The O+ Festival!: The Party is Over but the Spirit Lives On

For all appearances, this year’s O+ Festival was more successful than previous years with more attendees, more participants,  more sponsors and even more importantly, more clinical services provided to artists and volunteers. The kick-off parade was as enthusiastic as any other year despite a light drizzle and what the artists provided for the entire weekend […]

0+ Festival: Engaging the Entire Community Through Arts and Music

By contributing writer Lynn Woods Held over Columbus Day weekend, Kingston’s 0+ Festival was launched six years ago as a way to bring talented musicians and performance artists to the area to perform in exchange for free and reduced medical and dental care. Scores of bands descended on the city, performances sprouted up in restaurants, […]

Ready for the Hottest Weekend of the Summer?

You’d better mow the lawn, do the laundry, get the shopping done, and visit grandma before THIS weekend because there are some major happenings here in Kingston that you won’t want to miss. There are events from Friday to Sunday for kids and everyone else to enjoy and participate in, no matter what their interests […]

“There Will Be No Ants”, and Color Will Surround You

“I’ll affect you slowly as if you were having a picnic in a dream. There will be no ants. It won’t rain.” – Richard Brautigan Theresa Drapkin’s solo exhibition of pastels at Cornell St. Studios, entitled “There Will Be No Ants”, explores fleeting moments of pleasure. Florals, fruit and flâneurs are depicted in outdoor scenes […]

2015 4th of July Fireworks and Celebration

Kingston’s 4th of July Celebration will be held on the Rondout Waterfront with live music performances beginning at 5:00pm and the fireworks display at 9:30pm. Take advantage of shuttle busses running from 4-11:00pm. They will pick up at Kingston Plaza and Cornell Street Parking lot by Frank Guido little Italy and drop off at Abeel […]

Surprise! It’s the ‘the {unexpected} wedding expo’

This will be a fun and fabulous way to meet and mingle with wedding professionals in your area, the {unexpected} wedding expo is a bridal show for the senses.  “the {unexpected} wedding expo” was created by Cristina Alsip and Renée Darmstadt to inspire Brides and Grooms to envision what their actual wedding day can be […]

A Classic Weekend in Pictures

Two annual running events were hosted in Kingston this weekend under brilliant blue skies and drew hundreds of enthusiastic participants between them. On Saturday, the YMCA held it’s annual Kids Classic and it was encouraging to see kids of all ages picking them up and laying them down as if they were competing in the […]

The 2015 Kiwanis Kingston Classic: Classic in All Regards

The following timeline provides a brief overview of the weekend’s events at the Kiwanis Kingston Classic, presented by HITS Endurance. All times are subject to change. Saturday, April 18, 2015 – Robert Dietz Memorial Stadium 11am – 5pm: Athlete Packet Pick-Up for all distances* 10am – 5pm: Fitness Expo 1:30pm – 2pm: Registration Parties Winners […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015: A community event for all

For 28 years, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1 Ulster County, has been planning, promoting, and managing Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Run, which is easily one of the biggest community events of the year here in Kingston. This year, 2015 Grand Marshal Kieran Devlin led the parade which is […]

The B-52s’, Kate Pierson, is Bringing Her “Guitars and Microphones” to Uptown Kingston

It’s not often that someone with the stature of a Kate Pierson can be seen in a venue that enables an ‘up close and personal’ experience with the artist, but fortunately fans will be able to do just that on Feb. 24 at BSP in Uptown Kingston. One of the founding mothers of the B-52s'(and […]

Glancing Back – 2014 in Pictures

2014 certainly provided its share of photo ops with the wide variety of events that were hosted here in Kingston. Living in a picturesque, livable, city like Kingston certainly provides constant photo opportunities, as well.  Not only does KingstonHappenings.Org try to promote events for local businesses and organizations to ensure their success, it also tries […]

Countdown to Sinterklaas

The Sinterklass celebration is based on a Dutch tradition started in the Middle Ages and is still the most eagerly anticipated holiday in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and some parts of France today. The character ‘ Sinterklass’ is based on St. Nicholas, who is the patron saint of children, and makes a journey from Spain […]

Kingston Connect

(pictured: Mark Marshall, Alex Brown, Susan Whelan, Rick Whelan) So you live / work / play in Kingston. Maybe you’re a small business owner… or a tech person… or a tattoo artist. A signmaker… or an animator… or a farmer. The City of Kingston is populated with a wide variety of such individuals, many of […]

Kingston’s O+ Festival: Music, Arts, Healing and Community

This years weekend-long, O+( “O positive”) Festival in Kingston, NY is scheduled to kickoff at 6:00 this Friday with a parade that starts at the Academy Green and continues all weekend long with live music, dance performances, art exhibits, health and wellness expos, as well as family-oriented events for all ages. Originally founded in here […]

About Kingston, N.Y.

Kingston, New York has always been a hub for culture, commerce and tourism. Today, this former state capital has evolved into a vibrant destination that attracts visitors from around the world. Bounded by the majestic Catskill and Shawangunk mountain ranges to the west and the mighty Hudson River to the east, Kingston is an exciting […]