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

    4/26/2014 - City announces "Love Your Park Community Bike Ride"

    First Annual “Love Your Park” Community Bike Ride


    Mayor Shayne R. Gallo would like to invite the public to participate in the First Annual Love Your Park Community Bike Ride on Saturday, April 26, 2014 starting at 1:00pm with a 16 mile bike ride, or as an option - a three mile bike ride at 3:00pm, both culminating at Kingston Point Beach Pavilion at 4:00pm.  “This initiative is an excellent opportunity to explore Kingston’s unique park system while kicking off Kingston’s Bicycling events for the year” said Mayor Gallo.


    “This event is a new way for bike enthusiasts to see each of our parks while also encouraging participation in the following week’s “Love Your Park Day” on Saturday May 3rd , said Kevin Gilfeather, Kingston Parks and Recreation Superintendent. This program is a collaboration between the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and Creating Healthy Places – which is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.


    As a reminder, by law, all bicyclists under the age of 14 are required to wear approved bicycle helmets when bicycling or riding as passengers on bicycles in New York State.  We recommend all participants wear helmets for their safety.   As a part of the event, refreshments and a free raffle will be provided.  For more information about the event, contact Roger Ennis at 481-7338 or go to to register.