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City of Kingston Astronomy Outreach Event

On Friday 2019 July 12th, the CIty of Kingston will turn off some lights in front of City Hall on Ontario Street between 22:00 and 23:30. 
They have asked for our assistance to provide some telescope outreach.  If you are interested to atttend as a volunteer please contact us by email kingston at rasc dot ca so we can organize a bit.
This will be much the same as KAON, set up a scope, let people take a look at Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon and talk to them.  We hope to have at least two volunteers.
Ontario Street in front of Kingston City Hall is to become a pedestrian thoroughfare for two weekends this summer.
The pilot project is to block off the road from motor vehicles to provide “a platform for engagement, cultural and recreational activities, and meaningful social interaction.”
Ontario Street between Brock and Market streets is to be pedestrian-only between 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, and all day July 13 and 14, and between 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, and all day Aug. 10 and 11.
Programming for the weekends is to be handled by the city’s recreation and leisure services department and the cultural services department 
“Good public spaces can build community, create bonds between neighbours, and establish a sense of belonging,” Danika Lochhead, manager of arts and sector development for the cultural services department, said in a news release.
“The Ontario Street: Vibrant Spaces Project presents a new opportunity to engage and inspire residents and visitors through accessible and participatory, and responsive programming that strengthens community ties,” Jaclyn Grimmon, manager of recreation programs for the recreation and leisure services department, added.
As part of the project, new furniture is to be installed along the street prior to the July weekend and is to remain in place for the summer.
“Through the creation of a new temporary public space, we are helping to foster healthy citizens and vibrant spaces, which is an important priority of our new council,” Grimmon said.
“For two weekends this summer, we’re going to explore how creating and revitalizing public spaces through community engagement, public art, recreational activities that focus on play and adventure, and cultural events can foster a sense of community and create social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits,” Lochhead added.

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 22:00 to 23:30

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