July 25, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

I want to extend a warm congratulations to the Stockade FC, who finished their run for this year after a loss to the Clarkstown SC Eagles in the playoffs last Saturday . Despite this defeat, members of the Stockade FC should be very proud of the incredible addition this club has been to our already special community. It really has been a pleasure to see the club grow from the energy and excitement of the crowd. I know there are thousands of local fans that will be eagerly awaiting next season- myself included! 

I hope those who joined us for our first movie screening last Friday had a great time. We had a wonderful crowd! While the weather was a little warm, it didn't stop the hundreds of neighbors who came to the park and enjoyed a free night out with family and friends. I'll see you at the next one!

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. 
Kingston Fire Department Purchases Fire Engine

The Kingston Fire Department has added a much-needed fire engine to its fleet after purchasing a used one from the New Paltz Fire Department earlier this month for $7,501. The engine will serve as backup in instances when one of the Department's main engines are out of service. The New Paltz seal has been removed and the Kingston Fire Department's emblem and lettering will be added shortly. 
YMCA Camp Starfish Visits City Hall
Children were excited to visit City Hall, especially the Common Council Chambers. In the main hall, the children enjoyed the deep echo that can be heard, even when you whisper.

Deon Edmond, Camp Starfish Camp Director, and Mayor Noble met to discuss the children's summer activities and upcoming events.

Mayor Noble brought the children to each office at City Hall, including the City Clerk's office (pictured above.)

"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.

The screening of Beauty and the Beast (2017) was a hit! 
Thank you for joining us for such a special night!

"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 28th at 8:30pm for La La Land! This free screening is sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

Movies Under the Stars 2017 Schedule

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

Alderman Dawson Announces Ward 4 Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, July 27th

Alderman Nina Dawson has announced that a Ward 4 meeting will be held this Thursday, July 27th at 6:00pm at the Kingston Library, located at 55 Franklin St. Topics of interest include an overview of the City's Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design efforts, a dialogue about the arts in Midtown and upcoming related events, as well as an opportunity to discuss other issues and concerns. 
Save the Date

Arts lovers from throughout the Hudson Valley will gather under the tent at The Collective at Broadway Commons in the heart of the Kingston Midtown Arts District on August 3rd for the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Musicians, dancers and performance artists who live and work in the Arts District are headlining the celebration of the re-invigoration of the City of Kingston's Midtown section.

Curated by accomplished composer and musician,  Peter Wetzler , the Celebration of the Arts 2017 features the eclectic and unique talents of several local musicians, artists and dancers. "After the incredible electricity of last fall's Celebration of the Arts, I'm honored to organize the 3rd annual concert here at Broadway Commons," says Wetzler. "This year's performers broadly capture the wealth of artistic talents of the growing number of artists who live and work within our vibrant Midtown Arts District."

Learn more about the event here. 
Congratulations on a great season Stockade FC!

Check out more pictures and learn about Stockade FC here.
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

Tuesday, July 25th 
Community Development Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Wednesday, July 26th
Tree Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Climate Smart Kingston Commission
City Hall

Public Safety/General Government Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Heritage Area Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #2

Thursday, July 27th
Mayor's Public Hearing
City Hall, Common Council Chambers
Additional Details

Friday, July 28th
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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