Burning of Kingston

Burning of Kingston Historical reenactments, grand ball, bucket brigade contests, cemetery ghost tours and much more over 3 days commemorating the 1777 Burning of Kingston NY

The Burning of Kingston is a fun and free weekend-long commemoration with reenactments of actual historical events of 1777. The weekend program also includes a colonial grand ball, cemetary ghost tours, bucket brigade contests, exhibitions, militia and redcoat camp drills and tours, games and more at locations throughout the beautiful city of Kingston New York during the height of leaf-peeping season. This is the 20th anniversary of the biennially-held event.

Second Annual Capital to Capital 5K Run/Walk Sunday Oct. 17th starting at 9am. Trace the 1777 path Kingstonians made  fr...
09/14/2021

Second Annual Capital to Capital 5K Run/Walk
Sunday Oct. 17th starting at 9am. Trace the 1777 path Kingstonians made from Kingston to Hurley to flee the British Burning of Kingston - a commemorative event fun for everyone. (A virtual run option is available). Benefiting the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration - sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kingston.
For more info and to register: https://kingstonnyrotary.org/page/captocap

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Second Annual Capital to Capital 5K Run/Walk
Sunday Oct. 17th starting at 9am. Trace the 1777 path Kingstonians made from Kingston to Hurley to flee the British Burning of Kingston - a commemorative event fun for everyone. (A virtual run option is available). Benefiting the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration - sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kingston.
For more info and to register: https://kingstonnyrotary.org/page/captocap

#burningofkingston
#capitaltocapitalrun
#kingstonnewyork
#AmericanRevolution
#hudsonvalleyhistory
#townofhurley
#cityofkingstonny
#rotaryofkingston
#kingstonsenatehouse
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#hurleyheritagesociety

SAVE THE DATE - The Second Annual Capital 2 Capital RunOctober 17, 2021The second annual "Capital to Capital Run" is a c...
02/15/2021

SAVE THE DATE - The Second Annual Capital 2 Capital Run
October 17, 2021
The second annual "Capital to Capital Run" is a commemorative 5K run between Kingston and the Town of Hurley, tracing the trail of colonial refugees fleeing the British soldiers who burned the city down during the American Revolutionary War in 1777. At the time, the New York State Capital was moved from Kinston to Hurley. Starting at the Senate House (the first New York State capital) in Uptown Kingston and finishing at the Van Duesen House on Main Street in Hurley (where the capital was moved), the run is both a family fun run as well as timed for running enthusiasts. The event has both a virtual and real time components. Virtual participants have a two week window to complete the event.
#burningofkingston
#historickingston
#capitaltocapitalrun
#kingstonrotary

SAVE THE DATE - The Second Annual Capital 2 Capital Run
October 17, 2021
The second annual "Capital to Capital Run" is a commemorative 5K run between Kingston and the Town of Hurley, tracing the trail of colonial refugees fleeing the British soldiers who burned the city down during the American Revolutionary War in 1777. At the time, the New York State Capital was moved from Kinston to Hurley. Starting at the Senate House (the first New York State capital) in Uptown Kingston and finishing at the Van Duesen House on Main Street in Hurley (where the capital was moved), the run is both a family fun run as well as timed for running enthusiasts. The event has both a virtual and real time components. Virtual participants have a two week window to complete the event.
#burningofkingston
#historickingston
#capitaltocapitalrun
#kingstonrotary

Thank You!
11/11/2020

Thank You!

Capital to Capital Run - Fastest Times:"Capital to Capital 5kThe inaugural running of the Capital to Capital 5K was not ...
11/02/2020
Steve Schallenkamp: Trail running becomes popular outlet during pandemic

Capital to Capital Run - Fastest Times:
"Capital to Capital 5k
The inaugural running of the Capital to Capital 5K was not what the organizers originally envisioned. They planned on a traditional 5k road race from Kingston to Hurley. The race was to be put on in conjunction with the Hurley Heritage Day Festival. It was a run and a festival to commemorate Kingston's burning by the British in 1777 and colonial Kingston and Hurley's history.

COVID-19 put an end to a one-day race and the festival plans but gave birth to the event's virtual running. Participants had two weeks, Oct. 11 through 25, to run the planned course or run the 5k distance anywhere. In the end, the event had 120 registrants and raised money for the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration.

The fastest male was Travis Greaves of Kingston in 18:53, and the first woman was Susanna Kantor from Denver, Colorado, in 24:15. Kantor is the former Susanna Burr, who ran track for Kingston High School and graduated in 1998. Kantor specialized in the sprints and hurdles in high school. It is immensely satisfying to coaches to see their former athletes still competing so many years later. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Kingston for presenting this new event."

In recent years, trail running has become more and more popular.

"All - yesterday several of us got together to run the Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital 5K, using Bard's 5k course...
10/29/2020

"All - yesterday several of us got together to run the Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital 5K, using Bard's 5k course. Here are before and after pics. It was a gorgeous day for a run for a good cause! (the run benefitted the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration), and our finisher's medals were beautiful handmade wooden "medals"
Thank you to those who participated, and for those who helped sponsor our participation.
Best,
Malia K. Du Mont '95
Chief of Staff & VP for Strategy and Policy
Bard College

Over 120 runners participated! The Inaugural Capital to Capital Virtual Burning of Kingston Run, sponsored by the Kingst...
10/27/2020

Over 120 runners participated! The Inaugural Capital to Capital Virtual Burning of Kingston Run, sponsored by the Kingston Rotary was a great success! In spite of the challenges in hosting a first run as 'virtual', we had a great turnout! Congrats to all who helped make this event possible and to those who participated!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! for the Capital to Capital Run, commemorating the Burning of Kingston, is ON now through today Oc...
10/25/2020
The Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! for the Capital to Capital Run, commemorating the Burning of Kingston, is ON now through today Oct. 25th. The course traces the trail colonial Kingstonians traveled to Hurley to escape the British Invasion and burning of their town, and in the process moving New York's capital from Kingston to Hurley.
This year its virtual - participants (run it or walk it!) have until October 25th to complete the 5K course and send in their registration with times. For details and to register visit:
http://burningofkingston.com/capitaltocapitalrun/
#burningofkingston
#kingstonrun
#kingstonhistory

The Rotary Club of Kingston, NY is sponsoring the new virtual Capital to Capital 5K run/walk this fall to benefit the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration. The Capital to Capital 5K commemorates the human story of the Burning of Kingston, when, in October 1777, over 2,000 Kingston refugees...

Take a run through Kingston History!The Inaugural Capital to Capital Run, commemorating the Burning of Kingston, is ON n...
10/20/2020

Take a run through Kingston History!
The Inaugural Capital to Capital Run, commemorating the Burning of Kingston, is ON now through today Oct. 25th. The course traces the trail colonial Kingstonians traveled to Hurley to escape the British Invasion and burning of their town, and in the process moving New York's capital from Kingston to Hurley.
This year its virtual - participants (run it or walk it!) have until October 25th to complete the 5K course and send in their registration with times. For details and to register visit:
http://burningofkingston.com/capitaltocapitalrun/

#burningofkingston
#kingstonrun
#kingstonhistory

Running the Capital to Capital Course?  Send us a picture! and we'll post it here!
10/13/2020

Running the Capital to Capital Course? Send us a picture! and we'll post it here!

STARTS TODAY! Take a run through history!The Inaugural Capital to Capital Run, commemorating the Burning of Kingston, st...
10/11/2020

STARTS TODAY! Take a run through history!
The Inaugural Capital to Capital Run, commemorating the Burning of Kingston, starts today Sunday Oct. 11. The course traces the trail colonial Kingstonians traveled to Hurley to escape the British Invasion and burning of their town, and in the process moving New York's capital from Kingston to Hurley.
This year its virtual - participants (run it or walk it!) have until October 25th to complete the 5K course and send in their registration with times. For details and to register visit:
http://burningofkingston.com/capitaltocapitalrun/

09/14/2020
The Burning of Kingston New York

VIDEO PRESENTATION - In October 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, Kingston was targeted for retaliation by the British following the Continental Army's first major victory at the Battle of Saratoga. Infuriated, soldiers from British--captured New York City, sailed up the Hudson River to take retaliation against the biggest colonial target in the area – Kingston, the new capital ofNew York State. Landing at Kingston Point, the red coats marched along the Rondout Creek and up to the Stockade area (UptownKingston area), burning houses along the way.A small naval skirmish also took place along the Rondout Creek.

In advance of the arrival of the British, some brave colonists, including Deputy County Clerk Christopher Tappen, were able to save key documents and ledgers of the county and new state capital. Although most of the city's men, along with their weapons, were away fighting the British elsewhere, some brave locals fought the British. Most of the city, however, was abandoned ahead of the Redcoats approach, knowing their limited chances against the invading army. After only a few hours of work, the British burned down over 300 buildings and left Kingston in ruins. However, the resilient and brave Kingston residents returned, and in a sign of their determination and resilience, they quickly rebuilt the city.

For more information about the Burning of Kingston visit http://www.burningofkingston.com

In October 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, Kingston was targeted for retaliation by the British following the Continental Army's first major vic...

Take a Run Through History in the Inaugural Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital (Virtual) 5K Run/Walk - October 11-25...
09/09/2020
The Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run

Take a Run Through History in the Inaugural
Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital (Virtual) 5K Run/Walk - October 11-25th.
The Capital to Capital 5K commemorates the human story of the Burning of Kingston, when, in October 1777, over 2,000 Kingston refugees fled to the Town of Hurley as British soldiers burned their city to the ground. Participants who want to run or walk the route of the original refugees will be able to view a map of this route and register for the event at http://capitaltocapitalrun.com

Registration will be open to all via Zippyreg.com. Participants should walk or run a 5 km (3.1 mi) distance on a trail or park in their hometown or elsewhere, anytime between Sunday, October 11th and Sunday, October 25th 2020.

Entry Fees are as follows:
$10 - race entry with no giveaway
$15 - includes race entry and a handcrafted finisher’s medallion (pictured to the left).
$25 - includes race entry, handcrafted finisher’s medallion, and a Capital to Capital 5K t-shirt.

This event is a benefit fundraiser for the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration.

The Rotary Club of Kingston, NY is sponsoring the new virtual Capital to Capital 5K run/walk this fall to benefit the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration. The Capital to Capital 5K commemorates the human story of the Burning of Kingston, when, in October 1777, over 2,000 Kingston refugees...

Burning of Kingston's cover photo
09/09/2020

Burning of Kingston's cover photo

New Capital to Capital Virtual 5K Run/Walk Kicks Off October 11th Through 25thThe Rotary Club of Kingston, NY is sponsor...
08/27/2020

New Capital to Capital Virtual 5K Run/Walk Kicks Off
October 11th Through 25th

The Rotary Club of Kingston, NY is sponsoring the new virtual Capital to Capital 5K run/walk this fall to benefit the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration.

The Capital to Capital 5K commemorates the human story of the Burning of Kingston, when, in October 1777, over 2,000 Kingston refugees fled to the Town of Hurley as British soldiers burned their city to the ground. Participants who want to run or walk the route of the original refugees will be able to view a map of this route and register for the event at kingstonnyrotary.org

Registration will be open to all via Zippyreg.com. Participants should walk or run a 5 km (3.1 mi) distance on a trail or park in their hometown or elsewhere, anytime between Sunday, October 11th and Sunday, October 25th 2020.

Entry Fees are as follows:
$10 - race entry with no giveaway
$15 - includes race entry and a handcrafted finisher’s medallion (pictured to the left).
$25 - includes race entry, handcrafted finisher’s medallion, and a Capital to Capital 5K t-shirt.

To receive an official finisher's certificate, entrants must log their time on Zippyreg.com by no later than Monday October 26, 2020 to qualify.

For more information, please contact Richard Cattabiani at [email protected].
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The new Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run website is live! showing the planned route and additional details.  M...
02/05/2020
The Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run

The new Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run website is live! showing the planned route and additional details. More updates will be provided in the future.
The Capital to Capital event is presented by the Rotary Club of Kingston, with event organization support by the Shawangunk Runners! C2C is also supported by the Hurley Heritage Society and Friends of the Senate House as well as the City of Kingston and Town of Hurley.
Thank you!
http://burningofkingston.com/capitaltocapitalrun/

The Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run is a commemorative 5k run between Kingston and the Town of Hurley, tracing the trail of colonial refugees fleeing the British soldiers who burned the city down during the American Revolutionary War in 1777. At the time the New York State Capital was mov...

ANNOUNCINGThe Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital RunSunday October 18, 2020From Kingston to Hurley New YorkThe Burni...
01/13/2020

ANNOUNCING
The Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run
Sunday October 18, 2020
From Kingston to Hurley New York

The Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital Run is a commemorative 5k run between Kingston and the Village of Hurley, tracing the trail of colonial refugees fleeing the British soldiers who burned the city down during the American Revolutionary War in 1777. At the time the New York State Capital was moved from Kingston to Hurley. Starting at the Senate House (the first NYS capital) in Uptown Kingston and finishing at the Van Deusen House on Main Street in Hurley (where the capital was moved), the run is both a "fun run" as well as timed for running enthusiasts. Runners will be greeted in Hurley with the annual Hurley Heritage Day.

More details to come.

Burning Memories: John Jay, Kingston, & the Legacies of the American Revolution Lecture by Robb K. Haberman, Ph.D., seni...
10/18/2019

Burning Memories: John Jay, Kingston, & the Legacies of the American Revolution
Lecture by Robb K. Haberman, Ph.D., senior associate editor of The Selected Papers of John Jay, a seven-volume project located at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
3:00pm
Old Dutch Church
Free and open to the public

Burning of Kingston Bucket Brigade Contest!Fun for ALL AGES!The Burning of Kingston's favorite firefighting contest is b...
10/18/2019

Burning of Kingston Bucket Brigade Contest!
Fun for ALL AGES!
The Burning of Kingston's favorite firefighting contest is back! Test your mettle in this 18th Century Bucket Brigade, held at the Volunteer Firemen's Hall & Musuem.
Free & Fun for all ages!!
Sign UP for the contest starts at 1:30pm Saturday. Contest Starts at 2pm at the Ulster Savings Parking Lot next to the Volunteer Firemen's Hall & Museum on Fair Street between John and Main Street Uptown Kingston.

Friends of Historic Kingston
10/18/2019

Friends of Historic Kingston

Visit the Johnston House and the Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery this weekend during the Burning of Kingston Event. We will be open 11-4 Friday and Saturday with a colonial lady to greet you and a special poster display about the Burning.

Colonial Grand Ball this Saturday! its free and dance lessons offered at 7:30 - learn how to dance to the REAL oldies......
10/17/2019

Colonial Grand Ball this Saturday! its free and dance lessons offered at 7:30 - learn how to dance to the REAL oldies...!

Burning of Kingston Starts Friday!EVENT SCHEDULECommemorate Kingston's history, discover new perspectives on the Burning...
10/16/2019

Burning of Kingston Starts Friday!
EVENT SCHEDULE
Commemorate Kingston's history, discover new perspectives on the Burning, dance like its 1777 at the Grand Ball, take in ghostly tales from 1777, and find out more about Kingston's unique heritage!
For more info: http://www.burningofkingston.com

Burning of Kingston Starts Friday!EVENT SCHEDULECommemorate Kingston's history, discover new perspectives on the Burning...
10/16/2019

Burning of Kingston Starts Friday!
EVENT SCHEDULE
Commemorate Kingston's history, discover new perspectives on the Burning, dance like its 1777 at the Grand Ball, take in ghostly tales from 1777, and find out more about Kingston's unique heritage!
For more info: http://www.burningofkingston.com

Friday, October 18th

6:30 PM
Introduction by Paul O’Neill, Ulster County Commissioner of Jurors
The Old Dutch Church, Sanctuary
Start the weekend commemorative events by hearing the REAL history of what happened in Kingston October 1777.

7:00 PM
Screening of the Burning of Kingston Documentary
The Old Dutch Church, Sanctuary
Enjoy Tonianne Fleig's documentary film exploring the history of the Burning of Kingston and the re-enactor experience.

Saturday, October 19th

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Harambee and Kingston Land Trust: Special Exhibit Open House
The Matthewis Persen House
A special exhibit presented by Harambee & The Kingston Land Trust

11:00 AM -4:00 PM
NEW!
Special Exhibit - The List of Sufferers
Friends of Historic Kingston gallery at the Fred J. Johnston House
Exhibit detailing the loss of property by Kingston home and business owners. Tours of the gallery.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The 18th Century Autumn Festival
The Senate House
Exhibits showing activities performed by colonists during the autumn season. Demonstrations include apple pressing, making beeswax candles, blacksmithing, and militia and red coat exhibitors! and more.

12:30 PM
NEW!
Harambee and KLT Talk - Seen but Not Heard: Slavery in Ulster County during the Revolution
The Matthewis Persen House
Learn about the experience of enslaved people during Colonial times at an informative talk.

1:30 PM
Sign up for the bucket brigade at Volunteer Firemen’s Museum

2:00 PM
NEW!
A special processional march to Pine St. Burial Grounds , accompanied by choir singers/hymns.
The Matthewis Persen House to Pine St. Burial Grounds presented by Harambee and Kingston Land Trust.

2:00 PM
The Volunteer Firemen’s Museum Bucket Brigade
Volunteer Firemen’s Museum
Test your meddle and help to put out the flames in an 18th century style Bucket Brigade contest! sign up is at 1:30 at the museum. All ages welcome!

3:00 PM
Burning Memories: John Jay, Kingston, and the Legacies of the American Revolution Lecture
The Old Dutch Church, Sanctuary
Robb K. Haberman, Ph.D of Columbia University will lead a lecture at the Old Dutch Church Sanctuary.

7:00 PM
Theatre on the Road Living History Cemetery Tour
The Old Dutch Church
Come see your favorite historical characters of Kingston reliving their tales of October 1777. $15 pp, $10 for students and seniors. $1 for kids 12 and under.

7:30 PM
Colonial Ball Beginner’s Instruction
The Old Dutch Church, Bethany Hall
Free dance lessons provided at the Old Dutch Church's Bethany Hall

8:00 PM
Colonial Grand Ball
The Old Dutch Church, Bethany Hall
The closing event is a specatuclar Colonial Ball at the Old Dutch Church's Bethany Hall. Come dressed in 18th century attire (or not!) and dance to the real oldies! Live music, English Country dancing and refreshments will be provided. Free and fun for all ages!

Additional info:
https://kingston-ny.gov/burningofkingston

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Disappointed in being denied the opportunity to ride the the trolley to watch the Landing of the British at Kingston Point park because it was not listed on the brochure that you should make reservations or pre purchase your tickets for this event.
http://burningofkingston.com/pdf/BofK%20StockadeInvationMap.pdf
Great Event!!1 Lots of Fun!!