May 27, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

I am deeply honored to participate in this Monday's Memorial Day ceremony and parade. I urge all of our community members to join us at this important tribute to those service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. 

City of Kingston and Kingston Veterans Association to host Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade this Monday, May 29th

Photograph from 2016 ceremony, courtesy of Kingston Happenings

Ceremony Details:
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Veterans' Park in front of City Hall, 420 Broadway
Parade Details:
Time: Line up at Noon; step off at 1:45pm
Location: Step off begins at Andrew St.
Additional Details Below

The City of Kingston and Kingston Veterans Association will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday, May 29th. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00pm in Veterans' Park in front of City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. At 1:45pm, the Memorial Day Parade will step off from Andrew St.

Parade Route
The parade will step off at 1:45pm from Andrew St., with groups walking up Broadway, turning left onto Albany Avenue (past Academy Green), right onto Clinton Avenue, left onto Main St., right onto Wall St., left onto North Front St., and finally across Washington Avenue to Dietz Stadium where the parade will end.

Ceremony held at World War II Veterans Monument at Cornell Park

Mayor Noble was honored to attend a ceremony held on Saturday, May 27th at the World War II Veterans Monument in Cornell Park. Kevin Gilfeather, Superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department, presided over the event. 

Pictured above: Ron Woods and Alderman Steve Schabot placing a wreath in memory of those who served. 
Summer Shuttle returns to Kingston beginning Saturday, June 3rd

Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the return of Saturday shuttle services in the City of Kingston this summer, beginning on Saturday, June 3rd.

"Our pilot shuttle service last summer attracted significant interest among residents, business owners and visitors in our City," said Mayor Noble. "The feedback we received helped to refine our operations, enabling us to focus on building a convenient, accessible and enjoyable shuttle service to operate on Saturdays throughout the summer."

The shuttle will operate Saturdays from Noon to 9:00pm and will run on a continuous loop with no service breaks. The first Uptown location, in front of the North Front St. municipal lots, will have pickups at the top of each hour. The first Downtown location, in front of the Heritage Area Visitors Center, will have pickups on the half hour. Riders can pick up the shuttle at any of the locations listed on the shuttle schedule or they can flag the shuttle along the route. The shuttle will not deviate from the fixed route in order to maintain a consistent schedule. The cost of the service is $2.00 for the entire day.

"While Kingston isn't a large city by any definition, our community can sometimes feel fragmented and disconnected. I believe this service is a step towards breaking down these barriers and offering an affordable opportunity for individuals and families to experience each of our unique business districts. I encourage all who live, work and visit here to leave their cars, hop on the shuttle, and explore our beautiful city this summer."

Riders interested in providing feedback about the shuttle services, including remarks on service times, pick up locations, and general suggestions can e-mail their comments to 

Find the shuttle schedule here.
Our Youth & Law Enforcement
Save the Date: Monday, June 5th

Kingston Kayak Festival
Save the Date: Saturday, June 10th
Lead Poisoning Prevention in Old Homes & Kingston's Residential Rehab Program
Save the Date: Tuesday, June 13th
Kingston Clean Sweep bags twenty-five 
cubic yards of litter

The Eighth Annual Kingston Clean Sweep collected twenty-five cubic yards of trash and yard waste during the three-hour event on Saturday, May 6 according to Co-Chairs Anna Brett and Julie Jordan. Several hundred volunteers from forty local service, business, school, and youth organizations "swept" the city from the railroad crossing on Washington Avenue through the uptown business district, down the Broadway corridor to the Rondout waterfront. Several city parks and many side streets, especially on the west side of midtown and Rondout were "swept" as well.  

The City Department of Public Works, who weighed the amount of trash and yard waste collected, picked up bags filled with litter immediately following the event.  Herzog's Home Center, Hannaford - Kingston Plaza, and Walgreens - Kingston Plaza donated bags and gloves. The Friends of Historic Kingston sponsored the Kingston Clean Sweep with support from the City of Kingston.


Boy Scout Troop 103
Catskill Mountain Keeper
Children's Home Of Kingston
City of Kingston Department of Public Works
Friends of Historic Kingston
Friends of Kingston Library
Friends of Senate House
Girl Scouts 60251
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Junior League of Kingston
Kingston Boys and Girls Club
Kingston Catholic School
Kingston City Parks and Recreation
Kingston High School
Kingston Land Trust/Greenline
Kingston Planning Department
Kingston Rotary Club
Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA)
Kingston Waterfront Business Association
Lions Club of Kingston
Lowe Plumbing
Opera House
Rondout Rowing Club
St. Joseph's School
Tech Wizards, Miller School
Ward 9
Ulster Garden Club
Veterans Memorial
Ward Four
Kingston's "Walking School Bus" in Midtown inspires 
daily  after school parade

Did you know that staff of the City of Kingston's Everette Hodge Community Center lead a "walking school bus" every school day from George Washington Elementary School to the Hodge Center? The walking school bus was established this past spring in an effort to ensure children could safely travel from the school to the after school program at the Hodge Center, which is a half mile away. In addition to helping parents/guardians who are not available to bring their children to the program, the walking school bus is a healthy activity and a great way to explore our community, with participants enjoying such sites as the Kingston Library and the O+ Mural on Franklin and Prospect St. The group, which includes up to 40 participants per day, has a parade-like atmosphere and the children are often cheered on by neighbors who have come to expect them walking up Franklin Street each day. 

As we come to a close this school year, we want to give special thanks to the leadership of George Washington Elementary School for coordinating with staff of the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and Family of Woodstock, along with motorists in the area who have been very patient while the large group safely crosses each street.

The walking school bus operates rain or shine!
Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, May 29th
City Administrative Offices Closed.
No trash pickup (pickup delayed by one day for the week)

Memorial Day Ceremony
Veterans' Park, in front of City Hall

Memorial Day Parade
1:45pm step off 
Andrew St.

Tuesday, May 30th 
No meetings scheduled at this time

Wednesday, May 31st
The Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee meeting originally scheduled for this date has been postponed.

Thursday, June 1st 
Parks and Recreation Commission
Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center

Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Friday, June 2nd
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  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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