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

    6/23/2015 - Rising Together in Love Commemoration

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2015

    Kingston Community Commemorates Charleston, SC Tragedy
    The Saint Marks African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in cooperation with the Ministers’ Alliance of Ulster County and the Kingston Council of Churches will host Rising Together in Love, a commemoration of the recent Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, SC.

    The event, which will focus on healing the community, will feature prayer, preaching, music and reflections, Sunday, June 28 at the Fair Street Reformed Church. Rev. Dr. G. Modele Clarke, president of the Ministers’ Alliance said the service is part of a nationwide response to memorialize the nine murdered members of Emanuel AME Church.
    “We want to give our community an opportunity to express the pain of this horrendous event,” Clarke said. “But we also want to raise an atmosphere of hope, unity and love in opposition to any expressions of racism in our nation.”

    Rev. Kendra VanHouten, president, Kingston Council of Churches, said even while the world is still in shock following the appalling tragedy at Mother Emanuel Church, we cannot reject the love that binds us together as human beings.

    “It’s critical that we stand united, despite our diverse ethnicities, cultures and religious affiliations to demonstrate that love ultimately conquers hate,” said VanHouten.
    Rev. Dr. Faye Banks-Taylor, pastor, Saint Marks AME Church, Kingston, will be the featured speaker. The program will begin at 3:00 p.m.

    For further information, contact: G. Modele Clarke, 914-388-0671

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