Annual New Year's Eve Gala

It's the finest New Year's Eve Gala on the East Coast and the premier annual social event for the Hyattsville/Landover (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity! Jointly hosted annually with the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter, this extravagant affair has been going strong annual since 1986 and our patrons keep coming back for more!

This black tie event is hosted at the luxurious Washington Renaissance Hotel, a four star complex conveniently located downtown in Washington, D.C. However, this gala is more than just a single event, instead it's an all day affair where a selection of various festivities are ongoing throughout the day and evening hours.

Highlighting the selection of events that we host at our New Year's Eve Gala include the following:

  • Complimentary cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres throughout the day at our hospitality suites at the hotel;
  • Brothers and our guests enjoy a late afternoon Kappa reception including music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and free Line Dancing lessons prior to our main event;
  • Our main event, the New Year's Eve Gala starts at 9pm in the main ballroom with all the bells and whistles you'd expect at a New Year's Eve dance and we'll have a live R&B band & DJ for your dancing pleasure;
  • At midnight during the main event, we will bring in the new year with a traditional champagne toast, immediately followed by a truly delicious, full blown hot breakfast buffet.

But that's not all! After the main event ends at 2:00am, the after parties begin with a jazz quartet performing in the hotel lounge for those who would like relax and for those who still want to dance, the party keeps going with a DJ rocking the crowd in the Congressional ballroom!

This event gets better and better each year. We want YOU to join us at this year's event. Contact the New Year's eve Chairman for more information and tickets at We'll be looking forward to ringing in the new year with YOU this year!!!