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

    6/6/2024 - Kingston Point Beach Opening June 15, Andretta Pool & Splash Pad Opening June 29


    June 6, 2024


    Kingston Point Beach Opening June 15,

    Andretta Pool & Splash Pad Opening June 29


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce that Kingston Point Beach will officially open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, and Andretta Pool will open Saturday, June 29, 2024.

    For the first two weeks, Kingston Point Beach will only be open on the weekends (June 15-16 and June 22-23, 2024), and after that, the beach will be open with lifeguards on duty five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00am-4:45pm.

    The Andretta Pool and splash pad will be open to the public starting on Saturday, June 29, 2024. The pool will be open Wednesdays through Sundays (times vary each day, see attached schedule). Mondays and Tuesdays are closed for summer camp swim days. There will be no entry fee for the pool.

    “We are excited to open the beach and pool for our residents this summer, and once again we are able to open both free of charge,” said Mayor Noble.

    The pool schedule can be found at:

    Information about swim lessons or general questions about water safety can be sent to [email protected].

    Hours for both the beach and pool are subject to change, based on staffing and weather. Check the Andretta Pool and Kingston Point Beach Facebook page for updates.

    Construction at Dietz Stadium continues, but a portion of the parking lot will be open for Andretta Pool access. More on the larger Dietz Stadium project can be found at