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Chronogram Conversations: Live at the Lace Mill 

The crowd at the Lace Mill. - JOHN GARAY
  • John Garay
  • The crowd at the Lace Mill.

On February 8, Luminary Media launched the first in a monthly series of community events, titled Chronogram Conversations. Nearly 100 invited guests—community leaders, influencers, and creatives—filled the Lace Mill in Midtown Kingston. They sipped custom vodka cocktails from Barber’s Farm Distillery, beer from Great Life Brewing, and snacked on more than a dozen items provided by Peace Nation Cafe. Bassist Michael Bisio provided musical accompaniment. Brian K. Mahoney, Chronogram’s Editorial Director, then launched the salon series by conversing in the public forum with Joe Concra, artist and cofounder of the O+ Festival. Mahoney and Concra were seated on custom “Hot Seats”—stunning wooden chairs—made by Kingston artist Christopher Kurtz. They delved into the subject “Gentrification and the Creative Class,” which drew conversation among attendees, including Kingston urban planners, artists, long time residents, nonprofit leaders, and many Kingston business owners.

Each month, Chronogram Conversations will travel around the Hudson Valley, to pair with the “Community Pages” section in this magazine. This month, we’ll travel to Atlas Industries in Newburgh for our “What’s Next, Newburgh?” conversation.

Chronogram Conversations: The Lace Mill. February 2017 from Luminary Media on Vimeo.

Joe Concra of the O+ Festival and Chronogram editor Brian K. Mahoney - JOHN GARAY
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  • Joe Concra of the O+ Festival and Chronogram editor Brian K. Mahoney

Luminary Media Account Manager Bartek Starodaj with Ulster County Legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky - JOHN GARAY
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  • Luminary Media Account Manager Bartek Starodaj with Ulster County Legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky

Will Soter from Upstate Adventure Guides with Jesse Brown and Eric Archer of Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts - JOHN GARAY
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  • Will Soter from Upstate Adventure Guides with Jesse Brown and Eric Archer of Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts

Leigha Butler and Jacqui Nash of the Yoga House with Chronogram Kids & Family Editor Hillary Harvey - JOHN GARAY
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  • Leigha Butler and Jacqui Nash of the Yoga House with Chronogram Kids & Family Editor Hillary Harvey

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