It’s a Fathers’ Day Weekend at Smorgasburg Upstate

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards is upping its game this weekend for Dads with new vendors and a full schedule of entertainment all weekend. Oyster, empanadas, tuna poke, and potato balls will be making an appearance along with the Gold Hope Duo, Paul Green Rock Academy, and lots of other local local talent. We have […]

Kingston Happenings: Making it Happen in Kingston for Three Years and Counting

The Kingston Happenings media channel has completed its third year of operations since I assumed ownership as its publisher in 2014. Originally a project of the Business Alliance of Kingston, the original KingstonHappenings.Org website and newsletter were launched in 2009 as a project of the Business Alliance of Kingston and managed by Nancy Donskoj. Needing a […]

shesWELL, and Probably Going to Get Better

shesWELL is a first in Kingston; this pampering, luxurious weekend features a team of Kingston beauty and wellness experts. Acupuncturist Alexis Arvidson and hair stylist Cristina Fillorama (partners in Love & Citrine, a boutique healthcare and beauty care spa on Hone Street) and Liz Welter, a holistic licensed massage therapist with more than 10 years […]

2017 New Year’s Eve in Kingston

For 2018 New Year’s Eve activities, go here:   A New Year’s Eve ‘ball drop’ with a Wild West theme, fireworks, lots of live entertainment, DJs and certainly many choices for dinner and drinks, will  be bringing thousands of people to Kingston’s Uptown Stockade District again this year to celebrate the demise of 2016 and […]

Kingston, NY’s Hometown Heroes (video)

The call to serve our country has been heard in many different ways over the years. Whether that call was a family tradition, a genuine desire to serve, a rational career decision, or a notice in the mail, our service men and women have one thing in common: They are all fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, […]

Halloween Happenings Here in Kingston !

Halloween is for everyone, kids, adults, and even pets and there are fun events going on for everyone. Check out our list of events and schedule your week carefully to make sure you make the most out of this Halloween Week!   Be kind to your pumpkins!                 […]

Navigating Pokémon GO in Kingston, NY

Is Kingston is the best place to catch Pokémon in the Hudson Valley? Based on this Pokémon Go infographic published yesterday by local creative agency Kingston Creative, we’re going to say yes. Our Uptown, Midtown and Rondout neighborhoods all are packed with goodies for Pokémon players; and there are so many great businesses where players […]

Giving Area Kids Some Focus

By contributing writer:  Joe Gonzalez   As we rush through our busy lives we might be passing by something beautiful but miss out on seeing it. This something might be as grand as a landscape or as unlikely as sunlight illuminating a rusted piece of metal on the side of the road. As a photographer […]


2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Run

It’s that time of year again when the city of Kingston busts out of the doldrums of winter when the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1 Ulster County  and the Ladies Ancient  Order of Hibernians Division 5 of Ulster County in cooperation with the City of  Kingston, NY puts on the biggest […]

2015 New Year’s Eve Celebration and Day 1 Community Walk

Last week, the beginning of a New Year was celebrated by many, in many ways all over the world. Here in Kingston, we celebrated in the street as a community and not just on the eve of the New Year but on the day after as well. The Uptown New Year’s Eve celebration continues to […]

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Kingston: From Tango to Fireworks!

Along with the bawdy New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Uptown Kingston, which includes fireworks for the first time this year, there are several other places and ways to celebrate in the area. Many of our local restaurants will be serving from special menus as they traditionally do, but did you know did you know that […]

2015 Winter Holiday Events in Kingston, NY

‘Tis the season for holiday fundraisers, concerts, theater performances, parties, special services and a lot more events to enjoy with family and the rest of the community. This year, there is everything from an ‘Ugly Sweater’ Fundraiser at Ole Savannah’s to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at UPAC as well as many […]

The “Last Train” Arrives at the Trolley Museum

As Port Authority employees evacuated the World Trade Center rail terminal that fateful morning of 9/11, train crews and other survivors crowded aboard one train out. Leaving stranded another train, which remained as the towers fell. Today, the last surviving car from that train sits preserved in a massive plane hangar at JFK airport, where […]

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 […]