This week we are going to talk to Kingston resident Nardia Bennett, a 31-year-old volunteer for Citizen Action who graciously shared some time afterwards to talk to me. She told stories me about seven instances of things she had experienced within our own city she believed to have racist motivations within the past year alone. I wish I could fit our whole conversation but wanted to share as much as I could.
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Donald Shumen was born in 1961 and has been part of Kingston ever since. That’s a lot of expertise on our lovely and lively city. I recently had a great shopping experience at Mike’s Office Furniture at 299 South Wall St. and knew that the friendly co-owner would make a great interview for the latest installment of Faces of Kingston.
America has always been a society of joiners, and it was in that spirit that Ulster County executive Pat Ryan last Friday signed resolutions at the historic Volunteer Fireman’s Hall on Fair Street in Kingston to authorize up to $6.2 million in bonding for construction of a public safety training center on Ulster Landing Park in the Town of Ulster.
The twenty-six-year-old chef joins us this week to share his experiences living in our fair city.
Faces of Kingston is a chance for all of us to know one another better and celebrate the wonderful folks in our midst. This week the delightful 38-year-old Shawna-Marie Elizabeth Brown joins us to share her feelings and experiences.
Nearly 30 years after city historian Edwin Ford first identified an African-American burial ground on Pine Street and after repeated attempts by local historians to protect the site failed, it’s finally happened.
The city of Kingston today announced details of the annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks on Thursday, July 4, held at Kingston’s Downtown waterfront. Food vendors will start serving at 4 p.m., with live music from 5-9 p.m. at T.R. Gallo Park.
Looking for something a little different and more challenging than another bar crawl on the weekends? Uptown Swing is a monthly night of hot jazz and swing dance in Kingston, typically at The Beverly (technically Midtown at 224 Foxhall) and presented in coordination with BSP Kingston.
A Nassau County-based real estate company has been expanding its holdings in the Hudson Valley and some tenants are not happy. The conflict is playing out against a backdrop of concerns about gentrification and renewed activism among renters which has already resulted in the passage of a state law increasing tenant protections.
This week we are going to meet Ejay Bell, a chill person who is a 28-year-old local comedian with a very sharp wit on stage, not to mention a big heart that holds a lot of love for the community.