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

    4/11/2023 - Kingston Earth Fair on the Waterfront on May 13, 2023


    April 11, 2023


    Reimagined 2023 Earth Fair on the Kingston Waterfront

    Ninth Annual Earth Fair to be Held on Saturday, May 13, 2023


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will host the ninth annual Earth Fair on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at T.R Gallo Park on the Kingston Waterfront.

    This free, family event is hosted in partnership with Clearwater, The Hudson River Maritime Museum, Radio Kingston, Live Well Kingston, Climate Smart Kingston, Bike Friendly Kingston, Catskill Mountain Keeper, Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, and New Yorkers for Clean Power, and will feature performances by the Center for Creative Education's Energy Dance Company, Mid-Hudson Juggling Club, Percussion Orchestra of Kingston and Uptown Lowdown.

    Live music performances will include Taína Asili, David & Jacob Bernz, Betty & the Baby Boomers, Tom Chapin, Reggie Harris, Lara Hope & the Arktones, The Mammals, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Maria y Matteo, Piedmont Bluz, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams and The Ulsterados.

    The 2023 Earth Fair will also feature kid’s activities and games, face painting, a solar-powered merry-go-round, and free Solaris boat rides and Clearwater tours. Food vendors will include Reggae Boy Café, Gab’s Veg Table, and Urugula, as well as root beer floats from Keegan Ales.

    At the Earth Day Exchange, attendees can swap used clothes, toys, books, or household goods. The City will be collecting electronic waste such as computers and televisions and offering refrigerants collection - free disposal of old refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners. 

    “We are proud to bring back the City’s ninth annual Earth Fair in a new waterfront location, and we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, it will be a zero-waste event,” said Mayor Noble. “This year, we are thrilled to partner with Clearwater, which will help make it the best yet, with an incredible line-up of performances and musical guests. I encourage everyone to come out to this family-friendly, fun-filled day, and enjoy the music and entertainment while learning about local eco-friendly companies and practices.”

    David Toman, Executive Director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater said, “The Sloop Clearwater is delighted to support the City of Kingston by providing music for this special event that celebrates our efforts to care for the Hudson River and our environment. Kingston is one of our great historic river towns making it the perfect place to learn about how to care for our natural world, all while enjoying great music, community connection, and the waterfront ambiance.”

    In addition to music, food, vendors, demonstrations, games and activities, Sun River Health will also provide a mobile health clinic with free health screenings throughout the day, and Live Well Kingston’s Heal Well group will lead a walk with medical residents from Sun River Health/Nuvance along the Greenline.

    The 2023 Earth Fair is looking for volunteers! Interested volunteers can fill out an application here and/or email [email protected]. Volunteers will work in two shifts: 9:30am to 1:30pm or 1:15pm to 5:15 pm.

    The Kingston Earth Fair is free and open to all. The Kingston Earth Fair is made possible by generous sponsors, which include Coldwell Banker and Village Green Realty, RYCOR Heating and Cooling, Keegan Ales, Ulster Savings Bank, Hot Water Solutions, Herzog’s, Ulster Federal Credit Union, New York State Solar Farm, and Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association.

    For more information about this event, including exhibitor registration or volunteering, visit