S. Orange/Maplewood: What Are You Doing New Year’s (and) New Year’s Eve?

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It’s time to ring in 2016, and some places in South Orange and Maplewood have special menus and offers for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Also: find out what’s open during the holiday. Happy New Year from The Village Green!


Above Restaurant and Bar

New Year’s Eve: open regular hours with E.R.I.C. performing live starting at 8 PM
New Year’s Day: open regular hours
See their special holiday menus here.

Ashley Marketplace

New Years Eve- open 7AM – 8 PM
New Years Day- open 8 AM – 8 PM


New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day: open regular hours

Gridiron Waffle Shop

New Year’s Eve – open 7 AM to 2 PM
New Year’s Day – open 9 AM to 4 PM

Kitchen a la Mode

New Year’s Eve: open 10 AM to 5 PM
New Year’s Day: closed

Ricalton’s/The Snug

New Year’s Eve Celebration: open until 1 AM with 3-course dinner, open bar, champagne toast and dancing to the Joe Taino Band. $100 per person. Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert, Wine, Open Bar, Live Music, Champagne Toast! Limited seating, Reservations required. 973-763-1006

New Year’s Day: open for brunch from 10 AM – 4 PM


New Year’s Eve: open 11 AM – 4 PM
New Year’s Day: closed

Town Hall Deli

New Year’s Eve: 8 AM – 6 PM
New Year’s Day: 10 AM – 4 PM



New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day: open regular hours with no special menu, see hours here.

St. James’s Gate

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day: open regular hours with no special menu; see hours here.

King’s Maplewood

New Year’s Eve: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Years Day PartyViva Z is offering a 90 minute Zumba Class on New Years Day at 11 am for a drop-in rate of $15. Love the classes there? Get 20% off a 10 class pack. Sale ends 1/15/16. More info here.


Wine Barrel has a special New Year’s Eve Señor Sangria tasting from 12 – 2 p.m.

Maplewood Karate is offering a January Special, $99.00 for three Adult karate classes a week; includes free uniform. maplewoodkarate.net (973) 996-8066.Maplewood Karate

Verjus still has some availability for New Year’s Eve dinner; make reservations here.

Looking for something to do farther afield? Check out New Jersey Monthly’s list of where to ring in the New Year.

And remember: First Night SOMA returns to CHS on New Year’s Eve! Fun for the whole family; tickets are $20 at the door.

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