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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    6/18/2021 - Kingston Point Beach is Now Open, Andretta Pool and New Splash Pad Opening Delayed

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    June 18, 2021 

     

    Kingston Point Beach is Now Open

    Andretta Pool and New Splash Pad Opening Delayed

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that Kingston Point Beach officially opened on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. 

    Lifeguards will be on duty at Kingston Point Beach on Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm. However, due to a shortage of lifeguards across the Hudson Valley, the beach hours may fluctuate. Visit the Kingston Parks and Recreation Facebook page for daily updates. 

    The Andretta Pool and new splash pad opening will be postponed from the original date of June 19, 2021. Construction work at the Andretta Pool and the installation of a new splash pad amenity has been delayed due to weather, material shortages related to Covid, and other unexpected impediments. The pool is now tentatively expected to open to the public on Wednesday, June 30, if construction stays on the current schedule without further delays. 

    “The contractors are working diligently to finish this project and help us open the pool to the public as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Noble. “We are looking forward to unveiling the freshly-renovated pool, and we know everyone is excited about the new splash pad, so we’ve extended the pool hours and made it free for everyone to enjoy this summer.” 

    “The Parks and Recreation department is looking forward to construction being finalized so we can begin our pool season and celebrate the grand opening of the newly constructed splash pad. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience as the contractors put the finishing touches on this project,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Recreation. 

    Admittance to the Andretta Pool will be free of charge this summer, hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:45pm. For the health and safety of all, on Mondays and Tuesdays the pool will be reserved for Kingston Parks & Recreation summer camps and closed to the public. 

    Due to Covid-19 and the risk of spread, the pool facility was not able to open in 2020. However, with Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) funding, renovations to the pool house and pool continued throughout the summer and were completed in the fall. Work included installation of a new roof and masonry repairs, as well as pool lining restoration and installation of a new pump and filtration system.