Chime In is a place where the new and old overlap. A project of Newburgh residents Alysia Mazzella and Stella Lee Prowse, this shop in Newburgh features items by Newburgh designers as well as thrifted wares. The bright storefront at 188 Liberty Street opened its doors August 5th and remains so for 3 months into October. Alysia and Stella created a bright haven for new, resale, creative, and functional items including clothing, hats, shoes, belts, bags, wallets, poetry books, magnets, coasters, and art. Featured local artisans include Stuart Sachs, Outlast Goods, Supply+Demand, Raghaus, Sixfold, Mrs. Max Boutique, ColorCube, Soodopegnine, Fonsomething, Shari Diamond, Barry Simpson, Arielle Lindstrom, Prayer+Hustle, and more. A list of designers is on Chime In's website.
The space hosts crafts and cultural events including Queer Night, Movie Night, a rubber stamp making workshop, music and spoken word shows, and art exhibits. Chime In's Reading Performance series begins on Saturday, August 27 with writer Leslieann E. Santiago. The event includes readings, storytelling, drinks and snacks, and falls on Newburgh Last Saturdays, a monthly celebration of the City's downtown art, food, performances, and shops.
The creative proprietors came up with the idea for a storefront with all-inclusive activities for the community by taking a look around. “It’s about responding to the void, and taking that risk,” said Alysia. A calendar of Chime In's upcoming events can be found on their website.
Chime In: www.chimeinworld.com
Leslieann E. Santiago: www.ellesantiago.com
Newburgh Last Saturdays: www.facebook.com/newburghlastsaturdays