Gentrification and the Creative Class

February 8, 2017 / The Lace Mill / Kingston, NY

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.

Chronogram magazine and Luminary Media presented the first of a salon series of community engagements, called “Chronogram Conversations” on February 8, 2017. Nearly 100 people visited the Lace Mill in midtown Kingston, N.Y., where they engaged in the subject “Gentrification and the Creative Class” as moderated by Brian K. Mahoney (Chronogram editorial director) and Joe Concra (0+ Festival, artist).

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