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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
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    Kingston News

    9/27/2022 - ‘Kingston Revealed’ Exhibition Opens at City Hall on Oct. 1


    September 26, 2022

    ‘Kingston Revealed’ Exhibition Opens at City Hall on October 1

    Art Celebrates All Contributions to Kingston’s History

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble, Common Council Majority Leader Rita Worthington, and the Department of Arts & Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce that a landmark art exhibition, Kingston Revealed will be displayed from October 1, 2022 through the end of the year at the Ground Floor Gallery of City Hall.

    The Kingston Revealed exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, October 1 from 3:00 to 5:00pm, which will feature performances by the Pablo Shine Latin Jazz Trio and award-winning Native American singer-storyteller Matoaka Little Eagle. The reception is free and open to the public.

    In conjunction with the 150th Anniversary Celebration, the Kingston Revealed exhibition includes a spectrum of artistic expression and works that illuminate the complexity of cultures and heritages in our community, and the contributions made by all Kingstonian peoples, past and present.

    The exhibition will feature artwork by Michael Bisio, Debbie Auer-Breithaupt, Ben Eichert, Amy Fenton, Judit German-Heins, Debra Hymes, Pat Jow Kagemoto, Josh Kramb, Carmen Lizardo, Doug Menuez, All Dolled Up by Mumba, Nancy Ostrovsky, Pablo Shine, Coyote Old Song Paul Tobin, and Michael A. Torres.

    “I want to thank Majority Leader Rita Worthington, our Arts Director Kitt Potter, and all the artists for submitting such incredible work,” said Mayor Noble. “I encourage the public to visit the gallery and view this wonderful exhibition for the remainder of the year!”

    Council Majority Leader Rita Worthington said, “To be able to present the Kingston Revealed art exhibition is quite an achievement. I am thrilled and excited to be a part of this historic event. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Mayor for his support and commitment to this project and have no doubt that this exhibition will irradiate those who are often forgotten while reflecting and celebrating all of the collective experiences and contributions of Kingston’s beloved community.” 

    Kingston Revealed was curated by Kingston Arts Commissioners Chair Marielena Ferrer-Harrington, Ward Mintz, and Julio Nazario; and championed by Neville Bean, the Center for Photography Woodstock in Kingston, Richard Frumess, M.A.D./D.R.A.W, and Glenn Werner.

    Select works will enter the City of Kingston’s permanent art collection after the exhibition. Artists whose works are designated for the city’s permanent art collection will receive $750. Funding will be provided by the City’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation. 

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