November 24, 2021 - In this issue:
Mayor's Message
Celebrate Small Business Saturday
Winter Stroll on Saturday in the Waterfront
Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day
Tree Lighting in Academy Green on Friday
CCE's Spread Love Thanksgiving Event
Kingston City Land Bank's Home for the Holidays Event
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:

Dear Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving! As we go into the holiday season, I encourage everyone who is eligible to get a booster of the Coivd-19 vaccine. Everyone over 18 years old who received the vaccine more than 6 months ago is eligible. Being boosted will help prevent another winter surge from happening this year.

Visit the Vaccine Resource Center to schedule your booster shot.

I wish everyone a warm holiday with friends and family.

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, November 27 is Small Business Saturday in the City of Kingston. If you're able, I hope you will get out and support our wonderful local businesses. Our local businesses are what make our City unique, which makes it so important to support and shop this holiday season.
Winter Stroll on the Kingston Waterfront
On Saturday, November 27, the businesses in the historic waterfront district will be celebrating Small Business Saturday.

From 3:00-6:00pm Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the TR Gallo Park gazebo, and there will be a holiday tree lighting sponsored by Stortz Lighting.

The Rip van Winkle ship will be decorated and serving hot chocolate. The Trolley Museum & Hudson River Maritime Museum will be open and the trolley will be running. At 4:00pm, the Reher Center will host holiday stories told by Karen Pillsworth, Kingston's Storyteller Laureate.
Stores will have sales and snacks: Next Boutique will have 20% discounts on all new holiday collections and 50-75% off summer and fall, Hops Petunia will have festive crowns and treats, Clove and Creek will have live music and Christmas cookies, Facets of Earth will have spiked cider, cookies and 15% off all jewelry, loose gemstones and gifts. Brunette Wine Bar will have complimentary mulled wine kits to dine-in customers and will be streaming holiday movies after dark. Folk House Collective will have hot cider and donuts, Mariners Harbor will have complimentary hot chocolate, Milne will have hot mulled apple cider, spiked apple cider and seasonal cookies, and Sassafras Mercantile will host a kids touch & feel station outside on the side walk from 2-4, followed by a DJ inside from 4-6:00pm and serving hot chai mocktails all day. Don't forget Half Moon for donuts and coffee.
Turkey Trot Tomorrow!
Earn your gobbling rights this Thanksgiving and join the Junior League of Kingston at the 9th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

The Kingston Turkey Trot features a 5K and a 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, both of which start at Dietz Stadium and end at Forsyth Park where refreshments will be served. Rain or shine, registration begins at 8:00am, and the race commences at 9:00am.

Complimentary parking will be available at Dietz Stadium. Register online to reserve your tickets. The first 200 to sign up receive a free t-shirt. The first place male and female winners receive $75 gift certificates and 2nd and 3rd place winners take home pies!
Tree Lighting in Academy Green
The Kingston Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 461 will be hosting their annual tree lighting at Academy Green Park on Friday, November 26 at 6:00pm.

Santa and friends will be there to ring in the holiday season. Music will be provided by Prosound Entertainment. Members of the KPFFA will be handing out fire prevention material to the children in attendance.
CCE's Spread Love Thanksgiving Event
The Center for Creative Education is hosting a wonderful Thanksgiving event on Thursday from 10:00am to 3:00pm at 16 Cedar Street. Join CCE to celebrate with free food, clothing resources, entertainment and community. All are welcome!

If you'd like to volunteer or donate, please visit:
Land Bank's Home for the Holidays Event
To celebrate the sale of 64 Van Buren Street, 174 Hasbrouck Avenue, and 248 Main Street to three first-time homebuyers, the Kingston City Land Bank held a Home of the Holidays event on Friday, November 19.

All three properties were vacant when purchased from the City of Kingston in 2020 and have been completely renovated by the KCLB. 
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble
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