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

    5/16/2014 - Music in the Parks Schedule Announced
    420 BROADWAY
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904



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    Wondering what to do every Wednesday evening throughout the summer? Well, grab your lawn chair, some comfortable dancing shoes, maybe even a picnic basket and join us at  one of the City parks when you will be entertained by local musicians playing country music to popular hits who have volunteered to play during the 2014  season of Music in the Parks.  The long-awaited entertainment on a hot, summer evening kicks off when Kyle McDonough performs May 28 at TR Gallo Park.

    Mayor Gallo commented, “I am pleased that we were able  once again  to secure such an array of musical talent and venue of different listening pleasures under the coordination of Craig Williams of BWS Entertainment who volunteered to recruit the line-up for this year’s music series. In addition,  the  Ulster  County  Sheriff’s Employees Association  has  generously donated  the sound system for each segment.  The City Trolley will be providing transportation for seniors who are unable to get to the parks.  City residents requiring transportation to the concerts are urged to call  331 3725.”

    The schedule for entertainment is as follows. All performances start at 6 pm:

    May 28 at TR Gallo Park—Kyle McDonough;

    June 4 at Academy Green—Ben Rounds;

    June 11 at TR Gallo Park--The Lindsey Webster Band;

    June 18 at TR Gallo Park—Vince Fisher and Friends;

    June 25 at Academy Green—Payne’s Grey Sky;

    July 2 at TR Gallo Park—Derek A. Dempsey/Special Guests;

    July 9 at TR Gallo Park—Ben Rounds;

    July 16 at TR Gallo Park—Kyle McDonough;

    July 23 at TR Gallo Park—Professor Louie & the Crowmatix/RoseAnn Fino;

    July 30 at Academy Green—Christopher Walsh;

    August 6 at TR Gallo Park—Painted Blue Sky;

    August 13 at TR Gallo Park—All UC;

    August 20 at Academy Green—Vince Fisher and Friends;

    August 27 at TR Gallo Park—Pointe of Praise.

    For further information call 334 3914, 334 3902 or 224 8752