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

    3/14/2024 - 2024 Earth Fair Returns to the Kingston Waterfront


    March 14, 2024


    2024 Earth Fair Returns to the Kingston Waterfront

    Tenth Annual Earth Fair to be Held on Saturday, May 11, 2024


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, the Hudson River Maritime Museum, and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will host the tenth annual Earth Fair on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 11:00am to 5:00pm at T.R Gallo Park.

    The 2024 Earth Fair is a free, family event hosted in partnership with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, The Hudson River Maritime Museum, Radio Kingston, Live Well Kingston, Climate Smart Kingston, Catskill Mountain Keeper, and New Yorkers for Clean Power.

    “We are proud to return the City of Kingston’s tenth annual Earth Fair to the waterfront this year. We are also excited to offer a rain location so we won’t be rained out! The Earth Fair will move to the Hutton Brickyards pavilion should there be a forecast for inclement weather,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our partners at Clearwater, Radio Kingston, and The 8th Step, who have lined up an incredible array of performances and musical guests who will grace two stages throughout the event, as well as the HRMM and full event planning team who help to make it a fantastic success year after year. We could not do this without all the sponsors who have generously supported this endeavor. I hope everyone will come out to this family-friendly event to enjoy the music and entertainment and learn more about our local eco-friendly companies and vendors.”

    The 2024 Earth Fair will feature a Native American Water Ceremony, live performances by the Center for Creative Education’s Community Drummers and Energy Dance Company, the Mid-Hudson Juggling Association, and the Arm of the Sea Theater. Music performances will include Taina Asili, the B2’s, Guy Davis, Emma’s Revolution, Magpie, Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo, Pulso de Barro, The Rix, Sundub, and a Celebration of Peter Seeger.

    The 2024 Earth Fair will also feature kid’s activities and games, face painting, a solar-powered merry-go-round, free Solaris boat rides, Clearwater tours, and local food vendors.

    The City will be collecting electronic waste such as computers and televisions and offering refrigerants collection - free disposal of old refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners. Participants are also encouraged to bring gently used closed or household items for the Earth Day Exchange.

    David Toman, Executive Director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater said, “This is an amazing event where our community can gather together, learn ways to take better care of our natural world, all while celebrating and dancing with so many talented artists! Clearwater looks forward to sharing music, our sloop, and our collective mission to protect the Hudson with you!”

    Parking will be limited. A free UCAT shuttle bus will be running between the Cornell Street and Kingston Point Beach parking lots and T.R. Gallo Park all day, and a bike valet will be available at TR Gallo Park.

    The Kingston Earth Fair is free and open to all. The Kingston Earth Fair is made possible by generous sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Herzog’s Home and Paint Centers/Kingston Plaza, Hot Water Solutions (HWS), Ulster Federal Credit Union, Fruition Chocolate Works, Ulster Savings Bank, Chicory Naturalist, NYS Solar Farm, and Rycor Heating + Cooling.

    For more information, including exhibitor registration or volunteering opportunities, visit