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

    1/23/2014 - Live Well Kingston: 1st Annual Kingston Health Summit

    The 1st Annual Kingston Health Summit:  Find Inspiration for a Healthy 2014!

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at Kingston High School

    To view the Event Flyer, please click here. To view the flyer en Espanol, please click here.

    Kingston, NY Mayor Shayne Gallo and the Live Well Kingston Coalition, coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, invite all Kingston area residents to participate in the 1st Annual Kingston Health Summit at the Kingston High School on January 23, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Participants can discover ways to better their health and learn what is happening in Kingston to improve the community’s health.

    Mayor Shayne Gallo notes, “The Live Well Kingston coalition is about connecting and aligning people and organizations working toward the same goals for a healthier Kingston.  The Health Summit is an opportunity to bring together all these organizations and Kingston’s citizens under one roof to inspire more connectivity, synergy, and motivation for a culture of health in our city.”   

    The Summit opens with Mayor Gallo’s State of Kingston’s Health Address, outlining our community’s current health status and the partnerships, organizations, and initiatives in Kingston working to advance better health outcomes for Kingston.  The Center for Creative Education’s POOK and Energy drum and dance groups will set the tone for the evening with an upbeat demonstration on the high school auditorium stage. 

    Event sponsors MVP Health Care and Hudson Health Plan will present a workshop in both English and Spanish on NY State of Health, the official health plan marketplace for New Yorkers. Information on the various health insurance coverage options available and on how to enroll in a plan through the marketplace will be shared with attendees.

    Following the opening ceremonies, attendees can taste appetizers from local restaurants at the Healthy Taste of Kingston in the school’s cafeteria, test out an exercise they have never tried before during one of the physical activity workshops, learn new tips and tricks for a healthy diet at one of the healthy eating demonstrations, or simply browse the exhibits of many local health-related organizations and businesses.  There will be something for everyone from a Tricycle Race for Tots by Ulster County Community Action to a “Sit and Get Fit” session by the YMCA of Kingston.  Childcare for little ones and older children’s games and activities will also be offered.  Find more event details at:

    Most activities at the Summit are free and open to the public except for the Healthy Taste of Kingston.  Tickets worth $1 each will be sold at the door of the Healthy Taste of Kingston.  Attendees can choose the number of tickets they’d like to buy and then spend the tickets on the appetizers of their choice.  Appetizers will be priced in whole dollar amounts ($1, $2, $3, etc.)  Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Live Well Kingston coalition.   

    Live Well Kingston is a coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals working together to improve the environment, culture, and opportunities in Kingston, NY for residents to lead healthier lives.  Live Well Kingston envisions a community environment that promotes and supports healthier lifestyle choices.  The mission is to bring partners and residents together to facilitate policy, environmental, and systems changes that result in a healthy and active community. 

    Event organizers include:  Ulster BOCES New Visions and Literacy Zone Programs, the Kingston City School District, Ulster County Community Action, the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, the Institute for Family Health, the Ulster County Department of Health, and the City of Kingston.   

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