August 27, 2021 - In this issue:
Mayor's Message
Latest Covid-19 Information
Upcoming Changes on Broadway
Save the Date: Special Announcement at Dietz Stadium
Arts & Culture Master Plan Presentation
Kingston Awarded Grant for African Burial Ground
Music & Movies in the Park Tomorrow
Ulster County Suicide Prevention Forum
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:

Dear Friends,

Next week, final paving will begin on Broadway and is expected to be completed by Friday, September 3. You will notice a completely new traffic pattern between the roundabout and Pine Grove Avenue, with two lanes of traffic, one center turning lane, and parking between the flow of traffic and new bike lanes. I encourage everyone to use caution as you navigate the new configuration and be sure to watch for pedestrians and cyclists.

We also have a big announcement coming next week, which I'll be delivering to the public on Tuesday at 2pm at Dietz Stadium. Hope to see you there!

COVID-19 Information

  • As of Friday, August 27, there are 607 active Covid-19 cases in Ulster County (up 156 from last week), 89 in Kingston (up 35), and there have been 273 deaths across the County. More local resources at Ulster County Covid-19 Information

  • Ulster County is expected to have booster shots available starting September 20. More details will be forthcoming.

  • The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now accepting applications. Details here.

  • The Excluded Workers Fund will provide a one-time payment to workers who lost income between March 27, 2020 and April 1, 2021 but are excluded from state Unemployment Insurance (UI) and federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Applications are open at
Changes on Broadway Coming Next Week
On Monday, final paving from the roundabout to Pine Grove Avenue will begin.

There will be no parking on Broadway between E. St. James St. to Pine Grove next week to allow for paving and striping. Please use side streets for parking.

Starting Monday, drivers will see significant changes to the Broadway traffic pattern. There will be a protected bike lane with parking between the bike path and street traffic. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes, with one turning lane in the center. Signals will be coordinated to improve flow.

Drivers are reminded to be vigilant in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians:
» Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks
» Slow down and obey the posted speed limit
» Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning
» Look before opening your door
» Allow three feet when passing bicyclists
» Turn on vehicle headlights at dusk
Save the Date: Special Announcement at Dietz Stadium
Arts & Culture Master Plan Presentation
The City of Kingston will hold a virtual presentation to share the final draft of the Arts & Culture Master Plan on September 8, 2021 at 5:30pm.
The Arts & Culture Master Plan is the first City-led comprehensive study of arts and culture. The City of Kingston hired Lord Cultural Resources to conduct the study in early 2020. The project has been managed by the Director of Art & Cultural Affairs, Adrielle Farr, with guidance from a Project Advisory Committee, along with support from the Kingston Arts Commission. More information can be found at Engage Kingston.
Wednesday. September 8, 2021
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Kingston Awarded Grant for African Burial Ground

The City of Kingston has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant Program (URC) to complete the nomination of the Pine Street African Burial Ground to the National Register of Historic Places, and to further document African American history in Kingston. 
The Underrepresented Community Grant Program focuses on working to diversify the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places.
More about the Underrepresented Community Grant Program at
Music in the Park with Movies Under the Stars Tomorrow

Music in the Parks is returning this weekend with a performance by talented local musicians in TR Gallo Park. Music will start at 7:00pm, followed by Movies Under the Stars at 8:30pm. Free & open to the public. Bring your own chair or blanket. Events will be cancelled in the event of rain.
August 28th, 2021
Club Swing - 7:00 PM
Raya & the Last Dragon - 8:30 PM
Club Swing is a swing band comprised of professional musicians from the Hudson Valley. Their focus is danceable music from the 20's on.
Ulster County Suicide Prevention Forum
Ulster County's First Annual Suicide Prevention Forum, sponsored by the Ulster County Suicide Prevention Education, Awareness and Knowledge (SPEAK) Coalition, will take place Friday ,September 24 from 9:30am to 12:00pm via Zoom.
Suicide is more common than many realize, but there is hope and recovery is possible. Keynote speaker NAMI's JoAnn Brown, will discuss how suicide has impacted her life. The goal of the forum is to share information, resources, and foster hope for recovery.
Register for the event here or call Family of Woodstock's hotline 845-679-2485 for sign-in information. More resources available here.
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble
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