Neighborhood-wide event will re-imagine the Historic Stockade District to 100 years ago
To celebrate the new year- and say goodbye to what has been a very good year for uptown Kingston- several businesses have united to present a neighborhood-wide celebration themed as if it were a century ago, complete with pre-prohibition style drinks, food, music, and entertainment.
Beginning around 7PM, Boitsonʼs, Duo Bistro, Stockade Tavern, and BSP Lounge (all within a block of each other) will simultaneously be hosting era-specific festivities and providing gift/discounts to those patrons who are ʻdressed appropriatelyʼ. The evening will culminate with the first ever ʻball dropʼ at the corner of N.Front st. and Wall st. (which will be closed to traffic all evening) and events will continue well into the new year!
Here is a look at some of the scheduled entertainment, though roaming street performers, a vintage photobooth, an authentic newspaper reprint, and many other surprises will also be announced via the Facebook Event:
BSP Lounge (323 Wall st.) – A special design installation by At Home Antiques will be revealed with a free reception at 7PM! Located at 81 Broadway in Kingston, AHA specialize in turn of the century furnishings and décor; owner Rebekah Milne (of the Milne Antique family) will be transforming the front lounge and ʻprivateʼ burlesque room at BSP into authentically century-old suites. There will also be atleast one piece of furniture (a leather, rolling bar) that was originally on the showcase floor when the building that now holds BSP Lounge was still Standard Furniture (ca. 1950s) and was recently recovered from a family in Alabama, but thatʼs
another story. After 9PM, there will be a $10 cover (18+) for burlesque, vaudeville performers, a swing band, and a DJ after midnight.
Stockade Tavern (313 Fair st.) – Specializing in pre-prohibition style cocktails year round, this popular destination will also be hosting Caprice Rouge, an eastern European Klezmer band (think jazz meets polka) around 9PM (21+, free) and will have a DJ after midnight.
Boitsonʼs (47 N. Front st.) – Will be offering a special era-specific menu/cocktails, plus a focused set of music from 1912 (converted from 78rpm records) courtesy of local DJ Raissa St. Pierre.
Duo Bistro (50 John st.) – In addition to era-friendly menu items, Duo will host locally-based, internationally renown husband/wife duo Rebecca Martin & Larry Grenadier performing Jazz and Folk standards from the by-gone era (10PM, all ages/free). Also, and this no small feat, Duo will begin serving breakfast at 1AM!