KINGSTON, NY, June 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Chronogram, with the support of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by BeaconArts, will host an evening of Bocce, local Beacon cuisine, beer, wine, and live music--all under the full moon along the Hudson River in Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park.
"Throwing balls toward a target is the oldest game known to mankind," explains Brian Mahoney, Chronogram editorial director. "The Egyptians played it, the Romans played it, the Elizabethans played, the old Italian guys in white tank tops played it where I grew up in Queens. Our idea is to take this storied game and create an incredible night out around a simple, elegant game anyone can play. But make no mistake--this ain't your great uncle Vinny's bocce. Unless great Uncle Vinny played on the banks of the Hudson River with a snifter of small-batch bourbon in his hand while the DJ was laying down serious grooves. Come for the food, the music, the dancing, the drinks, the full moon shining on the river, the community--and toss some balls if you want."
Chronogram's Full Moon Bocce party will feature:
• A Taste of Beacon food experience with dishes from Tito Santana Taqueria, Ella's Bellas, Poppy's Burgers & Fries, Leo's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, and more.
• Live swing music from the Michael Torsone Orchestra 7pm-10pm
• DJ Dance Party from 10pm-Midnight
• Beer and Wine garden featuring beer from Mill House Brewing Company
• Italian wine tastings
• 16 bocce courts with tournament and free play
and much more.
VIP packages are available for Full Moon Bocce to upgrade the authentic Bocce experience. VIP's will enjoy access to the Light Up Lounge featuring glow in the dark furniture, open bar, private wine tasting, private distillery tasting from Dutch's Spirits, authentic Italian food provided by Angelina's, and more.
"Chronogram brings together the Hudson Valley community through its smart content, artistic covers, and more," CEO Amara Projansky adds. "Hosting events throughout the Hudson Valley is a natural extension of our original mission--to nourish and support the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley. Hosting an event in a cool town like Beacon, under the full moon, along the Hudson River was a no brainer."
Chronogram's "Full Moon Bocce" is the third in a series of 2014 events for Chronogram. The Hudson Valley can also expect the 2nd Annual Chronogram Block Party on August 16th in Uptown Kingston and much more.
Chronogram's "Full Moon Bocce" will take place on Saturday, July 12th from 7pm-Midnight at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon. Tickets available now through Eventbrite: https://chronogram-bocce.eventbrite.com
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LUMINARY PUBLISHING, is an independent media company based in Kingston, New York that specializes in creating media and events that illuminate the Hudson Valley lifestyle.
Luminary Publishing was launched in the summer of 1993 through its monthly magazine, Chronogram with the aim of nourishing and supporting the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley. Luminary Publishing later grew to include a quarterly shelter magazine, Upstate House, online relocation blog Upstater.com, and the recently acquired bi-annual Hudson Valley tourism publication Experience the Hudson Valley.
Luminary Publishing has over 20 years of publishing experience, producing award-winning tourism and travel guides as well as marketing publications and content for clients including Health Quest, Hudson Valley Tourism, Dutchess County Tourism, Walkway over the Hudson, and HealthAlliance, among others.
For more information contact:
Samantha Henkin, Marketing and Events Coordinator
845-334-8600 x 114
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