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The Bootlegger’s Ball: Nightlife pros Gemini & Scorpio throw a speakeasy-inspired dance party in a historical former church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Costumes required. From 8 to 6 a.m., register at for address, $40-–$50, $20 after 2 a.m.

Casino Royale 002: Feel like you’re at the Bellagio at this glamorous party with a red-carpet entry, two floors of dancing, and free blackjack tables where you can win prizes. From 10 to 5 a.m., UltraViolet, 424A Third Avenue, Brooklyn,, $30–$40

A Crazy Balkan New Year’s Eve: Do NYE gypsy-style with belly dancers, tarot card readings, hookah pipes, DJs, rock band Kagero, and cheap drinks. At 9:30, Mehanata, 113 Ludlow Street, 212-625-0981,, $25–$35 or $100 for VIP four-course meal

ReOPENed: The OPEN series is back with two levels of dancing to classic hip-hop, house, electro-disco, and soul, featuring Just Blaze and special guests Stretch Armstrong and Clark Kent. At 9, Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street, 212-584-5492, $40 before midnight, $25 after

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Fri., Dec. 31, 2010