 6, 2011 - 12 answers

I could go to the US twice with that money (& it took me a while to afford getting here)

There's a New Years gig in Manchester I'm looking at attending, and I thought I'd make a trip of it by visiting my sister in Bristol (amongst other things). However, flights from Australia to England are ridiculously expensive. Is there a way I could fly to another European country and take a cheap flight (or some other form of transport) over? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 6, 2011 - 10 answers

9mm casings in my doorway.

Shooting guns out in the street for fun on new year's eve in Berlin? Is this legal? Normal? Am I mistaken? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Jan 1, 2011 - 6 answers

classy yet understated food for NYE

Looking for simple but interesting food ideas for a casual New Years evening at home with the new guy in my life. [more inside]
posted by bobafet on Dec 21, 2010 - 26 answers

And please, keep us the hell away from Hill Interns.

After years and years of house parties, I'd like some ideas as to how myself and a small group of (largely nerdy/artsy/pseudohipster) friends can spend our New Years Eve out and about in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. [more inside]
posted by Keter on Dec 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to go, how to get there?

Where to stop on the way from Amsterdam to Munich? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Dec 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Help us travel to Mexico?

My friends and I would like to go on a vacation to Mexico this winter. I have done some research but all the options are pretty overwhelming, so I'm turning to AskMe for your advice. Details about what we are looking for are inside. [more inside]
posted by jouir on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Bar in Baltimore open on New Year's Day?

Anyone know a good pub in Baltimore for bar snacks/small plates open for dinner tonight? [more inside]
posted by ekroh on Jan 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Cocktail for the 2000s

I want to make a signature cocktail for my NYE party that reflects the "aughts" or whatever the heck we're calling this decade that's coming to a close. [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Dec 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Vancouver, show me what you've got!

Hello, Vancouver! I will be in your city this weekend, and am looking for fun things to do and awesome places to hang out. I'm thinking of arriving New Years Day and leaving Saturday afternoon, but if there are fun things to do NYE, I would love to spend NYE there. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Keeping it real (delicious)

Help me find a mid-priced restaurant in Brooklyn for New Years dinner! [more inside]
posted by theflash on Dec 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Weird Dallas get-away for NYE?

What's a unique/interesting/weird New Year's Eve place/event that is 3 hours driving or 2 hours flying from Dallas, TX?
posted by unknowncommand on Dec 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Black tie in Los Angeles?

What's the best black-tie New Year's Eve (or other event) in LA? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Dec 9, 2009 - 0 answers

New Year's Eve in Vegas on a few dimes.

Where can a young couple go on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas for a nice dinner staying through midnight, while spending less than $300? We are staying at Mandalay Bay and currently have a few reservations for the restaurants there (Aureole and China Grill) but they are for earlier in the night and are pretty expensive!
posted by pithy comment on Dec 8, 2009 - 5 answers

We're looking for a fun, warm place to spend New Year's Eve!

My husband and I want to be someplace warm for New Year's Eve where we can see the full moon over the water. [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Nov 10, 2009 - 17 answers

New Years Eve, London, 1899?

How can I find out what sort of New Year's Eve events and festivities were held on December 31, 1899? I'm specifically interested in London, but other places would help too. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Oct 21, 2009 - 4 answers

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