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

    6/9/2022 - Albany Symphony to Perform Special Event in Kingston 6/19


    June 9, 2022


    Albany Symphony to Perform Special Event in Kingston

    on Sunday, June 19, 2022


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Albany Symphony are pleased to announce a special day-long event on Sunday, June 19, 2022 celebrating the Empire State Trail.

    The TrailBlaze NY series celebrates the completion of New York’s 750-mile Empire State Trail with events over five weekends and across nine counties. The TrailBlaze Kingston event will include a full day of outdoor activities culminating in a performance by the Albany Symphony at Hutton Brickyards followed by fireworks.

    Schedule of events (at Hutton Brickyards pavilion unless otherwise noted):

    All day                        Explore the region by boat or by rail with a Rip Van Winkle Boat Tour, explore the Hudson River Maritime Museum and take a trip on   Solaris, their solar-powered boat, and tour the Trolley Museum of New York and take a scenic ride on a restored trolley.

    8:00-10:00am             Self-guided cycle and hike in Sojourner Truth State Park

    11:00-12:30pm           Healing Sounds with Root3d  (check website for location)

    1:00-5:00pm               Self-guided tour of Kingston Point Rail Trail

    5:00pm                       Food and drinks available from Hutton Brickyards and local vendors

    5:00pm                       Free FunZone activities and a Dad Joke Contest

    6:15pm                       Opening Act: Taína Asili

    7:30pm                       Albany Symphony performance

    9:30pm                       Fireworks

    The Albany Symphony performance program includes: Loren Loiacono: Empire Lines for Percussion Quartet and Sinfonietta; Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring; Viet Cuong: Re(new)al for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra featuring Sandbox Percussion with popular favorites by John Williams, John Philip Sousa, and a folk song sing-a-long.

    “We are so thrilled that the Albany Symphony chose Kingston as one of the stops on their Trailblaze tour through New York State,” said Mayor Noble. “With the newly-opened Sojourner Truth State Park that is home to a portion of the Empire State Trail, and the gorgeous views from the Hutton Brickyards, this special event will highlight some of the amazing parks and open spaces that Kingston has to offer.” 

    Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller said, “The Albany Symphony and I are so excited to make our Kingston debut with this free concert which includes Aaron Copland's magnificent Appalachian

    Spring and a glorious fireworks finale. It's a great opportunity to welcome the community to the gorgeous Hutton Brickyards for some really beautiful music celebrating Kingston and the Empire State Trail. We're extremely excited to be joined by the amazing percussionists of Sandbox Percussion for Loren Loiacono's dazzling world premiere composition inspired by famous nearby Hudson River Landmarks. Thank you, Mayor Noble, and everyone in the mayor's office for partnering with us on this thrilling, one-of-a-kind weekend.”

    Parking will be limited. Parking will be available at Hutton Brickyards, with overflow parking available at Kingston Point Beach & Park. 

    More information at