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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

    4/14/2021 - Pavilions to Re-Open in City of Kingston Parks on May 1, 2021

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 14, 2021

     

    Pavilions to Re-Open in City of Kingston Parks

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City of Kingston park pavilions will open to the public on May 1, 2021 and are now taking rental reservations. 

    City of Kingston Parks & Recreation closed all pavilions in local parks in March 2020 due to the potential spread of Coronavirus. With guidance from New York State, pavilions will reopen to the public in May with a maximum capacity of 200 people, which will be strictly enforced. Pavilion rentals will be available from May 1 through October 24, 2021 with fees ranging from $65 to $190. 

    “The re-opening of our pavilions will help our residents celebrate special events outdoors in a safe and healthy way,” said Mayor Noble. “While we still encourage all residents to remain vigilant in stopping the spread of Coronavirus by wearing masks and social distancing, we hope the community will enjoy the park’s amenities with family and friends.” 

    “We’re pleased to be able to resume renting our popular pavilions,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Recreation. “Residents have been eager to celebrate various occasions in our parks and we’re happy that we can now provide them with the space to do so. We would like to remind the community to continue following all CDC guidelines while visiting our parks to ensure that they are keeping themselves and others as safe as possible.” 

    To reserve a pavilion, contact Parks and Recreation at 845-481-7330 or chuppert@kingston-ny.gov or visit www.kingstonparksandrec.org.