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

    6/15/2015 - Diversity Day Parade

    420 BROADWAY
    [email protected]
    SHAYNE R. GALLO Phone (845) 334-3902
    MAYOR Fax (845) 334-3904



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    The first annual Diversity Day Parade will kick off Friday, June 19th at 5pm in front of City Hall. Coordinated and hosted by the City of Kingston, Kingston Police Benevolent Association, Center for Creative Education and Let’s Move Ulster, the parade moves along Broadway to Clinton Avenue to Westbrook Lane and concludes in Kingston Plaza where the 5th annual Let’s Move Ulster! will commence with healthy food and fitness demonstrations. Performances by P.O.O.K. and Energy Dance Company are also scheduled.

    Mayor Shayne Gallo has advised the public that Andrew Street between Broadway and Mary’s Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 4 pm to 7 pm; Broadway from Andrew Street to Kingston Plaza will be closed until the last unit in the procession passes.

    Mayor Shayne Gallo commented, “I am optimistic that many community based organizations including churches, citizens groups, school groups and local residents will
    participate in the parade. It is an event for the entire community to come together to celebrate diversity, health and movement.”

    For further information visit the Center for Creative Education’s website: or call CCE at 338-7664 or the Mayor’s Office at 334-3902.