- February 1, 2023
Get out those Go-Go boots, the Nehru jackets, Beatle boots, bell bottoms, and mini-skirts, and be a part of the Whiskey A Go-Go fundraiser for Preservation Williamsport to be held at Park Place (the old Park Home) 800 West Fourth Street, Friday evening, September 21 beginning at 7:07 p.m., which is the time of that
Get out those Go-Go boots, the Nehru jackets, Beatle boots, bell bottoms, and mini-skirts, and be a part of the Whiskey A Go-Go fundraiser for Preservation Williamsport to be held at Park Place (the old Park Home) 800 West Fourth Street, Friday evening, September 21 beginning at 7:07 p.m., which is the time of that day’s sunset.
Groove to the music of the Swinging Sixties as performed by the group “Voyage.” Enjoy a whiskey tasting and help celebrate the Autumnal Equinox which takes place the next night at 9:54 p.m. and help Preservation Williamsport continue to do its good work of preserving Williamsport’s priceless architectural heritage and its integrity, plus, just have a really good time. The event will also feature real live Go-Go dancers and the fine food of the Herdic House.
“The reason why we chose Whiskey a Go-Go is that the committee of Preservationists, some who serve on the board of the Rowley House Museum and some who are really interested in our mission to restore and preserve our architecture heritage met to choose a theme,” Nan Young, a member of the organizing committee of the event and a long-time stalwart member of Preservation Williamsport, said. “Liz Miele, chef of the Herdic House, suggested a whiskey tasting. She then remembered a famous bar in San Francisco called Whiskey a Go-Go. This was the place to party in the Sixties. We think it’s great fun to feature a historically prominent building and show how alive it can become as an adaptive use or idea. The porch and lobby of the old Park Hotel, now Park Place, will enjoy the sunset or equinox at 7:07 p.m. A whiskey tasting and fun food from the 60s will be featured. All prepared by the Peter Herdic House and Voyage band and Walt Straiton will play for dancing pleasure.
Everyone is encouraged to wear your hippie clothes and Go-Go boots and enjoy the music of the Sixties.”
According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the storied nightclub from which this event takes its name from, opened in 1964 and was located in West Hollywood, along the Sunset Strip. It is where “Go-Go Dancing” was born. It was the place that helped launch and popularize such acts as Johnny Rivers, Otis Redding, the Byrds, the Turtles, and the Doors. This venue was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 as a nod to its importance in the development, evolution, and promotion of Rock.
Tickets for this event are $50 per person and are available for purchase at the Community Arts Center, at the Herdic House, or online, or call (570) 322-0165.