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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
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    Kingston News

    12/6/2013 - Snowflake Festival 2013

    Kingston Uptown Business Association

    Contact: KUBA

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    KUBA Presents The Snowflake Festival in Uptown Kingston
    The Snowflake Festival:  A Season Celebrating Community Giving will take place in Uptown Kingston on December 6th from 5-8pm. Bring the family to enjoy a festive tree lighting, a cheerful Holiday parade, a Holiday Treasure Hunt for children, and more!

    KINGSTON, NY - On Friday, December 6th from 5-8pm, the Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA)presents The Snowflake Festival: A Season Celebrating Community Giving.

    The Festival will feature special performance  events, quality time with Santa and his Elves, horse and buggy rides, a Holiday Treasure Map for children with stocking stuffers along the way, Holiday treats, shopping in Uptown stores and more! All the while, Uptown restaurants will be spreading Holiday cheer by serving heart-warming and belly-filling meals – make your reservations early!

    The Holiday Parade begins at 5pm at Dietz Stadium, and includes Santa Claus himself, great musical acts, and numerous surprises. The Parade will continue up North Front Street to Fair Street, down  Main Street, and then onto Wall Street, concluding with a Holiday Tree Lighting led by Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo at the intersection of Wall and North Front Streets.

    The 2013  Light  of  Kingston Grand Marshall will  be  Effie  Larios. The  Snowflake  Festival’s Season of Community Giving will recognize Mrs. Larios for her many years of service in the community.

    In the spirit of giving, the Snowflake Festival will recognize and partner with three charities this Holiday season: New Coats for Kids (pre-K to 12), People’s Place and Snowbound Meals for Kids. Donation areas for each of these charities will be set up at various venues along the Parade Route.

    Sponsored by KUBA in partnership with Manetti, Manetti and O’Connor and Basch and Keagan, LLP, The Snowflake  Festival will  be a fun family event to ring in the Yuletide, and a great way  to give back to the community.

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