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

    6/23/2022 - 52nd Annual Children’s Day Parade to be Held on July 15, 2022


    June 23, 2022


    52nd Annual Children’s Day Parade to be Held on July 15, 2022


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the 52nd Annual Children’s Day Parade will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022. The theme this year is “Heroes.”

    “The Children’s Day Parade is a wonderful Kingston tradition that so many families look forward to every year,” said Mayor Noble. “This year the theme is an apt one – heroes can be interpreted in many ways. Maybe it’s a first responder or medical professional, or a superhero. We will see many of our local heroes at this event-- from Kingston firefighters and police officers to the many vital community organizations and youth groups. I look forward to celebrating all these Kingston heroes!”

    Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of the City of Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department said, “We are thrilled to bring back the Children’s Day Parade after a two-year hiatus. There’s no denying the difficulties and challenges we have all faced since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but healthcare providers, emergency personnel, food service industry staff, and so many others continue to work tirelessly to serve our community in our time of need. So this year’s theme of ‘Heroes’ feels most fitting to honor every type of hero, especially the ones who don’t wear capes. The Parks and Recreation Department is looking forward to a fun-filled celebration!”

    Lineup begins at 4:30pm on Pine Grove Avenue and Marys Avenue, with the parade stepping off promptly at 6:00pm. Following the parade, the Kingston Plaza is providing food and water for participants.

    Applications to participate in the parade can be found here:

    Parade Route

    The parade will step off of Pine Grove Avenue onto Broadway at 6:00pm. The parade will proceed up Broadway and onto Albany Avenue, make a right turn onto Clinton Avenue and then another right turn onto Westbrook Lane. Floats and units will then continue down Westbrook Lane, pass the Herzog’s Lumber Yard and will take the next left towards the back of Herzog’s store.