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

    3/3/2022 - Applications for 2022 Music in the Parks Musicians Now Open


    March 3, 2022 


    Applications for 2022 Music in the Parks Musicians Now Open


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston Arts and Cultural Affairs and Parks and Recreation Departments have opened the application process for 2022 Music in the Parks performers. 

    Music in the Parks is a free, family-oriented concert series sponsored by the City of Kingston. Concerts are open to the public and will be held in Kingston parks.


    Saturday, July 9                      Jazz band and movie “Soul”               Academy Green          6:00pm

    Friday, July 22                        Latin band and movie “Encanto”       Hutton Park                6:00pm

    Saturday, August 13               TBD music                                          T.R. Gallo Park           6:00pm

    Saturday, August 20               TBD music                                          T.R. Gallo Park           6:00pm


    All Kingston-based musical artists interested in performing at the Music in the Parks series are encouraged to submit an application. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022. 

    The Music in the Parks 2022 selection committee will conduct reviews, and selected performers will be notified in early April. All applicants will receive a response once selections are completed. Confirmed ensembles will receive an honorarium. 

    Electronic and mail-in applications can be found here. More information at