Wednesday, December 31

2009, Save Us from ourselves Options for “celebrating” include trancelike band Blonde Redhead and the hard-bodied New York Road Runners’ Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in Central Park (they don’t call it nuts for nothin!), featuring fireworks, dancing and thousands of people more motivated than you are exercising in costume. … Yep, maybe we’ll take 2009 after all. Haaaaaaappy New Year, New York, you big sucker!

[Blonde Redhead at Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, www.terminal5nyc.com; Emerald Nuts Midnight Run, Central Park Bandshell just south of 72nd Street Transverse, 10 p.m.]

mbryan@observer.com

Wednesday, December 31