Calcutta Rowing Club presents New Year’s Eve Nite, in association with The Telegraph, was a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration held at the club. The club premises was decked out in white and red decor, illuminated with strings of lights. Following the dress code specified by the club, members and guests turned up in smart casuals to take part in this annual event celebrated by the club.
Western band Krosswindz set the New Year’s Eve mood for members and guests by belting out English numbers like La Isla Bonita, Mamma Mia, Cheap Thrills, Rivers of Babylon, Billie Jean, Last Christmas and Come Together. The sit-down dinner setup with butler service at the table allowed guests to spend the evening in a relaxed manner with friends and family. 6 Ballygunge Place served snacks and dinner to the guests at their table with a variety of options in Mongolian, Continental and Burmese cuisine. Along with the food, guests paired their drink with a wide range of straight drinks, cocktails and soft drinks available at the bar counter. Late in the evening and as the midnight hour approached, guests took the dance floor to groove to Krosswindz’s songs and ring in New Year in high spirits with their loved ones around.
Following traditions, the new year was welcomed by ringing the big bell as the clock struck 12; (right) Age was no bar on the dance floor as the young and old matched steps and enjoyed alike
“Uniqueness of CRC is once you enter everything is on the house, including dinner, drinks and snacks and it is served on the table. Guests are not needed to stand in queue for cash coupons or vouchers. Special arrangements for senior citizens were made. Arrangement for home drops were made. At our club, members enjoy with their family,” said Chandan Roy Choudhury, honorary secretary, CRC.
Good music and great food were highlights of New year’s eve celebration at Anderson Club
Indian Life Saving Society or Anderson Club hosted its New Year’s Eve, in association with The Telegraph, on the front lawn of the club. Members, guests and special invitees at the club enjoyed a relaxed evening on the lawn. Singer Kanchan Bhattacharya and his band set the celebratory mood late in the evening with their live music. The spirit of entertainment was sustained by DJ Ajay’s dance numbers, encouraging guests to join the dance floor. Maintaining the dress code, members and guests joined the celebration in their formal or smart casual attire.
The club had placed the bar counter beside the first swimming pool and the dinner arrangement was made near the second swimming pool. Guests indulged in an array of dishes from Continental and Indian cuisines, and paired it with a variety of tipple options available at the bar.
“This year is our centenary year and thus this year’s program was very special to us.The event started with Kanchan Bhattacharya and his band setting the mood for club members. The bar and the food stalls were jampacked with the guests and the staff was stretched to the limit to cope up with the demands of the members. DJ Ajay took the stage at around 11 and the crowd kept dancing to his mixes. At one minute to midnight the final countdown was played for us to welcome the new year,” said Rajarshi Datta, general secretary of ILSS.
Princeton Club ushered in the new year in high spirits
The club premises wore special decor for the celebrations
New Year bash at Princeton Club and Black Dog presents 31st Night, in association with The Telegraph, was celebrated by over 300 members partying at the club with their guests. The Bollywood-themed New Year’s Eve party was held at the club’s spacious banquet hall called Reverb. With minimal decor and psychedelic light arrangements, the banquet hall served as the perfect party place for the party people at the club.
Guests attended the party in smart casuals and enjoyed the night with unlimited food and drink and foot-tapping music that was played well past midnight. The bar counter was set up at the lawn for guests to chill in the outdoor ambience, too. Emcee Kashish welcomed guests to the party and singers Gurpreet and Nilisha entertained guests with their live music. Later, DJ Samit and dancer Dipshikha got people on the dance floor with Bollywood numbers like Piya tu ab to aaja, Jawani janeman and Dum maaro dum.
Club members and their guests made the most of the last night of the year by enjoying on the dance floor; (right) Dancer Dipshikha set the mood for guests to join the dance floor
The buffet set-up at the banquet served delish dishes in both veg and non-veg options. People indulged in Indian, Oriental and Continental cuisines. The elaborate menu had dishes like Hong Kong Chicken, Kadai Paneer, Mexican Wrap, Tortilla, Mutton Belirum, Nolen Gurer Rosogolla and Chocolate ice cream.
“Like every year, we have curated a high-voltage party with unlimited fun and foot-tapping music. We have not deviated from the tradition. DJ Samit and emcee Kashish and dancer Dipshikha got guests to the dance floor with vivacious music. Guests waltzed and danced enthusiastically to the energetic music of the live band of Gurpreet and Nilisha. Over 300 guests set the party on fire with their high energy and spirit,” said Sanjay Karmakar, operations manager, Princeton Club.
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