Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – Tiffany McDermott

Retail is tough and unforgiving. Stocking merchandise that moves, setting the right ambiance that appeals to your market, and pandering to your clientele are all essential elements of a successful retail operation and missing a beat on any one of them can sink a business in a heartbeat. Uptown Kingston is very fortunate to have […]

Art Walk Kingston – Kingston’s Artists Show Off Again!

Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community now in its second year. This is an opportunity for the public to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events presented by over 100 artists. Paintings, photographs, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, […]

West Point Cadets Invade Kingston Waterfront

Last Saturday night the City of Kingston was the benefactor of a benefit of a bit of serendipity when the West Point Glee Club was able to give an impromptu performance at the Kingston Rondout Waterfront’s T.R. Gallo Park. Even though the event was publicized on very short notice, there was a crowd of 200-300 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Josie Eriole

Kingston’s Rondout Waterfront has a number of well known attractions that draw people to that district and recently another establishment has opened that provides an attraction of a different flavor. The bright, cheery atmosphere of this coffee shop matches the personality of the owner and together they make a great place to hang out for […]

The Hooley is Happening Again!

Each Labor Day weekend for the past fifteen years Kingston’s Rondout Waterfront has been transformed into what has become the Hudson Valley’s largest Irish festival and this year will be a continuation of that tradition. Every year more performers and vendors participate and the crowds seem to get bigger. The festival is focused on being an […]

Doers and Dreamers – Bryan Richardson

Cycling has become increasingly more popular, especially in areas like the Hudson Valley where the terrain is generally easy on the legs and the diversity of scenery always keeps things interesting. However, not everyone is opting for the super lightweight touring bikes or rugged mountain bikes with heavy duty suspensions. This week’s Doer and Dreamer […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sarah Litvin

Besides just attracting $$$$$ to the area, Kingston’s resurgence is drawing individuals with talent, energy, and ‘fresh eyes’ to the community which can translate to a more effective utilization of the assets that have always been here. The historic aspects of any locale can be leveraged to establish an identity, attract visitors, and ultimately investors […]

Doers and Dreamers – Elkin, Elkin, and Miranda Escobar

They say “nature abhors a vacuum”. Evidently, so does the pizza market because this week’s Doers and Dreamers resurrected a former pizzeria that was a victim of the infamous sinkhole of Washington Ave. which served a large, mostly residential area of Kingston for years.  There is an abundance of pizzerias in Kingston but these guys […]

The Beach Boys are Kingston Bound

The Beach Boys have often been called America’s first rock band with over eighty songs charting worldwide, thirty-six of them US  Top 40 hits (the most by any American rock band).   Timeless classics like Surfin USA,  I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, and Good Vibrations  secured the band their place in Rock and Roll history. The Beach Boys […]

Bob Dylan comes to Hutton Brickyards – Update

Hutton Brickyard isn’t just about Smorgasburg anymore! On June 24th, one of the biggest acts in the entertainment business is coming to Kingston. NY’s Hutton Brickyards to put the last functioning brickyard in the Hudson Valley on the map as a major event venue in its latest incarnation. Bob Dylan, one of the most recognizable […]

A PERFECT DAY TO SPEND IN KINGSTON ON THE HISTORIC WATERFRONT

Park your car at Kingston Point Park & take a $2.00 trolley ride to & from Downtown Kingston – dine, shop, stroll, enjoy the festival & concert! The Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Trolley Museum of New York have partnered to offer a special “park and ride” arrangement for visitors and concert-goers during the […]

Doers and Dreamers – KayCee Wimbish

The connection between kids, their food, and farming seems to be a natural relationship and it’s great to see the strong support for that relationship here in the City of Kingston. ‘Urban agriculture’ has become very popular and it’s a great opportunity to utilize small, available spaces near population centers to produce food and introduce […]