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

    (845) 331-0080

    The City of Kingston is proud to announce its 5th Annual Earth Fair and Expo (previously "Green Friday"). This event, hosted at the Forsyth Park and Nature Center, is a sustainability fair, held entirely outdoors, for the Kingston community and the larger region. 

     April 21st, 2018

    Forsyth Park, Kingston, NY 



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    If interested in sponsoring or to find out more information click here


    Exhibitors, both for and not-for profit, are welcome to submit applications for a space at the Fair and Expo: 

    Exhibitor Application

    City Application (Only for exhibitors who are selling)


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    Electronics Recycling


    Taking flight Brids Walk with Mark DeDea

    Birdscaping your Backyard with Mark DeDea

    Electric Vehicle Demos

    Meditation Class with Micah

    Gentle Yoga with Mel 


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    WKNY will be broadcasting LIVE all day onsite

    Green Infrastructure Tour

    40 space pervious Asphalt parking lot

    Permeable paver stone walkway and patio

    Rainwater harvesting and Rain barrels

    Rain Garden

    Xeriscape Garden



    Live Music All Day Long!!

    Ami Madeline

    Bill Melvin

    Deb Martin 

    George Washington School Youth

    John DeNicolo


    Vince Fisher


    Contact information:

    Julie Noble
    Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator 

    Kingston Parks and Recreation
    467 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401