I love the end of the world. It seems to come around every couple of years and gives me one more reason to celebrate.There was Y2K (not really “end of the world”, but it sure seemed like it), then there’s crazy Harold Camping (who keeps predicting…but apparently his math is always a bit off). This time it was the Mayans that predicted our demise on December 21, 2012. Actually, according to Nasa “Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then — just as your calendar begins again on January 1 — another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.”
I say party it up, because you never know
Beaumarchais: 409 West 13th Street – Meatpacking District – This Mayan calendar bash lets patrons party until the end of time and includes festive Mayan decor, costumes, Beaumarchais’ a la carte menu, and bubbly. If for whatever reason, Mayan calculations were off, you can go back the next morning for a “Survival Brunch,” celebrating life’s continuing existence.
Maya: 1191 First Avenue – Upper East Side/Sutton Place – Richard Sandoval’s restaurant on the Upper East Side, is hosting a Mayan Apocalypse party on Friday, Dec 21st starting at 5:00 pm. It costs $65 per person and includes unlimited small plates from the Tequileria menu AND bottomless beers, house wines, margaritas tradicionales and shelf liquors. Sounds like a pretty good place to work up a hangover you may never have to wake up to.