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November 25, 2014
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New Year’s Eve speakeasy party; a Roaring (Twenties) good time of dinner and dancing


At 8 p.m. the music starts, as guitar player John Curtain, a regular at the Silk Mill, and his “Trim Trio” recreate a ‘20s-themed band, and guests take to the dance floor.
Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed. “We’re hoping to get lots of flapper dresses and maybe even a few Zoot suits, too,” Genzlinger said.

Unusually, all of the rooms at The Ledges that night are reserved for people coming to the speakeasy. “If you’re staying at the hotel, you’re invited,” Genzlinger said. For those not staying at the hotel, dinner and party reservations are requested. The early dinner seating, which ends before music and dancing, costs $65. The later seating costs $85.

The Ledges Hotel has undergone some changes in the two years since it opened, chief among them the installation of several hundred lights positioned to enable viewing of the impressive Wallenpaupack Creek Gorge behind the hotel. Where once there was only a popular summer wine bar restaurant, a major renovation has created a cozier new bar for year round experience.

The Ledges, of course, is not the only hotel or restaurant hosting a special New Year’s Eve party; several are listed below.
And if you go out to celebrate the start of a new year, be sure to be safe: don’t drink and drive.

New Year’ Eve festivities

River Edge Restaurant, 951 State Rte. 17B, Mongaup Valley, NY 845/794-1800
Special menu for New Year’s Eve from 4 to 10 p.m. ($35 per person), followed by DJ dance party from 10 pm to 3 a.m.; breakfast starting at 1 a.m.; brunch ($25 per person, includes two drinks) on New Year’s Day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (See menu at myemail.constantcontact.com/Ring-in-the-New-Year-with-River-Edge-Restaurant.html?soid=1103773510089&aid=dVpZPoNRhcU)

Hotel Fauchere, 401 Broad St., Milford, PA, 570/409-1212, or www.hotelfauchere.com Delmonico Room, five-course tasting menu served from 6 to 9:30 p.m. ($120 prix fixe per person includes a glass of bubbly); music from 8 p.m. to past midnight by Michael Rice, popular Broadway composer and pianist. See menu at www.hotelfauchere.com/reservations/specials/thanksgiving/DOMNYE.pdf