Kingston Parks "Movies Under the Stars"

Month: February, 2012

Kingston Lions Club: Kingston Lions Foundation Donates $1,000

It was wonderful to meet with the Lions Club Foundation with Mayor Gallo and talk about many of the outstanding community efforts they participate in, including scholarships, civic improvement projects, support for the blind to name a few of their accomplishments.  In fact the Kingston Lions Club has donated almost $1.7 million since they were founded in 1941.  On behalf of the Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars Committee, we are grateful to have their partnership with our efforts.  Click below to read about their generous $1,000 donation to our project.

Kingston Lions Club: Kingston Lions Foundation Donates $1,000.

I would be remiss If I did not also note that they have a very cool raffle with an exceptional grand prize – $2500 towards the vacation of your dreams!  Tickets are $5/ or 3 for $10.  Email me at Jenfuentes77(at) if you are interested in purchasing some tickets to support their incredible community efforts.


Concert Fundraiser for Kingston Parks “Movies Under The Stars” Project

Join us for an exciting Concert and Silent Auction at the Old Dutch Church on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 3pm-6pm.  Starring local industry notables, including Tony Levin and Rebecca Martin this will be one show you won’t want to miss!  Tickets are $15/pp or $25/couple and can be purchased online by visiting and using the Just Give function – just be sure to designate your donation as “tickets.”  Or reserve online at our FB page, purchase at the door, or from one of our helpful ticket salespersons from the Movies Project Committee that will be circulating tickets in the community.  We will also have some great silent auction baskets for you to bid on – you will want to bring your checkbook!!  More details to come.

Concert Fundraiser for Kingston Parks “Movies Under The Stars” Project.

Citizens rally to raise funds for movies in parks | Kingston Times


Read this great piece about Kingston Parks “Movies Under the Stars” in this week’s Kingston Times…MORE

Welcome and Donate!

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Welcome to the Kingston Parks “Movies Under the Stars”. We are a group of committed volunteers working to raise funds to purchase professional-grade movie projector and sound equipment for the Kingston Parks and Rec Dept. that will be used for lots of fun stuff – our first project is to bring Movies Under the Stars – an 8 week outdoor film series that will move to various parks and public spaces in the city.

This blog will be used to tell you about all of our “fun”raising activities, help us choose movies for the 8-week film series, and promote our project.

Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars is a Special Project of the Friends of Kingston Parks and Recreation with support from the Kingston Land Trust, Kingston Cares, and a dedicated group of volunteers.

Make a secure online donation (be sure to designate “Movies Under the Park” in the online form)

Thank You Sponsors!

In just a little over a month, our project is gaining incredible support from generous friends in the community.  Thank you to the Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars sponsors to date:

  • Kingston Police Union
  • Wind Atlantis Management Corp
  • Kingston Council of Churches
  • Central Hudson
  • Lowe Plumbing and Heating
  • Arold Construction
  • Rondout Savings Bank
  • Kingston Plaza/ Herzogs Supply Co
  • Kingston Lions Club Foundation

And more are coming every day!!  With the talents of our movies project Graphic Designer extraordinaire, Stephen Blauweiss, you will be seeing these groups and individuals on the big screen in rolling credits, movie posters, and event postcards around town.  Check back often for updates.