June 9, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kingston to Celebrate 12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day
KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day, to be held on Saturday, June 17th, 11:00am to 3:00pm on Franklin Street.
“Midtown Make a Difference Day is an excellent opportunity for residents to come together, gain information about various community resources, and discover how each of us can make a difference in our city,” said Mayor Noble.
The theme of this year’s event is “The Ripple Effect” and community members are encouraged to explore how they can positively impact their neighborhood, community, and beyond.
Partnering agencies include the City of Kingston/Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Rose Women’s Care Service, Ulster BOCES, UlsterCorps, Kingston Library, SUNY Ulster, Center for Creative Education, and Kingston Cares/Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Children, teens, adults and seniors will all find useful information and fun activities at the event. Community-based organizations will provide information, brochures and interactive activities to connect residents to services available in Ulster County. Exhibitors will offer information on a variety of topics including health, education, employment, faith, legal, recreation and much more.
In addition to educational information provided by dozens of community agencies tabling at the event, the day will feature hula hoop and double dutch contests, face painting, fitness workshops and other interactive presentations. The event will be MC-ed by Ms. Ashley Knox of “Go Beyond Greatness.”
Franklin Street will be closed from Broadway to Prospect Street (adjacent to the Kingston Library). There will be no on-street parking allowed during the event.
Food and activities are free to all thanks to our generous sponsors, including the Institute for Family Health and the HealthAlliance Hospitals, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth.) The menu for the day will include grilled chicken over salad, breadsticks, hamburgers, and fruit.
This year’s event will be held in memory of Sandra Thompson-Hopgood, co-founder of Midtown Make a Difference Day and former Director of the Everette Hodge Community Center.
For more information, please contact Megan Weiss-Rowe, at 845-334-3964 or [email protected]