NEWARK, NJ – The New Year is almost here, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate 2023 with family and friends in the Newark area.
Here are some events near Newark that may be right up your alley. Know more? Let us know in the comments section!
- rooftop party – Ring in the new year at Alto at The MC Hotel in Montclair on December 31st starting at 9pm. Learn more here.
- Brewery Bash – Montclair Brewery in Montclair will host a “Soul Train” party with “funky grooves, a costume contest from the decades and champagne at midnight” on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Learn more here.
- NYE party – Ring in the New Year with a multi-course meal at The Highlawn in West Orange on December 31st. Learn more here.
- Miracle pop-up bar – Cowan’s Public in Nutley, which is hosting its Christmas pop-up “Miracle” bar again this year, will host a New Year’s Eve event with special dinners and a champagne toast. Learn more here.
- Bowling Night – Kick off 2023 with a New Year’s Eve bash at Bowlero in Belleville from 9pm to 1am. Learn more here.
NEW YEAR across the USA
The history of New Year’s resolutions dates back 8,000 years to the ancient Babylonians, who promised to return borrowed objects and pay debts at the beginning of the new year, when they planted crops in mid-March.
According to legend, if they kept their word, the pagan gods would favor them in the coming year. If they break the promise, they fall out of favor with God, according to a history of New Year’s resolutions compiled by the North Hampton Community College New Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Many secular New Year’s resolutions are based on imagining improved versions of ourselves. The failure rate of New Year’s resolutions is about 80 percent, according to US News & World Report. There are many reasons, but a big one is that they are made of regret for gaining weight, for example, and do not come with a change in attitude and a plan to deal with the stress and discomfort of changing a habit or situation.
This article includes reports from Patch’s national desk
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