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
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    4/4/2023 - Youth Art Exhibition at City Hall, Opening April 29


    April 4, 2023


    Mayor Noble Hosts Youth Art Exhibition at City Hall

    Opening Reception for ‘Art Out Loud’ to be Held April 29, 2023


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble, the Kingston Arts Commission, and the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs are pleased to present a youth art exhibition, Art Out Loud, in the City Hall ground floor gallery space, which will run from April 29 to September 21, 2023.

    The Art Out Loud exhibition spotlights the artistry of Kingston’s young creatives with a visual arts exhibition by the D.R.A.W, the Kingston High School Art Club, and My Kingston Kids’ Photography NOW! programs.

    An opening reception for the Art Out Loud youth art exhibition will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at City Hall. The opening reception will include performances, including the Boys and Girls Club youth choir, Club Harmony; the Center for Creative Education’s Energy Dance Troupe, and spoken word poetry by Harambee Kingston Youth Program members. The event is free and open to the public, with refreshments and opportunities to register for the participating youth organizations’ summer programs.

    “We are so thrilled to showcase the talent of these artistic young people at City Hall through a variety of works in various mediums,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Kitt Potter, and all the participating youth organizations that inspire our young people to be expressive and creative each and every day. I invite the community to join us at the opening reception or stop by City Hall to see this exciting exhibition.”

    Isabel Cotarelo, Kingston Arts Commissioner and Chair, City of Kingston Youth Exhibition said, “Art Out Loud represents my belief that by giving our youth the opportunity to express themselves through the arts, this not only benefits their emotional and intellectual well-being but reveals to the community a new world that should be nurtured, respected, and commended. I am so proud of and immensely enthusiastic about our youth participants and I hope the entire community will come out and help us to celebrate them.”

    The Art Out Loud visual arts exhibition will be on view until September 21, during City Hall business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, or by appointment.

    For further information, visit or contact Kitt Potter, Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs at [email protected] or 845-331-3929.