Pop-up ice skating rink slides into Kingston

During the warmer months, the Strand in Kingston is a jumpin’ place. The waterfront neighborhood’s restaurants benefit from the allure of taking a stroll or a paddle along the glittering Rondout Creek, nearby where the tributary empties into the mighty Hudson. As the days get colder and darker and hanging out outdoors loses its appeal, however, visitation drops precipitously and many local businesses cut back their hours of operation. How to entice people back to the Strand once late fall gives way to winter was already a poser even in pre-COVID times. But now a local restaurateur has . . .

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