The DR’s equivalent of New York’s Times Square New Year celebration is the Brugal-sponsored live bash at Avenida del Puerto. Starting at 10pm, leading Dominican bands will perform, including Hector Acosta (El Torito), Jose Alberto (El Canario), Tono Rosario, Rubby Perez, Jose Pena Suazo, Frank Reyes and El Chaval de la Bachata. Other parties are planned for Hotel Jaragua’s Salon La Fiesta, where Fernando Villalona, Hector Acosta, Omega, Elvis Martinez and Pochy Familia will take the stage as of 10pm.
Jet Set discotheque on Avenida Independencia is advertising a New Year’s party with Tono Rosario and Jose Alberto (El Canario). Cane Restaurant on Avenida Abraham Lincoln (between Jose Amado Soler and Kennedy) is promoting dinner (RD$1,200), dinner and open bar ($2,500) and open bar for RD$1,500 with dancing till dawn at their new Tangerine Lounge. Hotel Melia Santo Domingo has its Fiesta del 31 for RD$1,000 and RD$1,500 on the Malecon. The Malecon Center on Avenida George Washington is advertising an electronic music party with French DJ Bob Sinclar, accompanied by leading local DJs.
For more events, see http://www.dr1.com/calendar