FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2019
of Kingston Announces Fourth of July
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor
Steve Noble is pleased to announce details of the annual Fourth of July
celebration and fireworks on Thursday, July 4, held at Kingston’s Downtown
Waterfront. Food vendors will be set up starting at 4:00pm with live music from
5:00-9:00pm at T.R. Gallo Park.
The music lineup, presented by 92.9 WBPM, Rondout Savings Bank,
The Reis Group, and WMC Health Alliance Hospital, includes:
5:00pm – Ivory Rose (Pop)
6:30pm – Geezüs Butlers (Arena Rock)
8:00pm – Mister Kick (Dance Rock, R&B & Hits)
After the music performances, Mayor Noble will welcome the crowd
at 9:15pm, followed by a Color Guard flag presentation and the national anthem.
The fireworks display, presented by Mainetti & Mainetti, PC and O’Connor
& Partners PLLC, will begin at 9:30pm, launched from the Wurts Street (Old
Rt. 9W) Bridge. The best view is between the Route 9W Bridge and the Wurts
Street Bridge at lower Broadway and T.R. Gallo Park.
“The City of Kingston’s Fourth of July celebration is such a great
opportunity to welcome families to our beautiful waterfront for a fun and
kid-friendly event,” said Mayor Noble. “We hope that everyone will come out and
enjoy the food, music and the spectacular fireworks from one of our beloved
Traffic and parking rules will be strictly enforced. UCAT 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 for parking starting at 1:00pm and closed to vehicular traffic starting at 3:00pm on July 4 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 Bridge will be closed to
From 1:00pm on July 4 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 Thursday, July 4, from 7:00am until midnight in the three 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.
Due to maintenance, the Wurts Street Bridge will be closed from
Monday, July 1 to Thursday, July 4, 2019. No pedestrians will be allowed on the
Route 9W Bridge from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.