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

    7/1/2021 - “Movies Under the Stars” Returns This Summer; Open Call for “Music in the Parks” Performers


    July 1, 2021 


    “Movies Under the Stars” Returns This Summer;

    Open Call for “Music in the Parks” Performers


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the return of the City’s popular Movies Under the Stars program, a series of five outdoor events held in Kingston’s parks and public spaces. 

    Movies Under the Stars is a free, family-friendly event. The following movies will be screened in 2021:


    Wednesday, July 21    Zootopia                                  Kingston Library         8:30pm     (rain date: July 28)

    Saturday, July 24           Lost Rondout                          TR Gallo Park            8:30pm

    Saturday, July 31        42                                            Loughran Park            8:30pm

    Saturday, August 14   Jumanji                                    TR Gallo Park             8:30pm     (Music in the Parks at 7pm)

    Saturday, August 28   Raya & the Last Dragon         TR Gallo Park             8:30pm     (Music in the Parks at 7pm)


    Music in the Parks will also be returning in 2021 with concerts on August 14 and August 28. Each musical event will begin at 7:00pm in TR Gallo Park and will precede the movie that night. The City of Kingston is looking for local musicians/bands to perform at the Music in the Parks. To apply, please fill out the Music in the Parks Submission Form here

    “We are so thrilled to bring back Movies Under the Stars and Music in the Parks. These free outdoor events provide family fun for all ages,” said Mayor Noble. “We encourage everyone to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a night outside with your friends and neighbors in our beloved Kingston parks.” 

    “We are looking for musical acts to perform at our two Music in the Parks events,” said Adrielle Farr, Director of Art and Cultural Affairs. “We are pleased to open this opportunity to local musicians and are excited to hear from our talented pool of Kingston performers. We welcome all local musicians to apply.”

    In the event of rain, notifications about postponements or cancellations will be posted at the City of Kingston and Parks & Recreation Facebook pages. 

    For more information on Movies Under the Stars, visit For more information about Music in the Parks, visit