2/23 Broadway Streetscape Public Meeting

Join Kingston Mayor Steve Noble as he unveils the preliminary designs for the Broadway Streetscape Project. This project will reconstruct Broadway from St. James St. to Grand St. It will improve safety and traffic flow for motorists, pedestrians, transit users and bicyclists and aims to revitalize the corridor.

WHO: City of Kingston and Mayor Steve Noble
WHAT: Broadway Streetscape Public Meeting
WHEN: Thurs, 2/23/1710am-12pm or 6pm-8pm
The sessions will contain the same presentations

WHERE: Kingston City Hall:
420 Broadway

WHY: Gain insight and ask questions about the Broadway Streetscape Project!

Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to review the preliminary designs and address any questions or concerns directly to the project representatives. Click here for more info!

The Broadway Streetscape Project is a segment of the Kingston Greenline, a special project of The Kingston Land Trust in partnership with the City of Kingston.

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Day 1 – We Walk United

Join us for this terrific walk through Kingston on New Years Day. Perhaps now more than ever the need for us to relate to each other as humans and not labels or beliefs is clear. This starts by just walking together, talking, exchanging, learning not about what divides us, but rather what unites us.

WHO: People of Kingston
WHAT: Day 1 – We Walk United
WHEN: Sunday, Jan 1, 2017. 1PM – 4PM
WHERE: Dietz Stadium
170 N Front St, Kingston, NY 12401
WHY: What a GREAT way to start the New Year!

In the face of so much that divides us, let us not forget that we are united by the bonds of our common fellowship in the human race. Let’s Walk…

Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable Meeting

winnakeeJoin us in a discussion about what makes trails sustainable with professional trail builder, Ama Koenigshof. Learn about and share your experiences of what makes a path resist the forces of erosion and misuse and talk about how to mitigate damage on existing trails.

WHO: Winnakee Land Trust
WHAT: Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, Dec 15, 2016. 4PM – 5:30PM
WHERE: Dutchess County Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm and Home Center 
2715 US-44, Millbrook, NY 12545
WHY: Whether you want to propose a short walking trail to your local school or park, or are already well at work establishing trails, there’s a place for you at the table.

The Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable brings stakeholders together to foster the development of trails on a local and regional scale through networking, information sharing, and enhancing access to financial resources and technical assistance. Click here for more info.

MADE in Kingston

Come celebrate the 4th annual MADE in Kingston… A shopping event showcasing Kingston’s creative community and their art, sculpture, toys, jewelry, furniture, clothing, home decor and more, accompanied by fabulous local fare, music, and Kingston’s favorite brew, Keegan Ales. All in time for holiday gift giving

WHO: City of Kingston, Midtown Arts District, Arts Mid Hudson, the Business Alliance of Kingston & TRANSART
WHAT: MADE in Kingston
WHEN: Thursday, Dec 8, 2016. 4PM – 8PM
WHERE:
WHY: Shop local and support Kingston this Holidays!

The 15,000 square foot building had been a coat factory, roller rink/bowling alley and an antique restoration business. For more info, click here.

AMERICAN TRAILS WEBINAR: Powerful Partnerships – Lessons Learned on Leveraging Public-Private Funding for Trails

am-trailAmerican Trails presentsPowerful Partnerships: Lessons Learned on Leveraging Public-Private Funding for Trails” on December 8, 2016 as a part of the American Trails “Advancing Trails Webinar Series.”

WHO: American Trails
WHAT: Webinar: Powerful Partnerships…
WHEN: Thursday, Dec 8, 2016. 1PM – 2:30PM EST
WHERE: Online – R
WHY: Learn how the public and private can unite for the good of all trails and it’s FREE!!!

The webinar will cover innovative funding strategies for water and land trails with two case studies of strong public-private partnerships. Speakers are Elizabeth Riggs, Huron River Watershed Council; and Julie Clark, Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails.

The Snowflake Festival

snowflake-fest-poster Uptown Kingston kicks off the Holiday Season with the Snowflake Festival… A fun, family oriented celebration and tree lighting ceremony.

WHO: Kingston Uptown Business Association
WHAT: The Snowflake Festival
WHEN: Friday, Dec 2nd, 6PM – 8PM
WHERE:
WHY: See Santa arrive on a Fire Truck!

Enjoy a fabulous tree lighting ceremony and then visit Santa with the kids at the Senate House grounds. There will also be an ice sculpture show, LIVE music, bike raffles and tons of shopping and dining. Celebrate with us for some serious Holiday Uptown Fun!

Snowflake Festival Chill Ride

Join us for our 2nd ride in the Chill Ride series. These rides are a chance to get out and experience winter cycling with a group of “chill” riders. The rides are slow and suitable for riders of all ages and abilities.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust & Bike Friendly Kingston
WHAT: Snowflake Festival Chill Ride
WHEN: Friday, Dec 2nd,
WHERE:
WHY: Take a chill ride then enjoy the Snowflake Fest!

This ride supports the Snowflake Festival hosted by the KUBA. Decorated bikes are encouraged and appreciated! Be sure to have working headlight and rear lights. After the ride, stay for the Snowflake festival. BFK is supporting KUBA’s bike raffle by donating bike helmets and locks for the winners.

Sinterklaas! Send-Off Celebration

sinterklassSinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches & a children’s maritime parade down Broadway with stars & puppets galore.

WHO: Hudson Valley Community Productions
WHAT: Sinterklaas! Send-Off Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 26th, 11AM – 5:30PM
WHERE:
WHY: Kick off the Holidays with this fun Dutch tradition

Kingston sends off Sinterklaas & his white horse on a tugboat across the river to Rhinebeck (aka “Holland”). After his send off there will a Sinterklaas Soiree, a tree lighting & plenty of specials at local restaurants.

Hullabaloo Chill Ride

hullabaloo-rideJoin us and Bike Friendly Kingston for the first of this year’s Chill Ride series. These rides are a chance to get out and experience winter cycling with a group of “chill” riders. The rides are slow and suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust & Bike Friendly Kingston
WHAT: Hullabaloo Chill Ride
WHEN: Sunday, Nov 20th, 12PM – 1:30PM
WHERE:
WHY: Take a chill bike ride then get your shop on at the Hullabaloo Holiday Market… There’s FREE bike parking!!!

Volunteers from BFK will explain how they stay comfortable on winter rides, and why winter bike commuting is all the rage!

Bike Clinic at the Repair Cafe

Bike-Friendly Kingston is partnering with the Repair Cafe for another special FREE bike clinic! Cycling isn’t just for the summer months any longer and it’s best to be prepared. You WILL learn tons about your bike!

WHO: Bike Friendly Kingston
WHAT: Bike Clinic at the Repair Cafe
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 19th, 11am – 3pm
WHERE: Clinton Avenue United Methodist:
122 Clinton Ave, Kingston, NY 12401
WHY: Learn how to repair your bike in an emergency and get your bike all ready for the winter.

There will be basic bike repair workshops and instructions, information, giveaways, helmet fitting and tons of help changing and repairing flats tires. Did we mention it’s FREE FREE FREE?!?