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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

    3/18/2021 - Parks & Recreation Summer Programming to Return in 2021

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    March 18, 2021 

     

    Parks & Recreation Summer Programming to Return in 2021

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce that summer programs will be open in 2021. 

    Registration will open for summer camp, Junior Naturalists, swim lessons, and USTA/NJTL Tennis Clinics starting on March 29 at 9:00am. Registration will open for Adult Softball and Adult Co-Ed Beach Volleyball on April 5 at 9:00am. There will be new health and safety guidelines in place for all programming, which will be strictly enforced by Parks and Recreation staff.

    “We are so excited to reopen our summer camps and programming,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Recreation Director. “Although we’ve faced some challenges in the past year, our department remains committed to providing fun and safe activities for the community to enjoy. We want everyone to be aware that, due to COVID-19, the capacity will be limited at all camp locations, so we strongly urge you to sign up as soon as registration opens. Once a location has reached capacity, further registrants will be placed on a waiting list.”

    “It is with great excitement that we reopen our camps and summer programming to the community,” said Mayor Noble. “As we will be adhering to Covid guidelines, these beloved programs may look a little different this year, but will still have the same spirit. Not only attending these programs, but working for Parks and Recreation is a wonderful experience. We are looking for a diverse pool of applicants, and encourage anyone who is interested to apply.”

    Registration for all Parks and Recreation summer programs will be available at www.kingstonparksandrec.org or contact Carole Huppert at 845-481-7330 or chuppert@kingston-ny.gov for more information. Registrants are encouraged to sign up online. Anyone who requires in-person registration must first visit City Hall for a mandatory health screening before visiting the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center. City Hall is currently open to the public between 10:00am–2:00pm. 

    All programs are subject to change based on Covid-19 guidelines and CDC recommendations.

    The Parks and Recreation Department is also accepting applications for employment for seasonal recreation positions. Applications are due April 30, 2021 and can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/content/8401/40902/default.aspx.