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

    7/2/2021 - Upcoming Filming at Kingston Point Beach July 7-10


    July 2, 2021 


    Upcoming Filming at Kingston Point Beach July 7-10

    Half of the Beach and Parking Lot to Remain Open to the Public


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble wishes to inform the public about upcoming filming to take place at Kingston Point Beach on July 7-10, 2021.  

    Production crews will be prepping the area at Kingston Point Beach on Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8 from 7:00am-5:00pm, and will be filming on the beach on Friday, July 9 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. On Saturday, July 10, crews will be breaking down the set from 7:00am to 5:00pm. 

    During filming on Friday, July 9, actors will be depicting a war-time scene and special effects will be used that may cause loud noises. During set-up, filming, and take down, half of the beach and half of the parking lot will remain open to the public. Swimming and water sports will be allowed, but some areas will be restricted. Lifeguards will be on duty during normal beach hours (10am-5:00pm).

    Parks and Recreation programming will not be effected, including Beach Volleyball, Junior Naturalist Program, Kayak Night Paddle and Kayaking class. The pavilion will be closed, but the changing facilities and bathrooms will be open to public. Rotary Park and the dog park will remain completely open.

    The Police and Fire Departments will have officers on-site for the duration.  

    Any questions or concerns can be directed to the HBO Production Location Manager Miguel Virola at 718-913-1373 or [email protected].