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NEW YEAR'S EVE dinner at FAR BAR & FREE N.Y.E. Celebration at LA Grand Park

  • Dec 31, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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If you wish to go to the Grand Park Festival directly then meet Francis and J the Monkey King at 8:30 pm at the location noted under "DETAILS" above on this EVENT PAGE.

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We will enjoy NYE dinner at FAR BAR - ranked #1 Bar of Downtown LA by highly respected LA Weekly newspaper.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2013/10/best_bars_downtown_los_angeles.php?page=5

Yes, we are bidding farewell to 2013 and welcoming 2014 with the best!

Far Bar is a great place to drink, eat chill and welcome the new year with friends and with FREE CHAMPAGNE TOAST at countdown!

The bar is well stocked and the bartenders make great drinks. There is also an outdoor patio to enjoy a cool LA evening.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-far-bar-los-angeles-2

I have dined here on many occasions and the dishes are always completely delicious! Some of their best works:

Wasabi Fries















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Teriyaki Sliders















 

Once we have satiated our appetite, we will walk a few blocks over to the N.Y.E. L.A. Celebration in Grand Park in downtown L.A. We can stay there for the countdown or head back to FAR BAR for countdown with FREE CHAMPAGNE TOAST!

At Grand Park, there will be:

FREE outdoor music and dancing / Grand Park / mega-art installations and much more. 

ANIMATED PROJECTIONS, ART INSTALLATIONS, AND ART PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC PERFORMANCES.....ALL FOR FREE......

http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/new-years-eve-la/?instance_id=16171

FREE CELEBRATION WITH MUSIC, DANCING, LARGER THAN LIFE ART INSTALLATIONS, PARTY IS OPEN TO ALL AGES BUT FOR ADULTS AFTER 9:00 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT.....

CELEBRATION WILL STRETCH FROM MUSIC CENTER OVER TO L.A. CITY HALL AND DOWN GRAND AVENUE TO GRAND PARK.

PARTY CULMINATES WITH A VIDEO COUNTDOWN TO WEST COAST MIDNIGHT; VIDEO MONTAGE FEATURES HUMAN CLOCK SHOWING PEOPLE ALL OVER L.A. AND IMAGES FROM ALL OVER THE CITY OF ANGELS.........

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LOS ANGELES! COUNT DOWN TO 2014 with family, friends, and all your fellow Angelenos! Grand Park becomes your NEW New Year’s Eve destination with performances, art installations, and large-scale animated projections, ringing in 2014 like you’ve never seen before! #NYELA

















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EVENT SCHEDULE (set times subject to change / view event map)

















ALL NIGHT LONG:

3-D PROJECTIONS (covering 22 floors on City Hall) / PHOTO BOOTH & PROJECTIONS (create a memory and share your wish for the New Year 100ft above Grand Park) / FACE PAINTING (join the tribe of LA with Tribal Markers) / ART INSTALLATIONS BY Charles BakerGeoff McFetridge and Mike Murphy / HOSTED BY Azul 213* Amaral / Sisanie (KIIS – FM) / FOOD TRUCKS OPEN  (Street KitchenLobos TruckThe Schmuck TruckNo Jodas KitchenHurricane KitchenMangia Ristorante on WheelsIndia JonesGrilled Cheese TruckThe Surfer TacoCrepe’n Around, Berlin Famous Sausage, Mex Kabob, Firehouse ChefsCousins Maine LobsterParadise CookiesEla BrewSweet E’s Bake Shop) / CASH BAR (no outside alcohol permitted in the Park, last call at 11:30PM) / STARBUCKS OPEN

6-7:30PM DJ Seano (dublab)

7:30-8:30PM Myron & E

 (Stone’s Throw Records)

8:30-9PM Versa-Style Dance Company 

9PM: Live feed of Times Square Ball Drop

 (perfect for Grand Park kids)

9-9:20PM: Versa-Style Dance Company 

9:20-10PM: Buyepongo

10-11PM: Daedelus 

(dublab)

11-11:50PM: Fool’s Gold 

MIDNIGHT: The Big Moment…ALL EYES ON CITY HALL!

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 METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION.

**All Metro bus and rail lines will provide free service on the night of New Year’s Eve beginning 9PM-2AM. Details on holiday schedule on metro.net.**

GO METRO to receive destination discount at New Year’s Eve LA. Show your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID at any food truck onsite and save 10%. Also, show your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID at the Grand Park booth and receive a free ticket to the 2014 LA Art Show.

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RECOMMENDED PARKING:

OK serious business…due to the size of this event, parking lots on the perimeter of the park are recommended (as opposed to underground lots). Lots on both sides of Olive between First and Second Streets will be open (AKA Lot 17 and Lot 26 flat rate $9). Lot 21 near Olvera Street will also be open at 555 N Broadway (at Cesar Chavez, max rate $15), and also Lot 15 at 527 N. Spring St (between Arcadia and Cesar Chavez, max rate $20).

Street parking can be found in Little Tokyo, Grand Ave, Olive, Hill and surrounding areas.

ParkME:

ParkMe provides guaranteed parking to events around town, just reserve ahead of time! The button below will help you explore nearby lots and book your spot now. Early arrival is recommended, as event may reach capacity.

NOT RECOMMENDED PARKING:

Due to street closures, Lot 10 located on Broadway between First and Temple will be closed at 5pm to the public, in addition to Lot 14 located on Grand Ave. between First and Temple. Lots under The Music Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall dedicated to Music Center patrons.

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MORE EVENT INFORMATION:

HELPFUL HINTS: Bag checks for event patrons will be located at event entrances on Grand,  Hill Street and Broadway entrances (Spring Street will be closed to pedestrians).Please bring all picnic items in bags/totes (no coolers), water/juice in sealed (non-glass) containers, remember cash for vendors and food trucks (some food trucks do accept credit), ATMs are located in event area and near Starbucks. Low lawn chairs OK, no tents please. Remember to have your pet on leash at all times (except in the dog park – they can go free!). Dress warm and have fun.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: The following will not be permitted: outside alcoholic beverages, weapons, narcotics, glass containers, coolers or open beverages/bottles (including coffee, water, etc.), silly string, confetti, fireworks, and sparklers (bummer, we know). Noisemakers, NYE hats, etc. are totally fine. Bicycles must stay outside of the perimeter of the event (make sure to lock’em up tight).

































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STREET CLOSURES will be in effect on DEC 30 beginning 6am for Spring St between First and Temple, and 7PM for Hill and Broadway between First and Temple. Streets will re-open at 5am on New Year’s Day.

- See more at:

http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/new-years-eve-la/?instance_id=16169#sthash.p5X3CfXk.dpuf

















































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            Asian Night Out Disclaimer:

PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO OTHERS: There is a late cancellation policy after RSVPs close. If you cancel late more than 2 times, your membership will be reviewed and you can be subject to removal from the group. Reminder: 2 NO Shows means automatic removal from the group.

By RSVPing “Yes” to this event: You understand and agree that you are voluntarily participating in an "ASIAN NIGHT OUT Meetup" (hereinafter "ANOM") event at your own request and at your own risk.

You also give permission to ANOM to freely use of your name, picture and voice in any broadcast, telecast, print account, online or any other account in any medium of the event (the “Personal Release”). You understand that this Personal Release is perpetual in time and that it encompasses, without limitation, any copyright or right of publicity or privacy that you may have in your name, picture and voice.

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  • Pete N.

    You guys are really cool! Thanks for making this New Year celebration a grand finale to 2013 and welcome 2014 with a bang! Look forward to hanging out with y'all again very soon. =)

    3 · January 2, 2014

    • Jon W.

      Thank you for being such a good host!

      January 3, 2014

    • Dian

      Pete, Thks for leading us n thks for posting the pics too:)

      January 4, 2014

  • George T.

    Upstairs

    December 31, 2013

  • Dax

    Where is every one?

    December 31, 2013

  • Pete N.

    We are in the upstairs lounge.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Grace

    Running late. Will go dir re ctly to the festival.

    December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      we will try to hold a seat 4 you.

      December 31, 2013

  • Francis

    Festival Only

    December 31, 2013

  • Pete N.

    Reminder to please advise as soon as you can if you are coming to dinner or festival only. I'm working with FAR BAR management to reserve a table for us. Right now I have about 14 people. If you are coming to dinner, please arrive at 8pm. FAR BAR gets very busy on NYE, it will be good to have everyone at the table as soon as we can. Thanks very much for your help and cooperation for the above! I have emailed my mobile number. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

    2 · December 31, 2013

  • Pete N.

    I look forward to meeting everyone tomorrow for our NYE event! I'd really appreciate if you may please indicate ASAP, by 12/31 afternoon the latest, if you will be joining us for dinner or festival only. I'm working with FAR BAR management to reserve a table for us and having an accurate headcount will help.

    Please be prompt for dinner and arrive best you can at 8pm. FAR BAR gets very busy on NYE, I do not want to risk losing out table.

    Thanks very much for your help and cooperation for the above!

    I have emailed my mobile number to YES RSVPs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

    December 30, 2013

    • Vincent

      Pete, if ur # has changed, pls send to me again. thx.

      December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you for your initiative and effort in leading the BAR part of the NYE LA event for the ANO Group PETE......Happy New Year to you also.

      December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Dear friends, I live in westwood. Is there anyone from westside driving to downtown tonight, may I ask for a lift? I am a little afraid of driving at this time of the year. Or anyone knows how to take rail to downtown? Will parking be really bad at the rail station too? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      THERE is a Red Line subway that runs along Wilshire Blvd. to downtown L.A. but I have not taken it for several years so I do not know where it ends going west. It does end at the east end in downtown L.A.; .......happy new year to you and welcome to the ANO group.

      December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Francis & Jackie & Andy & J the Monkey King & your guests,
    I made the Festival location meet up time at 8:30 pm
    for those who want to attend the festival only
    so u don't have trouble finding parking..........the earlier u get there the easier it will be to find parking; I have asked Francis our Asst. Organizer and J the Monkey King to lead the group for "the FESTIVAL ONLY"
    at 8:30 pm. thx.
    you can e-mail francis and J the Monkey King directly if you have any questions............

    Happy New Year to you.
    Thank you to Pete Ni
    for taking the initiative in leading
    most of the ANO members at the BAR part
    of this NYE event.....
    the festival goes from
    6:00 pm to 12:30 pm according to the Newspaper......

    December 31, 2013

  • Andy

    Festival only.

    December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Francis & Jackie & Andy, I made the Festival location meet up time at 8:30 pm for those who want to attend the festival only so u don't have trouble finding parking..........the earlier u get there the easier it will be to find parking; I have asked Francis our Asst. Organizer and J the Monkey King to lead the group for "the FESTIVAL ONLY" at 8:30 pm. thx.

      December 31, 2013

  • Jackie

    Festival only. Would love to meet up with people there!

    December 29, 2013

    • Jackie

      Good to know, thanks!

      December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Francis & Jackie & Andy, I made the Festival location meet up time at 8:30 pm for those who want to attend the festival only so u don't have trouble finding parking..........the earlier u get there the easier it will be to find parking; I have asked Francis our Asst. Organizer and J the Monkey King to lead the group for "the FESTIVAL ONLY" at 8:30 pm. thx.

      December 31, 2013

  • George T.

    Welcome back Francis! You changed your RSVP.

    December 31, 2013

  • Dax

    both

    December 31, 2013

  • Liyan

    Both

    December 31, 2013

  • Vincent

    both.

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There will be food trucks at the festival if you are hungry at 9pm....................there will also be a Starbucks there serving mostly non-alcoholic drinks.....there will be a security check at the festival gates for bags, etc. for alcohol and other contraband..........

    .Admission again is FREE to the NYE LA Festival.............it is also near METRO stops if you are taking public transportation........get there early as parking may be tight in certain areas due to events at the Music Center & Disney Concert hall, etc..............

    WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR from the "Asian Night Out" ORGANIZER TEAM...............THANKS FOR MAKING US ONE OF THE TOP APA meetup groups in So. Calif........

    If there any ANO Event Organizers interested in meeting JACKIE and her guest at the Festival DIRECTLY AT 9 PM........PLEASE
    advise me asap.......thx.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For members who wish to skip the initial dinner meetup location at the BAR and go directly to the NYE festival (free admission) then
    please meet JACKIE and her friends at 9pm at the alternate location address listed under the "EVENT Details..........that alternate meetup location is very close to the FESTIVAL location so you do not need to walk very far...........
    however, there may or may not be an ANO event host there........I will try to get some Organizer(s) to be there at 9:00 pm.

    December 30, 2013

  • Jeannie

    Both.

    December 30, 2013

  • George T.

    Both.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For Jackie and those other ANO members who do not want to go to the BAR for dinner and to the festival only you can either go to the bar later at 9pm and try to find the group or you can meet without the Event Hosts at the location set under the "DETAILS section" of the EVENT PAGE.......

    December 29, 2013

  • Pete N.

    I have changed time to 8pm and location to FAR BAR - ranked #1 downtown LA bar according to LA Weekly. Yes, we are bidding farewell to 2013 and welcoming 2014 with nothing but the best!

    Please indicate with posting or rsvp note if you will be joining us for dinner only, festival only or both so I can make reservations accordingly with Far Bar. Thanks!

    December 27, 2013

    • Jon W.

      Still both. thx

      December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to both . . . See you all at far bar

    December 27, 2013

  • JulK

    Going to both

    December 27, 2013

  • Dax

    You had me at "free."

    December 26, 2013

  • Jon W.

    Both Dinner and Festival thx

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like a great event and can't wait to meet everyone. It will be a new experience to end the year with strangers and start 2014 with new friends.

    December 23, 2013

  • Rita

    No dinner.

    December 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Black Sabbath at the Irish Bar will now be an optional event after dinner; group members may also just choose to attend the free event schedule for the Grand Park Festival event....

      December 21, 2013

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