The National Archives will be displaying Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation this weekend on its 150th anniversary.
The viewing will be from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday and Tuesday - but on New Years Eve, you can visit all evening and past midnight until 12:30 am. Special programs include a dramatic reading of the Proclamation, bell ringers, and reenactors portraying Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Rosa Parks. Here's the link to the National Archives - and coverage from NBC4 that includes some great video and historical perspective from a Howard University professor.
In addition, there's a celebration called Freedom's Eve Monday night at the Lincoln Cottage in NW DC (Rock Creek Church Road at Upshur Street). And, yes, it will be a New Year's Eve party - with live music, a dessert buffet and an open bar - for $100 per person.