July 5, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Kingston to Celebrate 48th Annual Children’s Day Parade on Friday, July 8th
(Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the 48th Annual Children’s Day Parade, to be held this Friday, July 8th. Lineup begins at 4:30pm on Pine Grove Avenue, with the parade stepping off promptly at 6:00pm. The theme this year is “LEGOS.”
“Now in its 48th year, we have had the opportunity to witness generations of Kingston’s youngest citizens take over the City for the day,” said Mayor Noble. “This is a wonderful Kingston tradition and something that my family looks forward to every year. One of the many special aspects of this event is seeing all of the various community organizations and youth groups represented. This vast network of youth serving organizations and agencies is so critical to the wellbeing of our young people.”
Kevin Gilfeather, Superintendent of the City of Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department, echoed the Mayor’s statement. “It is truly a pleasure to see our local children proudly march alongside their friends. Each of the organizations and community groups that participate do a wonderful job of empowering the children to think creatively when decorating their floats and preparing their costumes.”
Following the parade, participants will enjoy a free hot dog and drink, served by the Kingston Professional Firefighters Association.
The parade will step off of Pine Grove Avenue onto Broadway at 6:00pm. The parade will proceed up Broadway and onto Albany Avenue, make a right turn onto Clinton Avenue and then another right turn onto Westbrook Lane. Floats and units will then continue down Westbrook Lane, pass the Herzog’s Lumber Yard and will take the next left towards the back of Herzog’s store.