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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

    Kingston News

    6/20/2014 - Senior Picnic Scheduled for 6/20/14
    420 BROADWAY
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904



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    Mayor Shayne R. Gallo and Community Action Executive Director Robert M. Lamoree jointly announced that the  Senior Picnic for City of Kingston residents is Friday,  June 20  at Rotary Park, off Delaware Avenue, from 11 am to 2 pm.

    Arrangements for the June 20 Senior Picnic are being made by Community Action with assistance from Parks and Recreation Department  employees.  Volunteers from other community businesses  will be   volunteering  to help  make this a success for City seniors. Music  will  be  provided  by  local  musicians,  as  well  as  bingo  and  other  activities  being planned as well.  Mayor Shayne Gallo,  community members and the Kingston Professional Firefighters  Association  will  be  donating  their  time  to  assist  as  chefs.   Ulster  County Community Action and local businesses  will be donating the food items and other supplies.

    The City Trolley will be providing transportation for those seniors who are unable to get  to  Rotary  Park  and  will  be  picking  up  passengers  at  the  following  stops:  Colonial Gardens/Stuyvesant  Charter,  Wiltwyck  Gardens,  Governor  Clinton,  Stuyvesant  Hotel, Yosman Towers, Rondout Gardens, Garraghan Drive/Springbrook Village as well as Cornell Street Parking Lot and Hannaford Plaza.

    For specific times  for pick-up  at these locations contact the City’s Citibus Office at 331 3725. For details on the Senior Picnic call 481 7332, 338 8750 or 334 3902.