Block Party and classic car show in Uptown Kingston

(Photo by Bob Krasner)

The fifth annual Chronogram Block Party will fill the streets of Uptown Kingston with music, food and beverage, ritual and the general essences of cool on Saturday, August 19. The day will evolve from a family-friendly afternoon street fair to a twilight concert on the cordoned-off Wall Street (between John and North Front Streets) featuring the Energy Dance Company, the Sweet Clementines, J. K. Vanderbilt, the Ballroom Thieves, Quincy Mumford (no relation) and headliner Decora, the Newburgh-based hip hop artist.

In addition to live performances, the Block Party will feature a do-it-yourself art tent from Catskill Art and Office Supply, a dunk tank presented by Wallace and Feldman Insurance to benefit the People’s Place Food Pantry and Thrift Shop and food from Diego’s Taquería, Cinnamon Indian Cuisine, Le Express Farmers and Chefs, La Ruta del Sol and the Yum Yum Noodle Bar. Italian ice will be served by Brooklyn Belle.

Many local businesses will be open late, and attendees are encouraged to patronize local businesses while enjoying the event. The fifth annual Chronogram Block Party will return to Wall Street between North Front and John Streets in Uptown Kingston on Saturday, August 19 from 3 to 11 p.m.


And because this is Kingston, and Kingston is officially happening, that is not the only street action on Saturday, August 19. The fifth annual Fair Street Reformed Church Classic Car Show also takes place on Fair Street from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.: a family fun day featuring deejays, food, trophies, a bouncy house and a kids’ vehicle corral: Bring your power wheels or pedal cars for show, judging and prizes.

For more information, visit The rain date is August 26.