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
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    Kingston News

    9/7/2023 - Mayor, School Superintendent Announce Construction Work Update at Dietz Stadium


    September 7, 2023


    Mayor, School Superintendent Announce Construction Work Update at Dietz Stadium



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and Dr. Paul Padalino, the Superintendent of the Kingston City School District, are pleased to announce that construction work is proceeding at the Dietz Stadium Complex.

    Mayor Noble and Superintendent Padalino toured Dietz Stadium this week with project manager Jack Schoonmaker and the construction team to see the current progress. Fencing is up surrounding the work area, and the stadium complex is now a closed construction site with no public access for the duration of the construction. Site demolition is progressing: the snack shack and the brick administrative building have been demolished. The track surface has been removed. The scoreboard and field lighting have been taken down. All the interior fencing, shrubbery and overgrowth have been removed. Much of the asphalt paving has been pulled up and milled for reuse on the site.

    The next item on the schedule to start is asbestos abatement of the grandstand in preparation for the interior demolition and extensive remodeling. Additionally, the site contractor will begin earthwork to create a new practice field on the visitor side of the stadium.

    “I was pleased to tour the current construction work with Dr. Padalino,” said Mayor Noble. “We are working together to see that this project is moving forward expeditiously. It’s heartening to see all the work that is already happening, and to discuss with the construction crews their schedule moving forward. We are confident that this project is progressing in a timely and organized manner, and I know the public will be pleased with the result – this complex is going to be a valuable improvement for both the school and the entire community.”

    Superintendent of the Kingston City School District Paul Padalino said, “Mayor Noble, Mr. Schoonmaker, and I toured the site, and the construction progress is encouraging. The School Board and I are happy to continue this partnership with the City. The District is excited to get our students back on the field they call home with all the upgrades this project will offer.”

    Although the overall Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements Project now has a $26 million approved budget, the actual stadium improvement portion of the project is projected at $21.5 million. That total includes $3 million in grant funding. The total amount that the Kingston City School District is sharing with the City of Kingston is approximately $19 million.

    The Dietz Stadium improvements to renovate and modernize the stadium complex include:

    • Exterior renovations of the grandstand, including improved ADA access, a 50-yard line access tunnel to the locker rooms, new benches, and press box upgrades

    • Interior renovations of the grandstand, including upgrades to the restrooms, new locker rooms, new mechanical/ electrical services, coaches offices, training room, and improved storage facilities

    • New track surfacing, new turf field, and new LED stadium lighting

    • New scoreboard with large screen broadcasting

    • All new underground utilities: water, sewer, storm, electric & communications

    • Removal of the old concession building and admin building and construction of a new 100’ x 36’ open-air pavilion with food truck hook-ups, concession booth, and referee locker room

    • Visitor side concession area with two restrooms

    • Expanded grassed practice area with a track & field equipment storage building

    • New gated ticket booth grandstand entrance

    • Bus parking at stadium entrance, new parking lots with green infrastructure

    • Improved access loop road and sidewalks around the stadium

    • Two-way access/egress to Hurley Avenue as well as Joys Lane

    • Relocated basketball court with benches and lighting

    • Pedestrian access/egress walk to Joys Lane near Kingstone Insurance

    • New stadium perimeter fencing

    • Improved Wi-Fi and security cameras

    • Landscaping, including 120+ new trees


    The Dietz Stadium Improvements Project was kick-started with $2.5 million from the City of Kingston’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative award which helped create the Dietz Stadium Master Plan and designs as well as portions of Phase 1, such as the Andretta Pool Improvements and the installation of a new splash pad. The City of Kingston has also received two New York State grants for green infrastructure improvements to the parking lot and surrounding drive, $1.5 million from the Environmental Facilities Corporation and $1 million from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

    The City of Kingston has entered into a Project Labor Agreement with the
    Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council on behalf of itself and its affiliated local unions, and have contracted with the following local construction companies: site construction - OCS Industries, Inc. (Poughkeepsie, NY), general construction - Darlind Associates, Inc. (LaGrangeville, NY), mechanical and plumbing construction - Dynamic Systems, Inc. formally C.B.Strain (Poughkeepsie, NY), and electric construction - J&J Sass Electric, Inc. of Kingston.

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