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Gay Social NYE Fireworks CELEBRATION

Below you will find a range of useful information, a selection of titbits, about the event. Click here to move down the page to the menu and beverage list for the event.


Should there be something we have missed, please contact us via 02 8011 3298.
(last updated 30-Dec 18:30) 

Important Information: Trains to Circular Quay stop at 6pm until 1am. Guests should train to Wynyard Station and then walk to the venue.

Room/Weather 

  • Current Forecast: NYE will be clear! Max Temp of 24°C (with shower in the morning);
  • Due to the proximity to the harbour, it may get cooler and breezy at night;
  • Smoking is only permitted on the Terrace and there are no vending machines in the venue (reminder about no pass outs, should you run out). 

General Information 

  • First off, the event runs from 8pm SHARP until 2am and includes all fabulous food and drink, with a cash bar running for additional spirits;
  • Dress to Impress: the dress code for the night is Smart Gay Lounge: Black, Gold, and Pink. It's going to be a moderate night temperature wise, so no excuse not to throw on something fitting and fabulous;
  • Belle and Beau of the Ball: Yes, looking that good does have rewards! Thanks to the team at MILLK MEDI SPA Man + Woman, we will be awarding some gorgeous treatment packs as prizes for our "BEST DRESSED". Check out their fabulous site and see what's on offer - why not nip in for a quick refresh before the night?
  • Photos & Videos: We will have both photographers and a film crew in the room, grabbing a memory or two of the night. If you would rather not be published (or captured) just let them or us know;
  • Last drinks are called around 1.30am;
  • The fireworks are in two stunning showings: the first at 9pm and the major show at Midnight. Both are performed to synchronised soundtracks;
  • Entertainment is provided in the musical body of DJ/Producer Wayne G (UK) who will be playing for the entire event. 
  • The City Of Sydney website has up to date information on what is happening throughout the city that night,  you can access it by clicking here (you can even get the iPhone App!). 

Access To The Venue 

  • Be advised that there are two functions in the building that night: Our event is held in the Sculpture Terrace and Cafe (on Level 4 of the new wing), Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay/The Rocks, Sydney;
  • Access: is with your ticket and via the George Street entrance (glass sliding doors). Avoid entering the Circular Quay control zone as the crowds are, well, crowded!
  • Entry Instructions/Access Map: for a map of this suggested route, click here.
  • Photo ID: it is a requirement of access to all licensed premises in NSW, please ensure you have yours;
  • Guest Names: Please ensure you have provided the names of all your party, prior to arriving - this will assist with security and hospitality on the night;
  • Cloak Room: There will be cloaking facilities available, located at the entrance.
  • Passouts: There are no pass-outs. 

Transport & Parking  -  In & Out 

  • We recommend walking or using public transport, particularly trains, to access or depart from the event;
  • Road closures are in force through the CBD from around 4pm until 4am, some road clearway's are in effect from 2am on the 31st;
  • You CANNOT drive direct to the venue;
  • For a map of the road closures click here;
  • For public transport information or to plan your trip click here. You need to purchase a return train (or bus) ticket when travelling to the event;
  • Please note: Change: trains to Circular Quay stop running at 6pm. We suggest travelling to Wynyard Station and then walking East and then North down George Street to the MCA - see map;
  • Further City of Sydney information can be found here.

Taxis

The crowd and road closures can make it challenging for taxis to safely set-down and pick-up passengers. You cannot get access to the MCA via road. Taxis are in high demand on New Year’s Eve and therefore delays are likely. Taxi companies will not be able to take booking requests for pick up from the MCA or in areas where there are road closures and guests wanting taxi transport out of the city are advised to use the secure taxi rank, which operates on Sydney New Year’s Eve.

The secure taxi rank is at Elizabeth Street (east) between Liverpool Street and Nithsdale Lane, and will be staffed and managed from 9pm on 31 December 2013 to 5am on 1 January 2014.

Parking 

If you need to park in the city, we suggest you contact Wilson Parking. A listing of their sites and contact details are available here. Don’t forget road closures will be active across the city!

  
CELEBRATION - Menu
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Prepared by the gastronomic wiz's at fresh catering.

With regards to customers with food allergies, please note that all menu items may contain traces of nuts.

Canapés on arrival

  • Freshly Cooked Tiger Prawns, Lime Aioli [GF]

  • Smashed Broad Bean & Mint, Toasted Brioche, Pecorino & Shizo [V]

  • Roasted Wild Mushroom & Truffle Cream Puff Tart [V]

  • Tataki, Rare Beef with Yuzu Aioli, Wasabi Tobiko [GF]

Suadero Station from 8.30pm

  • Fresh Corn Tacos made with a Variety of Fillings:
    • Beef Brisket
    • Lamb, and
    • Pork Carnitas
  • served with: 
    • Ash Salsa
    • Chimichurr, and
    • Southern Style Hot Sauce 
    • Ash Salsa is made made from vegetables and chiles charred on a wood fire

 Grazing Buffet - 9.15 to 11pm

  • Saffron Chicken, Chorizo, Fresh Green Pea Rice

  • Beef & Mushroom Ragout with White Polenta & Herb Pistou

  • Eggplant & Lentil Moussaka

  • Greek Pasta Salad

  • Chilli Roasted Pumpkin, Chickpea & Honey Dressing

  • Mixed Leaf & Herb Salad with Seeded Mustard Dressing

  • Sourdough Bread Rolls & Baguettes, Butter

Dessert Canapés 

  • Macadamia Nut Rocky Road (this is HEAVEN!)

Midnight Snack

Choice of

  • Char-Grilled Rosemary Lamb Skewers
  • Mini Falafel Sliders, Pickled Vegetables, Kewpie Mayonnaise [V] 

 

Freshly Brewed Little Marionette Coffee & T2 Tea Selection also available, after 10:30.

Menu is subject to change

 

Beverages 

Sparkling Wine

  • Restless Rebel Blanc de Blanc

White Wines

  • Optimiste Pinot Gris

  • Garfish Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Red Wines

  • Optimiste Marquis

  • Meerea Park Shiraz

Additional Beverages

  • Asahi 

  • Hahn Light Beer

  • Three Oaks Cider Co Crushed Apple Cider 

  • Traditional Ginger Beer with Fresh Lime & Bitters

  • Lightly Sparkling Water

  • Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade

Spirits Bar

  • Jim Beam Bourbon, Jonnie Walker Red, Absolute Vodka, Gordons Gin and Jack Daniels are also available at $11 per glass inc mixer (cash bar).

 fresh catering operate under the requirements of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).

 

  
Billing FAQ's
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Ticket Purchase and Billing FAQ's

Please endure you have compelted the Guest Details Form once you have made your purchase.  We require the preferred names of your party when placing your order (use the additional instructions box). We use this for security and hospitality purposes, giving everyone a name badge. Also please list any dietary restrictions.

  • You need to have a user account for this site to purchase tickets. Create one when you enter your details at purchase.

  • Your accounts address should match the billing address for your credit card. If you need to have the tickets shipped to a different address, again, please use the additional instructions box.

  • a handling fee of $6.50 per transaction is applied at checkout to cover administration and postage costs;

  • for credit card/Paypal payments, a merchant fee of 3% of your ticket charges is applied at checkout;

  • if you wish to pay via EFT (and avoid the merchant fee),  just select the "Cash In Advance" option on the final payment screen and you will be emailed your order, which has our bank details on it;

  • there are no exchanges or refunds for event tickets once bookings have been confirmed and paid in full. This is in-line with the Entertainment Industry Code of Fair Practice.