Inaugural MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest & Parade
This year, in partnership with Rondout Savings Bank and YMCA Ulster, MyKingstonKids (MyKK) will present Kingston’s first MyKK Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30 from 3 to 8 p.m. Lineup will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kingston Plaza parking lot. The parade starts at 3 p.m. and continues down Broadway; it will end at the YMCA Parking lot at 507 Broadway for the festival.
The event will include the MyKK dance party, children’s costume fashion show, vendor trick-or-treating, live entertainment, family games and activities, music, food and a live reenactment of the final scene from the Ghostbusters movie as a headlining performance.
City of Kingston to present draft Climate Action Plan
Kingston mayor Steven Noble has announced two public workshops to present the City of Kingston’s Climate Action Plan 2030 draft to the public on Monday, November 8 at noon and 5 p.m.
With community input, the City of Kingston is developing a bold vision to achieve sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2030 will provide a blueprint to build sustainable, resilient and independent energy, food, economic and social systems over the next ten years.
In late 2020, the City partnered with Citizens for Local Power, a local not-for-profit energy educator, to engage the community on the development of the CAP 2030 and identify the public’s priorities for the next ten years. Key engagement activities in 2021 included a public survey, community meetings and neighborhood focus groups. In addition, a Project Advisory Committee, composed of residents, climate action advocates and specialists and elected officials, provided local expertise to further inform the draft plan. Based upon this community input, CADMUS, an environmental consultancy firm, identified 20 potential climate action strategies and conducted a more in-depth analysis on seven of those strategies that required more data.
The draft Climate Action Plan 2030 to be presented at two upcoming public meetings on November 8 will provide an overview of the identified strategies. Both meetings will be conducted with the same presentation, twice in one day, to increase availability to the community. Comments collected at the public workshops and during the subsequent comment period will be incorporated into the final plan, which will be submitted to the Common Council for consideration and adoption in early 2022.
For more information and to register for the meetings, vise https://engagekingston.com/climate-action-plan.
Festival of Scarecrows event on October 16
The annual Festival of Scarecrows will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frog Alley Park, the ruins of the Louw-Bogardus House on Frog Alley, adjacent to the Wiltwyck Fire Station in Kingston.
All are welcome to create and display a scarecrow. The basic scarecrow template is two-by-fours nailed together like a cross, enabling you to dress them in pants and a shirt. You can stuff the clothes with straw to give them shape and pop a head and hat on the top. The bottom of the cross should be long enough to sink in the ground so the scarecrow can freely stand.
E-mail scarecrowsatfrogalley@gmail for additional event details and to sign up. All CDC, state and county COVID-19 event protocols will be observed. The event will be canceled in case of wind/rain.
Artwork from local Kingston City School District elementary students will be on display, and select farm animals will be visiting from the Forsyth Nature Center.