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 […]

This Weekend’s Happenings in Kingston, NY

What’s your pleasure? Comedy, jazz, soul and funk, art, history? There’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend here in the Kingston area.   These are just the highlights of this weekend’s activities in the Kingston, NY area. For the complete list of events check out the KingstonHappenings.Org weekly calendar at http://www.kingstonhappenings.org/events/  

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 […]

Fun things to do this Thanksgiving Weekend in Kingston

Happy Thanksgiving from Kingston Happenings! Whether you’re back in Kingston for the holidays, or live here year-round, there is bound to be an exciting event for you occurring this weekend. Ring in Thanksgiving with JK Vanderbilt at BSP or dance the night away at Ole Savannah on Wednesday night. Eat too much on Thursday! Break […]

Family, Loss, & Love: “A Shayna Maidel” presented by Kingston’s Coach House Players

By contributing writer Veronica Fassbender     “A Shayna Maidel” (beautiful girl in Yiddish) is a striking play focused on family, transitions, and resiliency. Set in post-WWII America, it tells the stories of two sisters who grew up in different worlds. The youngest sister, Rose (played by Cheyenne Mitchell) grew up Americanized in New York City […]

Doers and Dreamers: Sylvia Grieser

It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, Uptown Kingston looked a bit like one of those old abandoned Western towns with creaky saloon doors and tumbleweeds rolling through it. Lots of vacant storefronts and few reasons to shop, spend an evening, or amble about were its unredeeming qualities at that time. However, […]

Halloween Happenings Here in Kingston !

By contributing writer Veronica Fassbender   Kingston is a great place to celebrate Halloween events. From haunted history, to music and dancing galore, there will be fun festivities throughout the weekend leading up to the big day. There are plenty of activities for children and families to enjoy, as well as for adults who are looking […]

Through the Years, O+ Festival Evolves

Doers and Dreamers – Creek Iversen

Farming has never been an occupation for anyone that shirks hard work or afraid to take a risk. It’s heartening to see someone that has not only taken up the challenge of making a living off the fertile land in the valley of the Esopus Creek, but is doing it with a commitment to being […]

Art Walk Kingston – largest open studio tour in the Mid-Hudson region!

By Linda Marston-Reid Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer, and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. The 3rd Annual Art Walk Kingston open studio weekend returns Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, noon until 5:00 pm each day, and with over 130 artists’ work on exhibit, it is the largest open studio in the Hudson […]