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

    Junior Naturalist 2017

    Junior Naturalist Program Registration begins in March 13th 2017 at 12:01 am and will be available to book online at You can also register and pay over the phone  (call 845-481-7339) or stop in to register at 467 Broadway, Kingston. Scholarships are available by application.

    During the Junior Naturalist Program, participants are given the opportunity to learn, recreate and enjoy nature during an intensive summer experience. The program meets at the Forsyth Nature Center from 9am-3pm. Youth participate in hands on environmental education programming in a variety of subject areas while also kayaking, fishing, hiking, exploring and much more! Space is very limited and many sessions fill up on the first day!


    2017 Junior Naturalist Dates 

    *Enrollment is based on grade child is CURRENTLY enrolled

    Session A: K-1st Grade       June 26-July 7

    Session B: 2nd-3rd Grade   July 10- July 21

    Session C: 4th-5th Grade    July 24- August 4

    Session D: 6, 7, 8th Grade  August 7- August 11



    Sessions A, B &C Resident: $200

                      Non Resident: $260

    Session D Resident: $105

            Non Resident: $155

    For more information, Contact Julie Noble at 845-481-7339/