Still don’t have a party to go to on New Year’s Eve? Well, there’s always First Night Montclair, this year featuring the Fab Faux and, as always, midnight fireworks. And many Baristaville restaurants will also be celebrating.
Richie Cecere’s serves up its 18-piece orchestra with showgirls (pictured), comedy by Muzzy and London Lee and a pasta dinner with champagne for $175 per person. Drinks are extra. $25 deposit required. 973.746.7811.
Over in Bloomfield, Senorita’s is celebrating with a masquerade party, dancing, open bar and Latin food, $80 per person. 973.743.0099. Masks are included.
Celebrating its location in the midst of all the First Night fun, Church Street Kitchen offers up a Gala Tasting Menu during the evening and a Midnight Brunch. 973.233.0216.
Diva Lounge entertains you this New Year’s with DJ Naim and Bobby Trends from the popular radio station “Hot 97.” $40 for cash-bar access, $100 for VIP passes and open bar. 973.509.3000.
Trumpets is featuring Gala Enrico Granafei and the Ted Curson Quintet for a swinging dinner party that goes from 9 pm to 1 am. 973.744.2600.
And among the restaurants open, but not featuring any entertainment: Blu, Charlie Brown’s, Egan’s, Epernay and Fascino. See our Food Page for listings.
The Petite Cafe in Nutley has a special New Year’s Eve menu and follows up with a traditional New Year’s Day brunch from 9 to 2.
Know of any other cool New Year’s Eve goings on? Leave it in the comments.