I hadn’t had the pleasure of interviewing acclaimed songwriter and inspiring musicians’ advocate Amanda Palmer in about 11 years, since back when I worked for the now-shuttered AMP magazine. Nowadays she is a regional resident, a mom, a best-selling author and the force behind one of the most debated TED talks ever.
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Stuyvesant, Coxsackie, Rockland Lake, Danskammer Point, Esopus Island, Crossover Dike – these are just a few of the “lost” lighthouses and lights of the Hudson River. An upcoming lecture at Kingston’s Hudson River Maritime Museum explores their history.
Kingston is at the forefront of efforts to combat domestic violence with an innovative new program that combines offers of help with an escalating series of sanctions aimed at dissuading perpetrators from further abuse.
Two of the major events this weekend in the ongoing Women’s History Month Kingston events will try to work through the complexities of being both female and a minority.
Sunday, March 10: The City of Kingston is gearing up for its 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, preceded by its 31st annual Shamrock Run. Both follow essentially the same two-mile Broadway course, which is mostly flat but ends with a long downhill approaching the Rondout riverfront. The run is believed to be the largest between New York City and Albany.
Metal at The Chance, and Kingston’s Kilt Fest kicks off.
About three dozen people have combined their all-volunteer efforts to put together a varied and deep schedule of events seeking to educate and celebrate women’s contributions to life in Kingston and beyond.
The 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for March 10 at 1 p.m. The parade, co-sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1 and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 5 of Ulster County, will be preceded by the two-mile Shamrock Run starting at Kingston’s Academy Green at 12:50 p.m.
Its closure will mean one fewer place where everybody knows your name.
The Ulster Town Board last week backed a request by HBO to shut down four miles of Route 209 for three separate days between April and June for the filming of a miniseries based on Wally Lamb’s best-selling 1998 novel I Know This Much is True.