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

    6/23/2023 - Fireworks Display & Entertainment Returns to the City of Kingston Fourth of July Celebration


    June 23, 2023


    Fireworks Display & Entertainment Returns to the City of Kingston Fourth of July Celebration


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that there will be a fireworks display on the Fourth of July in the City of Kingston. Sponsored by O’Connor & Partners and Ole Savannah, the fireworks will be set off from a barge in the Rondout Creek just after dark, and will be visible from T.R. Gallo Park. 

    This year, the Independence Day celebration will include pre-fireworks entertainment, sponsored by Mainetti & Mainetti. Starting at 5:00pm, The Bill’s Toupee Band, a pop/dance cover band, will play on the City stage in T.R. Gallo Park before the fireworks display.

    “We are thrilled that O’Connor & Partners and Ole Savannah are sponsoring the fireworks for the Fourth again this year. We also have music courtesy of Mainetti & Mainetti to make this community event even more of a special celebration,” said Mayor Noble. “I encourage everyone to support our waterfront businesses and make your way downtown early to enjoy our fantastic restaurants and shop our wonderful local businesses. I also want to remind everyone that parking will be extremely limited, so please walk, bike, carpool, or take the shuttle, if possible. A big thank you to Ulster County Area Transit, which is providing free shuttle service to and from the waterfront all evening. Looking forward to a festive Fourth!”

    Parking will be limited. UCAT will run a free shuttle service, making regular pick-ups from the Kingston Plaza (adjacent to the ballfield off of Westbrook Lane), from the Cornell Street parking lot (Thomas Street lot near Little Italy), and along Broadway at the Governor Clinton, the Andy Murphy Center, and Yosman Towers, dropping off at Garraghan Drive. There will also be a continuous shuttle from the parking lot at Kingston Point Beach. Busses will start picking up at 5:00pm and the last bus will depart the Rondout at 11:30pm.