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 - New Youth Soccer Field and Parking Lot at Kingston Point Park Now Open


    June 9, 2022


    New Youth Soccer Field and Parking Lot at Kingston Point Park

    Now Open


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce that the newly-built youth soccer field and parking lot at Kingston Point Park are officially open.

    On Thursday, June 9, Mayor Noble and representatives from the Parks and Recreation Department, Council Members, Recreation Commissioners, and youth soccer players from the Kingston Thunder FC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new soccer field and parking lot. 

    “We were thrilled to cut the ribbon on a brand new youth soccer field at Kingston Point Park today,” said Mayor Noble. “This is the first soccer field in our already extensive parks portfolio, so we are pleased to add this long-awaited amenity, and just in time for summer.”

    The soccer field and parking lot were built as part of the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1. The project was funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The parking lot and soccer field incorporated a design approach to bring the amenities out of the floodplain by elevating the land to adapt to sea level rise and avoid flooding. The design also incorporated green infrastructure elements to manage stormwater and to maximize green space.

    A new accessible playground will be constructed adjacent to the beach on the north side of Delaware this summer. The playground was funded separately through the City’s Recreation Fee Reserve. Construction is expected to begin in early July.

    “We are so excited to officially open this long-awaited youth soccer field,” said Lynsey Timbrouck

    Director of Recreation. “The demand for soccer fields and practice time has increased significantly over the last couple of years, so we are proud that we can now provide a space for the kids in our community to play!”

    Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 2 will include improvements south of Delaware Avenue, including the facilitation and formal creation of a wetland at the west end of the existing parking lot, and improvements, including regrading and paving the east end of the parking lot. The City of Kingston has been awarded a $654,500 grant from NYS Department of State for construction on Phase 2, which is anticipated for 2023.

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