In 2007, when the whole “The Hudson Valley is the new Brooklyn” movement was just a twinkle in Williamsburg’s eye, the Darmstadt family (aware that cool things were already happening here and anticipating that more were in Kingston’s future) opened Cornell St. Studios in midtown Kingston.
It began when Ken Darmstadt established the second floor of his building as a multi-studio space to host exhibits and fitness classes. Now, with Ken’s daughter Renee at the helm, Cornell St. Studio rents out their unique private event space, plus holds everything from cooking classes to car shows, art shows to Zumba classes, a gift shop full of handmade and vintage items, and more!
The versatility of Cornell St. Studios’ 1000+ sq. ft. space makes its diverse uses possible—it’s unique, accommodating, bright and open, and uber-functional. So whether you need space for a Sweet 16 party, a paint-a-onsie baby shower, a Zumba bachelorette party, or a small intimate wedding ceremony, they can make that happen!
And where would Kingston be without the arts? The Darmstadts celebrate the plentitude of local artists and crafters of all walks, giving them opportunity and space to share their work. Don’t miss the paintings of local artist Estelle Tambak in November, and the holiday pop-up shop, featuring the work of local crafters and artists during December (see below)!
Wen there’s not an event going on, Cornell St. is far from unused. There are different fitness classes Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings to get you moving and keep you well—everything from boot camps to yoga, hula hooping to pilates. You should also keep an eye on their website www.cornellstreetstudios.com for additional event information.
We’re so happy to have Cornell St. Studios on board as a Hullabaloo sponsor this year! The Darmstadts share our vision of a thriving creative community in Kingston and are dedicated to providing space, time, and opportunity for everyone to participate, share, be well, and have fun. Don’t miss these two upcoming events in the Main Gallery, and tell them Hullabaloo sent you!:
Upcoming Events at Cornell St. Studios
Estelle Tambak • A PAINTER’S WORLD TRAVELS
Paintings from 1952 - 2000
Opening Reception: Friday November 13th, 2015 5 -8 p.m.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to River Park Nursery School, NY which was founded by Estelle in 1967. The availability of this collection is made possible by Richard Frumess of R&F Paints.
Pop Up Holiday Shop!
Beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists and craftspeople (including jewelry, clothing, ornaments, art, ceramics, and home goods) will be available during the month of December.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4th 5 – 8 p.m.
Shopping Hours: Monday - Wednesday 12 - 7p.m., Thursday 12 - 6:30 p.m., Friday 12 – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.