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!"