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

    8/22/2014 - Tri-Lutheran Churches plan Clean Up on median on Lower Broadway

    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, AUGUST 22, 2014

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    TRI-LUTHERAN CHURCHES PLAN CLEAN UP ON MEDIAN ON LOWER BROADWAY

    On Saturday, September 6 from 9 am to 12 noon, members of the three Lutheran churches (Trinity, Redeemer and Immanuel) will be at the median on lower Broadway to “weed and clean” as part of their 26th Evangelical Lutheran Church in America anniversary “God’s Work Our Hands” day of service. A Rain Date has been set for Saturday, September 13.

    Mayor Gallo offered, “The group has actively participated in community projects and I am delighted the members of the Tri-Lutheran churches have adopted the median of lower Broadway as part of their day of service again this year. We are hopeful this group will continue to offer their volunteer services.” For more information on the Tri-Lutheran Churches’ 26th Anniversary community project, contact Deacon Elke Hekler at 901 1736 or email: e.hekler@gmail.com

     

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