Various New Years Extravaganzas Set

There’s something for everyone to do this New Year’s Eve in the Island City. Here’s just a brief listing of options to celebrate the coming of the year 2016.

Main Library 

“Noon Year’s Eve” Party: A New Year’s celebration for children ages 3 to 8 and their parents. Registration required. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7705)

Pacific Pinball Museum 

“New Year’s Eve Flipout”: Free pinball play, raffle, finger foods, party favors, high-score tournament and no-host bar. $50 per adult; $25 for children 16 and younger; proceeds benefit the museum. The grand prize for the raffle is a fully functional 1973 Gottlieb Jumping Jack pinball machine. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349 or www.pacificpinball.org)

USS Hornet

7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s Celebration: New Year’s Eve party featuring dancing to the big band classics by 3 O’clock Jump. Food and beverages available for purchase; silent auction; free dance lessons. Tickets: $50 to $100. USS Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave. Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, tix: 521-8448, Ext. 225 or www.hornetevents.com

Alameda Theatre

“Family Carnival Night” Enjoy an alcohol-free evening for all ages with a special Family Carnival Night at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave. The magical night begins at 7 p.m. and includes carnival games, magic shows, face-painting, wheel of prizes and two live simulcast Ball Drops. Plus, choose from three kid-friendly movies. Tickets are available at the Alameda Theatre box office for $22 per person.

Local Restaurants

American Oak, at 2319 Santa Clara Ave., invites the public to enjoy the company of friends, sip artisanal cocktails and savor whiskey-inspired American Cuisine while reflecting upon the year for New Year’s Eve.

Gold Coast Grill, at 1901 Park St., will be open all night for diners to celebrate community and enjoy a friendly atmosphere with a classic neighborhood feel. Specialties include house-made Mediterannean delights.

High Street Station, at 1303 High St., will be offering a special New Year’s dinner menu along with live hilarity from improv comedy performers The Alamaniacs. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. with comedy beginning at 8 p.m.

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