By Anna Skinner
Westfield residents won’t have to look far for a party on New Year’s Eve this year.
The Westfield Young Professionals is organizing its first New Year’s Eve Bash to take place 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at Park Street Pub, 515 Park St.
The WYP was initially a chamber of commerce brainchild, and the group was revamped approximately two years ago.
“I think downtown Westfield has a friendlier, intimate vibe. It’s a friendlier environment,” said Hannah Martin, member of the New Year’s Eve Bash Committee. “There’s lots of aspects. We will have music, prizes, food, drinks … we have something for everybody.”
Ticket purchase includes music provided by a DJ, an appetizer bar, one alcoholic beverage, raffle entry for various prizes and a glass of champagne at midnight. Tickets are $30 or $50 for a couple, and celebratory attire is encouraged. Other food and drinks will be available for purchase.
“We found a need, because there is no New Year’s event for this (city), and we wanted a reason for people to get out,” said Andrew Bouse, member of the New Year’s Eve Bash Committee. “There’s a lot of new, younger people who have come into this city, and we want them to have something to do, come meet each other and hang out. We just wanted to create a real event, a reason to get dressed up, a reason to get out of the house. Also, we love this bar.”
Although WYP is organizing the event, Bouse said the event caters to all over the age of 21. Tickets can be purchased at downtown-westfield-nye-bash.eventbrite.com.