Kingston Forest Sanctuary Opening (in person)

Come experience the new public access amenities designed by the community, enjoy food and music (including an eclectic set from DJ Tinora), and help plant native shrubs and fruit trees! There will also be pumpkin carving, face painting, drumming, and traditional music from Veracruz Mexico – all activities are open for anyone to join.

RSVP HERE

LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY: If you are arriving by car, you can park in the JFK Elementary School parking lot at 71 Gross St. Kingston and follow signs to the gathering. If you are arriving by foot or bike, you can take the Kingston Greenline / Kingston Point Rail Rail and find the new entrance to the Forest Sanctuary just off the trail in between Rondout Gardens and Delaware Ave. (See map below)

Volunteer with the Kingston Fall Street Sweep (in person)

Starting point: 177 Broadway, Kingston, NY (corner of Broadway and McEntee)
Starting point coordinates (meeting location): 41.92269, -73.98827
Ending point: 65 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Ending point coordinates: 41.91955, -73.98466

Trash and debris in the Hudson River Estuary are a persistent problem. While various clean-up programs and techniques are essential, innovative solutions are necessary to make a lasting impact. Riverkeeper and the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) propose to engage stakeholders to develop a long-lasting, proactive solution to trash prevention and detection by addressing land-based sources of trash before it enters the waterway. Using HEP’s “Stopping Trash Where It Starts” protocols, Riverkeeper and HEP will conduct a fall “street sweep,” or litter survey, in Kingston, focusing on litter generation and dispersal methods along the right-of-way, including sidewalks, to create linkages to the issue of floatable material or marine debris in the Estuary.

REGISTER HERE

The survey locations will consist of a 400 meter stretch of road, on one side of the street, designated by cross streets for starting and ending points identified on Google Maps and coordinates. There will be a buffer distance of 300 meters from the nearest waterway. It is believed that at this distance, trash will have a higher probability of entering the waterway without incurring much obstruction.

Please email Katie Leung at kleung@riverkeeper.org if you have any questions. Katie will reach back out to you with more details after you sign up.

Celebration of the Arts EXPO (in person)

The 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts EXPO will take place at the state University of New York (SUNY) Ulster Kingston Campus and will feature a full day of free workshops in a variety of arts genres – including dance, music, puppet-making, animation, photography, painting, spoken word, writing and more. Professional teaching artists will lead all of the workshops with assistance from PUGG, MAD’s teen workforce interns managed by The D.R.A.W. arts ed program. The EXPO will also feature panel discussions and tabling from over a dozen local arts and culture organizations.

“Sewing in Kingston” Exhibition Opening (in person)

Sewing in Kingston is a major exhibit accompanied by a range of programs showcasing more than a century of Kingston’s rich history of garment manufacturing and the immigrant communities, entrepreneurs, and women whose work made it possible. Join us to learn about the ups and downs of Kingston’s garment industry, the persistence of small businesses, the imagination of artists, and the power of family. The exhibit will highlight the role of immigrants and women and connect local experiences to broader historical, cultural, and economic stories. With one of the most significant local history exhibits ever mounted in the region, Kingston’s newly renovated Reher Center Gallery reopens to the public.

Oral History Project and live music by Ávila Ensemble (in person)

At the heart of it, our work at the Reher Center is to honor the historic legacy of the bakery we inhabit – by amplifying the voices and contributions of Hudson Valley immigrants, past and present.

To further that mission, we’ve partnered with the Kingston Library to record the personal stories of immigrant neighbors. The interviews kicked off earlier this month, and we can’t wait to engage the community with these global, and local narratives.

The Reher Center will  provide snacks and invite participant sign-ups!. And, to help set the tone for cultural exchange and connection, at 3 pm the Ávila Ensemble will perform a range of folk and classical music traditions of Venezuela. We hope to see you there!

O+ BHMK Mural Tour (in person)

Enjoy a tour of some of O Positive’s most fascinating outdoor wall murals. This is a specially guided walk that will provide you with an exciting and interesting experience of unique art in Kingston.

The walk will begin at 10am at the Black Lives Matter Mural located at 695 Broadway at Liberty St. in Kingston, NY 12401, USA and last approximately 75-90 min. Masking and social distancing required.

Enjoy a tour of some of O Positive’s most fascinating outdoor wall murals. This is a specially guided walk that will provide you with an exciting and interesting experience of unique art in Kingston.

Art Walk Kingston (in-person)

Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community. Over the course of two days, visitors and local residents are invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events. Paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures are just some of the mediums that will be on display at home studios and galleries across the city. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, the event weekend will offer a broad range of art and activities for everyone.

The 2021 event will be held on September 18 – 19, from 12 – 5pm each day.

Printed maps are now available at Rough Draft, Village Coffee & Goods, Village Grocery, ASK & Kingston Wine.

You can also use the Digital Map on your phone!

Art Walk Kingston (in-person)

Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community. Over the course of two days, visitors and local residents are invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events. Paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures are just some of the mediums that will be on display at home studios and galleries across the city. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, the event weekend will offer a broad range of art and activities for everyone.

The 2021 event will be held on September 18 – 19, from 12 – 5pm each day.

Printed maps are now available at Rough Draft, Village Coffee & Goods, Village Grocery, ASK & Kingston Wine.

You can also use the Digital Map on your phone!

Kingston O+ Festival (in person)

O+ (pronounced O Positive) supports the health of underinsured artists and musicians through festivals at which they exchange art-making and performances for wellness services: the art of medicine for the medicine of art.

O+ helps strengthen community wellbeing with Narcan and CPR trainings, expos of local health-and wellness-related nonprofits, cycling events, classes in the healing arts, mural tours and healthcare forums.

Kingston O+ Festival (in person)

O+ (pronounced O Positive) supports the health of underinsured artists and musicians through festivals at which they exchange art-making and performances for wellness services: the art of medicine for the medicine of art.

O+ helps strengthen community wellbeing with Narcan and CPR trainings, expos of local health-and wellness-related nonprofits, cycling events, classes in the healing arts, mural tours and healthcare forums.