Scenes from Uptown Kingston’s New Year’s Eve bash

The 2016 version of Uptown Kingston’s New Year’s Eve bash was as thronged as ever, this year taking on a Wild West theme. All photos by Phyllis McCabe.

Eddie Boyle and Donnie Markles of Kingston.

A conga line formed to Max’s New Hat band.

Friends Michele Cugno, Leah Jacobs and Noelle Ryan of Catskill.

Ben Stella and Claire Alayne of New Paltz.

A Hudson Valley Circus Arts performer at BSP.

The “New Year’s Baby” helps deliver 2017 to the crowd.

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Some in the crowd had lightsabers at the ready as they awaited midnight.

The ball dropped at 12 a.m.

The Felice Brothers in concert at BSP.

Cowgirls Sue Hassett of High Falls, Sara Sellers of Kingston, and Wendy Hutton of Tillson.

Ken Hassett of High Falls and “Sheriff” Dave Dolan of Tillson.

As fireworks exploded overhead, many took their first selfies of 2017.