JOIN IN! 
We’re painting old ROCKING CHAIRS yellow, then gifting them PAIRS to surprise locations in Midtown­­ Kingston!
  • Sit, rock and share your bright ideas for Midtown!
  • Tag the moment on social media with #RockingOptimism
  • We’ll re-post the community’s bright ideas. videos and more – right here on Kingston Happenings!

That’s all it takes to be part of progress in our community.

The Concept


#rockingoptimism is a unique project conceived by Riley Johndonnell and is being facilitated and promoted by Kevin Godbey of Kingston Happenings by capturing input from community members, crating a digital platform for storing that input, and trying to stimulate a discussion about positive things that can be done in the community.

Interviews with Kingston Happenings

Have some positive ideas that you would like to talk about? Contact Kevin Godbey at info@kingstonhappenings.org and you can rock, too!

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Optimism from the street

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Photo cred 📸 julianlesser. goodworkinstitute chronogram breadalonebakery #transartandculturalservices #freebirdfarm #rockingoptimism #intoyellow

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Photo cred 📸 julianlesser. goodworkinstitute chronogram breadalonebakery #transartandculturalservices #freebirdfarm #rockingoptimism #intoyellow
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Thank you to Don and Judy, owners of senategarage for hosting our goodworkinstitute workshop today! #rockingoptimism #senategarage #kingstonny #goodworkinstitute anahatakingston breadalonebakery

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Thank you to Don and Judy, owners of senategarage for hosting our goodworkinstitute workshop today! #rockingoptimism #senategarage #kingstonny #goodworkinstitute anahatakingston breadalonebakery
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Here are some great shots from "Agents of Change" Chronogram Conversations from today's "Rocking Optimism" day in Kingston! We'll be reposting pictures all day so remember to use #RockingOptimism! #intoyellow #shinealightondepression #umewe

#Repost into_yellow ・・・
Here are some great shots from "Agents of Change" Chronogram Conversations from today's "Rocking Optimism" day in Kingston! We'll be reposting pictures all day so remember to use #RockingOptimism! #intoyellow #shinealightondepression #umewe
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Founder of chronogram, Amara Projansky inspiring Founder of chronogram, Amara Projansky inspiring us to "keep going". #rockingoptimism #goodworkinstitute luminary_media #intoyellow

Founder of chronogram, Amara Projansky inspiring us to "keep going". #rockingoptimism #goodworkinstitute luminary_media #intoyellow ...

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#Repost luminary_media #regram ・・・ Photo cre #Repost luminary_media #regram
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Photo cred 📸 julianlesser. goodworkinstitute chronogram breadalonebakery #transartandculturalservices #freebirdfarm #rockingoptimism #intoyellow

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Photo cred 📸 julianlesser. goodworkinstitute chronogram breadalonebakery #transartandculturalservices #freebirdfarm #rockingoptimism #intoyellow
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Mayor of #kingstonny, Steve Noble shows his support to #rockingoptimism at city hall today for the goodworkinstitute. #goodworkinstitute  #dogoodwork #Chronogram #upstater #kingstoncityhall #stevenoble #intoyellow

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Mayor of #kingstonny, Steve Noble shows his support to #rockingoptimism at city hall today for the goodworkinstitute. #goodworkinstitute #dogoodwork #Chronogram #upstater #kingstoncityhall #stevenoble #intoyellow
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#Repost into_yellow ・・・ Today is "Rocking Op #Repost into_yellow
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Today is "Rocking Optimism" day in Midtown Kingston! "Rocking Optimism" is a collaborative public art project that aims at brightening public spaces and inspiring community conversation! After a chair is donated, it gets painted with INT-O Yellow and is placed in pairs all around Midtown Kingston. If you're participating in today's events in Kingston, snap a picture and use #RockingOptimism to show us!! #intoyellow #shinealightondepression #umewe

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Today is "Rocking Optimism" day in Midtown Kingston! "Rocking Optimism" is a collaborative public art project that aims at brightening public spaces and inspiring community conversation! After a chair is donated, it gets painted with INT-O Yellow and is placed in pairs all around Midtown Kingston. If you're participating in today's events in Kingston, snap a picture and use #RockingOptimism to show us!! #intoyellow #shinealightondepression #umewe
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#RockingOptimism in Kingston, kicked the morning o #RockingOptimism in Kingston, kicked the morning off with an incredible panel on leadership and authentic community engagement. #dogoodwork #Kingston

#RockingOptimism in Kingston, kicked the morning off with an incredible panel on leadership and authentic community engagement. #dogoodwork #Kingston ...

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Some of our sunny #intoyellow rocking chairs, as p Some of our sunny #intoyellow rocking chairs, as part of our #RockingOptimism project! If you would like to contribute, either by donating chairs or providing a space for a pair of chairs, let us know! Spreading #optimism starts with you and your community so don't hesitate to reach out and make a difference in our world🌞✨🎨

Some of our sunny #intoyellow rocking chairs, as part of our #RockingOptimism project! If you would like to contribute, either by donating chairs or providing a space for a pair of chairs, let us know! Spreading #optimism starts with you and your community so don't hesitate to reach out and make a difference in our world🌞✨🎨 ...

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Today is "Rocking Optimism" day in Midtown Kingsto Today is "Rocking Optimism" day in Midtown Kingston! "Rocking Optimism" is a collaborative public art project by INT-O Yellow artist 'Uncle Riley' (G. Riley Johndonnell) that aims at brightening public spaces and inspiring community conversation! After a chair is donated, it gets painted with INT-O Yellow and is placed in pairs all around Midtown Kingston. If you're participating in today's events in Kingston, snap a picture and use #RockingOptimism to show us!! To see the rest of Uncle Riley's work, check out _life_of_riley_  #intoyellow #shinealightondepression #umewe

Today is "Rocking Optimism" day in Midtown Kingston! "Rocking Optimism" is a collaborative public art project by INT-O Yellow artist 'Uncle Riley' (G. Riley Johndonnell) that aims at brightening public spaces and inspiring community conversation! After a chair is donated, it gets painted with INT-O Yellow and is placed in pairs all around Midtown Kingston. If you're participating in today's events in Kingston, snap a picture and use #RockingOptimism to show us!! To see the rest of Uncle Riley's work, check out _life_of_riley_ #intoyellow #shinealightondepression #umewe ...

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Optimum optimism thanks to the Kingston crew of go Optimum optimism thanks to the Kingston crew of goodworkinstitute for hosting a day to remember that demonstrated the magic, relationships, and transformation that happens when you are willing to take the time to work together, through joy and frustration, and live into the possibility of an equitable and regenerative Hudson Valley. #rockingoptimism #kingstonhappenings #goGWIfellows 🦋

Optimum optimism thanks to the Kingston crew of goodworkinstitute for hosting a day to remember that demonstrated the magic, relationships, and transformation that happens when you are willing to take the time to work together, through joy and frustration, and live into the possibility of an equitable and regenerative Hudson Valley. #rockingoptimism #kingstonhappenings #goGWIfellows 🦋 ...

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