On Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., rain or shine, the section of North Front Street between Crown and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston – in the heart of the historic Wiltwyck Stockade – will be transformed into a festive autumnal block party with curated vendors and entertainment: the second annual StockadeFaire. It’s a community-driven event, organized by a dedicated group of neighborhood volunteers spearheaded by Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead’s Sean Nutley and meant to celebrate the creative spirit that has fueled the neighborhood’s current rebirth. StockadeFaire seeks to increase awareness of the attractiveness and viability of Uptown Kingston as a great place to live, work, shop, socialize and play.
Food and drink will be available at established North Front Street restaurants and bars. Tented street vendors will be true local “makers,” curated by James Anthony, founder of Phoenicia Flea, offering handcrafted food, drink, jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings and vintage items. Mike Cashen of Pugsly’s Barber Shops will host a gathering of classic cars, hotrods and motorcycles called Pugsly’s Hotrod & Hogs.
Heermance Farm of Tivoli is setting up a family fall farm area near Crown Street featuring haybales, cornstalks, face-painting and a patch of pumpkins. On the music side, transplanted Brooklynites Wolf + Lamb (shown above) will preside over a Disco Lounge featuring international deejays, including Tedd Patterson, Sensay Shnay, A Rock the Shock Jock, DJ Hawx, DJ Optimistt and Tinkerism.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
North Front Street (between Wall and Crown), Kingston