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
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    Kingston News

    10/4/2013 - Reminder for the Homecoming Parade and Burning of Kingston
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    Phone (845) 334-3902

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 3, 2013


    Mayor Gallo reminds residents that the Annual Homecoming Parade will be held in the City of Kingston Friday evening, October 4 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:

    Parade kicks off at 5:30 pm from George Washington School on Wall Street and proceeds down to North Front Street and ends at Dietz Stadium. There will be no parking on the corners of North Front Street from 4 pm to 6 pm for the floats to pass.

    In addition, the Mayor  further stated  the Burning of Kingston event will be taking place from  Friday,  October  4  to  Sunday,  October  6  and  traffic  flow  may  be  interrupted intermittently  during  the  street  battles  and  the  community  is  urged  to  be  alert  for pedestrians and British and American troops in the area.

    In the interest of public safety and welfare of City residents  and for traffic control during the “Siege of the Persen House”  on Saturday, October 5, the corners of John and Crown will be closed to traffic and no parking will be enforced from 1 pm to 3 pm  for the British advance. The streets will reopen after this part of the program.

    Mayor  Gallo  added,  “I  encourage  residents  to  visit  the  sites  throughout  the  City  this weekend and view the Burning of Kingston Re-enactment  event.”  For further information on events being held this fall visit