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]

    Kingston News

    9/22/2020 - Changes to Kingston Point Beach Afterhours Access


    September 22, 2020 

    Changes to Kingston Point Beach Afterhours Access

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department announce the installation of a gate at the entrance of the Kingston Point Beach parking lot. On Tuesday, September 22, the Department of Public Works installed a new gate at the entrance to Kingston Point Beach, which will be locked nightly at dusk and reopened in the morning.

    “All of our parks are open from dawn to dusk. Having the beach open afterhours has led to safety hazards, vandalism, and other issues,” said Mayor Noble. “In order to mitigate these disturbances, a gate has been installed at the entrance to the Kingston Point Beach parking lot. The beach will be open and accessible during daylight hours and, though there is no lifeguard on duty, we encourage visitors to the beach during the day. However, to ensure the safety of all, we will be locking the gate at nightfall. We are discouraging nighttime use of all our parks.” 

    “The Parks and Recreation Department worked hard to open the beach to the public this summer, which required a variety of new safety protocols and operational changes due to COVID-19,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Recreation Director. “We are also in the midst of implementing capital improvements to enhance ADA accessibility for all visitors to the beach. We look forward to continuing to make important updates to one of our city’s most treasured assets and appreciate everyone working together to keep our beach safe, clean, and accessible each day.”

    The Kingston Police Department and the Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments will be responsible for locking and unlocking the gate each day. All emergency personnel will have access to the locks.