champagne-toastHappy New Year, Everyone! Well, not just yet…. but 2010 is almost here, and if you don’t yet have plans to usher in the New Year, below are a few suggestions courtesy of our local tourism agencies. Do you have any event that should be here? Please tell us about it.

New Years Eve Party at Babycakes
Babycakes welcomes in 2010 with a rockin’  – and likely to be the gayest, with Tanner and Victor at the helm – New Years Eve Party! Gourmet food, custom cocktails, live music, and a great atmosphere awaits for your evening out on the town. Enjoy a 4-course meal, which includes champagne and coffee/tea. Every party of 4 or more receives a bottle of champagne. Look at the menu online and make your reservations now. Music by Steve Kaiser 6-9 & Paul Connor Band 9:30pm-1am. $45/person plus gratuity & tax. Babycakes Cafe, 1-3 Collegeview Avenue, Poughkeepsie.

New Year’s Eve Millbrook
This year marks the 
6th consecutive year of family entertainment with varied music, circus acts, marionettes, magic and snacks. See Jeff Armstrong, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Variety Show, Larry Ham Trio, Handman String Quartet, The Paton Family, Red Magik, Tanglewood Marionettes, animated films, face painting, and enjoy the Interact Cafe. Easily walkable location in lovely village. See website for schedule & locations. $5/button.
Upper Village, Top of Franklin Ave. 

New Years Eve on the River at The Rhinecliff
Overnight accommodations in river view rooms, early or late dinner, grand celebration & breakfast on New Years Day for two, $300 + tax+tip, limited availability. Vegetarian and fish alternatives available throughout. Early Dinner, 5-7pm. A sumptuous four course prix-fixe dinner & a glass of Champagne Taittinger. $54.95+tax+tip + additional beverages. Grand New Years Eve Party, 8pm. Grand Dinner: Sumptuous six-course gourmet tasting dinner with cocktail hour, 8pm. Disco dancing, midnight champagne toast and late night hors d’oeuvres in the restaurant & heated patio area. Going-home hot chocolate & warm cookies. $84.95+tax+tip + additional beverages. Dancing & grand midnight celebration only, without cocktails and dinner, 11pm. $30. 
The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St. 

The Rosendale Cafe
Offering a night of great iPod dancing and festivities, the Rosendale Cafe is offering New Year’s Eve on a Budget Wednesday, December 31 at 10:00pm. You can party on New Year’s Eve for just $10.00. Cash bar with  $4 dollar beers and wine!
The usual cafe menu will be available from 5 – 9:30pm. The party starts at 10:00pm.