Memorial Day Weekend (May 28 – 31, 2021)

Explore the rich heritage of Kingston, from dozens of historic sites and museums to bustling shops and restaurants in all three of the city’s business districts: Downtown’s quaint Rondout waterfront, Midtown’s busy Broadway thoroughfare, and Uptown’s historic Stockade neighborhood. 

Dine alfresco with your friends and family. Stroll through the sidewalk sales of our one-of-a-kind shops and local artists. Join the fun and camaraderie and say hello to friendly neighbors. Welcome in the warm season and summer breezes. Bike, ride, walk, hike, and stroll as we come together and support local businesses. We will see you soon!

Spring Stroll is compliant with our State, County and City COVID guidelines. Please respect guidelines.


Arts and Culture

Old Dutch Programming: 3 days of events, Saturday – Monday.  All this lemonade too! 

  • Friday, May 28, 12:00 noon – 5:00PM Church Open for Tours; 11:00AM – 2:00PM Calligraphy demonstrations & Your Name in Calligraphy by Karen Gorst 
  • Saturday, May 29, 10:00AM – 4:00PM Church Open for Tours; 11:00AM – 2:00PM Calligraphy demonstrations & Your Name in Calligraphy by Karen Gorst; 12:00PM Free Concert—Drew Youmans, violin & Bethany Pietroniro, piano 1:00 – 4:00PM Carillon Music on the hour, inside and outside (live & pre-recorded)
  • Sunday, May 30, 10:30AM Worship & Musical Celebration—Dedication of Organ & Carillon Rev. Ken Walsh, organ; Bethany Pietroniro, piano and carillon; Rev. Renee House preaching—“Our Lives Go on in Endless Song”; 11:00AM – 4:00PM Church Open for Tours; 11:00AM – 2:00PM Calligraphy demonstrations & Your Name in Calligraphy by Karen Gorst; 12:00 – 5:00PM Organ Concerts on the Hour 
  • Monday, May 31, 12:00PM Russel Oliver, former organist Old Dutch Church 1:00 p.m. Rev. Ken Walsh, former organist Old Dutch Church 2:00 p.m. Lonnie Kulick, organist, St. James United Methodist Church 3:00 p.m. Terry Earles, organist, John’s Episcopal, Kingston 4:00 p.m. Barbara Lee, organist, Saugerties Reformed Church 5:00 p.m. Justan Foster, organist, East Greenbush Reformed Church 

O+ Mural Tour!

  • Sunday from 11AM – 12:30PM – Meeting place is sidewalk in front of 61 Crown Street (next to Birch Body/in front of Gaia’s mural “Artemis Emerging from the Quarry.” 

LGBTQ Center: Vendor Fair with live music! 

  • Saturday and Sunday from 11AM – 4PM with LGBTQ+/Allied Vendors Live Music: May 30, 12:30- 3PM.  

Reher Center: Details coming soon!

Uptown Outdoor Dining options (hours vary):

  • Sante Fe
  • Lola Pizza
  • LE Cunard
  • Yum Yum Noodle Bar
  • Stockade Tavern
  • Diego’s
  • Sweet Maresa’s
  • Cacao Lab
  • Grainne
  • The Kinsley
  • Opa
  • Buns Burgers
  • First Capital Poke Bar
  • Outdated Cafe
  • Sissy’s Cafe
  • Kingston Bread Bar
  • Board
  • Dallas Hot Wieners
  • Boitson’s
  • Rough Draft 
  • Front Street Tavern
  • Hoffman House
  • Deisings
  • Dietz Stadium Diner

Some Retail Participants:

  • Karina Dresses:  50% off buy one get one promo all weekend
  • Hamilton & Adams:  Sidewalk Sale Friday-Sunday 11-5
  • Pinkwater Gallery: be offering unique, artist-made jewelry, scarves and greeting cards that are not normally sold at the gallery
  • Sassafras Mercantile:  We’ve planned an outdoor event for Sunday, May 30th. We’ll be hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour with local drag queen Pinky Socrates and children’s book author Jacinta Bunnell at 2:00pm.
  • Field + Supply, SUNDAY in the courthouse parking lot from 10-4

Farmers Markets:

Saturday:  Uptown 9-2pm   https://kingstonfarmersmarket.org/

Sunday: Waterfront 10-2pm  https://www.thekingstonwaterfront.com/farmers-market

Businesses throughout the city of Kingston are encouraged to participate by hosting sidewalk sales, outdoor dining, and/or cultural events during any part of the Memorial Day weekend. No official signup is required, but please email to request a flier to display in your window and let us know if you’re planning something special for the weekend; use #kingstonspringstroll on social media to promote the festivities; and spread the word to other businesses and community organizations. The more the merrier!