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

    6/14/2022 - Kingston Point Beach Will Open on June 17, Andretta Pool Will Open June 25


    June 14, 2022


    Kingston Point Beach Will Open on June 17

    Andretta Pool Will Open June 25


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce that Kingston Point Beach will officially open on Friday, June 17, 2022. The beach will be open with lifeguards on duty five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00am-4:45pm.

    The Andretta Pool and splash pad will be open to the public starting on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The pool will be open Wednesdays through Sundays (times vary each day, see attached schedule). Mondays and Tuesdays are closed for summer camp swim days. As in the past two summers, there will be no entry fee for the pool.

    Hours for both the beach and pool are subject to change, based on staffing and weather. Check the Kingston Parks and Recreation Facebook page for updates.

    “We are so excited to open the beach and pool to our residents this summer,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Parks and Recreation Director Lynsey Timbrouck for her hard work in making sure we have plenty of lifeguards to keep the beach and pool open and fully operational throughout the season. We look forward to a great summer of swimming, and are happy to provide both amenities free of charge.”

    Parks and Recreation Director Lynsey Timbrouck said, “Parks and Recreation is pleased to be able to open the pool and beach for our community, especially at time when lifeguards are difficult to come by. I’m grateful for our dedicated staff and the time being put in to train and prepare for the season ahead. We wish everyone a safe and fun summer!”

    As part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant, the City of Kingston is investing approximately $1.8 million in Andretta Pool Improvements. The City has completed Phase 1, which included a new roof and masonry repairs at the pool house; pool lining repairs and installation of a new pump and filter; and the installation of a new splash pad. Phase 2 will begin with renovation of the pool house interior when the 2022 swim season closes. More info at