July 8, 2022 - In this issue:
Mayor's Message
Covid Update
Music & Movies in the Parks Start This Weekend!
Call for Artwork for City Hall Exhibition
Solar Panel Installation at Andy Murphy
Be a Road Hero Traffic Safety Campaign
Children's Day Parade on July 15
Roadwork Update & Paving News
Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

We love construction season! This week, we announced more upcoming paving, saw the Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure Project kick-off, and the permanent traffic signals at Broadway/Grand/Pine Grove activated.

We will be starting the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project in earnest soon, and will be announcing many more paving project this season. Stay tuned to learn more about all of our exciting capital improvements!

Covid Update
There are currently 197 active cases in Ulster County and 22 in Kingston.

Latest news:
Music in the Parks/Movies Under the Stars Start Tomorrow!
The Music in the Parks and Movies Under the Stars series will kick off this weekend! For two special events, concerts will be paired with Movies Under the Stars for a double-header of family entertainment. Events are free & open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. More at www.kingston-ny.gov/musicintheparks. 
Saturday, July 9
Academy Green Park
7:00pm jazz concert featuring The Sweet Spot
8:30pm Soul movie
Call for Artwork Submissions for City Hall Exhibition
The City of Kingston will be accepting submissions of artwork for a 2022 City Hall exhibition entitled, Kingston Revealed.
Artists are invited to submit artwork that celebrates and visually represents the significant contributions made by African Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx, LGBTQ, and/or women to the City of Kingston throughout history. The Kingston Revealed concept was developed by Mayor Noble and Majority Leader Rita Worthington as a part of the City’s ongoing 150th Anniversary celebration, calling for an update to the artwork on display at City Hall.
Selected works will be displayed in the Ground Floor Gallery at City Hall from September to December, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 3. Artists are invited to submit an artwork in response to the theme Kingston Revealed via the online application by July 25, 2022.
In addition to the exhibition, the City of Kingston has several available spaces in municipal buildings to permanently display artwork and may select pieces from amongst those submitted for Kingston Revealed. Artists with works that are selected for permanent display will receive $750. Funding will come from the American Rescue Plan Act allocated in the Arts & Tourism category. Artists who submit work for the Kingston Revealed exhibition must indicate on the application form if they would like to be considered for permanent display.
Additional information on submission requirements is available here
Solar Panel Installation at Andy Murphy Center
This week at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, the installation of 110 solar panels began. The panels will produce over 55,000 kilowatt hours of electricity throughout the year, which will cover over 100% of the building's annual usage and will offset 100% of the electricity costs.

The installer is SunCommon and the majority of the project is being funded by the NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities program, that the City of Kingston won by demonstrating our ongoing sustainability efforts, including energy efficiency in municipal buildings, electric vehicles in our fleet, citywide LED streetlight conversion, and passing the NYStretch Energy Code. 
'Be a Road Hero' Traffic Safety Campaign
The City of Kingston has launched a new traffic safety campaign for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians called Be A Road Hero.

Heads Up, Kingston! Watching out for our fellow motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians keeps everyone safer. Obey the rules of the road – the life you save could be a neighbor, friend, or family member. 

Cyclists: Watch for pedestrians and vehicles turning, and ride with traffic. 
Motorists: Watch for pedestrians, cyclists, and be aware of Kingston’s new street designs.
Pedestrians: Utilize our new crosswalks, use the rapid flashing beacons at crosswalks where available, and don't assume a motorist sees you.
Visit EngageKingston.com to learn more. 
Children's Day Parade on July 15
The 52nd Annual Children’s Day Parade will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022. The theme this year is “Heroes.”

Lineup begins at 4:30pm on Pine Grove Avenue and Marys Avenue, with the parade stepping off promptly at 6:00pm. Following the parade, the Kingston Plaza is providing food and water for participants. Applications to participate in the parade can be found here: http://www.kingston-ny.gov/childrensdayparade.
Roadwork Update & Paving News
Paving: the next round of paving will be Prince Street from Jansen to Foxhall, Garden Street from Foxhall to Hasbrouck, and East O’Reilly from Hasbrouck to Broadway. DPW has begun preparing the area. Milling will begin on or about Monday, July 25, 2022 and paving is expected to be completed by Friday, August 5, 2022, weather depending. 

The permanent traffic signals have been installed at the Broadway/Grand/Pine Grove intersection.

Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue on Emerick St, Gage St, and Farrelly St with detours and road closures.  

Regular Roadwork Updates are posted on the City's website here. More info about paving projects can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.
Parking lot work next to the former Sea Deli
Kingston 311
The Kingston 311 app, website and phone system allow residents to quickly and easily report issues and submit service requests. The Kingston 311 app, available for Android & iPhones, is a fast and simple way to connect to City officials in non-emergency situations.

This system is a valuable resource to submit service requests for streetlight replacement, roadwork, City signage, traffic calming measures and other concerns. Issues with snow removal and reporting of vehicles and sidewalks not in accordance with the Snow Emergency restrictions can also be submitted via Kingston 311. Photos can also be attached to illustrate service orders. Dial 311 from any phone within City limits to reach us. 
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble
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