First night, take two: New Years Eve retard celebration set for Prince George Street
December 19, 2017 - bbq set
Although First Night has been canceled, Williamsburg will still have a New Year’s Eve celebration that’s open to residents.
The final day of 2017 will symbol a initial annual PG-500, a New Year’s Eve retard celebration hosted by Amber Ox Public House and a Precarious Beer Project, according to owners Andrew Voss — who pronounced in an talk he has high hopes for a event.
“We wish PG-500 to be famous as a New Year’s eventuality to go to each year,” Voss said. “That’s a goal.”
For 24 years, First Night had been a Williamsburg New Year’s Eve tradition. However, this summer a classification that orderly and ran First Night announced a event was being canceled due to a miss of appropriation and volunteers.
Now, PG-500 will have a possibility to bear a torch.
PG-500 will be hold in a 500 retard of Prince George Street— hence a name— both in a travel and inside dual internal businesses, Amber Ox and eventuality partner The Hound’s Tale.
In front of Amber Ox, Voss said, they will set adult a exhilarated tent, measuring 130-by-30 feet. Guests will be means to listen to song from a bluegrass rope JNM from West Point, sip on locally done beer, eat southern BBQ from a Amber Ox smoker, and ring in a new year.
Beer will be supposing by Amber Ox’s brewery, that is famous as a Precarious Beer Project, and area breweries Virginia Beer Company, Alewerks and Billsburg.
The retard celebration starts during 7 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m., with live song commencement during 8 p.m. Guests will also be means to watch a televised round dump from Times Square.
Rather than obey First Night, PG-500 will have an enterprising atmosphere, Voss said.
“We were formulation to do something protected and low-key, though Amber Ox isn’t protected or low key,” Voss said.
Instead, Voss, co-owner Chris Cook and a group came adult with a thought for PG-500, and it’s drawn village support.
“The merchants along a 500 retard of Prince George Street, led by a new Amber Ox Public House, are to be commended for organizing a new and sparkling New Year’s event,” Lee Ann Hartmann, a city’s communications specialist, wrote in an email. “This is a illusory approach to prominence and applaud this sold territory of a downtown area.”
In further to a city, Chesapeake Bank and a City’s Economic Development Authority have also affianced financial support, Voss said.
Tickets to PG-500 cost $20, including food. Beer tickets are $5. For some-more information go here.
Amber Ox non-stop a doors progressing this month, though a kitchen and brewery are already creation skeleton for a destiny of Prince George Street.
“We wish to have and horde events like this often,” Voss said. “We have aspiration to do this on a quarterly basis.”
Tom Davis contributed reporting.