Reputedly owned by infamous mobster Al Capone in the 1920s, Webster Hall was a regular hot spot for quiet knocks and hushed whispers, turn-the-other-cheek coppers and strong booze. At the pinnacle of Nightlife's First Golden Age, the venue conveniently ignored the prohibition mantra, and quickly earned its moniker as the "Jewel of the Village" among its adventurous clientele. Fast Forward to now, 128 years since its inception, Webster Hall is bringing it all back.

On February 7, 2015, the legendary venue is resurrecting the not-so-temperate 1920's with its Third annual Beer and Whiskey Festival called East Ville Des Folies ("East Village of Follies").

On the eve of the festival, a $50 ticket will get you...

• 3 full hours of sampling of four floors of rare types of beers and whiskeys
• Live entertainment: Burlesque dancers, Swing Jazz bands, Trapeze artists, and Circus Acts
• Access to an assortment of local food vendors
• Commemorative Glass
• And Much, Much More!
Come get foolish with us.

GA Session $50: 2:30-5:30 PM

VIP Session $60: 1:30-5:30PM
*Includes early preview tasting 1:30-2:30PM of limited, hard-to-find editions of brands

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The Grand Ballroom
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra

Photo by Filip Wolak - Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra is the world's premier Jazz Age dance band, specializing in the Hot-Jazz of the 1920s and early 1930s. Originator of the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party, conductor, composer, musician and singer Michael Arenella presents a personally transcribed songbook for your listening and dancing pleasure!

The Marlin Room
Miss Ida Blue

The Studio
Queen Esther's Quartet - Queen Esther is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist. Star of George C. Wolfe's new musical Harlem Song , a featured actor in Bravo TV's documentary series The It Factor, Grand Prize winner of the 2008 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition and featured as a jazz dancer on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, she continues to create theater works as well as genre-defying original music while thriving in ongoing creative partnerships in jazz.

The Balcony Lounge

The Gelber & Manning Band

Mixing vaudeville, ragtime, and early jazz styles, to form their own unique sound. They can be seen at New York's hottest vintage events as well in the web series Gintown, which features their own original score.

Also Featuring:


Gin Minsky - Gin Minsky is known as New York City's premiere 1920s tapping burlesque performer. Gin can be seen performing across the stages of NYC, as well as coast-to-coast. With a short skirt and shorter hair, this flapper has been appearing dolled up and charming crowds in venues such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, P.S. 122, Joe's Pub, Iridium Jazz Club, McKittrick Hotel, the Copacabana, The Darby, and the Highline Ballroom, to name a few. Gin has also been featured in the line-up of popular events including Dances of Vice, NYC Food & Wine Festival, The Salon, Tease-O-Rama, the Jazz Age Lawn Party and the "Oscars of Burlesque", The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.

Mr Gorgeous - Combining circus, comedy, and charisma, Gorgeous amuses audiences of all types with his lighthearted approach to contemporary burlesque – A pure spectacle of foolishness and mayhem in the best possible sense.

Cassandra Rosebeetle - Cassandra Rosebeetle has been performing as a principal member of Desert Sin Dance Company since 200l and has toured with them throughout the US and Europe. She has an extensive background performing as a belly dancer and since 2009 has been a member of Brooklyn-based Lady Circus, bringing her skills as a glass-walker. Currently she performs as the ice skater Celestina in Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's window display at Barney's, NY.

Rosie Cheeks
@rosiecheeksnyc - New York City based burlesque performer. Showgirl at heart. Fur momma.




East Ville Des Folies proudly presents Third Street Music Settlement as its charitable partner. A portion of our proceeds will go towards benefiting the students that may one day grace the stages of Webster Hall with their musical talents.

Third Street Music School Settlement, a nonprofit organization providing group instruction in music and dance to 5,000 students annually. Third Street provides more than $1,000,000 in need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships, low-cost enrichment programs and tuition-free instruction each year, benefitting more than half of all students served.



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What are the hours of the festival?
Saturday, February 7th, 1:30pm-5:30pm (VIP), 2:30pm-5:30pm (GA)

What does the festival cost?
$50 (GA) $60 (VIP)

Where do we buy tickets?
Get your tickets HERE!

Where is Webster Hall?
125 East 11th Street, Manhattan, NY (212) 353-1600
Closest Trains are the N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L at Union Square. Find your directions HERE.

Do you have to be over the age of 21 to attend?
Yes, no exceptions. All ID`s will be checked at the gate.

Are children allowed at the event?
Sorry, no children.

Will there be food at the event?
Yes, food will be sold by several local eateries.

Will there be entertainment?
Yes, there will be live entertainment inspired by the Vaudevillian culture of the early 20th century.

How can I contact the festival organizers?

Please send any and all questions, concerns, vending requests, or sponsorship requests to

Thank You!