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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#Repost luminary_media Warming up for the #gongbat #Repost luminary_media Warming up for the #gongbath at the goodworkinstitute workshop today at senategarage. #rockingoptimism
anahatakingston breadalonebakery
#LuminaryMedia #Chronogram #goodworkinstitute #workgoodinstituteworkshop #kingstonny

#Repost luminary_media Warming up for the #gongbath at the goodworkinstitute workshop today at senategarage. #rockingoptimism
anahatakingston breadalonebakery
#LuminaryMedia #Chronogram #goodworkinstitute #workgoodinstituteworkshop #kingstonny
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Had an amazing day touring Kingston with the goodw Had an amazing day touring Kingston with the goodworkinstitute. These chairs will be placed on porches within the community for anyone who wants to host conversations with their neighbors. It's incredible what art can do to bring people together. #rockingoptimism

Had an amazing day touring Kingston with the goodworkinstitute. These chairs will be placed on porches within the community for anyone who wants to host conversations with their neighbors. It's incredible what art can do to bring people together. #rockingoptimism ...

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#Repost luminary_media (get_repost) ・・・ Phot #Repost luminary_media (get_repost)
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Photo cred 📸 julianlesser. goodworkinstitute chronogram breadalonebakery #transartandculturalservices #freebirdfarm #rockingoptimism #intoyellow

#Repost luminary_media (get_repost)
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Photo cred 📸 julianlesser. goodworkinstitute chronogram breadalonebakery #transartandculturalservices #freebirdfarm #rockingoptimism #intoyellow
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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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So lucky to get to spend some time tagging along w So lucky to get to spend some time tagging along with the fellows of the goodworkinstitute yesterday! Thanks to uncle_riley_  and the generous Kingstonians involved who made our city sparkle on a rainy day. The big finale was drinking boxed wine on a boxcar. (Antique trolley actually) Feeling optimistic about the community coming together here! #RockingOptimism #kingstonhappenings

So lucky to get to spend some time tagging along with the fellows of the goodworkinstitute yesterday! Thanks to uncle_riley_ and the generous Kingstonians involved who made our city sparkle on a rainy day. The big finale was drinking boxed wine on a boxcar. (Antique trolley actually) Feeling optimistic about the community coming together here! #RockingOptimism #kingstonhappenings ...

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Want to know why you're seeing more yellow around? Want to know why you're seeing more yellow around? Follow #INTOyellow and #RockingOptimism to find out.

Want to know why you're seeing more yellow around? Follow #INTOyellow and #RockingOptimism to find out. ...

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Stop by! I'll be #rockingoptimism here at 623 B'wa Stop by! I'll be #rockingoptimism here at 623 B'way for the next few weeks as a temporary resident. Let's talk about what we can do to make our community better. 
#kingstonny #kingstonhappenings #makingithappeninktown

Stop by! I'll be #rockingoptimism here at 623 B'way for the next few weeks as a temporary resident. Let's talk about what we can do to make our community better.
#kingstonny #kingstonhappenings #makingithappeninktown
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In my Happy Spot at 622 Broadway today. Stop by an In my Happy Spot at 622 Broadway today. Stop by and let's talk about good things we can do for our community.

#kingstonhappenings #kingstonny #rockingoptimism #movetokingstonnow #comesayhello

In my Happy Spot at 622 Broadway today. Stop by and let's talk about good things we can do for our community.

#kingstonhappenings #kingstonny #rockingoptimism #movetokingstonnow #comesayhello
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#Repost luminary_media #regram ・・・ Thank you #Repost luminary_media #regram
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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

#Repost luminary_media #regram
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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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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

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