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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

    6/18/2020 - City of Kingston to Open Playgrounds on June 19

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 18, 2020 

    City of Kingston to Open Playgrounds on June 19

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce that playgrounds will re-open on June 19, 2020 with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in place. 

    Starting on Friday, families and children may begin to use City of Kingston playgrounds, which will be open and use-at-your-own-risk. New York State Department of Health strongly suggests using hand sanitizer before and after using playground equipment and frequently throughout play. Family groups should maintain a distance of six feet when not using the playgrounds.

    “We know families have been anxiously awaiting the re-opening of our wonderful playground facilities. We are happy to now be able to provide these spaces for children, but we urge everyone to use caution, and to bring your own hand sanitizer and face coverings,” said Mayor Noble. 

    “Recreation and leisure are significant factors for overall quality of life in every community. It has been challenging to have our playgrounds and facilities closed for the last several weeks, so we’re looking forward to being able to re-open our playgrounds and are counting on everyone follow all guidelines to keep themselves and others safe at all times,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Recreation Director.

    “This is great news, and I know it’s going to help with the health and emotional well-being of our residents to be able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather with their family,” said Steven Schabot, Ward 8 Alderman and Recreation Commissioner. “I also encourage those who visit the playgrounds to use caution and common sense to keep themselves and others safe.” 

    As a reminder, tennis courts in City of Kingston parks are open, and the Kingston Point Beach will open on Saturday, June 20. Bathrooms in the parks and at Dietz Stadium will open on June 29, 2020 and will cleaned and sanitized often.