Double celebration: Lindenhurst welcomes 2023 with village's 100th anniversary
Lindenhurst held a special New Year's Eve celebration on Saturday that included its 100th anniversary as a village.
Revelers were out and about with their rain gear. Some said they wanted to come out to celebrate the new year and be a part of the village's history.
The celebration brought the community out for some family fun that included live music, fireworks and a ball drop that was best part for many.
"I want to see the ball drop. First time in Lindenhurst village history, figured to be a part of it, be part of the community," said resident John Iula.
Much work was put into planning the celebration but the village called it a success.
"It's designed to be a family event so the kids can be out. If we did it at midnight, we would lose a lot of the kids, so we want everyone to be a part of it," said village Mayor Michael Lavorata about the ball dropping at 9 p.m.
Revelers did not forget about the local businesses and vendors.
"All the businesses, driving by, they are jammed packed, which is what we love to see and we imagine they're going to keep filling up throughout the rest of the night," said village trustee RJ Renna.
"We think it's a great thing for the town. They always do great activities all year long and it's just another one to add on," said resident Debbie Cirillo.
With the big turnout, the village plans to make the event an annual new year's celebration.