Nothing faux about the crowds at First Night Montclair this year. From the Star Ledger…
“We have the largest paid crowd of any First Night,” Joseph Hartnett, the township manager, said from a stage at Church Street Plaza to the cheers of the crowd.
Yesterday morning, Eileen Sheehan, Montclair’s senior events coordinator, and Pat Brechka, the director of recreation and cultural affairs, were running the numbers on what, by all accounts, was a watershed year for Montclair’s show- of-shows.
First Night had come close to attracting 7,000 revelers, putting Montclair within striking distance of the state’s biggest celebration in Morristown.
The Montclair Times reports that First Night attracted the likes of Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling who came to see the Fab Faux. Did you spy any other famous folk? Now that it’s time to plan next year’s events — leave your wish list of acts/entertainment in comments.