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

    7/20/2014 - Boice Bros Dairy 100 Years Birthday Bash

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    Boice Bros Dairy Celebrates 100 Years with Birthday Bash and Creation of the World’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae


    KINGSTON, New York (May 23, 2014) – Boice Bros Dairy, New York State’s oldest family-owned and operated dairy, celebrates 100 years on July 20th with a free-to-the-public birthday and benefit bash along Kingston’s waterfront.  From 12 noon to 4pm the event, titled “Across the Generations”, will feature live music and entertainment, prizes, ice cream and food, and much more.  The main stage will be in TR Gallo Park and the assembly of the longest ice cream sundae in the world will take place along the entire Rondout Promenade. 

    Boice Bros. Dairy, founded in 1914 by Pratt and Harriett Boice, provides Hudson Valley retailers with fresh, hormone and antibiotic-free dairy products, and sells ice cream and ice cream cakes at their Kingston store The Milk House.  The company today is managed by the third and fourth generation of Boices. 

    “We’re looking forward to this special event in our company and family’s history, and invite everyone to come and enjoy the bash – we ask everyone from the community to help make and eat the longest ice cream sundae in the world!” says Rich Boice, general manager and president of Boice Bros. Dairy.  The current world record for the longest ice cream sundae is 1,250 feet.

    The event will also be a charity fundraiser for a new program – the Hudson River Stewards Program to be managed by both the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater.  The program will be focused on creating an interactive learning experience for elementary school children in the Hudson Valley with a focus on educating and inspiring the next generation about the importance of the Hudson River in our every day lives.  Tours and activities at the museum and Clearwater Sloop and more will be provided as part of the program.


    Raleigh Green, Event Coordinator

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