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

    11/20/2023 - Parks & Recreation’s Free Indoor Playground Program Opens December 5, 2023


    November 20, 2023


    Parks & Recreation’s Free Indoor Playground Program Opens December 5, 2023


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Director of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that ‘Replace the Parks,’ a drop-in, indoor playground program at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center will be open to the public starting on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

    The free indoor play space will be open to pre-school aged children from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Tuesdays and Fridays in the gym at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, located at 467 Broadway in Midtown Kingston. Adults are required to stay with their children at all times.

    Mayor Noble said, “I appreciate the Parks & Recreation Department utilizing the indoor facility in this way, which will provide a warm place for small kids to play and socialize in the winter months.”

    Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Parks and Recreation said, “Parks and Recreation is excited to bring back the Replace the Parks program for another season! With the colder weather upon us, it’s important that parents have options to bring their children someplace warm to stay active.”

    Replace the Parks is a drop-in program, no registration is required. The program will take a holiday break beginning on December 22, 2023, and will resume on January 2, 2024. The program will run weekly on Tuesday and Fridays until March 22, 2024. When Kingston City Schools are on a 2-hour delay or closed due to inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

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