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

    12/31/2013 - Senior Dinner-Dance at Hillside Manor
    420 BROADWAY
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904




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    The annual Community Senior Dinner Dance hosted by the City of Kingston, Bruderhof Community and Hillside Manor will be held Tuesday, December 31 at the Hillside Manor located at 240 Boulevard from 8 pm to midnight.  The City of Kingston will be providing transportation from the senior complexes for seniors who plan to attend this event.

    City of Kingston seniors are urged to call the Hillside Manor to be guaranteed a reservation for the dinner (331 4386) and the CitiBus Office (331 3725) for a seat on the Kingston trolley.

    “This is another event our seniors look forward to every year and I urge City of Kingston seniors to make their reservations as soon as possible. I am grateful the Bruderhof Community is sponsoring this event for our senior residents,” Mayor Shayne Gallo added.

    The City Trolley will be picking up passengers at Birches in Port Ewen and Chambers Court in Town of Ulster at 6:45 pm; Colonial Gardens/Stuyvesant Charter and Rondout Gardens at 7 pm; Wiltwyck Gardens and  Yosman  Towers  at  7:15  pm;  Governor  Clinton  at  7:20  pm; Stuyvesant Hotel and Brigham Complex at 7:30 pm. A stop will also be made at the Cornell Street parking lot at 7:25 pm for City seniors who don’t live at the above mentioned complexes.

    For further information regarding the Senior Dinner Dance call 334 3902.