Chronogram Announces Second Annual Block Party on August 16 in Kingston, NY

Chronogram magazine, launched in 1993 to chronicle life in the Hudson Valley, is bringing back the ultimate Block Party on Saturday, August 16, from 4-11pm. The Chronogram Block Party will once again take place on Wall Street between North Front and John Streets in the historic Stockade district of Uptown Kingston.

Kingston, NY, August 01, 2014 --( It’s said that the best things in life are free, and the Block Party, like Chronogram, will once more be free to all. Here’s what we have lined up for 2014:

Performances by Bishop Allen, Ikebe Shakedown, The Tins, Breakfast in Fur, Ratboy Jr., and the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club
Lagunitas After-hours dance party with Mambo KiKongo at BSP Kingston at 11pm
Beer and wine garden featuring beer and ciders from Lagunitas, Keegan Ales, Doc’s Hard Cider, and local wineries
Hudson Valley food trucks including Black-Eyed Suzie’s, Black Forest Flammkuchen Co., Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck, Amanda’s on Wheels, Arkansas Tom’s Razorback BBQ, and Lakeside Licks
Dunking booth to benefit Angel Food East
Chronogram cover photo Instagram booth. (Follow the Block Party on Instagram: @ChronogramBlockParty and remember to hashtag #ChronogramBlockParty!)
DIY Art Tent by Catskill Art & Office Supply
Street performances by members of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Bicycle parking courtesy of Kingston Land Trust (Located in front of Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center)
Emcee Studio Stu helms the proceedings from the stage

And much more!

This year, the newest addition to the Block Party will be a Hudson Valley distillery tasting. Participating distilleries include: Dutch’s Spirits, Coppersea Distillery, Hudson Valley Distillers, Black Dirt, Catskill Distilling Company, and others! Distillery tastings will be held from 6-9pm at 302 Wall Street the new home Stockade Martial Arts. Limited tickets are available. Buy in advance on Eventbrite:

The Block Party is a family-friendly event for Chronogram readers of all ages. There is something for everyone to enjoy—for the kids A DIY art tent, popular children’s band Ratboy Jr. at 5pm, and a dunking booth to benefit Angel Food East. For adults: music, beer and wine garden, our new distillery tastings, and an after-hours dance party with Mambo KiKongo hosted by Lagunitas Brewing Company at BSP Kingston.

“We’re excited to host the Block Party again. We’re bringing a little of everything the Hudson Valley loves right to our doorstep in Uptown Kingston,” CEO Amara Projansky says. “We look forward to another evening of fun with Chronogram readers.”

The Chronogram Block Party is sponsored by HealthQuest, WDST Radio Woodstock, Dr. Tom Cingel DDS, Catskill Art & Office, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Medical Aesthetics of the Hudson Valley, BSP Kingston, and SUNY Ulster.

KUBA and the City of Kingston are once again thanked for their continued support of the Chronogram Block Party and their economic development efforts in Uptown Kingston.

The Chronogram Block Party brings together the Hudson Valley on August 16 from 4-11pm in Uptown Kingston! For event updates, follow @ChronoSamm on Twitter and check out the Block Party website: Save the date—the Chronogram Block Party is back!

About Luminary Publishing

Luminary Publishing, publisher of Chronogram, Upstate House,, and custom publications, specializes in creating media and events that support the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley and engages audiences through custom content solutions for clients.

Luminary Publishing was launched in the summer of 1993 with the aim of nourishing and supporting the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley through its flagship monthly magazine, Chronogram.

In addition to its various publications, Luminary Publishing has also hosted many successful events around the Hudson Valley, including the Chronogram Dance Party, Chronogram Kids and Family Fun Day, Full Moon Bocce, and Chronogram Block Party.

Luminary Publishing has over 15 years of custom publishing experience and producing tourism and travel guides as well as marketing publications and content for clients including HealthQuest, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Dutchess County Tourism, Walkway Over the Hudson, and HealthAlliance, among others. In 2013, Luminary Publishing relaunched Upstate House, a popular Hudson Valley real estate, design, and green living publication since 2003.

For more information contact:

Samantha Henkin, Marketing & Events Coordinator
845-334-8600 x 114
Luminary Publishing
Samantha Henkin