FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2019
2019 Burning of
Kingston Scheduled for October 18-19
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is
pleased to announce that the Burning of Kingston commemoration has been
scheduled for October 18-19, 2019. The City of Kingston will be sponsoring and
supporting the two-day event, which will include: reenactments of colonial
life, cemetery tours, a historical lecture, a documentary screening, and children’s
games like the beloved Bucket Brigade at the Volunteer Firemen’s Museum.
The City will be working with local organizations and historic sites to present
a family-friendly and historically accurate commemorative event. The 2019
Burning of Kingston will not include battle reenactments but there may be new
additions to be announced soon.
“One of the things that makes the burning
of Kingston such a unique moment in history, was not the battle or the fire
itself, but the rebuilding that the community did after,” said Mayor Noble.
“This year’s Burning of Kingston will be a great opportunity for area residents
and visitors to learn about the history and to also celebrate how the first
capital came together to rebuild the City and its community.”
The City of Kingston has formed a Burning
of Kingston Planning Committee. Interested volunteers should contact Summer
Smith, Director of Communications and Community Engagement at 845-334-3945 or [email protected]
Businesses interested in participating or
supporting the 2019 Burning of Kingston should contact Adrielle Farr, Director
of Art and Cultural Affairs at 845-334-3929 or [email protected]
Updates will be posted to http://www.burningofkingston.com/
and at the City’s website at www.kingston-ny.gov/burningofkingston.