The City of Kingston has partnered with the Ulster County Clerk’s Office to host the return of the Burning of Kingston, which will take place October 13-15, 2023, and will include Revolutionary War reenactors, talks and panels, tours, concerts and more.
2023 Burning of Kingston will kick-off on Friday, October 13, with a film about Indigenous Loyalists during the Revolutionary War, Oneida Nation: American Revolutionary War, The People of the Standing Stone at Old Dutch Church.
On Saturday, October 14, events include colonial camp re-enactments, a talk about the Esopus Indian experience in the American Revolution by Justin Wexler; jazz vespers depicting the plight of slaves during the Burning of Kingston; cemetery tours by Theatre on the Road; and a Colonial Ball.
On Sunday, October 15, there will be a walking tour of Hurley’s historic Main Street; and the weekend will conclude with a Revolutionary War-period chamber music concert by the Bard Conservatory of Music Ensemble.
All events are free and open to the public. A full schedule of events and registration details can be found here.
The 2023 Burning of Kingston partners include: Bard College, the City of Kingston’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Department, Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of the Senate House, Hurley Heritage Society, NYS Parks and Historic Preservation, Old Dutch Church, Radio Kingston, Raleigh Green, Theater on the Road, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.
For more about the Burning of Kingston events, please visit https://www.burningofkingston.com/.