Montclair’s New Year’s Eve events: How to welcome 2022 in and around the city


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If you are planning to leave your home to celebrate New Years Eve, Montclair and the surrounding area offer a variety of gatherings to choose from.

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Some New Years Eve events in Montclair and its surroundings:

Montclair Brewery: New Year’s masquerade, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. With masks, costumes and, of course, beer. Dress to impress or dress in what is comfortable, but be sure to bring a mask. A masquerade mask, that is to say. The brasserie is also open for “Take-out” only from noon to 5 p.m. The brewery is at 101 Walnut St. More information and prices: montclairbrewery.com, 973-850-0541.

Alto: Hello 2022 NYE Countdown, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Food from the chef at Alto, a premium three-hour open bar, dancing with a view of Manhattan while DJ Mike Williams performs. Heated outdoor space and indoor space to relax with friends. Masks mandatory at all times except seated. $ 150. You must be 21 years old to participate. Alto is located at the MC Hotel, 690 Bloomfield Ave. More information and tickets: themchotel / food-drink, 844-624-6835.

Wellmont Theater: Emo Night Brooklyn, New Years Eve Celebration, 9pm doors open, 10am show. A dance party for all ages with DJs and emo and pop punk jams, with guest artists and bands. The Wellmont is at 5 Seymour Street. More information and tickets: wellmontheater.com, 973-783-9500.

Just Jake’s: Roll on 2022, with New Power Soul, doors open at 9 p.m. Buffet, open bar, champagne toast. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Just Jake’s is at 30 Park St. More information and tickets: justjakes.com, 973-655-8987.

Jyoti: New Year’s party 2022, doors open at 8:30 p.m. Upscale five-hour open bar, all-you-can-eat Indo-Chinese buffet with seven starters and 10 main courses, projection screen for throwing balls, games, prizes. $ 75, children $ 30. Jyoti Restaurant is located at 24 Route 46 East, Wayne. More information and tickets: jyotirestaurant.com, 973-890-2224.

American Dream Mall: A Fabolous New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fabolous is happening live; with music by DJ Envy, DJ Ray_Z and DJ Smooveski. American Dream is located at 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford. More information and tickets: klubkingz.eventbrite.com.

Bananas Comedy Club: New Years Eve with Joey Kola, 10 pm-11.55pm. Gifts and midnight champagne toast included. The Bananas Comedy Club is located at 801 Rutherford Ave., Rutherford. More information and tickets: bananascomedyclub.com, 201-727-1090.

Grill350: After Work New Year’s Eve, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Music by DJ Naim and his friends. Free before 9 p.m., then $ 20. Grill350 is at 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. More information: grill350.com, 973-780-4572.

The Rose Shannon: NYE ’21, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Four-course meal, four-hour open bar. Music by Band of Make Believe. $ 125. The Shannon Rose is located at 98 Kingsland Road, Clifton. More information: theshannonrose.com, 973-284-0200.

Franklin Steakhouse: Franklin Steakhouse 2022 New Year’s Eve party, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., with dueling pianos. Four course meal with beer and wine included. $ 125. Franklin Steakhouse is at 318 Passaic Ave., Fairfield. More information: franklinsteakhousefairfield.com, 973-808-9400.

Horseshoe Tavern: New Years Eve at the Horseshoe Tavern, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Bar open from five o’clock, dinner buffet, music by DJ, champagne toast, party favors. Two floors to celebrate. $ 100. The Horseshoe Tavern is located at 36 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. More information: thehorseshoetavern.com, 973-998-8447.

– Compiled by Joe Dziublenski

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