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Celebrating Uptown Kingston

The KUBA mission is to provide leadership, foster trade and commerce and interface actively with the local government in efforts to promote Uptown Kingston as a viable place to visit, work and live. The Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA), is a wholly voluntary, not-for-profit organization that works hard to make a difference in the Uptown community.

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Your support of KUBA is critical.

Snowflake Festival

This community celebration routinely provides horsedrawn wagon rides, live music, lighting of the Uptown tree, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Uptown Proud

KUBA is leading numerous programs to make the physical environment increasingly pleasing and conducive to recreation, business and tourism.

Supported Events

KUBA supports the Uptown Jazz Festival, O+ Festival, Snowflake Festival & Parade, New Year's Eve Ball Drop, Kingston Farmers' Market, Clean Sweep Event, and more!

Join KUBA…We Need Your Voice

The momentum is shifting in historic Uptown Kingston.  We are entering a time of renewed interest.  The unique dining options combined with antiques, art, entertainment and fashion have set the stage for increased traffic.  As a business community we need to seize the moment and capture the hearts of locals and tourists alike.

What does KUBA do?

Government Liason

KUBA regularly interfaces with Kingston City Government to ensure that our member’s voices are heard.

Shop Local

KUBA’s many initiatives are aimed at increasing commerce in our community to support our local businesses.

MEET & GREETS

As a KUBA member take advantage of networking opportunities to support one another while growing your business.

PARKING

Our collective voice continues to encourage government to help us in solving the growing problem of finding available space for parking.

Internet Advertising

KUBA maintains its website and active FB page and provides free advertising for its members.

Event Support

KUBA’s supports many events happening in Uptown Kingston, such as O+, the Uptown Jazz Festival, and more!

Advertising

KUBA creates & distributes Uptown brochures & shopping guides as well maintains the Thruway exit 19 information kiosk – free advertising space for members!

"Kingston Happenings"

KUBA, happily supports the Business Alliance of Kingston’s “Kingston’s Happenings” website.

100% of your membership dues support our growing community

What Our Members Say

  • "Being a KUBA member helps give me - and others - a voice in making our community work better."

    Bridget Ricks Miller
    Bridget Ricks Miller Ecce Terra Restaurant
  • “Small businesses like ours can really affect change when we come together on common issues. KUBA helps create that place for us.”

    Philip Bender-Tymon
    Philip Bender-Tymon Petalos Floral Design
  • "Thank you KUBA for your support and all the community connections you supply. You have been a big help to me over the years."

    Bill Oderkirk
    Bill Oderkirk Kingston's Opera House Office Bldg.
  • “Joining KUBA has not only allowed us to take a more active role in our community, it has also helped us grow our client base by revealing networking opportunities.”

    Adam Mastropaolo
    Adam Mastropaolo CIXdesigns
  • “..KUBA is a vital association of business, arts and cultural people in Uptown. Information sharing, group vision and community building are engaging participation in close working referrals and great initiatives. KUBA is cool!”

    Gloria Waslyn
    Gloria Waslyn Uptown Gallery / Kingston Festival of the Arts

***Play For Your Freedom - Participant and Volunteer Opportunities to Benefit Local Veterans***

KUBA is proud to be a sponsor for this year's Play For Your Freedom (PFYF) Football Classic at Dietz Stadium. PFYF was created to raise awareness for the men and women who have served our country and suffer from wounds both seen and unseen. Their mission is to work with Veterans face to face and use exercise, along with peer-to-peer support, to help them during their recovery process. This annual event raises money that goes towards PFYF's Wellness Workshop programming.

PFYF uses 100% of the local dollars raised to help hospitalized Veterans locally.

We have an opportunity to help even more and we're asking for your participation.

September 25th
Wellness Workshop #43 - Dietz Stadium - Kingston NY
10am - 1pm

PFYF will be hosting veterans and their families from the community in a fitness and fellowship workshop. If you are a veteran, have a veteran in your family or circle of friends, they are encouraged and welcomed to participate - free of charge.

The opening ceremony will take place at around 10:00-10:15 am. After that, attendees will begin breaking down into group activities based on physical abilities.

Here's where we need volunteers:

After the activity breakdown:

- playing in the upright football game
- assisting in the adaptive football game
- passing out cold waters and checking in on the Veterans, this usually starts conversations with people who are cheering from the sidelines.
- serving lunch to the Veterans around 11:30/12 so they will need help with setting up the meal, serving the Vets and clean up, etc.

Volunteers should arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 to set up.

September 30th
Football Classic - Dietz Stadium - Kingston NY
10am - 3pm

The final details are still being worked out, but volunteer opportunities include:

1. 7:30 - 8:00 am arrival - Morning set up crew - several teams of people to unload equip, set up tents, hang banners, build fields with cones etc....

2. 10 am - During the event, PFYF will need volunteers to fill in at the QB54 tournament stations (a football game like cornhole - link here - playqb54.com/

3. 10am - PFYF will need help in the merchandise and raffle stations

4. 10am - PFYFwill need help with officiating and equipment managers during the coed football game going from 10 - 1130

5. 11:30 am - PFYF needs help setting up the Veterans appreciation ceremony. tasks to be determined

6. 1:00 pm - PFYF needs help setting the football field back up for the Vets vs. First Responders game

7. 1:00 pm - PFYF needs another team to work at the QB54 tournament stations approx 7 stations

8. 1:00 - 1:45 pm - PFYF needs help with officiating and equipment managers for the Heroes game

9. 1:45 pm - PFYF needs a team to collect all the footballs, cones etc...

10. 2:00 pm - NFL autograph tent open - A team will be breaking down anything else that is no longer needed, cleaning etc...

11. 3:00 pm - final packing and clean up, out and done by 3:30

If you are a veteran or know one who wishes to play in the games, register here:
www.playforyourfreedom.org/annual-football-classic

If you would like to volunteer:
www.playforyourfreedom.org/volunteer/

If you can't participate but would like to donate, we've got you covered:
Play for your Freedom

eBay Charity - charity.ebay. com/charity-auctions/charity/ play-for-your-freedom-inc/ 2000683/

Amazon Smile - smile.amazon. com/ch/47-547108

Please consider volunteering to help this worthwhile event benefit our local veterans.
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