Montclair New Year’s Eve events: Ways to welcome 2022 in and around town
If you plan to get out of the house to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, Montclair and its environs offer a variety of gatherings to choose from.
Montclair Local cautions: Coronavirus cases in the township and region have risen sharply in recent weeks, likely due to the omicron variant of the virus. We urge you to exercise caution, which can include avoiding crowded spaces, wearing masks (they’re currently required at indoor venues and businesses in Montclair) and getting vaccinated or boosted if possible. Several events and venues also require specific safety measures for attendees.
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Some of the New Year's Eve events in and around Montclair:
Montclair Brewery: New Year’s Eve Masquerade, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. With masks, costumes, and, of course, beer. Dress to impress or dress in whatever’s comfortable, but make sure to bring a mask. A masquerade mask, that is. The brewery also is open for “To go” 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 Alto’s culinary master chef, a three-hour premium open bar, dancing with views of Manhattan as DJ Mike Williams plays. Heated outdoor space along with indoor space to lounge with friends. Masks required at all times unless seated. $150. Must be 21 to enter. Alto is at The MC Hotel, 690 Bloomfield Ave. More information and tickets: themchotel/food-drink, 844-624-6835.
Wellmont Theater: Emo Night Brooklyn, A New Year’s Eve Celebration, doors open at 9 p.m., show at 10. A for-all-ages DJ-based dance party blasting emo and pop punk jams, with guest artists and bands. The Wellmont is at 5 Seymour St. More information and tickets: wellmontheater.com, 973-783-9500.
Just Jake’s: Cheers to 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: 2022 New Year’s Eve Bash, doors open 8:30 p.m. Five-hour top-shelf open bar, all-you-can-eat Indian-Chinese buffet with seven appetizers and 10 main courses, projection screen for ball drop, games, prizes. $75, children $30. Jyoti restaurant is 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 performs 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 Year’s Eve With Joey Kola, 10 to 11:55 p.m. Party favors and midnight champagne toast included. Bananas Comedy Club is at 801 Rutherford Ave., Rutherford. More information and tickets: bananascomedyclub.com, 201-727-1090.
Grill350: After Work Fridays New Year’s Eve Bash, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Music by DJ Naim and 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 Shannon Rose: 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 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. Featuring 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 Year’s Eve at Horseshoe Tavern, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Five-hour open bar, dinner buffet, music by DJs, champagne toast, party favors. Two floors on which to celebrate. $100. The Horseshoe Tavern is at 36 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. More information: thehorseshoetavern.com, 973-998-8447.
— Compiled by Joe Dziublenski