Farmers' Markets, a way to connect with local communities

Thanks to Tom, Laurie, Donna, Naomi, Paul, Katja, Gail, and Lisa for coming out today for the Kingston Farmers' Market. We got 20 signatures for our petition and passed out over 200 flyers. A number of people thanked us, and nobody voiced any criticism at all. It was a real change from even five years ago.

A few people wanted to try Rhinebeck next. That would be next month, as most thought monthly was better then weekly. 

So the next Farmers' Market vigil will be:

Sunday, August 22 in Rhinebeck, from 11 am to noon at the Town Parking lot one block east of the light.

GUEST: Jane Hirschmann, author, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Jews Say No


Activist Radio has the following guest on this week:

GUEST: Jane Hirschmann, author, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Jews Say No, talks about her work as co-chair of the Freedom2Boycott NYS Coalition.

Activist Radio is broadcast: Thursdays 5-6 pm from WVKR 91.3 FM at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Sundays 4-5 pm from WIOF 104.1 FM in Woodstock, NY; and Sundays 5-6 pm from the Progressive Radio Network at https://PRN.FM. It will also be posted on for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to hear it.

Felice, member of Middle East Crisis Response, talks about the history of Israel/Palestine

 "Wednesday Walk for Black Lives event at Academy Green in Kingston. The theme of the event was 'Free Palestine,' and dozens of people participated despite the threat of rain. (Lightning ultimately forced the event to end early.) Speakers, lined up by Jewish Voice for Peace/Middle East Crisis Response, included Palestinians, Muslims and Jews." Kingston Freeman 6/10/21

FREE PALESTINE is the theme for this Wednesday Walk for Black Lives

Wednesday Walk for Black Lives
June 9 at 5:00 p.m. at Academy Green Park in Uptown Kingston. 

Jewish Voice for Peace/Middle East Crisis Response will present a handful of speakers including Palestinians, Muslims and Jews. They will give brief overviews of the region’s history, current political situation and Palestinians’ resistance to Apartheid Israel.

The weekly Wednesday Walk for Black Lives is a coalition of grassroots organizations including ENJAN, Rise Up Kingston, Citizen Action and Real Kingston Tenants Union.


Wednesday Walk: First Year Anniversary

when The Walk for Black Lives will hold a rally on Palestine!


Rise Up Poughkeepsie plans march for Palesine


Eastman Park is behind the old YMCA. If you want to attend just the rally at the Post Office, there is limited parking on the side-streets, else you can use the parking garage on Market Street and Main across from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, and walk 2 blocks north.

SJP at Bard will hold a vigil for Palestine on Saturday May 22

Students for Justice in Palestine will be having a rally at Bard College against Israel's human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza. The students plan to meet at the Fisher Center this coming Saturday night (May 22) at 8 pm. All community members are welcome to join the event.

For the Fisher Center, enter the Bard campus at Route 9G and Annandale Road. Please note: The center is at 60 Manor Avenue, NOT 60 Manor Road as Google Maps may indicate.