Thank you to all who attended the Kingston Picnic on August 27,2022. As evening fell the Kingston Park, behind the Laurel Avenue school, was filled with conversation, community and music.
We ended the event with a showing of KINGSTON:Crossroads to History (see end of post)
Phil Orr & Steve Hiltner, both members of Sustainable Jazz Ensemble (link) provided wonderful jazz music.
Community organizations set up displays and met new members of the community, or reconnected with long time Kingstonians.
The Kingston Historical Society sold some t-shirts on a table shared with KVAC
Karen Linder, from the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands, was on hand to share their latest work.
The Kingston Presbyterian Church invited the public to decorate stones or flowerpots with messages of love.
Pastor Erik ‘Skitch’ Matson led conversation at the Kingston United Methodist Church table.
And a good crowd from the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 was present to talk with any and all, or just sit around and chat.
And the Kingston Women’s Chorus, who you may have heard at our annual Holiday Tree Lighting, had a table. They are looking for new members.
It was a great opportunity for community building
As the sun set, we showed a documentary about Kingston History, created in 2001 and introduced by then-deputy mayor Frank Gambatese
KINGSTON: Crossroads to History (2001)
Below is a link to the full video (this takes about 20 seconds to load… please have patience. You may have to tap the video once it loads.)