10 New Year’s Eve Events for Black Professionals in Chicago

There’s always something to do in The Bean! Check out these New Year’s Eve events for Black professionals in Chicago!

1. GREAT GATSBY NEW YEAR
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
On Sunday, December 31st, join Carnivale in ringing in the New Year Gatsby style! Come adorned with your 1920’s style costumes and accessories, enjoy a specialty menu, live DJ, and balloon drop with a champagne toast and bring in the new year! Reservations are required, so make them soon! Learn more HERE.

2. GRIS-GRIS AND GRITS: ROOTWORK GALLERY’S NYE OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Join Rootwork Gallery for a soulful end to 2017 as you prepare for the year ahead. Rootwork will provide a “hot grits bar” a few musical and spoken interludes throughout the night. The rest is BYO. This event is free but offerings are welcome. Learn more HERE.

3. SLO ‘MO PARTY PRESENTS: SLOMOTEL NYE
Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Check into the SLOMOTEL and indulge your Alter Ego as you torch 2017 and enter a queer new year! Take the elevator to the top floor of the Ace Hotel to Waydown for a neon-tinged night of dark decadence, featuring a special complimentary New Year’s bar menu and the iconic sensual sounds of Slo ‘Mo. This party prioritizes intimacy, and therefore tickets will sell out very quickly. Learn more HERE.

4. SIN LABEL AND ZAVODILA PRESENT “IN TIME” NYE EXPERIENCE
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sin Label & Zavodila in collaboration with Bam Creates present “In-Time  – a trip to the Fourth Dimension”. Adventure down the rabbit hole December 31st at Stan Mansion (the old Masonic Temple in Logan Square). Awaits you, are two beautiful ballrooms that will let you experience two different worlds of unknown. You will be guided by music, provided by masters from around the globe. Learn more HERE.

5. VOYAGER 2018: A JOURNEY TO THE NEW YEAR
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
AMFM and TRQPiTECA are proud to present Voyager 2018: A Journey Into the New Year. The festival will return for its 5th run to welcome 2018 with a mind-expanding celebration of the planets, black-holes and alien environments in which NASA’s Voyager space probe may have landed. Enjoy three stages of phenomenal artists and DJs from allover. Learn more HERE.

6. THE 6TH ANNUAL CHICAGO RESOLUTION GALA AT THE GRAND BALLROOM
Sunday, December 31, 8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The most anticipated New Year’s Eve party in the city is going down at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Enjoy access to three distinct rooms in one supreme party for the ultimate night of exuberance. Plus, guests will be greeted with party favors and noisemakers to add to the festivities, and music is supplied throughout the party by 4 world renowned Live DJs, including B96’s mixmaster and the famed Chicago Bulls music coordinator, DJ Metro. Learn more HERE.

7. NAPPI HOUR: NAPPI NEW YEAR
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Your friends at Nappi Hour present Nappi New Year, a celebration of Black excellence. Come down to Gallery Guichard on NYE to bring in 2018. Tickets Include 4 drink tickets, champagne toast at midnight and hors-d’oeuvres. Learn more HERE.

8. TRILOGY NYE ’18 INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL MAG MILE
Saturday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Civilized Lifestyle presents Trilogy NYE 2018. You’re cordially invited to the pinnacle of Civilized Lifestyle events. In their third year, Trilogy NYE has evolved into the premier new years eve party to attend in Chicago. Learn more HERE.

9. PARTY NOIRE PRESENTS BLACK METROPOLIS NYE 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Join Party Noire for New Year’s Eve 2017 at The Promontory and step into the Black Metropolis. Last year, their NYE party was The Promontory’s biggest production and this year will be no different. All who enter get to enjoy tasty hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar from 8-10:30 pm, a midnight champagne toast, and an assortment of goodies from local Hyde Park favorites. This is the last Party Noire glow-up until February, so get to steppin’ and get your tickets today! Learn more HERE

10. BIG CHICKS NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Come on out for the annual Big Chicks New Year’s Eve Party. DJ Mike Rytie, their resident Saturday Night DJ, will be spinning your favorite dance hits from 10pm – 2am. Plus, there is no cover for this event and all guests get a free champagne toast at Midnight. Learn more HERE.

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