4/19: Premiere of “Comida y tierra”, a Spanish Conversation Series on Food and Land

 

The Kingston Land Trust is pleased to announce its “Comida y tierra” program, an exciting collaboration with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project.  Our organizations will be hosting facilitated conversations in Spanish around land and food issues. Each session will take place once a month at one of the seven Latin restaurants along the Broadway corridor. This immersive experience will bring together native Spanish speakers and those who are learning and want to practice Spanish over a meal (not included). Our goal is to build community and awareness about the issues that affect our city in order for us all to be included and more active in developing Kingston in an environmentally responsible and socially equitable way.

Our first conversation will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Pupusería Mi Ranchito located at 614 Broadway in Kingston, NY.  Our next conversation will take place on Tuesday, May 16th at Just For You, from 6-7pm.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at julia@kingstonlandtrust.org or call 845-877-5263

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Jessica Carolina, Waitress at Pupusería Mi Ranchito

El Kingston Land Trust (Fideicomiso de Tierras de Kingston) se complace en anunciar su programa “Comida y tierra”, una emocionante colaboración con el Kingston YMCA Farm Project. Nuestras organizaciones estarán organizando conversaciones facilitadas en español sobre temas de comida y tierra. Cada sesión se realizará una vez al mes en uno de los siete restaurantes latinos a lo largo del corredor de Broadway. Esta experiencia de inmersión en español reunirá a hablantes nativos de español y aquellos que están aprendiendo o quieren practicar su español durante una comida (no incluída). La meta es crear comunidad y conciencia sobre los temas que nos afectan para que todos seamos incluidos y más activos en desarrollar Kingston en una manera que es socialmente y ecológicamente responsable y equitativa.

Nuestra primera conversación se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 19 de abril de 6pm a 7pm en Pupusería Mi Ranchito, ubicado en 614 Broadway en Kingston, NY. Se añadirán fechas y ubicaciones adicionales. Para más información y para RSVP, por favor contacte a la directora ejecutiva del Kingston Land Trust, Julia Farr, en julia@kingstonlandtrust.org o llame al 845-877-5263

The Kingston Land Trust Announces New Executive Director and “Gather” Event on March 27.

Kingston Land Trust’s new Executive Director Julia Farr at the Rondout Creek promenade, a segment of the flagship project, the Kingston Greenline, that is being developed in partnership with the City of Kingston.

KINGSTON, NY  – The board of directors of the Kingston Land Trust (KLT) announces the appointment of an executive director, Julia Farr. With a background in urban design, landscape architecture and environmental planning, Julia’s skills and vision will bolster the ability of the organization to carry out its goals and serve the Kingston community. Her appointment furthers the non-profit organization’s commitment to protecting, connecting and activating open space, and will enhance the KLT’s ability to engage community support from the residents of Kingston and surrounding areas.

“Julia has already developed strong relationships with community leaders,” says Andi Turco-Levin, Chairperson of the KLT Board of Directors, “and we look forward to building fruitful partnerships around the land that we own and manage.”

Julia is committed to involving Kingston residents in the process of managing, programming and acquiring land for public use. She plans to build upon the network of open spaces that the Land Trust currently manages, as well as establish new spaces that can serve as a welcoming commons for Kingston’s diverse community. She is setting out especially to engage residents who don’t own or have access to private land. One approach will be to support repurposing vacant properties for community use in marginalized neighborhoods. Another will be to build upon the model of the KLT’s land matching project, the South Pine Street City Farm, to connect private landowners with land stewards.

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“From my previous position at the Local Economies Project, as well as my participation in the efforts of organizations like Live Well Kingston, the Kingston YMCA Farm Project and the Center for Creative Education, I have garnered a deep sense of the needs of our community,” says Julia. “I see great potential in our collaborative efforts to create a healthier and more inclusive city. I’m immensely proud to lead the Kingston Land Trust and excited to work with our board to move forward our initiatives in land and community stewardship.”

On March 27th, the Kingston Land Trust will be hosting a Gather event from 6 pm to 8 pm at Tony’s Pizzeria, to introduce the new Executive Director and offer an opportunity to meet the board, including those who have been recently appointed as officers: Chairperson, Andi Turco-Levin, Vice Chairperson Sarah Brainard, Treasurer Ian Keir and Secretary Debra Bresnan. Community members are invited to attend this public event to find out how to get involved, whether it’s through taking a bike ride on the Kingston Greenline, or through donating, volunteering, interning, partnering or serving on the board of directors.

For more information, contact Julia Farr, Executive Director at 845/877-LAND (5263) or write julia@kingstonlandtrust.org

To learn more about the Kingston Land Trust, please visit www.KingstonLandTrust.org.

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About the Kingston Land Trust (KLT):

The Kingston Land Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is committed to protecting, connecting and activating open spaces for environmental and community benefit in and around the City of Kingston. The KLT’s flagship project, the Kingston Greenline, that is being developed in partnership with the City of Kingston, is a pathway of urban trails, complete streets and linear parks that will offer residents and visitors an alternative walking and bike route to access cultural, commercial and natural destinations.

About Julia Farr:

Julia has a background in urban open space design, having worked with Greenstreets, a program of the Department of Parks and Recreation in New York City, and at the São Paulo Housing Authority’s urban design office. She studied environmental planning and management at the University of Chile, is certified in permaculture design and attended Binghamton University for her BA in environmental studies, with a focus on sustainable development. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the City College of New York. Julia resides in Kingston.

Hey LTA! You Made Our Day!

We’re pretty lucky to have a great group of supporters who pitch in towards our work in lots of ways. A quick shout-out, though, to one special partner – the Land Trust Alliance! LTA is a national association of land trusts and other conservation organizations, and here in New York they work with the Department of Environmental Conservation to administer a special grant program called the New York State Conservation Partnership Program.

Over the past five years, the Kingston Land Trust is proud to have won support through this program several times. Back in 2011, we received our first grant to support the Kingston Rail Trail project, the earliest precursor to the Kingston Greenline. Subsequently, the LTA’s support has helped us in many ways, such as:

  • Completing surveys of the City-owned Ulster & Delaware railroad corridor, to prepare for conversion to a rail trail;
  • Engaging the entire Kingston community in a visioning process that established the conceptual plan for the Kingston Greenline;
  • Enabling us to hire a consultant to complete the KLT’s first-ever strategic plan, and to develop a management plan that will guide our work to assist the City with maintenance and operations of the Kingston Greenline.

This year, LTA’s support will allow the KLT to hire a consultant to help with our ongoing communications and engagement efforts, which are a critical part of how we work to achieve our mission to activate Kingston’s public places. Over the next year, we’ll upgrade our web sites (www.kingstonlandtrust.org and www.kingstongreenline.org), redevelop the KLT brand, and spread the word about our work across a range of media.

Why is communicating and engaging so important? The LTA gets it – in order for us to be successful, we need people to understand the mission we’re pursuing. We need to advocate and educate our community about the benefits of active open spaces in a small city like Kingston – they contribute to a healthier, happier and wealthier community!

While we’re thrilled to have LTA’s support, we still need you, too! To do our daily work on the Kingston Greenline, in urban agriculture, or in protecting important open spaces in and around Kingston, we need volunteers and donors. And all of our grants require matching funds, for which we rely on individual contributors. So pitch in today, if you can!

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How Can You Help Protect, Connect and Activate Kingston’s Open Spaces?

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As Ulster County’s only urban land trust, the Kingston Land Trust does more than just protect our important open spaces.

Through our Kingston Greenline initiative, we’re working to connect those places with a network of trails, bike lanes, and linear parks.

The South Pine Street City Farm, operated by our friends and partners Trish Hawkins and Joel Zenie, is a vibrant example of how we aim to activate open spaces, too.

Your support is critical to protect, connect and activate Kingston’s urban fabric!
Pitch in what you can today.

We need your support to keep the momentum going.

In 2015, thanks to your support, we’ve had an exciting and busy year, with lots of progress thanks to the support of our generous volunteers and donors, including…

  • Developing and adopting our first strategic plan;
  • Kicking-off construction of the Kingston Point Rail Trail;
  • Supporting a fourth great season at South Pine Street City Farm;
  • Stewarding our seven parcels in Kingston, Hurley and Ulster;
  • Building momentum and strengthening partnerships through dozens of events – Sunday hikes, conferences, workshops, bike rides and the bike valet tent at area festivals.

In 2016, there’s more in store…

Including a Martin Luther King Day service project; quarterly KLT gatherings; regular seasonal volunteer work days for the Kingston Greenline and South Pine Street City Farm; partnering with Bike Friendly Kingston on a monthly ride series; continuing and expanding our Sunday Hikes; a reprise of our successful Ulster County Active Transportation Conference; Phase 2 groundbreaking on the KPRT; and much, much more.

We are grateful for your generosity during this giving season, and thank you for your continued support of the Kingston Land Trust.

Andi Turco-Levin, Chair of the Board of Directors
Kevin McEvoy, Secretary
Dennis Weiss, Treasurer
Sara Brainard, Debra Bresnan, Sean Brix, Renno Budziak, David Cavallaro, Scott McIntosh, Gregg Swanzey, Kristen Wilson

Where We Stand on R488 – An Amended Policy on Rail and Trail for the U&D Corridor

Tonight, the Ulster County Legislature is taking up a resolution that has far-reaching implications for our signature initiative – the Kingston Greenline. Resolution 488 amends the Legislature’s policy regarding uses of the U&D Corridor to specify in detail where the corridor should include trail, rail and both. A map available here helps portray the latest policy.

Proposed Uses Under R488

Proposed Uses Under R488

In short, we support R488, which is a further clarification of the best and highest uses of the county-owned U&D Corridor. The new policy represents a real effort by the Legislature to balance the identified highest and best uses for the U&D Corridor – putting the interests of County residents first and foremost – in an effort to preserve, restore and utilize the valuable public asset of the Ulster & Delaware while its still possible to do so. With the Friends of the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail, we sat through long and painful committee meetings, and lobbied throughout the process to ensure that the final result struck a careful balance. While we wish that the outcome was a clear “win” for the Kingston Greenline, we are satisfied that we’ve accomplished a reasonable compromise.

Here’s why we support this, even though it is likely to increase the cost of trail development in the corridor:

1) R488 confirms as county policy the intent to convert the U&D from Cornell Street to the Kingston Plaza to a linear park and trail exclusively.

This is a crucial connector that will extend from the proposed bike lanes on Broadway (and via those, the future Kingston Point Rail Trail) to the start of the future Kingston section of the O&W Rail Trail at Washington Ave. In this section, it is infeasible to construct a trail next to existing rails due to the narrowness of the corridor. We are pleased that the County is acknowledging the important benefits of a trail here, including non-motorized access between Midtown and Uptown commercial areas, schools and transit facilities; the current lack of parks and greenspace in this section of Midtown; and the ability to connect with future trails and complete streets including the Kingston Point Rail Trail and a proposed future extension of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.

2) R488 establishes rail and trail as the preferred option from the plaza up to the Ashokan Trail, with an explicit call to preserve trail connectivity on the corridor where feasible.

This is an important part of why we support this policy – it acknowledges that railroad operations are a valuable addition to this part of the corridor, but also that trail connectivity from Kingston to the Ashokan Trail must be preserved. The challenge, as ever, has to do with cost – rail-and-trail are not easily collocated on this corridor, and to do so will imply significant expense. We will continue to advocate for common-sense measures to ensure that the cost does not preclude the development of trail in this connecting section.

3) R488 confirms the preference for trail-only within NYC DEP lands, and complies with existing agreements between the County and DEP.

In the latest report by the Legislature’s consultants, this future section of trail was described as perhaps one of the most scenic in the region. It promises to be a significant tourist draw, and to provide tremendous public benefits in the form of increased property values, improved public health, and economic impact from construction and visitor spending. With funding from NYC DEP already in hand, this policy reaffirms the intent to convert this section to trail, which will allow rapid development of trail designs that will advance construction in the coming years. To residents of Kingston, this trail will provide a great new destination for healthy outdoor recreation. But in addition, by stating its desire to preserve connectivity between this trail and Kingston, the policy preserves an important goal of the Kingston Greenline – to serve as the hub of a county-wide trail system that links the Walkway Over the Hudson to the Catskill Mountains.

R488 is a compromise, ceding more milage of rail-and-trail than the County Executive’s previous proposal, and to us, it represents the limit of concessions to rail uses that won’t prevent a well-designed and connected trail. As this resolution arises at tonight’s meeting, we’ll be there to support its passage, and then we’ll keep working – along with the Friends of the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail – to build this trail!!

Mix and Mingle at the KLT’s Annual Benefit

Let's gather for the KLT's annual benefit on 1/12 at the AnchorJoin us as we celebrate a successful season and look forward to exciting progress in 2015!

When: Monday, January 12, 7 – 9PM
Where: The Anchor, 744 Broadway

Come join the Kingston Land Trust’s board members, volunteers and supporters as we raise a glass from 7 – 9pm on Monday, January 12th at the Anchor (744 Broadway).

“Over the past several months, we’ve been so busy with our various projects that we’ve had to postpone our annual holiday mixer,” explains the Kingston Land Trust’s chairwoman, Andi Turco-Levin. “Now that the holidays are behind us, and during the relatively quiet winter season, we’re looking forward to gathering together to celebrate all that’s happened over the past year and preview what’s on our agenda for 2015,” continues Turco-Levin.

The Kingston Land Trust extends a special welcome to those who have contributed time, talents and resources over the past year, including all of the volunteers who pitched in on clean-ups and maintenance projects. “Our success depends on the willingness of our neighbors and friends to roll up their sleeves and pitch in,” explains Tim Weidemann, co-chair of the KLT’s Rail Trail Committee and an advisor to the Land Trust. “Our city has tremendous untapped potential, but to activate our historic, cultural and recreational resources takes a commitment from the whole community. The dedicated work of our volunteers over the past year is an encouraging indicator of what’s to come,” Weidemann adds.

All are welcome to attend the event, which begins at 7pm and continues until 9pm on Monday, January 12 at the Anchor (744 Broadway). A cash bar and full menu will be available. Donations to support the Kingston Land Trust’s ongoing work are appreciated, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will be contributed by the Anchor to support the Kingston Land Trust.

Please RSVP via email to admin@kingstonlandtrust.org or online at http://kltgather.eventbrite.com.

Misinformation Casts Doubts About Railroad Supporters’ True Goals – Setting the Record Straight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 11, 2014

Misinformation Casts Doubts About Railroad Supporters’ True Goals:
Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee Weighs In To Support Rail Trail Compromise

Kingston, NY – For more than two decades, a public debate about rails versus trails has played out on the County-owned corridor that was once home to the Ulster and Delaware Railroad. Over that time, a number of clarifying studies and reports have been released that have helped elevate the debate. On the other hand, a series of mis-statements and misrepresentations made recently by Ulster County Legislators Donaldson, Greene, Belfiglio and Wawro should be viewed by casual followers as a sign of their true intention – to maintain an unacceptable status-quo of neglect and underutilization on this valuable piece of public infrastructure.

“It was particularly disheartening to me that Legislator Donaldson, my own representative, is still insisting that the railroad should retain access to the section of tracks in Midtown,” said Tim Weidemann, co-chair of the Kingston Land Trust’s Rail Trail Committee. “That’s a backwards step and a non-starter from our group’s perspective, since the Catskill Mountain Railroad has committed verbally to moving out of Midtown and has no legitimate claim on that section,” Weidemann added, referring to the CMRR’s un-permitted occupancy of the rail yard in Midtown. “Residents and businesses in Kingston recognize that a tourist train can provide welcome visitor spending,” he adds, “but they also know that the trail is a critical part of our city’s broader redevelopment efforts, with tremendous economic and health-related benefits.”

The Rail Trail Committee has partnered with the City to develop the Kingston Greenline, a system of trails, complete streets and walkways that would serve as a hub for the County-wide rail trail network. The group has advocated an uptown trail plan that would convert the tracks to a rail trail that provides a non-motorized transportation route to Uptown and links Kingston to recreation opportunities along the Ashokan Reservoir and the O&W Rail Trail.

The group embraces the County Executive’s new plan, which accommodates continued tourist train service from Kingston Plaza to Hurley Mountain Road, while preserving the vital trail link. “The plan really goes to great lengths to find a workable trail and rail solution,” explains Andi Turco-Levin, Chair of the Kingston Land Trust’s Board of Directors and a member of its Rail Trail Committee. “But some people, Legislator Donaldson among them, are already twisting this proposal to downplay the challenges and extra cost it entails. To say that this compromise is proof that we can have both is simply misleading. The very reason the compromise involves only short stretches of rail-with-trail is because that sort of configuration is prohibitively expensive over any duration.”

In playing up their claim that a rail-with-trail all the way to the Ashokan Reservoir is feasible, Legislators Donaldson, Greene, Belfiglio and Wawro point to recent trail work completed near Kingston Point. The comparison is flawed on several levels though, according to Gregg Swanzey, Economic Development Director for the City of Kingston and co-chair, with Weidemann, of the Rail Trail Committee.

According to Swanzey: “First, there are no railroads running on those tracks. The tracks are leased and used by the Trolley Museum of New York, which runs six to nine streetcars per week during its nine-month season. According to federal regulations, streetcars are not subject to the same standards as trains when it comes to physical separation from pedestrian facilities.”

Regulatory requirements make rail-with-trail impossible on portions of the Ulster and Delaware corridor.

Federal regulations make rail-with-trail impossible on large portions of the Ulster and Delaware corridor, since pedestrian improvements next to active railroad tracks require setbacks.

Swanzey continues: “Second, the footpath being installed alongside the tracks is not designed to the standards required for a true shared-use pathway. It’s primarily intended for passengers of the trolley. As a result, it will not be open for bikes and will not be eligible for certain funding that could otherwise help with construction and maintenance.” Instead, according to plans for the Kingston Greenline, a primary route for bicycles and a more accessible route for pedestrians would be installed along North Street and Delaware Avenue to Kingston Point.

“The work being done at Kingston Point is simply not a rail-with-trail, and it would never be sufficient to provide users with the type of experience that’s envisioned on the trail from Midtown to the Ashokan Reservoir,” adds Swanzey. “That trail has to be universally accessible, so that visitors and residents of all abilities and ages can be encouraged to move freely between Midtown and Uptown and to take longer trips that connect our County’s beautiful rural rail trails.”

The factual errors and misleading photographs included in a recent press release from Legislators Donaldson, Greene, Belfiglio and Wawro serve to perpetuate a misunderstanding of basic trail design standards and regulations and reveal an apparent lack of familiarity with ongoing local trail projects. “The end result is confusion and disagreement on this important issue, where we should all be doing our homework to come to sound conclusions that move our community forward,” adds Weidemann.

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About the Kingston Land Trust and the Rail Trail Committee – The Kingston Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the protection and preservation of open space, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in the City of Kingston and the surrounding region to include the Town of Ulster and the Town of Kingston. The Rail Trail Committee is dedicated to planning, development, utilization, and proper maintenance of rail trails and other non-motorized linkages in the City of Kingston. More information is available at kingstonlandtrust.org.

About the Kingston Greenline – The Kingston Greenline is a proposed system of trails, bikeways, promenades, paths and “complete streets” that provides residents and visitors with healthy, active, non-motorized ways to connect to the City’s vibrant commercial, cultural, historical and recreational assets and weaves together the County’s emerging trail network via an amenity-rich urban trail hub. More information is available at kingstonlandtrust.org/greenline or facebook.com/kingstonrailtrails.

Last Cleanup Day of the season on Kingston Point Rail Trail

unnamedKingston- Sunday November 16th, the Kingston Land Trust will be hosting its final workday of the season on the Kingston Point Rail Trail from 9am till noon. This will be a great chance to help out with the maintenance of the rail corridor, and get a final glance at the fall weather on the trail before winter approaches.

In an effort to get the trail ready for winter, volunteers will have the option to work on many different tasks including brush clearing, raking leaves and very importantly scouring the corridor for any sort of trash and litter that can take away from the overall natural beauty of the trail. Now more than ever is an important time to keep the Kingston Point Rail Trail maintained, with the ongoing construction as well as a growing awareness from our neighbors about the trail.

Those planning on attending the work day should prepare for the weather and dress in warm clothing. Volunteers are reminded to wear protective clothing in the event of coming into contact with any sort of prickers or mud, and to bring a pair of work gloves as well. If you wish to bring your own work tools, we strongly urge you to mark them and make them easy for you to identify as your own. At 9am, we will be meeting at the Rondout Savings Bank parking lot (300 Broadway).

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tim Weidemann, Rail Trail Committee co-Chair  at (845­430­0426) or via email                   (tim@rondoutconsulting.com)

 

The Kingston Point Rail Trail is one part of the Kingston Land Trust’s vision for an inter­connected network of the Kingston Land Trust’s vision for an inter­connected network of urban rail trails, pathways, bike ­lanes and complete streets, which has been dubbed the Kingston Greenline. More information is available through the Kingston Land Trust’s web site, at www.kingstonlandtrust.org/greenline.

 

Walkill Valley Rail Trail Association to Host Annual Fall Trail Clean Up

wvtraThe Walkill Valley Rail Trail Association will be hosting its annual Fall Rail Trail Cleanup on November 15th starting at 9am. This will be a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of the Hudson Valley at the peak of the Fall season. Volunteers will be needed to help spruce up the beautiful 22-mile Wallkill Valley Rail Trail before winter sets in.

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association, in conjunction with the Wallkill Valley Land Trust will be sponsoring the event. The goals of the clean up will be moving trash and other debris from the trail, clearing brush, and smoothing out ruts are among the chores that need to be completed.

There will be two meeting points in the Rosendale section of the trail.

Work Location 1 will be at  Hickory Bush Road (aka Whiteport Road). For this work site, volunteers are asked to meet by the Thruway overpass on Hickory Bush Road. This work site will focus on trash removal and smoothing out deep ruts caused by ATVs crossing the trail.Those interested in this work site are asked to bring work gloves and shovels.  Trash bags will be provided.

 Work Location 2 will be located outside the Women’s Studio Workshop, Binnewater Rd at Breezy Hill Rd. Work  at this site will focus on clearing brush to widen the trail.Volunteers interested in working this site are asked to bring work gloves and clippers or pruners.
Parking is limited at both locations, please car pool where possible.  Signs will be placed at the meeting locations.
If you plan to participate, please email us in advance (admin@kingstonlandtrust.org) so we can coordinate with the WVRTA. See the Walkill Valley Rail Trail Association’s web site, for further information or email  info@wvrta.org  to receive updates or for any questions.

Please come out and help us to make The Walkill Valley Rail Trail trail cleaner, safer and even more enjoyable for everyone. 

About the Walkill Valley Rail Trail Association:The association is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization run by volunteers with the sole purpose of preserving this precious linear park for future generations. Individuals, families and businesses are encouraged to join the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association to help support the costs involved in maintaining, promoting, preserving and improving the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail for public use.

 

 

 

 

A Peek at September’s Lineup of Events

September is a time when the Hudson Valley flourishes with not only with the immense beauty of the falling leaves,  but with an immense array of exciting events to take part in all over the community. The events for September provide a great opportunity for us to welcome in the Fall season while also taking in the great local sights in and around Kingston.

Here’s a look at some of our upcoming events:

Bike for Cancer Care
Sun., September 21, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Dietz Stadium Kingston
The Bike for Cancer Care will offer four rides at varying skill levels, each beginning Dietz Stadium, Kingston. What could be better than enjoying the beauty of fall while also helping raise money for local cancer patients in need. 

Sunday Hikes on the Kingston Greenline
Sun., September 21, 9:30 – 11:00 AM Kingston Wine Co.
Join us as we take another walk down a beautiful section of the Kingston Greenline. This tour will focus on the Rondout section of the Greenline and as usual has a free wine tasting at the end, courtesy of our friends at the Kingston Wine Co. Come take in the beautiful September weather before the cool fall season sets in.

Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day Live
Sat., September 27, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hudson River Maritime Museum
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is proud to participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live. Free admission as long as you get your tickets here. Join folks down on the beautiful Kingston Strand at 11 AM and enjoy the festivities!

Kingston Rail Trail Committee Meeting
Mon., September 29, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Immanuel Lutheran Church, 22 Livingston St.
The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee – the brain trust for the Kingston Greenline – meets monthly to plan and coordinate its efforts. Join us to support our vision of a better Kingston with complete streets, rail trails, and more!.

With so many different events throughout the month of September, there is a guaranteed way for everyone to welcome in the Fall season while also connecting with the community.

For more information on these events and to get more information on future events,  join our KLT Mailing List on the lower right side of our webpage and receive our monthly web newsletter.