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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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    6/5/2020 - City of Kingston Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks, Will Have Motorcade Parade

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 5, 2020

     

    City of Kingston Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks,

    Ulster County Organizes Motorcade Parade 

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble regrets to announce that the 2020 Fourth of July fireworks display and celebration has been cancelled due to New York State COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.  

    In consultation with public health officials, the City of Kingston has determined that the annual Fourth of July fireworks and gathering cannot safely occur while following the State’s social distancing guidelines. In an effort to honor our frontline workers, healthcare workers and first responders, there will be a motorized parade in the City of Kingston, and simultaneously across Ulster County, on Sunday, July 5, 2020

    “This was a difficult decision, as the July Fourth fireworks is one of Kingston’s most beloved events, which brings together hundreds of residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Noble. “This year we are excited to join Ulster County and our surrounding municipalities to show our collective appreciation for frontline workers. We honor these essential members of our community by celebrating the holiday safely, protecting the health of those around us.”

    More information about the July 5 cavalcade, including time, locations, and further details will be forthcoming from the County Executive’s office in the coming weeks.  

    Mayor Noble and the City of Kingston would like to offer huge thanks to local law firm Mainetti & Mainetti, PC for their readiness to sponsor the fireworks again this year, and their ongoing support of this beloved community event.

    Mayor Noble adds, “Our region is expected to be in Phase 3 of the re-opening plan by early July, so I encourage everyone to celebrate the Fourth by enjoying re-opened shops and restaurants over the holiday weekend.”