Kingston Multicultural Festival is a free family-friendly event organized by members of diverse local communities who come together to create a festival featuring the food, performances, and crafts by the region’s various cultural organizations and ethnic groups.

The 2021 Kingston Multicultural Festival will take place on Sundays, June 13th, 20th, and 27th in TR Gallo Park in Kingston, alongside the Kingston Waterfront Farmer’s Market. Stay tuned here for updates on food, performers and crafts. In the meanwhile, check out our 2021 community craft project.

The Worry Dolls Project/Muñeca Quitapenas Proyecto

In 2020 the Kingston Multicultural Festival moved ONLINE. Visit our festival site to encounter the vibrant culture of the Hudson Valley at your own pace! Click below to discover videos of Hudson Valley neighbors sharing and teaching the music, languages, foods, and crafts from different cultures. Individuals and families, young and old alike, can continue to take part of this festival by contributing a square to our collective Cultural Quilt of the Hudson Valley.

The 2020 Festival on The Radio!

Date Time Show/Topic KMF Guest Link to Archived Recording
Tuesday, June 16th 11 AM Mochilero (Spanish language) Maia Martinez

(Dojo Dance Company)

https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/mochilero/episodes/sarah-litvin-maia-martinez-and-emely-jorge
Tuesday, June 16th 9-10 PM Kingston Happenings Donna Coane

(Spirit of Thunderheart)

https://radiokingston.org/en/archive/filter/kingston-happenings
Wednesday, June 17th 2 PM-3 PM I want what SHE has Laura Wilson Crimmins (Caprice Rouge) https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/i-want-what-she-has
Monday, June 22nd 8-9 PM Planet Seniors Andrij Cybyk (Tsvitka) https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/planet-seniors/episodes/kingston-virtual-multicultural-festival-tsvitka-ukrainian-dance-academy
Tuesday, June 23rd 1-2 PM Black Meta Rev. G. Modele Clarke (New Progressive Baptist Church) https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/the-black-meta/episodes/credits-june-23-2020-a-conclave-of-culture-clubs-and-a-juneteenth-2020-retrospective
Sat, June 27 7 AM-8 AM My Kingston Kids Amadou Diallo (Amadou Diallo)

Be a Part of The Festival!

We’d love you to join us! Make your own Upcycled Collage Square out of used paper, magazines or newsprint, that represents your identity or heritage, and then upload a photo of it to instagram with the hashtag #CulturalQuiltHV.

Our quilt-in-progress—all of our squares tiled together into one large symbol of hope and one-ness--will be on display at the Kingston Multicultural Festival website starting June 14th.

  • Materials
  • Assortment of scrap papers, flyers and newsprint
  • Cut blank paper into square
  • Using your assortment of scrap papers, cut out shapes!
  • What shapes, colors etc. relate to your heritage or identity?
  • Arrange your pieces thinking about composition
  • Glue!
  • Done!
  • Optionally use colored pencils, markers or crayons to add details
  • Upload to Instagram #CulturalQuiltHV

This project is made possible through the Robert R. Chapman Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and in partnership with the Barrett Art Center.

The Kingston Multicultural Festival started as a community block party in 2013. Each year, the festival has included a different group of Hudson Valley organizations and performers who come together to share their culture during immigrant heritage month. Enjoy these images of former festivals.

Visit our 2018 Gallery to see performers and exhibitors in action at our previous festival. Thanks to all for your participation!

A.J. Williams- Myers African Roots Center
American Field Service
Center for Creative Education
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
La Voz
Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association
Nancy’s Pinata
New Pro
UNLWA, Branch 95
Ulster County Italian American Foundation

Spirit of Thunderheart
MHCCA Women’s Chinese Dance Group
Choreo Dance Studio
Irish Step Dancers
Scott Benson Bagpiper
Sanjay Natesan
Eduardo Parra
Tsvitka Ukrainian Dance Academy
New Progressive Liturgical Dancers
Bill Livia Vanaver & the Caravan Kids
Center 4 Creative Education Energy Dancers