Chronogram Block Party to Feature Etsy Pop-Up Market

Kingston, NY — Hudson Valley media company, Luminary Publishing, announces its third annual Chronogram Block Party on August 15, spanning two blocks on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston. New this year is an Etsy pop-up market, featuring local artisans.

“It’s time to make this staple Hudson Valley event bigger and better,” says Brian K. Mahoney, Luminary Publishing’s Editorial Director. “Expanding the Block Party to two blocks allows us to bring in more family fun, entertainment, food, and so much more—like Etsy.”

The main stage block, on Wall Street between John and North Front Streets, will feature live music, a beer and wine garden, dunk tank to benefit Ulster County SPCA, local food trucks, Uptown businesses open late, photobooth, DIY Art Tent sponsored by Catskill Art and Office Supply,  and other activities including free massages from Buttermilk Inn and Spa, street performers, and more from 4-11pm.

The new block for 2015, on Wall Street between Main and John Streets, will feature an Etsy Pop-Up Market showcasing handmade artisanal items created by Hudson Valley Etsy shop owners. The Etsy Pop-Up Market will run from 5-9pm.

“We’re thrilled to join the Chronogram Block Party this year hosting a pop-up market and craft party with Etsy sellers from the Hudson Valley’s thriving handmade community,”said Triona Fritsch, Etsy Hudson Site Lead. “We can’t wait to see you on August 15!"

“Double the space means double the community celebration, and that’s what we’re all about ,” says Amara Projansky, Luminary Publishing’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We’re very excited to celebrate the arts, culture, and spirit of what makes the Hudson Valley a great place to be at this year’s Block Party. ”

Luminary Publishing and Chronogram would also like to thank Mayor Gallo, the City of Kingston, and Uptown Kingston businesses for their ongoing support.

Live music provided by Simi Stone, Upstate Rubdown, Caroline Rose, and Shadowland Theatre presents the cast of  “Woodie Guthrie’s American Song”. Special performances by Anna Rexia, The Mandahlias, and Class Master. Food trucks include Yum Yum Noodle Bar, Arkansas Tom Razorback BBQ, Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck, Black-Eyed Suzies, and Fleisher’s.  

More information about the 3rd Annual Chronogram Block Party taking place on August 15 from 4-11pm in Uptown Kingston is available on

The third annual Chronogram Block Party is sponsored by Sunshine Orthodontics, WDST Radio Woodstock, and Lagunitas Brewing Company.


Luminary Publishing was born in the summer of 1993, with the aim of nourishing and supporting the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley. The parent company of the iconic Chronogram, Luminary Publishing has over 20 years of custom publishing experience including tourism guides, travel guides, and the launch, sale, and reacquisition of Upstate House, a popular Hudson Valley real estate, design, and green living publication.

Luminary Publishing, Inc.’s mission is to disseminate media and create events that nourish and support the creative life of our region and in the world, and to demonstrate a paradigm of that creativity in action.

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