The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    8/4/2014 - Lights, Action, Camera - Independent Movie Filming in Kingston

    CITY OF KINGSTON
    OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
    CITY HALL
    420 BROADWAY
    KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904

    SHAYNE R. GALLO
    MAYOR

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 31, 2014

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    LIGHTS, ACTION, CAMERA!!!


    Mayor Shayne Gallo announced that an independent movie will be filmed in the City of Kingston starting August 5 through August 27 and residents are urged to observe parking and traffic restrictions that will be occurring. Traffic  may  be  delayed  and  restricted  parking  may  be  necessary  to accommodate the film production for periods of time throughout the month for equipment and crew vehicles.

    Mayor Shayne Gallo commented that “this is  a boost to the City of Kingston and we are very excited that film production companies continue to choose the City to make movies. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and businesses will be open as usual. However, residents and customers may have to seek alternative parking  in municipal parking lots or unmetered parking on side streets.”

    Mayor Gallo further stated that the community is urged to be alert for pedestrians and additional vehicles in the areas where film shooting is taking place.

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