Chronogram on the Block

Chronogram Block Party

The Chronogram Block Party is BACK for round 4 on August 20, 2016 in Uptown Kingston! Don’t know what the Block Party is? Well, I’m here to give you the scoop.

It all started back in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chronogram and everyone loved it so much they asked us to do it again. So, 4 years later, here we are!

Each year, Chronogram works with the City of Kingston to shut down Wall Street between North Front and John Streets to throw a HUGE, FREE, outdoor event. Local businesses open late and we provide… Live music, a beer and wine garden, photo booth, Chronogram cover-outs (you know, those big things you stick your head in and take funny pictures? See my example.), food trucks, a dunking booth to benefit charity (this year we have Walkway Over the Hudson), DIY art tent, sidewalk chalk, Bike Valet Parking thanks to the Kingston Land Trust (bring your bike and the KLT will watch it while you party) AND so much more! 

There will also be street performers wondering around in the crowd, a live Instagram feed presented by AT&T #ChronogramBlockParty and beach balls. What’s with the beach balls you ask? Well, they’re sponsored by Herzog’s and Kingston Plaza this year and let me tell you, you can have a lot of fun with 250 beach balls, a huge crowd and great music. 

Speaking of great music, this year’s line-up promises to get your off your feet and dancing in the street! We’ve got the Rosendale Improvement Society Brass Band, POOK, Karma Darwin, Kyle and the Pity Party, And the Kids, Mad Satta and Big Mean Sound Machine! All amazing and all totally danceworthy.

The Block Party lasts from 4PM – 11PM and for those of you who want to keep dancing the night away, we’ll be moving the party into BSP Kingston on Wall Street for the after-party until 2AM!

And just when you think the party’s over… It’s not! We’re working with Redwood, a new delicious bar/restaurant over on North Front Street, to present the Block Party Morning After brunch! Save your beer and wine garden or after-party wristband from Saturday to really start your Sunday Funday off the right way with discounted Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s. Reservations highly recommended, especially if you want to snag a spot up on the roof! 

The Chronogram Block Party is a jam-packed weekend of good old fashioned community fun taking place on August 20th on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston. Check out our website for some more fun stuff, RSVP to our Facebook event OR follow yours truly on Twitter @ChronoSamm to stay in the know as we announce even more amazing things happening that day.

Special shout out to all of our sponsors, we couldn’t do it with out you! Health Quest, Bard College SummerScape, Herzog’s Home Center, Kingston Plaza, Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel And Conference Center, Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, Rhinebeck Bank, RUPCO, Emerson Resort & Spa, Thomas F Cingel DDS, and SUNY New Paltz!


Samm (Not Sam) aka ChronoSamm spends most of her time planning awesome events for the Hudson Valley. When she’s not running around making sure everyone is having a good time, she’s watching football (GO Giants!), going to the beach, being a foodie with her hubby, or snuggling with her favorite puppy pal, Olive.



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