Remembering The Past: New Year’s Eve Memories

Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrisonby Diane Norek Harrison

CARTERET-A New Year’s Eve Party and Dinner Dance was held on Dec. 31, 1936 at Greenwich Garden on Wheeler St. Cost was $30 per couple, a Broadway Floor Show, noisemakers, confetti and streamers were included.

NEW BRUNSWICK-The Hotel Wilson held a New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31, 1930. Cost was $10 a couple and had the phone number New Brunswick 6000.

OLD BRIDGE-The Laurence Harbor Inn held a special New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance on Dec. 31, 1926.

PERTH AMBOY-Jack’s Hollywood Inn, formerly Jack’s Tavern on State Street, held a New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31, 1937. Turkey dinners were $1.50 per person.

Looking for any holiday memories to be used throughout the year, please send all as soon as possible to be able to fit them into my column at the appropriate time of the year.

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your past material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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