Learning Lunch: Attention as a Currency: With Jesse Brown, Co-Founder of Hudsy

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.

Attention as a Currency: With Jesse Brown, Co-Founder of Hudsy

Did you know that everyday we give our attention, dollars, and information to corporate giants, rather than putting this energy, resources and benefits back into our own communities and economies?  Come hear how we can fight back locally to regenerate and reconnect our communities by offering a local distribution platform based on integrity that will empower our local artists and facilitate connections. This is Hudsy, we are not imagining this world, but building it. 

Jesse is a humanistic storyteller focusing on working with clients and teams that align with his values. He spent the last 15 years honing his crafts in Jackson Hole and NYC and is now back in the Hudson Valley where it all started. Having filmed on mountains in Alaska to the streets of Rwanda to studios in Brooklyn, he specializes in all aspects of cinematography and is very comfortable in any situation he may find himself in. Looking for deeper connection and collaboration, Jesse is now focusing his efforts on the intersection of storytelling and community development. He is the co-founder of Hudsy TV and he strongly believes in the power of storytelling and the collective power we hold as artists. 

Hudsy Info : Hudsy is a local storytelling platform designed to CREATE connections. With the Hudsy platform, new avenues are created for digital content to be distributed throughout the community so that these stories no longer fall through the cracks and the revenue stays circulating in the community. Imagine a channel that we could turn to for local special interest stories, films by local professional filmmakers, and new perspectives on our neighbors. Imagine local film production by local filmmakers, produced to meet the needs, interests, and values of our own community. This is Hudsy. We’re not imagining this world, but building it.

Tuesday
April 16th
12 – 1:30 pm

FREE

Bring your own lunch

Refreshments served

RSVP to Maru Gonzalez [email protected]

Learning Lunch: Guiding the Caregiver: Alzheimer’s

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.

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Guiding the Caregiver: Alzheimer’s with Tara DeLuca, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC|Care Consultant/Director of Client Assistance, Hudson Valley, NY Chapter| Alzheimer’s Association 

This Learning Lunch is geared towards the care industry that supports the caregiver. During this presentation attendees will learn up to date information on communicating how to better identify the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors. You will learn strategies for helping the caregiver, and first line personnel in decoding messages through non-verbal communication to connect and communicate in more meaningful ways at each stage of the disease. Through open discussion and a case example, this Learning Lunch will also teach you to identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing them.

Tara joined the Alzheimer’s Association in June 2019 as a care consultant serving Dutchess and Ulster counties. Tara DeLuca is a licensed creative arts therapist with more than 10 years of experience working with a variety of populations. Her work has included individual patient/family consultation, managing an art volunteer program and community-engagement events with a broad and positive impact. Tara is honored to serve the community in her role as director of client assistance, educating the public and creating individual plans for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. 

Tuesday, April 7th 12-1:30 PM

Bring Your Own Lunch!

FREE

The Kirkland – 2 Main St., Kingston

RSVP to Maru Gonzalez [email protected]

Learning Lunch: Combating the Opioid Crisis in Ulster County w/Sheriff Figueroa

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.

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Combating the Opioid Crisis in Ulster County

Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa has charted a bold course to battle opioid crisis. Join us as he discusses:

  • How Law enforcement provides outreach and intervention to addicts and families.
  • The MAT (Medically Assisted Treatment) program at the Ulster County jail.
  • How the sheriff’s office is partnering with other county agencies and community agencies to combat this crisis.

Juan Figueroa has always been moved by a sense of service to people in his community and country. Juan joined the US Marine Corps straight out of Wallkill Senior high school. Stationed in Japan, South Korea, Camp Lejeune NC, he took back with him important lessons in life: the importance of racial diversity and respect, regardless of personal differences.

After active duty with the Marines for four years, Juan served 18 years with the Marine Corps Reserve. During that time, as Chief Warrant Officer, he held primary responsibilities in Operations, aviation logistics support, budget, training, deployment, and base facilities abroad. In the early 1990s he deployed and was in charge of deploying over 150 Marines and support requirements during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Juan became a trooper with the New York State Police in 1988, patrolling roads in Ulster County. During his 25-year career with the State Police, he assumed key leadership roles initially as a Police Academy Instructor and Field Training Officer, then as an Investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for 19 years. Juan worked on several long term investigations involving Money Laundering / narcotics and drug cartels. Investigations during his term resulted in the seizure of over $60 million in cash, 400+ kilos of drugs, and the arrest of key figures in the drug trade. Juan also was part of investigations relating to organized crime, economic crime, corruption, racketeering, extortion, identity and vehicle theft. With a distinguished career as a veteran and five years in the corporate arena, Juan brings a broad perspective to law enforcement. He believes in upholding the law while working with the community and applying proactive, innovative, and sensible approaches to the county’s most pressing issues, such as the opioid epidemic. Juan represents a brand of leadership that values fairness, compassion, respect, and the highest standards of professionalism at all levels. After many years of public service, he remains bound by an unwavering sense of duty and deep commitment to the community.

Sheriff Figueroa was elected in November of 2018. He is the first Puerto Rican American to be elected Sheriff in the State of New York.

Thursday, April 2nd, 12 Noon to 1:30 PM

Bring your own lunch!

RSVP to Maru Gonzalez [email protected]

 

Affordable Commercial Lease Space Available at Energy Square!

Come be part of one of a kind opportunity rising in Midtown Kingston!

Property Overview

• Two Ground Floor Commercial  Ground Floor Spaces Available:    Unit 1: 914 SF    Unit 2: 838 SF 
• Spaces may be leased separately or combined as 1,752 SF
• Located one block off Broadway, on Cedar, corner of Iwo Jima
• Next to the Center for Creative Education (CCE)
• Affordable commercial rates – 12 PSF modified gross

Project Overview

The first floor of this five-story building features 11,000 square feet of civic/ commercial space. Set to open in Spring of 2020, the local nonprofit Center for Creative Education (CCE) will provide comprehensive community-based art and job training programs for young adults ages 18 to 25. The upper floors will house 57 mixed-income apartments owned and managed by RUPCO, a trusted community partner with a proven track record for delivering high-quality affordable housing in the Hudson Valley.
Energy Square’s innovative design features new construction with a “Net Zero for Living” standard. RUPCO will equip the building with enough solar capacity to generate and meet electrical usage of all residential and common area use.

Nearby Businesses

•Ulster County Performing Arts Center (UPAC)
•Dunkin Donuts
•Barcone’s Music Center
•Kingston Library
•YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
•Kingston Food COOP (coming soon)
•Health Alliance Hospital
•Kingston High School
•Kingston City Hall
•Kingston Water Department
•SUNY Ulster Kingston
•Monkey Joes Roasting Co.
•Joe Beez
•Sunoco Gas Station
•Rite Aid/Walgreens
•Boice Brothers Dairy
•United States Post Office

Contact: Kendra Home, RUPCO 845.331.2140 x 267 [email protected]

Learning Lunch – Hudson Valley Women Artists, A collection of short films

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


Learning Lunch Series Presents: In their Own Voice, Hudson Valley Women Artists, A collection of short films.

In honor of Women’s History Month, filmmaker and historian Stephen Blauweiss will present a sampling from his collection of short films featuring past and present female artists and artisans from around the Hudson Valley. The films showcase a wide variety of styles, disciplines, and mediums, including metal-smithing, indoor & outdoor installations, children’s book illustration, painting, photography, glass work and silk-screening.

Thursday, March 19th at noon

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

Thursday March 19th at noon

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

Learning Lunch Series – What’s your Vision?

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


Learning Lunch Series Presents:

What’s your Vision? with Bryant “Drew” Andrews, Co-founder + Executive Director of the Center for Creative Education and creator and CEO of DXF® – Dance Xross Fitness®.  Come and hear Drew discuss how to commit to living your life! Drew will share his life experiences, thoughts on personal enrichment and cultural awareness, along with how he’s transformed his passion into successful strategies as well as how to use his key attributes to becoming the person you envision.  

Wednesday March 4th at noon

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

 

 

 

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

Learning Lunch Series – Screening of Housing: A Human Right

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


Learning Lunch Series Presents: A Screening of Housing: A Human Right. A collaborative film between Rise Up Kingston and Survival Media Agency that amplifies the stories of two Rise Up Members, Yolanda Knox and Freedom Walker Dickerson. Their stories are emblematic of the struggle of black, brown, and low-income people to secure stable and healthy housing. The film debuted at the 2019 O+ Festival, and was sponsored by RUPCO, Radio Kingston, and Hudsy.

Tuesday March 10th at noon

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

 

Callie Jayne’s desire to fight for justice began in 8th grade protesting against inequitable dress code policies. Callie’s career started off in sales, bouncing from job-to-job, and struggling to make ends meet. When deciding to go back to college, she transitioned to the post-secondary education field – wanting to focus on helping women prioritize their education, and moving forward in their careers. It was then, that she found herself in a situation like so many before her – a single mother, trying to survive within structures that were created to make sure she failed.

Callie finished her undergraduate degree in business, and then went on to complete her Masters’ in Nonprofit Management. For her internship, she began working at a human services organization, which later hired her full time. She built and expanded the volunteer base and pantry hours which increased the number of families who were able to access food. She increased the individual giving, community and business engagement which lowered operational costs. Though providing emergency services was helping hundreds of families every week, it was doing nothing to change the systems of oppression that are set in place.

Her life, work and educational experiences led her to discover the institutionalized issues that were preventing her and many others from all walks of life from achieving a quality standard of living. Her desire for change comes from the belief that all people deserve a basic standard of living, and if we could all come together and hear many differing perspectives, that we can use our struggles to achieve collective greatness.

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

Learning Lunch Series – Black History Month Kingston with Frank Waters

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


Come hear Frank Waters speak about the third year of Black History Month Kingston. Last year was historic and displayed the united consciousness of the community of Kingston. This year African-American contributions will be highlighted along with strategies of growth, awareness and celebration. Over 30+ events are planned city wide for 2020! Come learn how your organization can contribute to this great celebration and assist in the growth of our newly founded annual tradition. Black History Month Kingston is projected to become a favorite annual community celebration for all generations throughout the Hudson Valley. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation, education and pay tribute to Kingston’s African-American legacy.

Come and learn about:

  • The History of Black History in Kingston
  • The Highlight of events – review full calendar of events planned
  • Opportunities available for volunteering, engagement and participation!

Frank Waters is an artist, dedicated father and member of the Kingston community. A visionary with a passion for entrepreneurship, marketing and simply bringing people together. His projects include Black History Month Kingston, which acknowledges and celebrates African American culture,  MyKingstonKids, a nonprofit that produces and promotes activities and content for families, and as vice-president of Harambee, which created Kingston’s first African American day parade and festival. Waters is also a board member of the Midtown Arts District and the Successful River Cities Coalition. Waters was recently appointed as executive director of Kingston Midtown Rising, where he will spearhead the development of programming and unique opportunities for residents and neighbors of Midtown.

 

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

Learning Lunch Series – Forsaken In Life, Forgotten In Death

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


A Talk With New Paltz Town Historian, Susan Stessin-Cohn:

Forsaken In Life, Forgotten In Death

Susan is a professional genealogist and a former Professor of Education at SUNY New Paltz. She served as Director of Education at Historic Huguenot Street, and chair of the New Paltz Historic Land Commission. Susan co-curated several exhibits focusing on the history of the Hudson Valley on topics such as: slavery, 19th century women’s needlework, poverty and the poorhouse system, the Civil War, and the Lenape People. She is currently the Historian for the Town of New Paltz, New York and serves as chair of the New Paltz Historical Society.

RSVP to [email protected]