St. Patrick’s Day in Kingston, NY – Glancing Back

Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Run have been huge events here in the Hudson Valley and will be again. We miss coming out and documenting the excitement up and down Broadway, and downtown at the many establishments that hosted awesome St. Patrick’s Day events! In the meantime, here is a short video that […]

Furever Friend – Bubba *** Adopted ***

Their story: Bubba will convert any cat lover into a dog lover! This wiggly boy will melt your heart in seconds with his kisses. He’s a happy, energetic dog that would do best in an active, patient home – he still has some manners to learn! Details: NAME: Bubba BREED: Lab Mix AGE: 3 Years […]

Kingston’s Hudson Valley Brickyard Trail

The Hudson Valley Community has a new addition to its already plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities, and its unique location combines a lightly explored Hudson River shoreline with industrial remnants from a not-so-distant historical period to make a bike and walking trail. The Hudson River Brickyard Trail officially opened 12/31/2020 after a collaborative effort by Scenic […]

Reviving Those Rolls at The Reher Center

  From the 1940’s through the 1970’s, Kingstonians from diverse cultures regularly converged on Reher’s Bakery on the Rondout after church to pick up fresh-baked rolls for breakfast. The Reher Bakery has become the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History and on Sunday morning, March 14 th …for one day only… locals can relive […]

Furever Friend – Kyro ****** Adopted ******

Their story: This big, happy boy is just full of excitement and sunshine! Practically everyone he meets is a new best friend. He is young and very active, so he would like a family to help him work on his good manners and get plenty of fun exercise and playtime together Details: NAME: Kyro BREED: […]

Furever Friend – Dexter **** Adopted ****

Their story: Meet Dexter – a snuggly pup who’s looking for his forever home! This gentle giant would be a great addition to almost any household looking for love. Whether you’re looking for a new best friend or an adventure partner, Dexter might be up your alley! Details: NAME: Dexter BREED: Terrier mix AGE: 4 […]

Furever Friend – Daffodil *** Adopted ***

Daffodil is a very energetic, happy dog who loves to be the life of the party! She loves LONG walks and squeaky toys, and keeps great company if you’re out in your yard. Although she’s a wonderful girl who loves her people, she will need structure and routine as she gets distracted easily. NAME: Daffodil.  […]

Things To Do This Weekend in Kingston, NY 2/11- 2/13

Looking for some great ways to enjoy the weekend? You can find a wide range of activities to enjoy an awesome selection of live music and to engage with other members of our community at a wide range of events.  Find your fun  and shake off those winter blues. Here are some of our picks […]

Furever Friend – Buddy **ADOPTED**

Their story: Buddy may be short on two toes, but is definitely not short on love! This bouncy boy doesn’t let anything get bring him down. If you’re searching for an energetic, playful, out-of-the-box pup, Buddy is your man! Although this love bug has much to offer, he would do best in a home with […]

Kingston Happenings Announces Its “Furever Friend” Program

Kingston Happenings is excited to announce the launch of its new ‘Furever Friend Program‘ that connects prospective dog owners with canines looking for a home from the Ulster County SPCA. Sponsored by Kimlin Energy Services, Kingston Happenings will feature dogs available for adoption on its popular digital media channels, website, and weekly radio show on […]

Furever Friend – Dodger ***** Adopted *****

Their story: This energetic boy is looking for a STRONG family who will show him the world! With big ears and a big nose, he’s built for exploring. Dodger will need some training and guidance, but is sure to win your heart in no time. 🐾 OKAY WITH DOGS? Will play outside of his home, […]

Furever Friend – Ryder ****Adopted****

Their story: Head’s up – this bouncy girl is looking for some hiking companions! Ryder is a sweet pooch with a lot of energy to burn. She’s quick to get ready for any kind of adventure, and won’t turn down any belly rubs you have to offer. Although she’s a snuggly pup, she is HIGH […]

Kingston Happenings collaboration with Kingston Wire in Kingston NY

Kingston Happenings is Collaborating!

Kingston Happenings* is excited to announce its collaboration with recently launched Kingston Wire to share content and robust digital media channels to ensure everyone is even more aware of what’s happening in the Kingston area! Kingston Wire is a digital news publication focused on local reporting by objective and experienced Hudson Valley journalists covering city […]

Snowflake Festival 2019: In Case You Missed It (video)

Republished from Dec., 2019 This year’s Snowflake Festival was bigger and better than ever, with more acts and entertainment, expanded spaces and places, and more fun. The weather was just right for KUBA’s annual community event. Everyone waited patiently for Mrs. Claus, Santa Claus, and the elves to arrive on the antique fire engine. The […]

Lilac Hill Designs

Lilac Hill Designs products range from my custom-designed Gardener’s Tool bag, to upcycled wool bags and accessories created from used wool and wool-blend suits, pants and skirts into cross-body zip-tops, flap-tops, tote bags, clutches, glass cases, and even catnip mice (cat-tested and approved!)  These wool products can also be created as custom Memorial Keepsake Commissions. […]