In an event explicitly billed as a measure of reparation, Radio Kingston and Rise Up Kingston present a Fall Fling with Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads – a concert event to benefit the Radio Kingston Community Fund – on Sunday, September 23. This event is free for people of color. General admission costs $10.79. Why reparations? The event promoters quote Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.” Proceeds from this event support the Community Fund, which provides financial assistance to Kingstonians in need. Free shuttles will run from Midtown and the Rondout to Kingston Point.
Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads at Fall Fling, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2-5:30 p.m., Kingston Point Beach, 102-144 Delaware Avenue, Kingston, https://radiokingston.org