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
    [email protected]


    Parks and Recreation Afterschool Programs

    The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department supports two free drop-in afterschool programs at the Everette Hodge Community Center and the Rondout Neighborhood Center where children do group activities, receive homework help, read books, hang out with friends, and have an afterschool meal.  

    See information below or contact the Rec Department main office at (845) 481-7330



    21 Franklin Street, Kingston, New York 12401 / (845) 331-9683

    The Hodge Center is owned by the City of Kingston and operated through a cooperative arrangement with the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and Family of Woodstock's Kingston Cares initiative. Funding for this unique partnership is provided by the City of Kingston Office of Community Development.

    The mission of the Everette Hodge Center is to provide a safe and supportive environment for the Kingston community through educational, environmental youth and community programs and health and human services.

    The free drop-in afterschool program is open to all school-aged youth in the KCSD and operates Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:15.

    For more information about the Hodge Center, please contact the Hodge Center Office at 845-331-9683.


    103 Broadway, Kingston, New York / (845) 331-2575

    Opened in 1971, the Rondout Neighborhood Center sits on the site of the former Liscomb's Opera House, which opened in 1894. The Rondout Neighborhood Center has served generations of Kingston's youth with exceptional programming.

    The free drop-in afterschool program is open to all school-aged youth in the KCSD and operates Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:15.

    Emergency contact forms are required prior to participation and can be found here.

    For more information about the RNC contact Andrew Williams at (845) 481-7332 / [email protected]