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New Year’s Eve is a time of reflection, parties, drinks and those effervescent jams that served as the year’s soundtrack. 2017 gave us an overwhelming share of political drama, sex scandals and race clashes. But it also delivered a few blessings, too – Cardi B, Issa Rae and Donald Glover, for starters, showed us the endless possibilities of our dreams.

As the end of 2017 draws near, it’s time to figure out the move for this weekend, if you haven’t already. Here is a list of a few NYE parties happening in Black Chicago. To RSVP, or check out more happenings in Chicago, go to The Scene.

Party Noire Presents: Black Metropolis New Year’s Eve @ The Promontory

Listen to Black women. Respect Black women. Love Black women. Trust Black women.

If there ever was a time when all four of these messages were ignored by mainstream media and the rest of the country, 2017 was that time. Party Noire is the antithesis of this. Their NYE joint, Black Metropolis, is centered on the celebration of Black womanhood and is inclusive to the Black queer, trans and gender non-conforming individuals as they honor Black Joy. Featuring live performances by special guests and music by DJ Rae Chardonnay, Black Metropolis is sure to be an event like none other.

Time: 8 PM Sunday, Dec. 31 to 2 AM Monday, Jan. 1

Location: The Promontory: 5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago

Price: $50.00 to $1,620

Incentives: Hors D’ Oeuvres, Open Bar, Midnight Champagne Toast, an assortment of goodies from local Hyde Park favorites

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TRILOGY NYE ‘18 @ The Intercontinental Hotel on Magnificent Mile Powered by Civilized Empire

New Year’s Eve is associated with elegance, formalities, and dressing up for parties in downtown Chicago. However, there used to be limited options for Black folks to party together like this on the Magnificent Mile. Civilized Empire is here to change that. Trilogy @ The Intercontinental Hotel is the Black grown and sexy party you’ve been looking for to ring in the New Year in style. Oh, there’s also an open bar if you need more incentive! (p.s. If you haven’t gotten your tickets already, Trilogy is now sold out).

Time: 9 PM Sunday, Dec. 31 to 2 AM Monday, Jan. 1

Location: Intercontinental Hotel on Magnificent Mile, 505 Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Price: $75.00 to $1,670

Incentives: Open Bar, Complimentary Bites, Complimentary Champagne Toast

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NYE @ Cambria Hotel sponsored by Korbel Sweet Rose Champagne ft. DJ Sean Mac

Let’s be honest. It wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve party without a little flair, right? Featuring sounds by WGCI’s premier DJ Sean Mac, NYE @ Cambria Hotel will be an energetic atmosphere filled with Black Chicago’s movers and shakers – as well as visitors from Washington DC, Detroit, New York and Los Angeles. Favorably located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this party is sure to be the urban luxury of your dreams.

Time: 9 PM Sunday, Dec. 31 to 2 AM Monday Jan. 1

Location: Cambria Hotel, 166 E. Superior, Chicago

Price: $100 to $150

Incentives: Open Bar, Hors D’ Oeuvres, Balloon Drop, Champagne Toast, Photo Booth & more.

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NYE18 For the Homies

Looking for something simple? Just want to have a little fun and kick it without the expensive NYE pricing? Located in Chicago’s popular West Town neighborhood, NYE18 For the Homies promises a stress-free, hassle-free and fun environment with sounds by DJ Diggs and DJ Two Timez.

Time: 9 PM Sunday, Dec. 31 to 1:30 AM Monday, Jan. 1

Location: Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago

Price: $35.00 to $100

Incentives: BYOB, Free Food (Catering by Chuck’s Wagon Grill), Free Parking

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New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball by Echelon Group Chicago & Privit

If you’re looking to do NYE bigger and better than ever before, the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at 19East on Chicago’s South Side is right up your alley. ABC7 will be in the building, broadcasting the party live to millions of people. Meanwhile, two of Chicago’s most popular DJs – Franchiise and Jay Illa – will turn the banquet hall into one of the hottest parties in the city for the night.


Time: 9 PM Sunday, Dec. 31 to 2 AM Monday, Jan. 1

Location: 19East Chicago, 19 E. 21st Street Chicago, IL 60616

Price: $80.00 to $200.00

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