FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2020
The Forsyth Nature Center’s Fall Festival Has Been Cancelled
Nature Center is Open to the Public with Guidelines in Place
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department regret to announce that the 2020 Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival has been cancelled.
Due to the potential spread of COVID-19 and limitations on gathering, the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, along with the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, have canceled the 2020 Fall Festival. The 2021 Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021.
“I know this was a difficult decision for the Friends of the Forsyth Nature Center and the Center’s staff to make,” said Mayor Noble. “This is a festival that my family loves to attend each year, and will be sorely missed, but it is the right thing to do to ensure the health and safety of the community.”
“The safety and well-being is now and will always be our highest priority at the Nature Center,” said Donna Seymour, Chair of the Friends of the Forsyth Nature Center Board. “I want to thank everyone for their support and understanding. We expect to back better than ever at next year’s festival.”
The Forsyth Nature Center is now open to the public daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Face masks must be worn to enter and must remain on during the length of the visit. Visitors are asked to follow new signage regarding traffic flow and access. In order to minimize the chance of exposing visitors to contaminated surfaces, the feed machines and drinking fountain will not be available. The upper picnic area is open and tables have been spaced to provide for social distancing and will be sanitized regularly. At this time, the lower picnic area will remain closed.
Please visit http://www.forsythnaturecenter.org/ for more information.