July 17, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

The 49th Annual Children's Day Parade was another great success thanks to the hard work of our Parks and Recreation Department, community youth serving organizations, local parents and caregivers, and above all, our children. It was a great joy to see hundreds of our local children decorating their group floats, dressing up, and just enjoying being kids. I'm already looking forward to the big 50th anniversary next year! 

Finally, special congratulations go to our home team  of the National Premier Soccer League, Stockade FC, for their incredible conference championship this past weekend! It was truly an honor to hand them their trophy as they celebrated this well-earned victory. Whatever comes next, this has been a great season and a wonderful opportunity to welcome residents and visitors to a day at Dietz Stadium. 

Service Information

Summer hours are in effect from now through August 31st. During this time, the Department of Public Works will be providing service from 6:00am-2:00pm and City Hall will be open from 9:00am-4:00pm. 
City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department 2017 Children's Day Parade

Thank you to all of the children who made the 49th Annual Children's Day Parade a great success! The weather was perfect and the floats and decorations were amazing. It was a great day to celebrate being a kid (or kid at heart!)

Check out more pictures by visiting the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook album. 
"Movies Under the Stars" Summer Movie Series Returns to Kingston

Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the return of the City's popular "Movies Under the Stars" program. Established in 2011 by a group of community volunteers, "Movies Under the Stars" connects local residents and visitors to Kingston's parks and public spaces through a series of free outdoor movie events.

"This is one of my favorite traditions in the City of Kingston," said Mayor Noble. "It's a great way to spend time with family and reconnect with neighbors. I encourage everyone to join in the fun and enjoy a free movie night in the park."

Films are shown at 8:30pm on each of the scheduled movie dates. In the event of rain, notifications about postponements or cancellations will be sent to all media and radio stations and posted at www.kingston-ny.gov and on the City's Facebook page.

The free "Movies Under the Stars" program is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors. 

Join us this Friday, July 21st for Disney's Beauty and the Beast!

Movies Under the Stars 2017 Schedule

Friday, July 21st-  Beauty and the Beast (2016, Live Action) at Academy Green 
Sponsored by:  Local 825 Operating Engineers

Friday, July 28th- La La Land at the corner of North Front and Wall Streets
Sponsored by: Assemblyman Kevin Cahill

Friday, August 4th- WALL-E at Forsyth Park
Sponsored by: Friends of Forsyth Nature Center

Friday, August 11th-  Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal - A film by Stephen Blauweiss & Lynn Woods at  T.R. Gallo Park
Sponsored by: Stephen Blauweiss and Lynn Woods

Congratulations to the 2017 Northeast Atlantic White Conference Champions! 

Photo by Leanne Keator at Ride The Tide Photography

After  90 minutes of regular time and 30 minutes of overtime,  Stockade FC won 2-1, with nearly 1,400 fan cheering them on!

Central Hudson News

Central Hudson's Gas Distribution Improvement Project on Pine Grove Avenue has begun. Changes in parking and traffic patterns should be expected. Please plan your travel accordingly and thank you for your patience!

Stay up to date by visiting Central Hudson's website. Weekly project updates are posted here.

Parking Updates

Have you noticed the bright pink stickers on each of our parking meters? The City of Kingston is pleased to introduce the new Whoosh! mobile parking payment app.

This app is available in the App Store and Google Play. Some of the benefits of Whoosh! include:
  • Easy way to pay for parking
  • Text reminders when time is running out
  • Extend time remotely (and avoid parking fines)
  • Electronic history of parking payments
  • Your time moves with you (if you pay to park for two hours and decide to move to another area of the city where parking meters are located, your time comes with you.)
This is an optional payment method. All parking meters still accept nickels, dimes and quarters. 

2017 On-Street Parking Rates

The new on-street parking rates are now in effect. Rates are as follows:

1 quarter......................15 minutes
2 quarters....................30 minutes
3 quarters....................45 minutes
4 quarters...........................1 hour
Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, July 17th 
No meetings scheduled at this time.

Tuesday, July 18th 
Zoning Board of Appeals- Cancelled

Wednesday, July 19th 
Finance and Audit Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Thursday, July 20th
Parks and Recreation Commission
Hutton Park

Laws and Rules Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Friday, July 21st
No meetings scheduled at this time.

To stay up to date on all municipal meetings each month, check out our monthly calendar here.  Most meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.
Kingston Happenings
The City of Kingston often receives requests to share upcoming events happening in our community. Our partners at 
KingstonHappenings.org  do an excellent job of centralizing this community information. So while our website is the best resource to gain information about City of Kingston sponsored events and important municipal information, Kingston Happenings can give you a greater preview of community events. Check them out today!
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble

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