Welcome to MyKingstonKids!
MyKingstonKids, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 Not-For-Profit organization that was created to assist parents in providing the children of Kingston, New York and beyond with the support needed to bring out the best in their kids as well as others. We believe this is done by providing our children with exciting activities, engaging & fun-loving events, interactive educational tools and appropriate entertainment.
As parents ourselves, we understand how a day can go with children of all ages. This is why we've developed a Not-For-Profit organization that would accommodate the opportunity to access your favorite Kingston events, activities and content through multiple outlets. You are able to connect with MyKingstonKids through your desktop, tablet, mobile phone, local radio station and even outdoor events within the community.
Our mission is to create, promote, and produce children related content, activities, and events that will empower, educate and excite families within the Kingston and surrounding areas of Ulster County.
To become the leading resource center for children related content, activities, events, and programing utilizing radio, video, publishing, and online outlets within Kingston, New York.
A Bit About Our Founders
MyKingstonKids is the brainchild of two award winning entrepreneurs and Lace Mill residents, Shaniqua & Frank Waters. Shaniqua was the former CEO of Essential Request where she provided outstanding staffing and administrative services for small to medium sized businesses. She is also the founder and host of Nubian Cafe, which host live events and a weekly radio show that promotes African-American women in a positive light. Frank is an entrepreneur, author and community visionary who's responsible for projects such as Black History Month Kingston, The 1209 Affair and Red-K Apparel.
Under their leadership, MyKingstonKids has become a trendsetter and major influence on families within the Kingston and Ulster County communities. MyKingstonKids has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines for our outstanding community work. We are most known for our MyKingstonKids Fest events because they are exciting, inclusive and FREE.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Kingston Midtown Rising: Good Neighbor Award in 2017
Citizen Action of Kingston: Community Leadership Award 2018
Here's How We Operate
MyKingstonKids creates, produces and promotes children related activities, events and content thru various forms of media.
These media outlets include:
“MyKingstonKids.com”, a hub for everything we offer plus a kid-friendly business directory, articles, news, interviews, attractions, music videos, movie reviews and more.
“MyKingstonKids Radio” a fun and high energy weekly radio show that airs every Saturday morning from 7am - 9am on Radio Kingston WKNY 1490 AM and 1079 FM where the format includes kid based popular music, interviews, events and special segments. Some include Family Talk with Kelly Warringer from Family Of Woodstock and Hudson Valley Parent Magazine.
“MyKingstonKids Club Guide”, a bi-monthly free hardcopy and digital magazine that covers community events, activities, content, interviews and children related discounts on products and services. We distribute 2,500 Guides per cycle!
“MyKingstonKids Fest” and “MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest”; 2 free signature children festivals that take place in Kingston, New York and serve over 2,500 people a year. These events are always themed and provide a variety of super awesome activities that children love. Some include our annual Tea Party, Halloween Hayride, live performances, pumpkin picking, arts & crafts and more.
“MyKingstonKids Social”; an online strategy that provides us the opprotunity to engage with parents and teens about the most current events and activities for their age groups of interest. This strategy allows us to tailor information that may be suitable for toddlers, youth, teens or parents. On network includes emails, texting, and social media website suc has Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedINN and Snapchat.
“MyKingstonKids Mobile”; an exciting and powerful APP that provides users with the entire MyKingstonKids Experience in their hands 24/7. The APP is the most up-to-date outlet that we can provide. Users are able to access kid related music, videos, radio shows, photos, news articles, events and activities on demand from their phone or tablet.
The APP is avaible at the Google Play Store!
“Red-K Apparel”, an original apparel and accessory line that was created to provide children and adults with a new, colorful and imaginative look that they can be proud of. The "K" in Red-K stands for Kingston Kids.
The apparel line includes shirts, hats, jackets, leggings, hoodies, sweatshirts, and sneakers/shoes.
The accessory line includes bookbags, pillows, phone cases and more to come.
"MyKingstonKids Media World Program"
We have most recently created our media training and mentoring program where we provide youth ages 12 -18 with the skill and knowledge to operate and manage various positions within our media outlets. These positions include all aspects of radio, video production, journalism, photography and marketing. We believe that children who are interested in these areas should have the opportunity to learn and experience them. Our goal is to mentor, educate, train, and hire students from within our community that are excited and interested about having the best life possible.
How You Can Help
If you would like to donate a financial gift of any amount to assist in keeping our programs active and effective please click this link or mail a check to MyKingstonKids, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston, NY 12401, suite 123.