The Kingston Land Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension Create 4-H Garden on Abeel Street

4-H Leader Training flyer in English and Spanish.

Cornell Cooperative Extension with the support of the Kingston Land Trust and Armadillo Bar and Grill help to create a 4-H Youth Garden in the Rondout, Kingston. Volunteer Leader training offered on Friday, June 10th.

Kingston – Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and talents with youth, making a difference in the community and helping others? With the support of the Kingston Land Trust, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Leadership program is working to create a 4-H Youth Garden on Abeel Street at Armadillo Bar and Grill in Kingston. 4-H leader training for this project will be available on Friday, June 10th 2011.

To learn more, please contact Jenny Burkins at 845/340-3990 ext. 331.

Yoga in the Park! in June

Free "Yoga in the Park!" in Cornell Park, Rondout Kingston

One of our programs ‘Yoga in the Park!’ with partners that include Shakti Yoga, MAC Fitness, Mudita Yoga and Kingston Parks and Recreation Department had a strong outcome over the weekend.

Cornell Park in the Rondout featuring Shakti Yoga saw close to 30 participants on Sunday morning. We were able to provide youth yoga for a second month, too. Thanks Shakti!



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Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee Hosts Successful Clean-Up of the Kingston Point Rail Trail

I can see clearly now. The Kingston Point Rail Trail.

As part of National Trails Day and Hudson River Day, we had very successful cleanup on Saturday as we tackled another stretch of the rail trail from Delaware Avenue down into the neighborhood. It will take several more cleanups to break through to the waterfront and to open it up past the tunnel to Midtown but this was a big step! Thanks to those that were able to find time during a very busy weekend. We will be in touch soon with the next cleanup date. In the meantime, you can follow this LINK to view before, during and after pictures of the site with a map geolocating the pictures to give you an idea of the area where we worked. We look forward to seeing you at a future cleanup!

Best regards,

The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee and the Kingston Land Trust


Mt. Zion African-American Rededication Ceremony a Great Success

The Mt. Zion African-American Cemetery rediscovered and beloved.

The Mt. Zion African-American Cemetery Rededication Ceremony was a wonderful success for our community. Upwards to 200 people from the city of Kingston and beyond were in attendance.

The Kingston Land Trust wishes to thank the KLT African-American History committee, the guests, speakers, families and donors that helped make the event a special and memorable one.

We ran out of programs, so please click on the link provided to download –  Mt. Zion Ceremony Program.

The Kingston Land Trust African-American History Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the KLT offices. If you wish to become a member, please contact Rebecca Martin, Executive Director at

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