Doers and Dreamers – Robert Provenz

It’s great to meet people that have traveled to many countries, experienced many cultures, and then decided that it was our community that they wanted to put down roots in. The landscape of businesses has changed significantly in Kingston and luckily it’s not including more Starbucks, McDonalds, Targets, or some other corporate clones. Businesses are […]

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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Nicole Duquette

As diverse as the professions are represented by our past Doers and Dreamers, few would seem as unconventional and demanding to pursue as this week’s. The strength, flexibility, grace and creativity exhibited by those skilled in this endeavor are truly impressive. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Nicole Duquette, who is ready to teach anyone […]

Doers and Dreamers – Josh Rosenmeier

There are a lot of places in the Hudson Valley making ‘Top n’ lists, receiving awards, and getting recognition from various publications, but few can claim to have been recognized by the New York Times as well as Vogue and Esquire magazines along with all of those other accolades. Ask this week’s Doer and Dreamer […]

Doers and Dreamers – Allen Nace

We are very fortunate in this area to have a number of people that are not only dedicated professionals who help individuals as their vocation, but also spend a good deal of their personal time pursuing the same endeavor. Whether it is being a boxing instructor, serving on the of Board of Directors for community […]

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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Isaac and Elena Cruz

It’s getting to sound like an old story, but it’s a great story. After seeing what this area has to offer, many people are deciding to put down roots solidly here by opening their own businesses. Investing their time, money, and reputations in their enterprises, they are all making this community a much more vibrant […]

Catch These Incredible Peacocks Running Wild!

Throughout the city stand twenty-two peacocks, meticulously and ornately decorated as part of a fundraiser to rebuild the Kinderland playground in Forsyth Park. The fundraiser was kicked off by the Junior League of Kingston and hopes to raise $20,000 from the sale of the peacocks towards the $170,000 needed to build Kinderland II. The peacocks […]

Doers and Dreamers – Matthew Pleva

Not only has Kingston seen an influx of artists from all over the world, we’ve got some homegrown talent of our own making a go of it with their own creations, as well as promoting the art of others. It’s not a wonder that Kingston is becoming a regional Mecca for artists when there is […]

Doers and Dreamers – Meghan D. Rapp

It’s always great to see young entrepreneurs taking initiative and trying to establish a business in our community. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Meghan Rapp, who is making her fashion statement by opening a new boutique down on the Rondout Waterfront. Your name: Meghan D. Rapp Business or organization: MDR Boutique Occupation: […]

Broadway Comes Alive With a Fabulous Fiesta

For a second year, a huge Block Party was held on Broadway to celebrate Mexico and Central America Independence Days which are Sept. 16 and Sept. 15, respectively. The Center for Creative Education, Latino Committee of Kingston and Roca Florists coordinated and promoted the event which drew a crowd that exceeded last years by a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sean Andrew Murray

It’s not often that you meet someone that actually has their fantasy job, and in this case it’s in the ‘fantasy’ industry. He is also making an impact locally as one of the contributing artists of the Junior League of Kingston’s “Park Peacocks Run Wild” fundraiser program. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Sean Andrew […]

Midtown Latin Festival and Car Show Takes Over Broadway This Weekend

Once again, central Broadway will be the scene for a festive block party to celebrate Mexican and Central American Independence Day by showcasing the rich cultural heritage of those countries.  There will be lots of food and entertainment along with a vintage car show for young and old alike to enjoy on Broadway in front […]

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 […]