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

    4/29/2022 - Kingston Earth Fair Returns Saturday, May 14, 2022


    April 29, 2022


    Kingston Earth Fair Returns Saturday, May 14, 2022


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department will host the eighth Earth Fair on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Forsyth Park.

    After a two-year hiatus, the event will feature many vendors, including local businesses and organizations showcasing their commitment to sustainability, live music performances by Bill Melvin, Deb Martin & Bill Beveridge, Vince Fisher, Energy Dance Company, Percussion Orchestra of Kingston, and the George Washington Elementary Peace Singers. Food vendors will include Little Garden of Eat’n and La Ruta del Sol, as well as root beer floats from Keegan Ales and teas from Sassafras Mercantile.

    “We are so excited to bring back Earth Fair this year, as the City’s homegrown sustainability festival,” said Mayor Noble. “This event is designed to engage and inspire the community to be environmental stewards, to get outdoors, to care for our earth. There is something for everyone, from eco-friendly vendors, to educational and advocacy groups, to farms, to energy contractors.”

    The Earth Fair will also host a Repair Café where the public can bring a broken but beloved item and repairers will teach you how to fix it. For the Earth Day Exchange, attendees can swap used clothes, toys, books, or household goods. The City will be collecting electronic waste such as computers and televisions and for the first time, a Refrigerants Collection, where only at this event, can residents bring an old refrigerator, dehumidifier or air conditioning, for free disposal. There will also be an Electric Vehicle Showcase and free e-bike test rides.

    Kids’ activities include face painting, a HomeSpun Merry Go Round, live animal presentations by Erik’s Reptile Edventures, fun activities with My Kingston Kids, and more.

    Bike Friendly Kingston will host a family Slow Ride, a guided group bicycle ride meant for all abilities done at a slow pace. The ride will be around seven miles with introductions to different bicycle amenities. Bicycles with gears are recommended. Participants should wear helmets, have front and rear lights, bring water, and wear comfortable clothing.

    The Kingston Earth Fair is free and open to everyone. Parking is available at the Nature Center’s Dietz Stadium Entrance and the Lucas Avenue entrance to Forsyth Park. Additional parking is also available at Edson Elementary School.

    For more information about this event, including exhibitor registration or volunteering, visit