FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2023
Reimagined 2023 Earth Fair on the Kingston Waterfront
Ninth Annual Earth Fair to be Held on Saturday, May 13, 2023
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will host the ninth annual Earth Fair on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at T.R Gallo Park on the Kingston Waterfront.
This free, family event is hosted in partnership with Clearwater, The Hudson River Maritime Museum, Radio Kingston, Live Well Kingston, Climate Smart Kingston, Bike Friendly Kingston, Catskill Mountain Keeper, Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, and New Yorkers for Clean Power, and will feature performances by the Center for Creative Education's Energy Dance Company, Mid-Hudson Juggling Club, Percussion Orchestra of Kingston and Uptown Lowdown.
Live music performances will include Taína Asili, David & Jacob Bernz, Betty & the Baby Boomers, Tom Chapin, Reggie Harris, Lara Hope & the Arktones, The Mammals, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Maria y Matteo, Piedmont Bluz, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams and The Ulsterados.
The 2023 Earth Fair will also feature kid’s activities and games, face painting, a solar-powered merry-go-round, and free Solaris boat rides and Clearwater tours. Food vendors will include Reggae Boy Café, Gab’s Veg Table, and Urugula, as well as root beer floats from Keegan Ales.
At the Earth Day Exchange, attendees can swap used clothes, toys, books, or household goods. The City will be collecting electronic waste such as computers and televisions and offering refrigerants collection - free disposal of old refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners.
“We are proud to bring back the City’s ninth annual Earth Fair in a new waterfront location, and we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, it will be a zero-waste event,” said Mayor Noble. “This year, we are thrilled to partner with Clearwater, which will help make it the best yet, with an incredible line-up of performances and musical guests. I encourage everyone to come out to this family-friendly, fun-filled day, and enjoy the music and entertainment while learning about local eco-friendly companies and practices.”
David Toman, Executive Director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater said, “The Sloop Clearwater is delighted to support the City of Kingston by providing music for this special event that celebrates our efforts to care for the Hudson River and our environment. Kingston is one of our great historic river towns making it the perfect place to learn about how to care for our natural world, all while enjoying great music, community connection, and the waterfront ambiance.”
In addition to music, food, vendors, demonstrations, games and activities, Sun River Health will also provide a mobile health clinic with free health screenings throughout the day, and Live Well Kingston’s Heal Well group will lead a walk with medical residents from Sun River Health/Nuvance along the Greenline.
The 2023 Earth Fair is looking for volunteers! Interested volunteers can fill out an application here and/or email [email protected]. Volunteers will work in two shifts: 9:30am to 1:30pm or 1:15pm to 5:15 pm.
The Kingston Earth Fair is free and open to all. The Kingston Earth Fair is made possible by generous sponsors, which include Coldwell Banker and Village Green Realty, RYCOR Heating and Cooling, Keegan Ales, Ulster Savings Bank, Hot Water Solutions, Herzog’s, Ulster Federal Credit Union, New York State Solar Farm, and Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association.
For more information about this event, including exhibitor registration or volunteering, visit www.kingston-ny.gov/earthfair.