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Close to 1,000 People Celebrate New Year's Eve at First Night Maplewood South Orange

Title Sponsor BCB Bank.
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - First Night Maplewood South Orange, a community New Year's Eve celebration, was a night filled with a variety of performances, activities for all ages, and food vendors from local restaurants, all at Columbia High School.
 
The event began at 4 p.m. and ended around 10: 30 p.m. with a fireworks display outside of the Columbia High School gyms on Ritzer Field.
 
 
Performances included Lisa Lou Circus Acts, a favorite from last year, and Cirquetacular and the Prismatic Laser Show, both new this year to the event.
 

First Night Maplewood South Orange featured food from Ariyoshi, Walia, Tito's Burritos, The Dancing Blender, and Mara's Cafe.

Michael Goldberg, President of First Night Maplewood South Orange, reported that close to 1,000 people attended the event.

The event is supported by Title Sponsor BCB Bank,  the Village of South Orange, the Township of Maplewood, as well as the help of many volunteers from throughout the community. The coat check was due to the efforts of Boy Scout Troop 60.

The event ended with a fireworks show outdoors and the cheers of the crowd wishing one and all "Happy New Year!"

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