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

    6/10/2022 - Music in the Parks & Movies Under the Stars Series Return


    June 10, 2022

    Music in the Parks & Movies Under the Stars

    Series Return This Summer


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble, the Departments of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce that Music in the Parks and Movies Under the Stars will return in 2022. The City of Kingston’s popular outdoor summer entertainment series returns with events featuring established and emerging local performers. For two special events, the concerts will be paired with Movies Under the Stars for a double-header of family entertainment. All events are free and open to the public.


    Saturday, July 9

    Academy Green Park

    7:00pm jazz concert featuring The Sweet Spot

    8:30pm Soul movie


    Saturday, July 23

    TR Gallo Park

    7:00-8:30pm folk/country rock concert featuring Kurt Henry and Dog Knows


    Saturday, July 30

    TR Gallo Park

    8:30pm History of the Rondout: Then and Now movie


    Friday, August 5

    Dietz Stadium

    8:30pm Cool Runnings movie


    Friday, August 12

    Hutton Park

    7:00-8:30pm latin music concert featuring Alessandra with Laura González

    8:30pm Encanto movie


    Saturday, August 20

    TR Gallo Park

    7:00-8:30pm latin/funk concert feat. Ruperto Ifil’s New York Funk Alliance w Christine Spero, piano


    “We are proud to offer such fun, lively programming in our beautiful parks this summer,” said Mayor Noble. “We hope everyone will grab a blanket and bring the whole family to these great music and movie nights. We also want to thank Radio Kingston for their support in helping us bring quality events to the community.”

    Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. In the case of bad weather, rain dates will be announced. More information available at: