Celebrating the End of the World is a tricky decision. Much like New Year’s Eve, do you decide to spend it with loved ones in case it really does happen? Or, do you dance your ass off like Britney Spears? For our generation, we have lived through last year’s supposed “End of the World” and the much more worried about “Y2K”. (Although I’m pretty sure if the world were to end, NASA or the government would give us a little notice)
From smoking in a lawn chair wearing sunglasses in the dead of winter, to dancing until the world ends, you kids do what you have to do. I’ve heard all sorts of plans, and I can’t wait to see who really acts them out. For me? I’ll be in a plane heading to another Hemisphere. (…no I am not that morbidly afraid, I have to go to a wedding)
But for those of you who have worked the long week, and want to just let loose, here’s a list of ideas for how to spend your last day on Earth. At least the Mayans predicted it on a Friday…now that was pretty considerate given everything else.
Idea 1: Dance Your Ass Off
409 West 13th Street , New York, NY
Music will be pumping with Jacques Dumas in the DJ booth and patrons are of course encouraged to dance the night away on the floors and the tables. If all doesn’t go according to the Mayan decree, guests are invited to come back the next day for a boisterous Survival Brunch to celebrate life continuing in existence with plenty of booze and a decadent menu.
621 West 46 Street, New York, NY
This Ticketed Event offers Party Beats & Booze December 20th at 11PM. iAdventure.com brings a party like there is no tomorrow at the End of the World Party! Grab the infamous outfit you’ve been saving for a special occasion that may never come and get ready for the party to end all parties. Say farewell to the world with some booze as DJ Lulo & Bones spin dirty beats and take all your last requests. End the world’s destruction with some much needed debauchery as you make your last wish.
Idea 2: Eat Your Face Off
Stuff your face, eat some deliciousness, and unbutton your pants. Please, will anyone REALLY judge you post rapture? Here are our top “Must Try” Restaurants:
314 W. 11th Street New York, NY 10014 (212) 620-0393
This popular gastropub is decadent, delicious, and indulgent.
42 East 20th St.; 212-477-0777
Danny Meyers’ restaurants are a force to be reckoned with.
178 Broadway, Brooklyn; 718-387-7400
Open your wallet and have your mind blown.
261 Moore St Brooklyn,NY
Ranked as one of NYC’s Best Pizzeria’s, it’s comforting and wallet friendly.
5. Shake Shack
Because those 1000+ calories per burger won’t matter when the world ends. You might as well add Bacon on it.
6. Red Rooster
310 Lenox Avenue, Harlem, NY
Part speakeasy, part soul food, it’s worth making that trip up to Harlem.
Idea 3: Get a Date
There’s nothing more scary than asking someone out. Especially if you’re not sure if their feelings are reciprocated. Why not ask them out, do something adorable, and take an adventure? You only live once…and according to the Mayans that may end Friday.
Adorable Ideas (You’re Welcome)
1. Ice Skating At Bryant Park/Celsius Bar
Open daily from October 29, 2012 – March 3, 2013
Pretend you’re in a RomCom and head over to Celsius Bar in Bryant Park. It overlooks Ice Skating, which I would highly suggest on doing BEFORE you have a few cocktails. If you’re not into the adventurous mood, why not try some spiked cider or a Polar Bear Cosmo?
2. Viewing the Tree at Rock Center/Del Frisco’s Grille
Alright New Yorkers, we all know it’s a damn tree. BUT why not walk on over, take it in, then go have some appetizers at Del Frisco’s Grille? The Tuna Tartar Tacos are outrageous!
A romantic boatride, a few cocktails, and viewing the city scape before the world ends? Someone’s created the perfect night!
Idea 4: Visit Family
Cheapoair.com and Kayak.com are offering great specials if you’re concerned about the world ending. So hop on a plane, swipe the plastic, and you could be saved from the impending doom!
Idea 5: Wallow
Buy some fuzzy socks, order in some Takeout, and watch your favorite romantic movie. If you can’t celebrate the world ending, then celebrate being comfortable! If you don’t want to wear pants, then have a no pants party! I hear Ben & Jerry’s calling your name, a half a pint wouldn’t hurt either.
If all else fails….put Britney on repeat: