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April 2017 1st Saturday

On Saturday, April 1, I set out with the goal of visiting every Kingston First Saturday reception. I started on lower Broadway and worked my way uptown. I saw a […]


Remembering Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros was revered among her peers as a visionary composer, professor and humanitarian though many Kingston residents were unaware of her powerful influence. When she passed on Thanksgiving Day […]

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First Saturday: A History and a Plan

MAD has initiated a partnership to revive and expand Kingston’s First Saturday gallery openings tradition. Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK) stalwart Nancy Donskoj and ARTBAR owner Allie Constant recently launched […]

A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros

Presented by City of Kingston’s Arts Commission A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros An afternoon of presentations, performances and Deep Listening With friends and special guests Sunday, March 19, 3-5pm […]

Two Local Publications Feature MAD Initiatives

The Lace Mill: Collaborative Catalyst “From the Lost Generation to Andy Warhol’s Factory, from the painters of La Belle Epoque to the Beats, history shows that when a few artists […]


Lights! Camera! Action!

Three major film and video production hubs (existing and under development) are positioning Midtown Kingston as the regional center of gravity for the film/video industry. Seven21 Media Center and RUPCO’s […]

Spotlight on…Filmmakers!

Last year, filmmakers Lynn Woods and Stephen Blauweiss put Kingston film artists on the map with their stunning and provocative Lost Rondout documentary about the devastation of 1960s urban renewal. […]


Anatomy of Midtown Arts

You may have heard us say that more than 40 Midtown buildings house arts-based uses, and that Midtown boasts more than 200 art enterprises ranging from one-person studios to manufacturers […]

Help MAD Bag It!

Take your palate to lunch in the sunny south at Pakt, Midtown’s “eclectic southern joint.” Be number 100 to join the MAD 100 and win a $20 gift certificate for […]

New Year’s Resolution: Join a MAD Work Group!

MAD is kicking off 2017 with projects to engage, serve and deploy three “constituencies”: businesses, artists and those who live and work in Midtown neighborhoods. We’ll work with these constituencies […]

What’s Up for MAD in 2017?

Officially launched on October 27, 2016, Kingston’s Midtown Arts District is making plans for its first full year in 2017. Midtown is hot and staying ahead of fast-moving changes will […]

Midtown’s Festive Holiday Parade

Join Alderwoman Nina Dawson at Midtown’s Annual Holiday Parade on December 22. Gather at 4:30pm at The Hodge Center, 15 Franklin Street to join children from Midtown neighborhoods and Christmas […]


Mothers of MAD Invention

Internationally acclaimed musician and composer Pauline Oliveros passed away on Thanksgiving. Pauline was a hands-on supporter of MAD and, together with her longtime partner and collaborator Ione, she rolled up […]


Pop-timistic About Midtown!

Artist and innovator G. Riley Johndonnell (a/k/a Uncle Riley) and his business partner Whitny Sobala are organizing an optimistic community art movement from their pop-up gallery at 622 Broadway. Check […]