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

    6/14/2023 - Kingston Point Beach to Open on Saturday, June 17


    June 14, 2023


    Kingston Point Beach to Open on Saturday, June 17


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce that Kingston Point Beach will open on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

    The beach will be open, with lifeguards on duty, Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00am to 4:45pm. Hours for the beach are subject to change, based on staffing and weather. Access to the beach is free.

    “We were thrilled to open our renovated Andretta Pool House last week, and are excited to open the beach for the summer season as well,” said Mayor Noble. “Both the beach and the pool are free to Kingston residents. I am proud that our Parks and Recreation Department can provide these amenities for all in the community to access. We look forward to a great summer.”

    Parks and Recreation Director Lynsey Timbrouck said, “Our department is looking forward to a great beach season for our residents and visitors to enjoy. We want everyone to have fun and most importantly, be safe while visiting our public pool and beach.”

    Regular updates on beach closures due to weather and related news will be posted on the Andretta Pool/Kingston Point Beach Facebook page:

    Information about swim lessons or general questions about water safety, can be sent to [email protected].

    As previously announced, the Andretta Pool will open to the public on June 24, 2023. The pool schedule can be found here.