A New Year’s Eve ‘ball drop’ with a Wild West theme, fireworks, lots of live entertainment, DJs and certainly many choices for dinner and drinks, will be bringing thousands of people to Kingston’s Uptown Stockade District again this year to celebrate the demise of 2016 and the beginning of the new year. And this year, the “First Annual Midnight Run” may be bringing even more party-goers to the event via a walk/run beginning down on the Rondout Waterfront at the Kingston Visitor’s Center which will add a whole new dimension to the celebration this year and hopefully in future years. Each year, this event adds more to its programming and becoming an even bigger draw to the area. Last year’s addition was the fireworks sponsored by the Basch and Keegan law firm which will be part of the entertainment again this year. Check out our Gallery below to catch some scenes from previous years.
BSP will again serve as the main venue for the evening with The Felice Bros. headlining a diverse list of performers and other venues like KOVO and the Stockade Tavern will be providing some live music as well. Not too far away, the Anchor and Keegan Ale’s will be having live music earlier in the evening as well.
For details on the schedule and programming of Uptown events click here.
For a list of uptown restaurants click here.
For details on the Midnight Run you can click here.
Plenty of Street and Municipal (free) lots around the neighborhood, PLUS the city has allowed for free parking at the Cioni Building lot til 3am (directly behind BSP)
Parking Map: http://bspkingston.com/
A free shuttle will run every 25 minutes from 7 p.m. to a least 1 a.m. with pick up and drop off at the Kingston Plaza Parking Lot near Mac Fitness, Stella’s Restaurant at 42 North Front St., North Front and Frog Alley at Deising’s Bakery and Restaurant, at the Stockade Tavern at 313 Fair St. Keegan’s Ales at 20 St. James Street and at the Anchor at 744 Broadway.
Gallery of previous New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Kingston, NY