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Top Five Things to See and Do in June 2017

This month’s list of great things to do in Kingston is chock-full of arts and culture based events with a little bit of sports thrown in for good measure. If you love to read, run, listen to a symphony, take in some local theatre or catch some great live music,

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Top Five Things to See and Do in October 2016

With the arrival of fall comes cooler weather, a deluge of pumpkin spiced things and a tendency to hide under flannel and binge watch Netflix.  Although those glorious dog days of summer are now behind us, let’s not lose sight of the fact that there are plenty of reasons to

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Scenes from the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

With the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s official conclusion on Sunday afternoon, we’re riding a serious wave of awesomeness into the summer, but also feeling a wee bit sad that one of the city’s best, free summer festivals is behind us.  This year’s SPAF was billed as a return to

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ygkChallenge: Porch Jazz Parade

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Guide to The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited about its return to a more grass roots model! The 5-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and

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#ygkPlaylist: June 2016

This month’s #ygkPlaylist is a celebration of The Skeleton Park Arts Festival, which takes place Wednesday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 26th 2016. The festival takes place at various venues around the Skeleton Park neighbourhood showcasing a wide and unique array of local arts including music, dancing, porch jazz, artisans,

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Top Five Things to See and Do in June 2016

With the arrival of June, the end of another school year is in sight for elementary and secondary school students, and the latest phase of the Big Dig will soon be behind us.   While summer does not officially arrive until June 20th, Kingston has already begun to ratchet up the

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Scenes from the Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2015

The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival officially concluded late last Saturday following a lively musical spectacle that was enjoyed by a crowd of hundreds who had packed Princess Street in front of The Sleepless Goat. Earlier in the day, Skeleton Park (aka McBurney Park), served as the backdrop for the

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Skeleton Park’s Origins

With the Skeleton Park Arts Festival in full swing, we thought we would tell the story of how the park got its unofficial name. Known progressively as the Garrison Burial Ground, the Upper Burial Grounds, Frontenac Park and finally its current official name, McBurney Park (named after former Central Public

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Guide to The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we couldn’t be more excited! The 10-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and do in Kingston this month. In addition to

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#ygkPlaylist: June 2015

This month’s #ygkPlaylist highlights a trio of local acts performing during this year’s Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF). Throughout the 10-day festival, you will find the likes of local indie rock heroes P.S. I Love You, Danielle Lennon’s cinematic soundscapes, and Kingston’s bluegrass folk sensations The Abrams Brothers performing everywhere

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Top Five Things to See and Do in June 2015

The patios are hopping, the gardens are blooming and the temperatures are steadily rising in our favour.  June is two days away, which means that the end of another school semester and glorious summer vacation are now in sight.   As we look forward to the summer solstice (aka the longest

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