Doers and Dreamers – Lydia Willoughby and Amber Billey

The dynamic duo behind the newly opened Sassafras Mercantile are doing their part to help project the image of Kingston as a community that wholeheartedly supports diversification.  Lydia and Billey have settled down in the Hudson Valley after living and studying all over the country. Sassafras Mercantile is a shop like no other in Kingston. […]

This Weekend’s Happenings in Kingston, NY

Below is just a small sampling of all the events happening this weekend in and around Kingston NY. For more details, and plenty more great events, check out all of our Calendars below! Be sure to bookmark “Things to do Today,” to check back and see the full list of the area’s fun happenings, new […]

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch: The Short Road Back

It’s refreshing, to see a long-time Rondout Valley establishment rebranded and rejuvenated by someone with longstanding ties to it. The former Pinegrove Dude Ranch closed in 2017 with a unfortuitous end. Fortunately, a great group of people who had strong relationships (loyal guests) with the former Ranch stepped up after the doors closed to resurrect […]

2019 Fourth of July Happenings and More

Happy Fourth of July! It’s the biggest weekend of the summer, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on all of the fun activities that are happening over this long weekend. Everybody knows that Kingston has the best fireworks celebration in the area on the beautiful Rondout Waterfront, and you can get the details […]

New UCAT-City of Kingston Bus Routes

More information can be found on the Ulster County website here: https://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/bus-schedules UCAT-Kingston Route Info as… by on Scribd

“Avengers: End Game” Timing is Sublime

‘Avengers: Endgame’ may be one of the biggest cinematic events in years AND it will owe some part of that success to the beautiful Hudson Valley. It is not yet known how many scenes in the movie will be showcasing the Hudson Valley, but just to have the bragging rights to say that some of […]

Spotlight on Ulster County’s Newest Addition: NCG Cinemas!

Since last summer, the Hudson Valley Mall has been without a cinema, but now, we no longer have to live without! Welcome the area’s newest addition: NCG Cinemas! You can find this new gem in the former Regal Cinemas location at the Hudson Valley Mall. This Easter Weekend is its grand opening. This new cinema […]

Doers and Dreamers – Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones, Scent Sommelier of Kelly + Jones, freshens up Kingston with her boutique fragrances handcrafted in her Scent Studio at Ferrovia Studios. As of recently, Kelly was permanently drawn to Kingston and Upstate NY, the place where she discovered much of the natural inspiration for her work. Having lived and worked all over the […]

Doers and Dreamers – Korina Brewer

It is only natural that if you grow up sailing and decide to get a degree in fashion design that you reach back to your roots and up-cycle material you’ve been surrounded with to make products, especially if you embrace the concept of sustainability. It is also natural that the Kingston area would entice talented, […]

Video: Reliving Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?”, Kingston’s Black History Month 2019 Reenactment

On Saturday February 9th, the 1st Annual Sojourner Truth Life Walk took place. Traversing from Port Ewen to the Ulster County Courthouse, walk participants retraced many of the steps Sojourner Truth took during her life enslaved in Ulster County. The walk concluded at the Old Dutch Church where historian and reenactor Deborah A. Zull presented […]

Valentine’s Day in Kingston, NY

‘Twas the weekend before Valentine’s Day in and around Kingston, NY. If you are a fan of Valentine’s Day, you will be pleased with the awesome selection of love-themed events and activities taking place this year. Pet-themed sweetness this year will include Valentine’s Day photos at Petsmart on Saturday February 9th, the UCSPCA’s “Crazy Fur […]

Black History Month Kingston 2019

Friday February 1st kicks off Black History Month. Here in Kingston NY, the Second Annual “Black History Month Kingston” will celebrate all February long with exciting, inclusive events. 2019 marks the 400th Anniversary of Africans being brought to America as slaves. Black History Month Kingston (BHMK) will bring awareness to this fact by celebrating many […]

Doers and Dreamers: Sven Kennedy

We all know that precious things sometimes come in small packages and that is especially true when you are talking about a start-up business on Broadway in Midtown. Finding a funky, small space with plenty of foot traffic for an eatery with a very specific focus looks like a winning strategy based on the number […]

The Boutique Inns of Kingston NY welcomes Visitors to Our City

The Boutique Inns of Kingston NY is a dynamic group of accommodation owners working together to encourage people to visit and enjoy our city, Kingston NY.  With all the new boutique hotels touted to be coming into Kingston, a lot of people forget we started this trend.   The pioneer of the group, Schwartz’s Inn […]

2019 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the Kingston area