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

    8/22/2014 - Dzul Dance Special Community Preview & Discussion

    Special Preview Performance and Discussion
    August 23, 3PM=4PM
    Andy Murphy Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, 12401
    FREE (no ticket required)

    ALL WELCOME! CHILDREN, PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS! Come experience international world dance at its best.

    The fabulous Mayan inspired aerial dance company, Dzul Dance has generously offered to present a special outreach performance and discussion for our community this Saturday, August 23. All are welcome!

    Part of Dzul's mission is to bring dance to people who have little or no access to the arts.

    Youth and community outreach are a vital part of Dzul Dance founder Javier Dzul's vision as an artist, teacher and creator. Javier and his company use performance, post-performance discussion and workshops to provide people of all ages from diverse backgrounds with unique tools to confront their future with creativity, responsibility, confidence, strength and positivity.

    Javier and his performers have brought the artistry and vocabulary of Dzul Dance to others through professional workshops and youth/ community outreach programs in the Virgin Islands, Mexico, South America, Europe, Canada and the United States. For more information about the Event, please click here.