Dec 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve Dance & Dinner Party

New Year’s Dance photos by Stewart Dean
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New Year’s Eve Dance & Dinner Party

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

Great live music begins at 8pm with TWO DANCE HALLS featuring Swing, Cajun, and Waltzing in one room and Contras and Squares in the other—followed by late night Zydeco in the Zydeco Lounge upstairs!

All this plus coffee, tea, lemonade and ice water, a bountiful snack table 11pm–1am,  and a cash bar featuring local beers and wines!

Music by Jay & Molly with Swingology, Jesse Lége and Bayou Brew, Zydegroove, and Ball, Bell & VanNorstrand. Bob Isaacs and John Krumm calling. Come early for the festive New Year’s dinner at 6pm!  View the evening’s schedule and delectable dinner menuserved family style—no lines and no waiting!

Or register for the New Year’s Weekend Camp Friday through Monday with music and dance classes, dancing, jamming and more.

Get tickets now

Dance, dinner, and bunk/breakfast tickets sold á la carte.
Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than Dec. 29.
View last year’s New Year’s Eve Dance schedule

featuring performances by

Bob Isaacs, caller

Purchase advance New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance tickets below or on our EventBrite ticket page.

Schedule & Menu

Here’s last year’s New Year’s Eve schedule 

6pm: New Year’s Eve Dinner
Served family-style—no lines, no waiting!
(Dinner tickets must be purchased by Dec. 27)


Tuscan Style Winter Salad: romaine, red cabbage, radicchio, baby kale, carrot, shaved parmesan, and pignoli nuts

Entrée choices
Chicken with sun-dried tomato, artichoke, shallot and olives
Salmon with lemon, dill cream sauce
Quinoa-lentil-crimini patties with sun-dried tomato, artichoke, shallot and olives

Brussel sprouts with maple-balsamic glaze
Red potatoes roasted with butter and parsley
Rice pilaf

Chocolate mousse, chocolate dipped strawberries and assorted petit-fours

Ashokan Blend coffee, an assortment of teas

Special Diets
All dishes gluten free (including a gluten-free dessert choice)
Vegan and sauce-free versions of the salad, entrée and side dish choices available

7pm: Sing-along

8pm: New Year’s Eve Dance
Fancy duds or vintage wear or other creative clothing encouraged!
Bountiful snacks from 11pm to 1am

Midnight: Ring in the New Year and dance till the wee hours!




A limited number of bunks are available in The Ashokan Center Longhouse for New Year’s Eve. You can read more about onsite lodging and local lodging here.