“Lighting the Way”
Special thanks from Kingston Uptown Business Association and the Snowflake Festival to all the others who stepped up and helped Uptown's new permanent lighting installation project come to fruition and push us across the finish line! This wouldn't have been …
Uptown in the news
Snowflake Festival canceled for 2020/ "Lighting the Way" project complete. More: Daily Freeman feature November 3, 2020 Uptown businesses open and welcome customers safely. What else is currently open in Mid-Hudson Valley?: Daily Freeman feature November 8, 2020


As the first capital of New York, burned by the British in 1777, the Uptown Stockade District is a phoenix that has risen from the ashes on multiple occasions. Now, as our world and our community face unprecedented challenges, we look to you to join our efforts to maintain the growth and renewed energy in Uptown Kingston. Our recent renaissance in art, fashion, food, and retail have drawn entirely new communities who want to experience the history, funkiness, and charm that makes Uptown a destination by escaping the urban mundane. Even as we adhere to the safety guidelines provided by our State, County and City leaders, we hope to continue to welcome visitors and encourage all local businesses to stand together and support our ongoing efforts to make Uptown a destination to be proud of.


Ulster County NY COVID-19 center. Uptown Kingston community works to meet safety guidelines and welcome back customers.


The Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA) is a wholly voluntary, not-for-profit organization, forming a strong network of proactive businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals working together to –

  • create, sustain, and maximize a vibrant, connected community;
  • help our members grow and prosper;
  • attract new business investment and consumers; and
  • provide a common voice for advocacy.