June 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Kingston Celebration and Fireworks Set for July 4th
KINGSTON - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce details of the annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks scheduled for this Wednesday, July 4th at Kingston’s Downtown Waterfront.
The event will include live music from 4:00pm-9:00pm at T.R. Gallo Park, presented by 92.9 WBPM, Rondout Savings Bank, The Reis Group, and WMC Health Alliance Hospital. The lineup includes:
4:00pm – Sass & Brass (Pop)
5:30pm – The Geezus Butlers (Classic Rock)
7:00pm – Little Creek (Country)
8:30pm – Hot Rod (Classic Hits)
The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 and will be presented by Al Mainetti & Joseph O’Connor, Attorneys. The fireworks will be launched from the Wurts St. Bridge and the best view will be between the Route 9W Bridge and the Wurts Street Bridge at Lower Broadway and TR Gallo Park.
Traffic and parking rules will be strictly enforced. The City of Kingston will be offering free shuttle services to the Waterfront. Parking and shuttle pick up will be available at the Kingston Plaza (near the ballfield) and the Cornell St. Parking lot. Shuttles from these lots will drop off riders at the corner of Abeel St. and Broadway. There will also be a parking area designated for ADA parking and shuttle services at Kingston Point Beach. Shuttles from Kingston Point will drop riders off under the 9W Bridge.
Parking and Traffic Pattern Changes
The following streets will be closed to Vehicular Traffic with No Parking from 3:00pm on July 4th until midnight: Broadway from Abeel Street to East Strand (Both Sides); All of West Strand; East Strand from Broadway to the municipal parking lot entrance. The Wurts Street (Old Rt. 9w) Bridge will be closed with NO PARKING from 8am on July 4th until midnight.
From 2 pm on July 4th until midnight, there will be NO PARKING on both sides of Abeel Street from Wurts Street to Broadway and the first three parking spaces on Broadway from the intersection of Abeel (approaching Garraghan Drive) to accommodate the shuttle bus maneuvering. There will also be NO PARKING on Wednesday, July 4th, from 7:00am until midnight in the 3 rows of parking spaces closest to Gallo Park in the parking lot behind Mariner’s Harbor, at the intersection of West Strand and Dock Street.
No pedestrians will be allowed on the Wurts Street Bridge from 8 am on Wednesday, July 4th until midnight. No pedestrians will be allowed on the Rt. 9w Bridge from 6pm to 10:30pm.