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

    7/12/2013 - Reminder for July 12th and 13th Events
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            July 12, 2013

    Mayor Gallo announced that the Annual Children’s Day Parade will be held in the City of Kingston Friday evening, July 12 and encouraged spectators to be cognizant of the Parade route and to seek alternate routes for reaching destinations during the specified time of the parade outlined below:

    The following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic for the Children’s Day Parade: Andrew Street between Broadway and Mary’s Avenue from 4 pm to 7 pm; and Broadway from Andrew Street to Clinton Avenue, Clinton Avenue to Westbrook Lane, and Westbrook Lane to Kingston Plaza from 6 pm to 8 pm.

    In addition, the Mayor reminds the community “Grown Up Night” of Movies Under The Stars will be held Saturday evening, July 13 on Wall Street. In the interest of public safety and welfare of City residents, it will be necessary to make the following changes in traffic and parking regulations:

    There will be No Parking AND No Through Traffic on Wall Street from John Street to North Front Street from 6 pm until 12 midnight for the Movies Under The Stars.

    Mayor Gallo added, “These are only two of a host of City sponsored events that are being held this summer to entertain community residents and I encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities.”

    For further information on activities being held this summer visit