Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Healthy Kingston For Kids

I think this project is a very worth while cause, not only for our kids, but for everyone living here. Below is a recent press release on an upcoming event where I hope you can find some time to attend. There is contact information included, (Kristen is wonderful!)

Paint the Picture of a Healthy Kingston Event Set for May 15

Share your ideas in creating a healthy Kingston

The Healthy Kingston for Kids project is seeking input from youth and adults in creating a vision for a Healthy Kingston on Saturday, May 15 during the Kids Run Wild event at the Forysth Nature Center located at 125 Lucas Avenue from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Residents can provide input through a variety of fun and engaging activities. Activities aimed at defining a healthy place to live include: a cloth mural project where kids and adults can express how they envision a healthy Kingston in words and pictures; a mapping session where participants can designate locations where they’d like to see changes for the better; and a roving microphone through which participants can share their thoughts and insights about how to create change. Participants can also enter a drawing for a free Kayak Tour for a family of four with the Forsyth Nature Center by completing a survey.

For more information about the event, contact Kristen Wilson, Project Director of the Healthy Kingston for Kids Project, at 845-340-3990 or

The Healthy Kingston for Kids project aims to reduce childhood obesity in Kingston via environmental and policy change.

The Healthy Kingston for Kids Partnership is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


  1. Will you please call the owner of the property for sale on Lucas across from the park and have them cut thier grass?
    I know its for sale, but it looks terrible.
    Thank you

  2. Will Kingston's Block by block program address the falling down building and junkyard between Broadway and Jansen Avenues adjacent to the City owned parking lot? Will the DPW be required to paint the outside of their Hasbrouck Ave facility? Will the school board be asked to paint the exterior trim on the MJM building?

  3. The grass is two feet high in front of a house at 72 Foxhall - it's at the end of Prince - what happen to Block by Block? I am told that DSS pays this unregistrered landlord rent for a family with small kids trying to live there?

  4. On Thursday trash day all the trash was not picked up - so the smell attracted raccoons and bears to some of the wooded neighborhoods. But recyclables were picked up?