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

    6/9/2023 - Mayor Noble Reopens Hasbrouck Park Playground with New Safety Surface


    June 9, 2023

    Mayor Noble Reopens Hasbrouck Park Playground with New Safety Surface



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Director of Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce that the Hasbrouck Park playground is now open with a brand-new safety surface.

    On Friday, June 9, 2023, Mayor Noble, officials from the Parks and Recreation Department, and students from JFK Elementary School’s student government, gathered to cut the ribbon on the newly improved playground.

    “We are so pleased to reopen the Hasbrouck Park playground to the public and to the students at JFK Elementary School with a bouncy safety surface, replacing the wood chips that had previously been messy and costly,” said Mayor Noble. “We plan to outfit all our playgrounds across Kingston with this fun new surface which makes playing on the equipment much safer for our children.”

    Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Parks and Recreation said, “Adding the new safety surface to the Hasbrouck Park playground has enhanced this space tremendously for the kids within the community. Our department looks forward to continuing this type of surface replacement for all of our other playgrounds over time.”

    The improvements are part of Mayor Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department’s plan to replace wood chips in all City of Kingston parks. Previously, Rickel Knox Park, Barmann Park, and the new playground at Kingston Point Beach have been resurfaced.

    Funding for this project came from the City of Kingston’s Community Development Block Grant.