Things To Do On NYE

The Providence Children’s Museum — Noon Years Eve, 9:30am to 12:30pm: music, raffles, a ball drop at noon, and other festivities.

Roger Williams Park Zoo — Holiday Lights Spectacular, 5pm to 9:30pm.

Providence Rink — 10am to 10pm (bumper cars sold out until January 3)

Union Station Brewery — the Silks

The Parlour — Ravi Shavi, the Quahogs, the Benji’s, the Dust Ruffles

Nick-A-Nee’s — the Professors, the Free Radicals

PPAC — Annie

Rooftop at the G (dinner and soiree) — Musician Adam Hanna, Big Nazo, Cedric the Magician, Eunice the Belly Dancer, Miles Long the Wonder Python, Aerialicious Entertainment, electric violinist Joshua Knowles.

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A thing you can not do on New Year’s Eve: You can not see this ‘Satyr,’ a mosaic from the 4th-century BCE, part of the RISD Museum’s current exhibition, Being and Believing in the Natural World. But it fits the theme and his face is so perfect. (The museum is closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.) From the wall text:

Prosperous homes near the ancient Roman city of Antioch (now Antakya, Turkey) were often decorated with images of the wine god Dionysus and his followers. This satyr, a mythical woodland companion of Dionysus, was once part of the floor of an opulent villa in a suburb of Antioch. The satyr wears a wreath of green spiky leaves and holds a crooked stick used for hunting hares. By greeting guests to the villa and inviting them to enjoy life’s pleasures, images like this one contributed to tan atmosphere of wine-drinking merriment.

Another thing you absolutely can not do on New Year’s Eve . . . or ever: Drive impaired!

Free rides are available:

The Providence Fire Fighters will be offering free rides home to Providence residents anywhere in the city. Just call (833) PVD-RIDE between 10pm and 3am on New Year’s Eve.

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