City of Kingston to Celebrate
13thAnnual Midtown Make a Difference Day
KINGSTON, N.Y. - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day, to be held on Saturday, June 16th, 11:00am to 3:00pm, on Franklin Street.
“This is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Mayor Noble. “It’s a day of celebration, community connections, and joy. It’s also a day to reflect on how we can each make a difference in our community.”
The theme of this year’s event is “Midtown on the Move: Forever Forward.” Performances and remarks throughout the day will highlight how our community is moving forward.
Partnering agencies working together to coordinate the event include the City of Kingston/Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Rose Women’s Care Service, Family of Woodstock, Inc., Ulster BOCES, UlsterCorps, Kingston Library, Live Well Kingston Commission, and the Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute.
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. Local agencies interested in participating in the event can do so at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMADD2018.
In addition to community information provided by dozens of local agencies tabling at the event, attendees will enjoy face painting, health and wellness workshops, community dances, and other fun activities. The event will feature Ms. Ashley Knox, Founder of “Go Beyond Greatness,” as Master of Ceremonies, and DJ Dre Black, who will be spinning music throughout the day. Attendees will also enjoy performances from the Center for Creative Education’s P.O.O.K. and Energy Dance Co., as well as children from the Everette Hodge Community Center. An interactive children’s activities station will also be offered by MyKingstonKids.
Food and activities are free to all thanks to this year’s generous event sponsors, including the Bruderhof, The Institute for Family Health, Radio Kingston, 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, rice and beans, and fruit.
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.
For more information, please contact Megan Weiss-Rowe, at 845-334-3964 or [email protected].