Monthly Archives: July 2010

An Opportunity For Citizens to Support A Comprehensive Plan in the City of Kingston

By Rebecca Martin

An important opportunity has come to light.

On Tuesday, August 3rd at 7:30pm the common council will vote to support (or not)  a grant proposal pitched by city planning coordinator Suzanne Cahill through the Financial and Economic Development Committee. The meeting will take place at Kingston’s City Hall at 420 Broadway. Continue reading

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Mt. Zion African American Burial Ground in Kingston

Lovingly Hand Carved

By Rebecca Martin

For years, I have been curious about an old and seemingly abandoned graveyard at the top of a ridge between Wilbur Avenue and South Wall Street.  Today, I had the chance to visit the site. Continue reading


Ulster County Fair!

The Ulster County Fair kicks off next Tuesday, August 3, and runs to Sunday, August 8. There’ll be music, food vendors, and rides, of course, as well as cows, horses, poultry and other animals raised with pride from 4-Hers. For more details, check out the fair webpage here. Regarding the fair’s history, the event is in its 141 year and launched in Ellenville. Subsequent years had the fair at the Kingston Armory on Manor Avenue before movings for many years to Forsyth Park in Kingston. Read the history here.


Kingston Historian Releases New Book “Street Whys: Anecedotes and Lore of Kingston, NY”


KINGSTON - More than a half century of research by City Historian Edwin M. Ford has yielded a new book, “Street Whys:  Anecdotes and Lore of Kingston, N.Y.” A book signing will take place on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 1- 4 p.m. at the Friends of Historic Kingston Museum. Continue reading

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Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Larry Coryell and Larry Grenadier In Concert To Benefit Queens Galley

Each year, Lydia DeJohnette organizes benefit concerts that feature her husband, the legendary Jack DeJohnette, in a series of concerts to raise money in support of the Queens Galley, Family of Woodstock and other local endeavors through live music. This year, the group will perform at Falcon Arts in Marlboro, NY as well as the Culinary Institute of America. Continue reading

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Midtown Design Charrette A Big Success

Last Friday’s design charrette that focused on the Kings Inn in Midtown was a fantastic success. Congratulations from all of us at

Here is a press update from one of the coordinators of the event Patrice Courtney Strong:

“A very big thank you from the Business Alliance of Kingston for Friday’s excellent design charrette.

The TV coverage was great:  HudsonValley YNN

Here are two news articles that appeared:

Middletown Times Herald Record and Kingston Daily Freeman.

Another, lengthier one will appear Thursday in the Kingston Times.

We’ll be posting photos of your drawings as soon as possible on our web site.”

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Take A Survey: Parking Meters in the City of Kingston

Inspired by a post on the facebook page, we decided to create a survey for citizens to share their current thoughts and ideas on how to improve the city parking meter situation for residents, businesses and shoppers.

Lay it on us.

Click here to take survey


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