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

    3/10/2014 - Mayor Gallo announces Food Pantries

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    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904



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    Mayor Shayne R. Gallo announced this week the release of the updated list of food pantries and soup kitchens located in the City of Kingston which provide services for city residents. The list was compiled in conjunction with the Mayor’s Senior Alliance, People’s Place, Ulster County Community Action and Pastor Darlene Kelly of Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church:

    Angels Food East Soup Kitchen at St. John’s Church, 207 Albany Avenue. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-11 am deliveries only. (845) 331 6358;

    Caring Hands Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen at Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Avenue. Hours: Pantry open Mon—Fri 9 am–1 pm; Meals served Mon-Fri 12-1 pm. (845) 331-7188;

    Catholic Charities Food Pantry, 6 Adams Street. Hours: Tues and Fri, 1 pm-4 pm. (845) 340-9170 – Administration;

    Happy to Help Food Pantry at St. James United Methodist Church, 35 Pearl Street. Hours: Sundays 1 pm-3 pm. Subject to change. Must have physical address and proof of ID. (845) 338 069;

    Heart Street Food Pantry, 106 W. Chestnut Street. (845) 339-0431.  Hours: Sun-Sat, 8 am-4 pm;

    Heavenbound Food Pantry, 24 West Union Street. (845) 616-3211. Hours: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm;

    People’s Place Food Pantry, 773 Broadway. Hours: Mon—Fri, 10 am—1 pm. (845) 338-4030;

    Pointe of Praise Family Life Center Food Pantry, 243 Hurley Avenue. Hours: Saturday 1 pm-2:30 pm;

    Sunday 2:30 pm-2 pm. Food Truck delivery once a month check website. (845) 339-4615;

    Salvation Army of Ulster County Food Pantry, 35 Cedar Street. Hours: 9 am-12 noon daily. (845) 331-1803 – Administration;

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 72 Spring Street. Hours: 9 am-1 pm, Mon-Fri. A bag of groceries available for pick-up bi-weekly while supplies last. (845) 338-2954;

    Ulster County Community Action, 70 Lindsley Avenue. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-11:30 am. 845-338-8750.

    Mayor Gallo added, “Through the efforts of the Senior Alliance membership, we are striving to alleviate duplication of services with these agencies. We are hopeful we will be able to partner as a group to increase the availability of food items and services to those in need throughout our City.”