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]

    Junior Naturalist 2023

    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!

    Registration Opens at 9:00am March 18th, 2024!!

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    Session     Date                       Grade Currently Enrolled In

    A             July 1-July 12               Kindergarten-1st Grade

    B            July 15-July 26              2nd Grade-3rd Grade

    C            July 29-Aug 9               4th Grade-5th Grade        

    D             Aug 12 -Aug 16           6th, 7th and 8th Grade

    This program includes:

    • Hikes at local nature preserves
    • Fishing on the Hudson River
    • Kayaking at Kingston Point
    • Nature Games and Crafts
    • Specialized Group Programs
    • Forsyth Nature Center Animal Programs
    • Summer Bike Program for older youth


    The program will begin at 9am and end at 3pm, Monday-Friday. The program meets at the Forsyth Nature Center in Forsyth Park.


    Fee Structure:

    Sessions A, B, C

    Kingston Resident: $210

    Non-Resident: $290

    Parks Summer Program Participant:  Resident $125; Non-Resident $180


    Session D

    Kingston Resident: $115      Non-Resident: $155

    Parks Summer Program Participant: Resident $70; Non-Resident: $115


    For more information, please call 845-481-7336

    Registration begins March 18, 2024 in person or at or at