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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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    5/16/2014 - Movies Under the Stars Schedule Announced
    420 BROADWAY
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904



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    Mayor Shayne Gallo announced the 2014  Movies Under The Stars  season  kicks  off Friday June 20 at Loughran Park with “Field of Dreams,” a 1989 American fantasy drama film starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster (his  final  film). The film had also been nominated for three Academy awards  for Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and the Best Picture. Grab your lawn chair, maybe even a picnic basket and join us at one of the City parks when you will be able to attend free, family-fun movies during the 2014 season of Movies Under The Stars.

    Mayor Gallo commented, “I am pleased that we were able to secure such an array of movie  selections  and  I  am  grateful  for  the  City  employees  who  banned  together  to continue this free event for City residents.

    The schedule for the 2014 Movies Under The Stars season is as follows. All movies start at dusk:

     Friday June 20 at Loughran Park—“Field of Dreams”

     Saturday June 28 on Wall Street—“A Streetcar Named Desire”

     Saturday July 12 at Academy Green Park—“Annie”

     Friday July 18 at King’s Inn property—“Space Jam”

     Friday July 25 at Forsyth Park—“Happy Feet”

     Friday August 1 at Academy Green Park—“Karate Kid”

     Friday August 8 at Dietz Stadium—“Friday Night Lights”

     Friday August 15 at Kingston Point Beach—“Beach Blanket Bingo”

     Friday August 22 at Barmann Park—“Beetlejuice”

     Friday August 29 at TR Gallo Park—“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

    For further information call 334 3957, 481 7332, 334 3914 or 334 3902.