Armin Van Buuren
Dec. 29, 9 p.m.
Pier 94, 711 12th Ave., 212-399-4247
18+, $75-$170, tickets
Spotify's second most-popular artist, most recently for the seven-times platinum "This Is What It Feels Like," is closing out 2014 with a massive trance party, alongside Andrew Rayel, Jochen Miller and Mark Sixma.
"Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History"
Through Jan. 4
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 28 Wooster St.
See the classical nudes of four distinct time periods through the lens of queer artists, and how changing historical understand of same-sex desire allowed them to express their desire through art, either subliminally or by creating their own works.
The other New Year's Eve fireworks
Dec. 31, 11 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Free, Prospect Park
It's looking to be a fairly mild New Year's Eve, so spend it outdoors in the best place to watch the other fireworks. There will be live music and refreshments beginning just before midnight.
Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave.
It's the end of an era in Williamsburg, with the closing of Glasslands after a final New Year's Eve bash "with many special guests."
Bar Car Night
Jan. 2 & 3, 7 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
21+ $35, tickets
The fun of nostalgia as an adult is getting to experience all the fun parts you remember from childhood with a drink in your hand. On Bar Car Night, it's adults only at the botanical gardenfor the Holiday Train Show. The first drink (beer, wine or cocktail) is even included in your ticket!