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]

    2021 Employment 



    Parks and Recreation is looking to fill two vacant positions; (1) Full-time Recreation Leader position and (1) Seasonal Laborer position. Some of the responsibilities for each role are listed below:

    Recreation Leader:

    • Organize, plan, develop and implement programs planned for a facility
    • Organizes groups according to age, interest, and ability
    • Organizes, promotes and directs activities such as softball, basketball, tennis, and volleyball leagues, and other programs as assigned
    • Supervises seasonal staff at area parks and playgrounds, as well as public pool
    • Assists in the organization of and conduct of socials, dances and other special events 


    Seasonal Laborer:

    • Opening/closing up buildings and facilities
    • Setting up/breaking down program equipment
    • Managing facilities during sporting games and events
    • Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and highly touched surfaces


    If you are interested, please fill out the application directly below or contact Carole at the Parks and Recreation office at 845-481-7330 or e-mail her at

    [email protected]


    Employment Application


    Recreation Leader Job Description





    The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation is currently accepting employment applications for the 2021 Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Program.  Anyone wishing to apply must be 16 years of age or older.  Click on the link below to open the application and print it. Application deadline is April 30th. 



    Kingston Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for our 2021 LIT program! Anyone wishing to apply for a position must be 14 or 15 years of age. Application deadline to be announced. Applications must be filled out completely by the potential employee and we will only be discussing topics with the applicant who is applying for the position (*hint hint parents*) Give us a call at 845-481-7330 if you have any questions!