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

    9/27/2013 - Registration has begun for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Bus Trip
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             SEPTEMBER 27 2013               

    For Further Information, Contact: Ralph Vanacore, Recreation Leader at 481-7337



    The Kingston Parks and Recreation Department announces a bus trip to Radio City Music Hall for the CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR on Wednesday, December 11. Registration for this bus trip will begin on Monday, October 7 at 9 am.  The ticket price for first mezzanine seating is $95 for city residents; non-city residents is $100 per ticket. The Trailways motor coach will leave from the Cornell Street parking lot at 9 am for the 5 pm show which allows participants time to experience New York City during the Christmas season to shop, sightsee and dine before the performance.

    For more information contact Ralph Vanacore at 481-7337 or stop in at the Parks and Recreation Office, located in the Andrew Murphy Mid-Town Neighborhood Center at 467 Broadway, Kingston NY.