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

    7/22/2021 - Kingston Park Improvements Project Phase 1 Construction Underway


    July 22, 2021 


    Kingston Park Improvements Project Phase 1 Construction Underway


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1 is now underway. 

    The Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1 includes the creation of a youth soccer field and parking lot improvements, and is funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. A new playground will also be constructed as part of the project, which was funded by the City’s Recreation Fee. These amenities will be constructed adjacent to the beach on the north of Delaware, east of the entrance to the beach. 

    “The community has been asking for a soccer field for years, and we are thrilled to add yet another brand new playground to our expansive parks portfolio,” said Mayor Noble. “This project also takes into consideration environmental/sustainability efforts. The new parking lot will be raised several feet to prevent flooding. The Department of Environmental Conservation conducted a wetland delineation of the site and we have been working with them to design Phase 2 of the project, which will include converting the existing parking lot to a wetland.”

    “We’re excited to continue expanding our parks and facilities,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Parks and Recreation. “With the addition of a youth soccer field, our residents will be provided with new recreational opportunities to enjoy.”

    The master plan for the project has been divided into two phases: Phase 1, currently underway, includes the improvements north of Delaware Avenue: the soccer field, parking lot, and playground. Phase 1 engineering designs were completed by Brinnier and Larios, a Kingston design and engineering firm and construction is being done by TJR Excavating Contractors out of Poughquag, NY. The Playground design and construction is being done by Jeffrey Associates, with a Playworld system. Phase 1 is expected to be complete by early fall. Phase 2 will include improvements south of Delaware Avenue: the facilitation and formal creation of a wetland at the west end of the existing parking lot, and improvements to the east end of the parking lot. Phase 2 design and construction will follow Phase 1. The City has applied for grant funding for Phase 2 and is awaiting awards. 

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