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November's Chronogram Conversation Recap: Poughkeepsie

We Left the Barn Door Open

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The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns.

We Left the Barn Door Open

On November 17, the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns hosted our latest Chronogram Conversations event. More than 120 people came to talk about "The Future of Poughkeepsie" and enjoy food and drink from our event sponsors. On hand at the Barn were Hudson Valley Brewery, pouring a number of fall selections; Earth, Wind & Fuego Cafe, a relative newcomer to the Poughkeepsie dining scene (the gluten-free establishment is located in the Underwear Factory); Angry Orchard, who brought a pair of ciders from their Walden-based location; and Poughkeepsie's own BC Kitchen, which shared some appetizer samples from its popular menu.

Chronogram Conversations - Poughkeepsie - November 17, 2017 from Luminary Media on Vimeo.

Scenic Hudson's Jay Burgess and Peter Bernard shared their efforts surrounding their Fall Kill Creek watershed restoration and revitalization effort. Riverkeeper joined the festivities and Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison as well. 

Editorial Director Brian K. Mahoney moderated a panel of community leaders, including Sarah Salem (development associate at Dutchess Outreach and newly elected Ward 2 City Council Member), Paul Calogerakis (founding Chair of the Poughkeepsie Alliance and Chair of the Poughkeepsie IDA), Mario Johnson (director of admissions at Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute and formerly of Nubian Directions), Steve Rosenberg (senior vice president at Scenic Hudson) and Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt (executive director of Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft). The panel sat on custom tractor stools made for Chronogram by our talented sponsor, Amy Lewis-Sweetman of Agrisculpture

Chronogram Conversations is a Luminary Media vehicle for providing an experiential platform that our partner-sponsors can use to interface with real humans within their communities. By offering physical space to showcase their wares or services—and providing the patrons and consumers Chronogram has connected with for 25 years—we've added a valuable asset to the Hudson Valley cities, towns, and villages that we cover. Through Chronogram, we are then able to amplify the messaging of these partners, sharing their spirit exponentially across our various media channels (print, digital, social media, events, and video). For more photos or to see a video of the event visit Chronogram.com/Conversations.

Steve Rosenberg, senior vice president at Scenic Hudson. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Steve Rosenberg, senior vice president at Scenic Hudson.
Paul Calogerakis, founding chair of the Poughkeepsie Alliance and chair of the Poughkeepsie IDA. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Paul Calogerakis, founding chair of the Poughkeepsie Alliance and chair of the Poughkeepsie IDA.
Harvey K. Flad, emeritus professor at Vassar College and co-author of Main Street to Mainframes: Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Harvey K. Flad, emeritus professor at Vassar College and co-author of Main Street to Mainframes: Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie.

Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison and Luminary Media's Brian Berusch. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison and Luminary Media's Brian Berusch.

Sarah Salem, development associate at Dutchess Outreach and Ward 2 City Council member. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Sarah Salem, development associate at Dutchess Outreach and Ward 2 City Council member.
Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, executive director of Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, executive director of Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft.
Mario Johnson, director of admission at Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Mario Johnson, director of admission at Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute.
Brian K. Mahoney, Luminary Media editorial director. - RICHARD SMITH
  • Richard Smith
  • Brian K. Mahoney, Luminary Media editorial director.

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